For years, I’ve been trying to get into a meditation practice. However, it’s always hard for me to actually quiet my mind and focus on the present moment. As someone with a fun mixture of depression, ADHD, and anxiety, quieting my mind seems impossible most days.
But I know that meditation and and mindfulness are really beneficial for mental and physical health, so I keep trying. Since it’s so difficult to quiet my mind, I find that guided meditations are the way to go for me, at least right now. It makes it seem much less intimidating, and much more doable. Did you know there are meditation podcasts? Some are guided, and some just have an introduction with set time for you to meditate, but I find them very helpful in quieting my mind and beginning a meditation practice.
Here are some of my favorite meditation podcasts to guide you on your own meditation journey!
As you can probably tell by the title, these are guided meditations, and there are new ones released every Sunday, so you don’t have to worry about running out!
2. Tara Brach (Spotify, Apple Podcasts)
I absolutely adore Tara Brach. Her meditations and podcasts focus a lot on self-compassion, which I could always use more of. I also looove her voice. Is that weird? That’s probably weird.
3. The Daily Shine (Spotify, Apple Podcasts)
Put out by the Shine App, these are daily, bite size meditations, that almost anyone could master!
Another daily podcast that puts out daily meditations, this one is put out by the meditation app Headspace. I actually recently finished reading the book by the founder of Headspace, so I especially like these, as they use the concepts I’m familiar with.
Okay, so this one isn’t a specific meditation podcast, but I decided to include it, because she puts out a guided meditation on the podcast once a week. I also love this podcast, and find it so helpful for my own life, so I’ll include it every chance I get!
This was a newer discovery with an interesting concept. The narrator tells you a story, and you meditate on it while listening mindfully. I really appreciate the creativity behind this one, and that it’s not the same kinds of meditations that you’ll find everywhere else.
This podcast is specifically designed with busy people in mind, so I definitely appreciate that. I don’t listen to this one as often, but I enjoy the variety in their guided meditations.