Note: If you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that some photos do require a model or property release. The aim of this 15-minute relaxation meditation is to relieve your mind of busy-ness and reconnect you with Universal energy. Listening to one free guided meditation track a day could be the thing that takes your health to the next level. It’s an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle, and there are plenty of reasons to give it a go. But why is forming the habit of sitting still for 10-20 minutes a day way easier said than done? Like many of you out there, I’ve been wrestling with meditation for quite a few years. Recently, in an attempt get myself back on track and make the pesky meditation habit stick again, I started playing around with guided meditation.
For each resource I’ve listed the number of free guided meditation tracks, the different types of mediation available, the average length of each mediation, and whether the tracks are downloadable.
Meditation styles: Loving kindness, mindfulness, forgiveness, sleep, mantra, healing, children. Fragrant Heart is one of my favourite free guided meditation sites, partly because of it’s cool name, but mainly because of the quality of the guided meditations. Some tracks are as short as a minute, which is great for beginners, and they also provide a free guided meditation course too. Tara has a massive library of at least a hundred guided meditation tracks to keep you going, various styles, with a new one added each week.
I’ve used it for quite a few years now, mainly for their collection of free yoga class videos (hip flexor heaven is a personal favourite). The Chopra centre is the brainchild of Deepak Chopra and David Simon, two MDs with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of body, mind and spirit. Amongst other things, the site hosts a wide range of meditation styles with high quality audio. Most tracks are pretty short, but might be great for someone who’s just getting into forming the meditation habit. It’s really cool to see universities recognising the benefits of meditation and mindfulness! Headphones are recommended when listening, because the tracks are layered over binaural beats, which apparently affect your brainwaves and make you extra mindful.
Audio Dharma is a massive resource, with around forty free guided meditations available from a variety of teachers, as well as a shed load of interesting talks and videos on mindfulness.
You can either choose the simple guided meditations (which range from 2 to 20 mins) or go solo and use the meditation timer.


Meditation styles: Mindfulness, relaxation, loving kindness, body scan, stress, anxiety, productivity, healing.
Developed by former buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe, and his business partner Rich Pierson, Headspace is the meditation app and website taking the mindfulness world by storm.
It’s an incredible resource, with literally thousands free guided meditation tracks and talks from teachers from all around the world. Easy Meditation is giving you the opportunity to obtain a free Meditation and Relaxation CD.
There’s sadly no steak knives but if you want your free CD fill in your details onsite. Join host of The 7 Principles of Spiritual Practice Free Spiritual Bootcamp Series Kristen White and Meditation Guru’s Ed and Deb Shapiro will take you on a one hour journey out of your head and into your heart with this weeks FREE TELE-CLASS on MEDITATION!!! From running an orphanage to being a political adviser, from being held in a prison cell to living in a crowded city, meditation changes people’s lives.
Ed and Deb have been teaching meditation for over 25 years, from housewives to corporations and all in between.
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In a world saturated with stress (whether work-, home-, school-, or even traffic-related), we find ourselves being lured by people and media ads into trying anything that brings relief. WebMD defines meditation as the act of channeling your attention in order to usher awareness and calmness into your mind.
For several years, meditation has been used for treating addiction problems, pain, high blood pressure, as well as hot flashes. Meditation has been proven to increase brain size, according to a study conducted by Harvard, Yale and MIT academicians. A 2009 study conducted in China showed that participants who practiced meditation showed better blood flow in the right anterior cingulate cortex, which is responsible for things such as attention, motivation, and emotion.  Research has further shown that decreased blood flow to the said area of the brain have been linked with mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, dementia, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.
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I’m inconsistent, and whenever I do make the time to sit quietly, my mind is racing and I just wanna be somewhere else.
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When meditating, one needs to assume a seating position and breathe slowly and regularly for 15 to 20 minutes. There are two types of meditation. Nowadays, more and more studies have been done to support meditation’s beneficial effects on brain function. In a study done by psychologists Michael Posner and Yi-Yuan Tang, results showed that students who meditated showed lower levels of fatigue, anger, and depression. Better memory is associated with the thicker human cortex (known as the thinking cap) developed in people who meditated several minutes every day. In a study published in the Frontiers of Human Neuroscience, November 2012 issue, results showed that the MRIs of individuals who underwent meditation training showed decreased right amygdala activation.
I was recommended one of her books a while back “True Refuge” and really loved it! The first one is concentrative meditation, wherein sound or mantra is spoken or sung in coordination with one’s breathing pattern. According to the research, the subjects were seen to have less cortisol, a hormone associated with stress. In other words, their brain scans showed that they respond to stress better because of their emotional stability.
With a session lasting as short as 15 minutes, meditation can prove to be the inexpensive brain booster, stress reliever that you have been looking for. This article is aimed to point out the different benefits of meditation on a person’s brain functions and how it keeps the brain healthy. The other is mindful meditation, wherein an individual briefs himself with all the emotions and feelings that enter his mind. Herbert Benson lauded the relaxation response brought about by meditation, which can result to improved brain waves, and better breathing and heart rate. As a result, they performed better in the examinations, compared to the students who have not meditated prior to the exam. Will have to check out some of the others on this list too ?? thanks for the reccomendations! Ed grew up in New York City, trained as a yoga master in India, and is sought after for his compassionate understanding of the human condition.
Deb grew up in London, and is the author of the international bestseller, Your Body Speaks Your Mind. After 30 years on the spiritual journey they know both the importance of meditation and to never take themselves too seriously!



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