Every day we face challenges in our lives - money, family, career, relationships – we try to keep up with it all, but this often comes at a detriment to our own wellbeing; producing anxiety and stress. Managing negative energy so often can disconnect us from ourselves, we lose control of our purpose, our self-awareness and stop working from our hearts.
We rush around, day to day, from one task to the next. Our minds are constantly as active as our bodies (sometimes even more so), and we often leave little space left for our self-care - Our inner peace.
We all deserve the power and presence of love to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
- How do we get from a place of stress and anxiety, reconnect with ourselves, restore balance
- How do we welcome the calm and be present within ourselves?
- How do we shut out the noise?
Thoughts can feel like a wave washing over us, preventing our minds from settling down and going deep within.
Sometimes a little gentle guidance is exactly what we need. Let’s start with exploring a little ‘end of day’ guided meditation.
First of all - What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice of aligning your mind, body and spirit by going deep to access your power within.
The subconscious mind is a wonderful, incredible thing. It has been shown to control over 37.2 trillion cells, as well as regulating all 12 systems that keep us alive and flowing. This includes our cardiovascular (heart), respiratory, nervous, immune, circulatory, digestive, and muscular systems. Embracing the power of our subconscious can lead to a whole new journey of mindfulness.
Mindfulness Meditation – Harness the healing power of your subconscious
Imagine your subconscious mind as an infinite ball of energy that can be nurtured and directed toward healing and self-improvement.
We all operate on belief and our subconscious is no different. It is tuned in to your thoughts, feelings, and mindset. Positive or negative energy – your subconscious responds accordingly.
This is why it is so important to consider those thoughts that pass through your head every day – Are they supportive, do they cast doubt on your abilities, do they provide confidence - Whatever you think, feel or sense, it will be communicated throughout and manifest in your body.
If you consciously and consistently embed clear thoughts and project your goals and desires -your subconscious mind will absorb and embrace this mentality – and help make it happen.
What is Guided Meditation?
Guided Meditation is proven to provide lasting benefits for radiant health, happiness and self-empowerment.
The perfect thing about guided meditation is that you are supported throughout – it doesn’t matter if it is your first session or your fiftieth. You simply listen and follow the instructions to access your subconscious mind.
We use Meditation as a way to access the power of our subconscious - forge intentions, images and positive goals within our mindset. Having that Guide help lead you there, ensures a safe, valuable session of consistent, conscious clear and loving thoughts that you deserve.
Guided Meditation and mindfulness help us to train our brain when it needs to slow down, enjoy life, and accept everything in that moment.
Guided Meditation vs Unguided Meditation
A daily practice of meditation can make all the difference between good and not-so-good feelings & experiences.
Just by being in a meditative state:
- Our mind becomes still, clear and reflective
- Our anxieties subside
- Our heart rate slows, and our blood pressure regulates
- We feel calmer and in control
- We re-align our energy
The goal is to form a regular habit so that you can really reap the benefits of regular practice:
- Eased anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts
- Reduced fatigue
- Increased confidence and self-worth
- Improved brain function and alertness
- Increased appreciation, happiness and contentment
Whether guided or unguided, meditation is a calming, life-affirming habit that we can all do with finding time for in our lives.
Led by an accredited Teacher, you will be guided step-by-step through your meditation class, rather than leading yourself through your own meditations. If you are a beginner at meditation, Guided sessions are the perfect way to start.
There are many styles of meditation, and it’s useful to get an idea of what type may suit you. The next step is to attend your first guided class, and you can begin to practice, learn and build a strong foundation. VIVAYA has a range of guided styles to explore, from those seeking the best online chakra meditation to those wanting to start with some simple guided mindfulness meditation:
- Breathing Meditation (Pranayama)
- Chakra Meditation
- Guided Visualization Meditation
- Mantra Meditation
- Mindfulness (Awareness) Meditation
- Vipassana Meditation
- Zen (Zazen) Meditation
Why Guided Meditation?
Even if you’re not at the beginning of your meditation journey, a guided meditation class provides you with a structure, so can be a great help in forming a regular habit and developing your practice.
VIVAYA offers both 1:1 and group online guided meditation classes. This enables you to have the confidence to succeed and be motivated by those around you. With a Guide on hand, you don’t have to worry about timings or step-by-step breathwork. The Guide is there to aid you throughout.
One of the hardest aspects of trying to make time for yourself is often simply forming the habit. It’s easy to say we are too busy. By, committing to a regular class, you are making yourself accountable, which in turn provides you with consistent practice that infinitely benefits you.
Sometimes, guided meditation can be tricky if you need flexibility with your time. Ideally, you would want to find a meditation offering that provides numerous classes throughout the day, so you aren’t disadvantaged if your regular time suddenly can’t happen for you, that week.
Ultimately, a Guided class helps remove any feelings of isolation, especially when we practice at home. Having someone to help and support you, alleviates any potential frustration or worry about “not keeping up” or understanding parts. It’s important you feel safe, heard and supported in your practice.
How does Group Guided Meditation work?
Your Guided Meditation Teacher will lead you through your meditation practice from start to finish. You are not expected to know every detail, and your Guide will often provide the fundamentals of meditation and answer common questions that arise in your meditation practice, such as posture, breathing, and timings.
Beginners often find they need to focus all their attention on simply observing and staying present in their meditation, at first.
Your Guide will gently direct you where to place your attention throughout the session. It’s easy to have your mind wander – and that’s ok, too. Your teacher will guide you on how to refocus your mind to keep your meditative energy flowing.
Guided meditation classes are also a great way to meet like-minded people, make friends and start discussions around what you are learning and experiencing. It can also help with your accountability – making it a regular social experience in your diary. Building relationships in class, even virtually, can help inspire and motivate you. It’s one of the reasons that VIVAYA allows extra time both before and after classes, so that students can interact with the Teacher and with each other. A trusted, welcoming community can make all the difference in your practice and wellbeing – and help drive those positive manifestations in your life.
Classes can be as short as 15 or 30 mins, and sometimes extend beyond an hour. The duration is flexible, depending on what type of practice you are looking for. The secret is consistency and the more you practice every day, the longer you’ll be able to meditate.
Benefits of online guided meditation: Anxiety & panic attacks
People with anxiety disorders are often prone to frequent worrying, feelings of nervousness, and negative thinking. It’s easy to spend our time worrying about the future or focussing too much on past experiences.
Meditation can help slow these thoughts, let go of stress and open up to deep, mindful relaxation. A focussed, calm mind can sometimes help counteract the symptoms of panic disorder and anxiety.
Benefits of online guided meditation: Mindfulness
Mindfulness meditation is a relaxation technique that brings your awareness back to the present. The goal is to remove any intrusive thoughts related to fear, judgment, blame, and worry may come up. Mindfulness is the act of acknowledging these thoughts and allowing them to pass.
We need to acknowledge the negative thoughts that enter our heads throughout the day, but it’s so much easier to simply detach from them, hoping they’ll go away.
By acknowledging, and letting those uncomfortable thoughts pass, you can develop a new response to fear and anxiety. Over time, and with practice, mindfulness meditation can help create the inner harmony, clarity, and peace you need.
This is also the case when we seek to find grounding within ourselves - we acknowledge the present moment by exploring our connectivity to the physical space we are in, we begin to let go of these chaotic or unwelcome thought waves attached to the past or future. We gain a greater understanding of what it means to be “right here, right now.”
By following guided grounding meditation, we begin to feel a greater sense of contentment, connection, and safety.
Benefits of online guided meditation: Sleep
The quality of our sleep impacts every aspect of our lives; our mindset, our alertness, our mood and even our body’s function. Sometimes it’s impossible to get to sleep because our mind is overrun with racing thoughts – but we need that rest bite – both physically and mentally.
Reaching a state of deep sleep is so important for our well-being. Rest offers us the chance to recover and replenish our energy systems, so our bodies and minds can thrive.
Guided Meditation can help train the mind to calm itself and shut out intrusive thoughts. It reconnects us to our breath and allows the body to regulate and find that deep sense of peace and release that carries us into a restful slumber.
Disconnect from your day and connect with us.
A beautiful meditation can transform you to another time and another place.
A simple meditation practice can help you shed emotional burdens and negative thoughts.
A consistent mediation can centre and ground all aspects of your life.
The more you commit to a regular guided meditation practice, the more you will feel at peace, in control and content within yourself.
And you deserve that.
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