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Top 4 Online Resources to Help You Meditate

Bess O'Connor
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Meditation. It’s something we all know we should be doing, but how many of us actually do it? I mean, let’s be honest, it ain’t easy to find the time. And then there are the endless questions . . .
 
Where do I start?
Am I doing this right?
Is this even working?!
 

Meditation helps relieve stress. It creates a sanctuary of peace, enhances your overall wellbeing, cultivates inner stillness, and ultimately changes your perception on life.

 
Obviously, there are many compelling reasons to meditate. We need guidance to start a meditation practice, but the truth is some of us may not have the time to find a meditation instructor or the time to drive to one, for that matter. That’s where these online meditation programs can be a lifesaver.
 
Whether you’re an expert meditator, need more structure with meditation, or have never even tried it, these programs could be the answer to cultivating a regular meditation practice.
 

Here are 4 online resources to kickstart your meditation practice:

 

Inner Engineering Online

If there is one meditation approach that I wish all humans would experience, it would be Sadhguru’s Inner Engineering course.
 

This is not a religion, nor a philosophy or dogma. It’s simply a technology for wellbeing.

 
Saghguru says, “One does not have to believe or disbelieve, just have to learn to use. Technology will produce results irrespective of who you are.” Inner Engineering includes seven, 90-minute sessions and guided meditations. There’s absolutely no prerequisite required to try it out.
 
Major influencers like Arianna Huffington and Donna Karan have both expressed their deep appreciation for the teachings of Sadhguru and the Inner Engineering practice.
 
According to the Isha Foundation, “Inner Engineering provides tools and solutions to empower yourself to create your life the way you want it. The course gives you the opportunity to intellectually explore the basics of life using methods that are from the distilled essence of yogic sciences. The course imparts practical wisdom to manage your body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within.”
 
This series created by mystic and realized yogi, Sadhguru has been taught by him and Isha teachers for over 30 years. With this incredible program you also get access to the Treasure Trove which is essentially wisdom from Sadhguru in a collection of Q&A videos related to each session.
 
To sign up for Sadhguru’s online Inner Engineering course, click here.
 
 

Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience


 
It’s so great when two powerhouses come together for something so important. Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra have done just that with creating continual 21-day meditation experiences, each with a different theme. The one going on right now is Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life, which began on 7/11/2016. It’s free for a time and then available for purchase thereafter.
 

 
Open this course on your phone and listen with your headphones every morning or evening.
 
To sign up for Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience, visit chopracentermeditation.com.
 
 

Headspace


 
Headspace is a new app that is likened to your very own mental personal trainer.
 
You can listen to Headspace on the go and even download sessions to use offline. On your computer, you can play any session, any time.
 
It starts off with a free course and if you love it, you can sign up for a subscription that gives you access to tons of guided meditations.
 
To learn more about Headspace, visit headspace.com.
 
 

Gaia


 
Gaia, formerly known as GAIAM TV, has an impressive array of video selections from not only meditation instruction, but also videos for spiritual growth, wellness, and yoga videos galore.
They feature videos from some of the foremost thought-leaders in their respective field.
 
To learn more about gaia, visit gaia.com.
 
 
Meditation is a fundamental part of living a life of peace, happiness, and contentment. We all lead busy lives, and our time is valuable, so why not make the most of it by incorporating a wellness habit that will improve and enhance all areas of your life? It all starts with a willingness to try, and now you’ve been given the tools you need to continue the journey.
 

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Bess O’Connor is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Ayurvedic Therapist, natural beauty advocate and wellness writer. She is also the owner of UrbanWellnessMag.com. Her work has been featured on Chopra.com, ElephantJournal.com, CBS Las Vegas, YogiTimes.com, Examiner.com, FitnessMagazine.com, SpiritualityHealth.com and more. She is a devoted wife and mother to four magical children.

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