At a time when everything feels up in the air, it is important to put our own health and wellbeing at the top of our agenda. The ancient art of meditation can help decrease stress and lower blood pressure and is an easy practice to try at home.
To get you started, we’ve put together a list of some free meditation practices to try.
1. Sunrise meditation by Marie Duggan
Marie Duggan, accredited course provider at Butterfly Touch Therapies shared sunrise meditation which was initially created as part of a course for patients living with cancer.
Marie said, ‘I wanted to share this meditation for mental wellbeing as many of us are experiencing isolation, fear, stress and anxiety due to COVID-19. I initially created this meditation as part of my course for patients with cancer, however with today’s circumstances I believe many more people can benefit from it.’
2. Chakra meditation by Marion Eaton
In the Winter issue of International Therapist (IT) magazine we shared a meditation from reiki master Marion Eaton’s CD, Ether to Spirit.
The meditation aims to help you explore and experience your crown chakra. If you don’t have your latest issue of IT mag to hand, view Marion’s meditation here.
If you enjoyed this meditation, keep an eye out for our social media competition this week to win one of two download cards for Marion’s CD, Ether to Spirit.
3. Free meditation apps
- Headspace offers daily meditations to help strengthen your physical and mental wellbeing.
- Calm is aimed at improving sleep through meditation.
- Created by mindfulness coach at the Harlequin’s, Mindful Peak Performance looks at using mindfulness to improve performance in sport as well as general health.
Discover the benefits of meditation
In episode 23 of his Feel Better Live More podcast, Dr Chatterjee spoke to meditation teacher Light Watkins about the benefits of meditation.
Listen to the full podcast here.