Life can get busy at times and chaotic. Especially, nowadays with technology and the increasing desire of immediate gratification of the general population. To better help balance your day-to-day, and to cope with the high-demands of life, a daily meditation and practice is highly suggested.
By opting out and taking a few for yourself each day, heightens your awareness to your body, your breath and helps you to refocus your attention on the present moments. Meditation can be an aid in stress-relief and reduce anxiety. It is practice used by many since 560BC.
Now we know what you are thinking, I've never meditated before. How do I begin? It's quite simple. You dive into the practice through the exploration of popular podcasts and their guided meditation and here are some of our favorites to get you started today.
1. Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. On this show, you'll learn how.