Creating guided meditations is a joy for me and a favourite part of my work as a meditation coach.
Of course, you don’t have to use a guided meditation when you meditate. Our bodies also enjoy music, the natural sounds around us or silence. Our own feelings, our imaginations and the natural rest-repair rhythms of our bodies can take us into an inner journey without our needing to do anything at all except show up. That being said, in my own experience and that of my students, a guided meditation can provide all kinds of benefits.
Meditation is an inner self-care practice where we have a fantastic opportunity to cultivate skills we can bring to our lives to increase our health and happiness. Although many people hear the word “meditation” and see the stereotypical cartoon of a person sitting in lotus and focussing on their breath, meditation can be something much more nourishing, dynamic and life-enhancing than that, and certainly much more active in our individual healing.
Whether you are using a guided meditation, attending a class or taking your inner journey privately, here are a few tips I have published on overcomingms.org for making your meditation experience a rich and rewarding one.