In recent years, meditation has risen to prominence as a compelling way to combat the negative effects of stress. Additionally, studies on the practice have suggested that healing meditation’s benefits include pain reduction, addiction, and anxiety.
Luckily, you can start your practice with the helpful guidance of world-renowned meditation leader Deepak Chopra and his Chopra Center. You may know Deepak as Oprah Winfrey’s close spiritual friend, but he’s even better known for his wisdom, inspiring outlook on life, and his pursuit of perfect health and inner peace.
Deepak believes that meditation can take you beyond “the mind’s noisy chatter into the pure awareness that is the source of all your happiness, inspiration, and love.”
Ready to discover the calm beyond the noisy chatter? Follow along with Deepak’s Chopra Center meditations below.
Start With Your Breath
Meditation is a form of mindfulness, and just like mindfulness, it helps to start getting focused by bringing attention to your breath.
In the following meditation, Deepak Chopra guides you in breath awareness. This simple meditation is a great place to start and an easy way to quickly manage stress.
Quiet Your Mind
Try this meditation after you’ve done a few of the basic breath awareness exercises, and are ready for a real meditation experience.
Carve out some time during your day and get into a comfortable position to start. When you’re ready, play this guided meditation to quiet the stressful “noises” of your mind.
Meditate With Intention
Meditation is a great tool for not just stress; it’s a great way to help you focus your mind. This is a great morning meditation – Deepak Chopra starts his day out with a two hour meditation that allow him to set intentions for his day. In the following meditation, he shares his four favorite intentions to repeat during meditation.
Meditation for Sleep
Since meditation helps quiet the mind, it makes sense for it to help with easing the mind into a restful state – ready for deep sleep.
Let Deepak Chopra guide you into dreamland with this meditation for sleep.
Meditation in Everyday Activities
Meditation can help bring certain focus, enlightenment, and clarity to other aspects of your life as well.
For example, if you’re feeling low on energy, it’s good to take a break. Why not take a break with Deepak and refresh your energy with the following meditation? It focuses on maximizing energy to be your most productive self.
Now think about the relationships in your life. Could you use clarity or focus there?
This meditation could help. In the following guided practice, Deepak Chopra calls for you to open your heart to let the joy in and to bring more empathy to your relationships for better understanding on both sides.
Deepak Chopra inspires many because he firmly believes that each person deserves a more fulfilling and joyful life. You can find more meditations as well as participate in the meditation challenge at chopracentermeditation.com.
Now, that you have access to a few of his guided meditations, make time for them during your day. Spire can help by giving you a gentle reminder to break away from the stresses of daily life and spend some time on yourself.