Good morning beautiful friends!
I just reached my one year mark of meditating daily, and to celebrate I wanted to share with you all my top 5 meditation apps and resources.
Let me first share a bit of personal background to explain how meditation has affected my life. A year ago I turned to meditation because I was overwhelmed, spread too thin, and not showing up as my best self for my family. I first considered meditation while reading (1)The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. There are some simple meditations in the back of this very thick and beautiful book that helped me cultivate more joy and share it with the world. But that was just the beginning for me. Once I opened myself up to meditation, I started seeing it everywhere. Over the last year I’ve consistently woken up early every day and meditated using the following apps and resources. If meditation isn’t your thing, no problem. What I can share is that over the last 12 months I’ve aligned with my deepest core beliefs and values and have found a place of peace. I’ve been able to clear the airwaves of my brain for a few minutes a day which has really helped me clear out some old clutter, and let go of old beliefs that aren’t serving me anymore.
(2) Oprah & Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Meditation Experience: They have free experiences often and you can also pay to download the meditations. A free experience is going on right now!
(3) Gabby Bernstein’s book: The Universe Has Your Back and free meditations on her website. I love her step-by-step guide to connecting to your inner self.
(4) 10% Happier App: This is a great place to start for the skeptics. There are lots of free meditations and a more “left-brained” approach to meditation.
(5) Wanderlust 21-Day Meditation Challenge with Light Watkins: I really love Light’s soothing voice and the easy English mantras. I like the challenges because they are great for starting a habit. After 21 days, you’ll be lost without meditation as a way to start your day off right!
(6) Essential Oil Mala Bracelets from Ubuntu Goods: These bracelets made by women who have been victims of sexual assault and domestic violence at a women’s shelter in the United States, are great for centering yourself anytime throughout the day. Here is a link to how I use my Mala Bracelet to meditate.
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