At Mindful, we aim to connect you with the resources you need to develop and strengthen your meditation practice. We know that meditation isn’t always easy—that’s why we’ve created step-by-step instructions to guide you through each practice. Whether you’re new to meditation or have been practicing for years, our resources give you the space to slow down, connect, and refresh.
This year, we provided meditations on how to tame the inner critic, tune into the body, sleep better, sit with change, and practice loving-kindness.
The Most Popular Meditations From 2019
1. A Body Scan for Beginners
The body scan practice helps you reconnect and relax from head to toe. Elaine Smookler walks us through the basics in this beginners practice.
Beginner’s Body Scan Meditation
Try this meditation practice to relax your body from head to toe. Read More
2. A Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic
The next time your self-doubt becomes too loud, explore this 12-minute meditation from Mark Bertin to confront the nagging voice in your head.
A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic
An in-the-moment exercise for confronting the nagging voice in your head. Read More
3. Loving-Kindness Meditation to Cultivate Resilience
By taking the time to remind yourself that you deserve happiness and ease, you can foster greater self-compassion and call upon it when times get tough.
A Loving-Kindness Meditation to Cultivate Resilience
Explore this practice to extend compassion to yourself, those around you, and the larger world. Read More
4. A One-Minute Grounding Meditation in Nature
This short and simple breathing practice brings your focus to the present moment and helps you connect with the nature that surrounds you.
A One-Minute Grounding Meditation in Nature
Feeling frazzled? Nature can support us in settling down. Try this short grounding meditation practice with Cara Bradley (tree stump optional). Read More
5. A Meditation to Shift Out of “Doing” Mode
When we’re too busy, we tend to go into auto-pilot and only focus on “doing,”—rather than being in the moment. This meditation helps you slow down and simply be.
A 7-Minute Mindfulness Practice to Shift out of “Doing” Mode
Noticing self-perpetuating thought patterns is a core mindfulness skill. Take a moment to examine how it feels to disengage from a busy mind and shift into “being” mode. Read More
6. A Body Scan Meditation for Better Sleep
Many of us struggle to get a good night’s sleep. If you’re often tossing and turning in the middle of the night, explore this guided meditation to soothe a busy mind.
A Body Scan Meditation to Help You Sleep
Explore this guided meditation to calm your body, bring mindful curiosity and openness to the present moment, and improve your quality of sleep. Read More
7. A Meditation to Rest in the Flow
Change is constant, but that doesn’t make it any easier to get used to. Here, Ed Halliwell encourages us to let go of control in order to relieve our anxiety.
A Guided Meditation for Resting in the Flow
Uncertainty doesn’t need to create more anxiety. Explore this mindfulness practice for embracing change and appreciating the ride. Read More
8. A Meditation to Foster Forgiveness
Holding a grudge may feel good for now, but it hurts us in the long run. By practicing forgiveness, we can open up space for something new to unfold.
A 10-Minute Guided Meditation to Foster Forgiveness
Explore this mindfulness practice to let go of the tendency to add to suffering during challenging situations. Read More
9. A Meditation to Observe Thoughts, Non-Judgmentally
This meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn encourages us to let thoughts come and go, without rushing to act on them or solve anything.
A Meditation on Observing Thoughts, Non-Judgmentally
This guided meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn lets thoughts come and go, so you can avoid getting sucked into them. Read More
10. A Meditation to Rest in Awareness
By expanding our awareness, we can let go of fixed assumptions and avoid rushing to conclusions, so we can see things as they really are.
A Meditation for Resting In Awareness
Explore this 30-minute guided meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn to expand your sense of awareness. Read More
Free Meditation Apps Worthy of Your Attention
Mindfulness apps are trending in a big way. Here are four we’re happy we downloaded. Read More