Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we can use on our spiritual journey.
Meditation allows us the opportunity to turn our awareness inwards, to explore our inner world and its relationship with our external world.
The word meditation covers a wide variety of different mental activities. In my opinion the most powerful form of meditation, is the silent use of a personal mantra to take our awareness from activity to the silence, at the deepest level of our Being. This type of meditation is best learned from a qualified teacher. One such technique is Primordial Sound Meditation, taught by teachers certified through the Chopra Center or through its online program. For further information on Primordial Sound Meditation, please visit www.chopra.com.
Guided meditations, as the name implies, offer a simpler path whereby we follow instructions guiding us through different processes to find inner peace and calm. The guided meditations included here are intended to help balance and harmonize various aspects of the body, mind and emotions, opening the way for deeper spiritual explorations.
In some of the meditations I may instruct you to see, to feel, or be aware of different things. While this is easy for some people, it can be quite difficult and frustrating for others. Some people see things mentally while others feel them in their body, others use their imagination. Awareness and imagination are basically the same thing. Please don’t struggle to have the “correct” experience. The experience you have is the correct one for you.
My teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to say, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” Some of these meditations are original, some have come as gifts from my many teachers, others have been adapted from various sources. I offer my gratitude to all the teachers who have paved the way before and invite you to enjoy and share these meditations in whatever way you feel is appropriate.
I’ve shown approximate length of time for each meditation. Please allow an additional few minutes so you can complete the meditation comfortably.
Many more guided meditations are now available on the Chopra App, which can be downloaded from the App Store.
Please find a comfortable place, where you won’t be disturbed.
You may either sit or lie when you listen to them. You may choose to listen individually or with a group, either through speakers or headphones. Unless otherwise stated, the meditations are practiced with eyes closed so you should be seated or, in some cases, you can be lying down. Please do not listen to any of the meditations whilst driving or during focused activity.
It is not unusual for there to be some release of physical or emotional stress during a meditation practice. Generally this is mild however, if at any time, you feel overly uncomfortable, open your eyes, stop the meditation and just sit easily. Once the discomfort has subsided, you may return to the meditation if you choose.
These meditations are appropriate for those who have some previous meditation experience.
They are not intended to replace any instructions or treatments you are receiving from a healthcare provider and no claims are made for any specific results.