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 have grouped the meditations to make it easier for you to find the ones that suit your particular needs at this time. I’ve also shown approximate length of time for each meditation. Please allow an additional few minutes so you can complete the meditation comfortably.

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 meant for your enjoyment. 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.

Quick Fixes

The short meditations in this section are intended to help with unexpected challenges and emotions. They are not intended for use with long-term or serious emotional trauma.

Stressed (4 minutes)

Frustrated (3 minutes)

Sleepy (5 minutes)

Sad (3 minutes)

Angry (4 minutes)

Nervous (3 minutes)

Unworthy (3 minutes)

Critical/Judgmental (3 minutes)

Overwhelmed (3 minutes)

Worried (4 minutes)

Bored (3 minutes)

Lonely (3 minutes)

Doubtful (3 minutes)

Impatient (4 minutes)

Short Meditations

These mediations are under 10 minutes in length and are meant for when you just have a few minutes to spare or to quickly address a specific issue.

Breath Awareness Meditation  (9 minutes)

A simple meditation to help settle the mind and the body.

Centering Exercise (4 minutes)

A simple exercise, which can be done standing or sitting, to ground and align the physical and subtle bodies.

Enlivening Abundance Meditation (8 minutes)

Using the Sanskrit sound SHRIM, to enliven abundance on all levels of the physiology.

Enlivening Compassion Meditation (8 minutes)

Using the sound OM MANE PADME HUM to awaken the compassion within you.

Enlivening Harmony Meditation (8 minutes)

Using the Sanskrit sound AMRITAM to awaken harmony in your life.

Enlivening Inner Wisdom Meditation (8 minutes)

Using the Sanskrit sound AYIM, to awaken the inner wisdom.

Enlivening Joy Meditation (8 minutes)

Using the Sanskrit sound ANANDA to awaken your feelings of joy.

Enlivening Love Meditation (7 minutes)

Using the Sanskrit sound PREM, to enliven love throughout the physiology.

Enlivening Peace Meditation (7 minutes)

Using the Sanskrit sound SHANTI, to enliven peace throughout the physiology.

Enlivening the Qualities of the Spiritual Heart Meditation (8 minutes)

Using the Sanskrit sound HRIM, to harmonize the energies of the body.

Fearlessly Facing Change Meditation (9 minutes)

Overcoming the fears associated with life’s changes.

Meditation to Release Anger (7 minutes)

Helping to let go of current or stored anger.

Meditation to Release Fear (7 minutes)

Helping to release current or accumulated fears.

Meditation to Release Frustration (7 minutes)

Calming the turbulent mind.

Meditation to Release Inner Conflicts (9 minutes)

Helping to deal with internal conflicts whenever they arise.

Meditation to Release Sadness (8 minutes)

Helping to move from sadness to joy.

Non-attachment Meditation (8 minutes)

Learning to let go of the unnecessary things in life.

Releasing Any Emotion in the Moment Meditation (5 minutes)

Releasing emotions before they become toxic.

So Hum Breath Awareness Meditation (13 minutes)

A simple meditation using the mantra So Hum for relaxation and inner peace.

Seeing Your Own Inner Light (6 minutes)

A simple exercise to glimpse the light that you are.

The Divine Breath Meditation (9 minutes)

A prayer from Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, to accompany the breath.

Welcoming Bliss Meditation (7 minutes)

Filling every cell of the body with joy and bliss.

General Meditations

The meditations in this section cover a range of subjects and may be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their meditation experience.

Chakra Balancing Meditation (21 minutes)

A meditation using the sounds and qualities of the chakras to restore balance within the body’s energy centers.

Chakra Purifying Meditation (12 minutes)

Using Pure Light to purify and cleanse the chakras for health and wellbeing.

Elements in the Body Meditation (12 minutes)

Recognizing that everything outside us is also within us.

Expansion of Consciousness Meditation (14 minutes)

A meditation to take you beyond your normal boundaries to become One with everything.

Full Body Relaxation Meditation (24 minutes)

To bring a state of deep relaxation to the mind and body.

Great Being Love Meditation (16 minutes)

A meditation to receive Divine Love.

Healing the Body with Pure Love Meditation (15 minutes)

Using Pure Love from your Higher Self to help heal and purify the body.

Joy and Bliss Meditation (12 minutes)

Restoring Joy and Bliss to your life.

Meditation for Falling Asleep (23 minutes)

Preparing for a restful sleep (best done lying in bed).

Preparing for Sleep Meditation (13 minutes)

It is recommended to practice this meditation lying down in bed as a prelude to sleep, although it may be practiced at other times for deep relaxation.

Sharing Compassion Meditation (13 minutes)

To share compassion with the world, transforming suffering to love.

Sharing Love with the World, Meditation (15 minutes)

Healing the world with unconditional love, bringing love to those in need.

Subtle Body Healing Meditation (11 minutes)

Purifying and energizing the subtle energy field to help heal the physical body.

The Light You Are (12 minutes)

Reconnecting with your inner light, your essential Self.

You Are The Universe Meditation (12 minutes)

Experiencing yourself as the totality.

Advanced Meditations

These meditations are longer and/or are more appropriate for those who have some previous meditation experience.

Ascension Meditation (20 minutes)

In our essence we are beings of Light. This meditation helps to move beyond the physical realm and reconnect with our Light Body.

Awakening the Divine Energy, Chakra Meditation (22 minutes)

This meditation uses the sounds of the the chakras and the Gayatri Mantra to awaken the body’s energy centers.

Heart Sutra Meditation (17 minutes)

Planting specific intentions at the level of Being, to activate the qualities of the heart.

Higher States of Consciousness Meditation (16 minutes)

A meditation to glimpse Cosmic, Divine and Unity Consciousness.

Light Awareness Meditation (20 minutes)

Sharing Pure Light with the world.

Meditation for Forgiveness (9 minutes)

Unlocking the knots of forgiveness.

Nourishing the Body Meditation (13 minutes)

Using Vedic texts to activate the body’s inner healer for health and transformation.

Overcoming Addictive Behavior Meditation (11 minutes)

Learning to release, move beyond and help heal addictive behavior.

Receiving Divine Light Meditation (11 minutes)

A meditation to fill the physiology with the Light of the Divine. Can be practiced sitting or lying.

Spiritual Heart Meditation  (14 minutes)

Accessing the wisdom of your spiritual heart to activate inner intelligence, peace and well being.

The Chopra Center Meditation (34 minutes)

The standard meditation practiced twice daily at the Chopra Center and at its workshops.

The Ever Present Witness Meditation (18 minutes)

Connecting with the eternal, immortal presence within to recognize the silent witness in all things.

The Fire of Transformation Meditation (10 minutes)

Transforming whatever no longer serves us. Transforming fear into love.

The Grace of the Enlightened Masters Meditation (9 minutes)

Receiving Divine Grace, embraced by the love of the Great Masters

The Mahavakya Meditation (27 minutes)

Using the great sayings from the Upanishads to expand consciousness.

The SynchroDestiny Empowerment Sutra Meditation (16 minutes)

Enlivening spiritual awakening with tools from Deepak Chopra’s SynchroDestiny programs.

Varanasi, City of Light Meditation (21 minutes)

Take a virtual journey for the blessings of India’s most sacred city, Varanasi.

Witnessing the Emotions Meditation (13 minutes)

Releasing emotional toxicity from the mind and body.

Yoga Nidra Short Version (23 minutes)

Yoga Nidra literally yogic sleep, is a state of deep relaxation, where the senses gradually withdraw from the external to the inner world, pratyahara.

Yoga Nidra Long Version (42 minutes)

Yoga Nidra literally yogic sleep, is a state of deep relaxation, where the senses gradually withdraw from the external to the inner world, pratyahara.