The Best Online Meditation Videos Under 10 Minutes
The best meditation videos
You exercise to keep yourself in shape physically, but what about staying balanced mentally? Meditation is an amazing way to get centered, and incorporating it into your daily routine can decrease stress and soothe anxiety. Even celebs love it, like singer and actress Victoria Justice, who claims meditating is one of the best things she does for her body.
Not quite sure where to begin? We’ve rounded up the top guided meditation videos for any and all occasions. There’s one for increased focus, another for overcoming self-doubt, and even a guide to meditation for a better night’s sleep! Even better: These meditations are all 10 minutes or less, meaning even the busiest bee can manage to fit in a little "me" time.
Meditation to start your day
Need a great way to start your day? Take a few moments when you first wake up to set a direction for your day with this guided meditation from Sonima.com.
Meditation for happiness
Time: 2 minutes
For a quick pick-me-up, this meditation is the ultimate solution. Guided by Suze Yalof Schwartz, CEO and founder of Unplug Meditation and author of Unplug: A Simple Guide To Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers ($23; amazon.com), this short and sweet meditation focuses on de-stressing for a calmer, happier you.
Meditation for overcoming obstacles
Sometimes obstacles in life can seem insurmountable, either due to the hugeness of the issue or as a result of our own insecurity about our power to deal with them. In this meditation Deepak Chopra, M.D., helps us shift certain elements of our awareness so we can meet problems with a better sense of understanding and galvanize our abilities to overcome them.
Meditation to quiet self-doubt and boost confidence
Time: 10 minutes
Need a little reminder of just how great you are? We’ve got a meditation for that! In this video, Rebekah Borucki, wellness expert and founder of BexLife, guides this meditation that’s all about self-acceptance. Her calming words are meant to silence your inner critic and banish any self-doubt you might be harboring.
Meditation to help find your calm
Time: 5 minutes
When anxiety and stress begin to take over, this quick meditation steps in to create a sense of calm. Guided by Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank, this relaxing routine focuses on breathing techniques to quiet the mind and body by banishing mental clutter and enhancing mindfulness.
Meditation to deal with conflict
When I speak about my book, The Buddha Walks into the Office, I am often asked the same question: "What do I do about the jerks I work with?" There are always people with whom we end up in conflict in some way, and sometimes we are the source of conflict. Meditation can help us develop compassion and empathy to be aware of our own tendencies and better manage conflict with others.
Meditation to increase focus
Time: 1 minute
This video is a how-to for incorporating a mantra into your meditation process. Mantras, or words or phrases repeated while in meditation mode, can be incredibly helpful for staying centered and maintaining focus, according to Yalof Schwartz. Try one out for yourself if you struggle with clearing your mind when it comes to meditation prep.
Meditation to de-stress
Ease your anxiety in less than 10 minutes through guided meditation. Let this Sonima video lead you to relaxation.
Meditation for a restful night’s sleep
Last year 48% of Americans were plagued by insomnia, according to the National Sleep Foundation. As anyone who has gone without sleep knows, a lack of rest is an impediment to one's productivity at work, personal happiness, and overall health. In this sleep meditation, Deepak Chopra, M.D., leads us through a calming exercise to ease us into rest.