Want to Try Meditation? My Favorite Free Resources!

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Are you stressed out?

Who am I kidding? We all are to some degree! We’re raising kids, nurturing marriages, building businesses, caring for pets, improving our finances, managing homes, finding time to workout, and so much more! Meditation can help with your stress.

I know exactly what you’re thinking – “another thing I don’t have time for.” But one of the best things about meditation is that results can be felt after only spending a few minutes a day (10-20) doing it. It also doesn’t have to cost you anything!

Have you ever wanted to try meditation? If you have, you’re in luck, because I’m sharing two of my favorite (free!) meditation resources with you today to get you started.

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The Benefits of Meditation

First, let’s explore the benefits of mediation. Stress can have a negative impact on our health, so it’s something we should pay attention to and try to reduce. According to WebMD, meditation is an excellent tool for stress reduction, and that in turn has a positive effect on health.

According to the Mayo Clinic, in addition to it’s emotional benefits, meditation may also help manage the symptoms of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems

If you’re still not convinced meditation could benefit you, you should check out this amazing blog post that shares 76 Scientific Benefits of Meditation. Wow! Pretty amazing right?

My Favorite Free Mediation Resources

Now I am definitely a beginner when it comes to meditation, and by no means an expert. I only discovered meditation this year! However, I have experienced some great benefits when I have played with it, and I really wanted to pass on my resources in case you want to learn with me. Why wait, right?

BexLife on YouTube

BexLife is a YouTube channel I stumbled upon while searching for meditation videos online. The host of the channel, Rebekah Borucki covers a variety of things including fitness, green living, and yoga. I love her meditation videos! She offers a type of meditation that often involves (depending on the video you choose) guided visualizations.

Her videos are also short! She has a series called “you have 4 minutes” that really takes care of your “I don’t have time for this” excuse. BexLife offers specific meditation videos for things such as anxiety, insomnia, guilt, shame, fear, attracting love, depression, etc. They are all lovely! I always feel better after spending a few minutes with Bex.

The Headspace App

Headspace is a free app (available on both iPhone and Android) that acts like a “personal trainer for your mind.” The free part of the app is a 10 day trial, introducing you to the practice of meditation. You can repeat the 10 days as often as you’d like – I’m on my third round! 🙂 After 10 days, you can choose to subscribe to access additional content and meditations. You can also set the app up to send you reminders, so you can really make meditation a lasting habit.

Headspace and the 10 day trial completely changed my perspective on meditation. The app took meditation from some weird thing I didn’t think I’d ever try, to something approachable and simple. The way Andy (the voice of Headspace) explains meditation, along with adorable animated videos, is really down to earth and refreshing. Plus he has a cute British accent. I look forward to subscribing to Headspace in the future when I can work it into my budget! Using Headspace is great because it only takes 10 minutes to complete a session and afterwards I always feel so relaxed (I even fell asleep a few times!).

Not For You?

Don’t be so quick to judge! Give meditation a try first! It might not be what you thought it was. One of the biggest misconceptions I had about meditation was that you need absolute peace and quiet in order to do it. Not true! Both BexLife and Headspace talk about “background noise” and life distractions and show you how to use them to your benefit. It’s very cool, and I hope you’ll give meditation a try! 🙂

Which will you try first? BexLife or Headspace?

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46 Comments

  1. I’d give it a try, but I’m not sure if it would work for me.
    Amber Myers recently posted…Hey, It’s Okay!My Profile

  2. I have always wanted to try meditation! Maybe now I should give it a try. I’m excited to try these resources. 🙂
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  3. Thanks for sharing these! Always wanted to try meditation and actually stick to it!
    Fatima Zehra recently posted…L.A. City Guide: Venice, Malibu, & Hermosa BeachMy Profile

  4. Hmm I have heard it’s very helpful. I didn’t know it helped with some cancers. You learn something new every day

  5. I haven’t tried Bexlife but this sounds good. I tried mindfulness meditation and it really helps me to relax and less stress. My routine requires me to do 10-15 mins a day.

  6. Very informative, thanks for posting!

  7. I haven’t tried meditation in so long. Thanks for sharing these amazing resources.
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  8. I dont do meditation but maybe I should!

  9. Excellent tips! I need to make meditation a part of my daily life. This post is a great reminder that I don’t have to get hung up on trying to make every meditation session “perfect” in order to gain substantial benefits from it.

  10. Meditation is a great solution especially if you want to ease stress from work and life in general. These are awesome resources, thanks for sharing them.

  11. Meditation is good for our mental health. It’s definitely something that could help us feel better in no time.
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  12. Meditation is so important. We try to do it at least once a day before bed. It helps us clear our minds.
    Fatima recently posted…Caring For TwoMy Profile

  13. Our mind is really a complicated thing and just being able to sit down and relax and be still for a moment, and just contemplate. So powerful.
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  14. Meditation is so beneficial! I personally love that it releases stress and puts me in an amazing mood.

  15. I really need to try this! I just don’t know if i can sit still that long:)
    andrea recently posted…Staycation in Dallas,TexasMy Profile

  16. I wanted to try Meditation so badly when I was down with some huge issues all around me some years back, but could not step-in. I would love to explore all these free resources to make the best use of them right away!

  17. Both my kids inherited my anxiety, I’m definitely looking into this. Especially as they say they have no time. I think they can find four minutes! I think I’m going to check out Bex tomorrow and then show the kids. I hope it helps we could all use it.

    I’m dying to know what you “always” feel when you’ve finished meditation. The sentence cut off and inquiring minds want to know!!!

    Thanks, you always find the best stuff! <3
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  18. I would really love to get in the routine of meditating. I’ve tried it but, never stuck with it 🙁 I’ll check out BexLife for sure! Thank you for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  19. Thank you for this. I will check them out. I have been wanting to find a short meditation to vary what I already do. #brilliantblogposts
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  20. I downloaded Headspace but I haven’t really got into it. I like doing meditation in a ‘class’ style environment, with incense and other people too. I need to get back into this! #brillblogposts
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  21. Thanks for sharing with us at Turn It Up Tuesday 🙂 Been practicing for over 4 years best thing I ever did for myself!

  22. I love headspace! I’m working on personal development posts for next week and I think meditating is definitely a good part of that process. Thanks for the other

    Thanks for posting on the NO RULES WEEKEND BLOG PARTY #207

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