Meditation to Relieve Stress and Increase Happiness

Mediation has become much more popular and mainstream in the last few years and for that I am truly grateful! I always struggled to meditate during shavasana during my yoga practice and often found my mind wandering. I’ve always wanted to get better at this and at the recommendation of a dear friend, I downloaded a guided meditation app on my phone to help my practice.

I now practice everyday for 10-15 minutes, usually before bed. The guided meditation is great because it always helps brings my mind back to the present moment with his gentle voice and suggestions. I will admit I still struggle with wandering thoughts, but practicing for a short period each day is definitely improving my practice and my resilience.

I’ve only been using the app for about three weeks but I am thoroughly enjoying it and look forward to using it each night! I highly recommend guided meditation if you’re anything like me and find complete silence too challenging for a beginner. The app I used is called HeadSpace but there are many other apps out there to try as well! It you give it a try, please let me know what you think! I plan to write a follow up post in a few months to update everyone on my progress.