My favorite meditations
& tools I use at the moment
If you like backed by science
I use my Muse everyday. It's a wearable to measure your brainwaves in your meditations. All the meditations I recommend I've measured with the Muse. Oddly the meditations from their app score the lowest with the Muse. So, I started looking for more and now what I do is that I use Muse with one my phone and with my other phone or computer I would put the music or guided meditation of my preference.
I'm trying this one. I like that they have a science-first approach and test against placebo effects to create music that affects your brain differently.
They give a free trial here:
She is a pioneer in guided meditation and binaural beat frequency audio technology. Her meditations are not my favorite but scored high with my Muse. I listen to her audios while working. It gets me in a state of consistent flow.
This is the one I use while I work https://amzn.to/2ymPVs6
I really like their breathing exercises whenever I couldn't focus to meditate. I would do a round of breathing in and out with Calm. If you are starting I would highly recommend to be patient with yourself and just breathe.
Headspace has a lot of research. I tried it, I think is good, but I don't use it. Their meditations score low with my Muse. But, I heard amazing things from my friends for building the habit of meditation.
If you are in the middle
Dr. Roger Walsh
I've been doing Dr. Roger Walsh Buddha Meditation while reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and It has been incredible. I highly recommend this one. My uncle who is a new meditator (a-week-old) likes this one too so he asked me to translate it for him.
Dr. Roger Walsh is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, he has studies in psychology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine, and he is a professor in the religious studies program at the University of California at Irvine. He understands both sides, the spirituality and the science and has decades of research.
Waking up App has a lot of research and I tried it as well. I enjoyed the lessons on Mindfulness but I don't do the meditations from this app. I find Sam Harris voice makes me sleepy. I love what he is doing regardless.
If you like the woo-woo
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
This is where I learn to meditate over to 10 years ago. When I went back to re-learn to meditate I went back to their meditations in the link below. All their courses and meditations are for free. They go very deep into peace and the meditations are short. I'm deeply grateful to have had them as teachers, but I don't subscribe to their religion. They are doing great work
Anna Wood Highest Vibrational Meditation
I like that she refers to your limitations as coats. During this mediation you take off the coats. I like this particular meditation, however I don't subscribe to her views. For this meditation you need to subscribe to her newsletter.
I like the group immersions of Ariya Lorenz. And I'm taking a course directly with her. Even if it is not scientifically proven, I have a high respect for this woman and her techniques and I recommend her meditations to all my friends.
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