If you struggle to stay focused while meditating or are new to your meditation practice, you may find guided meditations helpful. Guided meditations help you relax, focus your mind, and focus an intention for your practice. There are many sources for guided meditations, including CDs, podcasts, and videos. One of my favorite sources for guided meditation videos is Grokker.
Grokker is an online community that features videos with a focus on wellness. It explores all aspects of a healthy lifestyle with videos on cooking, fitness, yoga, and meditation. My favorite parts of the site, of course, are the yoga videos and the guided meditation videos.
Grokker has an entire section of guided meditation videos to help you achieve mindfulness, eliminate stress, or just take a break and check in. Some of my favorite videos are by Stacy Conlon. She has a series of videos all under 10 minutes that are perfect for taking a quick meditation break during the day at work. Her Ease Your Anxiety and Stress video has been a lifesaver for me when I’m having a hectic day at work. I just put on my headphones and take a break for 8 minutes and immediately feel calmer.
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Grokker videos are available to stream online and are also easy to access on the go. The Grokker iOS app for iPhone and iPad makes it easy to access the videos wherever you are. So if you’re traveling and want to take a meditation break at the airport, need a little bit of mindfulness in the breakroom at work, or want to do some yoga and meditation at the park or the beach, you can watch these videos anywhere.
You can signup for free to access some video content. Their premium membership does have a monthly fee–$9.99 a month on the annual plan and $14.99 month-to-month–but it gives access to all of their amazing videos. You can use their 14 day free trial to check it out and decide if it’s worth it to you. For me, the fact that I can get yoga videos and meditation videos for the fraction of the cost of going to a yoga class makes it a fantastic deal. I like to use it for daily yoga practice and when I need a guided meditation to help me relax.