We know all too well just how quickly your life can spiral out of control; before you know it you’re wearing your pyjamas out to do the groceries and setting your inbox to offline in order to avoid as much (if not all) human interaction as possible.
Well, we’re here to tell you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is called mindfulness and meditation (otherwise known as the app store). There are a bunch of people out there with podcasts designed to help you get your life back on track, and because we love you guys, we’ve rounded up a list of the best ones.
These are the best podcasts for mindfulness and meditation so you can zen the hell out.
Mindfulness Mode by Bruce Langford
Bruce just became your new BFF and life coach, because he is here to help you become the very best you. He will help you de-stress, and focus in on your personal and professional goals, and with the help of mindfulness, your mess of a life will become just that much easier to manage.
On Being With Krista Tippett
The team at On Being, led by the incredible Krista Tippett, is putting all of us first, asking the big questions in life, and putting what’s really important into perspective. She’ll sort out you and your mindfulness ASAP. Obama even awarded her the National Humanities Medal at the White House, so if that doesn’t tell you how legit she is, then we don’t know what will.
Latin for ‘all invisible things,’ this podcast explores all the forces that impact our behaviour. Taking a closer look at our ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions, and how they all intertwine and impact our everyday lives. You’ll learn a thing or two about how mindfulness can change the way we think, resulting in changes in the way we live #everythingisconnected. Thinking caps on folks.
Meditation Oasis by Mary and Richard Maddux
This podcast, hosted by a meditation power couple, will guide you through a variety of meditations to deliver your most relaxed self, #Namaste. Ranging from ten minutes, up to half-an-hour and beyond, you’re sure to find the perfect meditation for your lifestyle. Richard’s music accompanies the calming sessions, which you can even access via their own app.
10% Happier With Dan Harris
Dan Harris is kind of a big deal in the mindfulness and meditation world, and his podcast will almost definitely make you more #motivated and happier. He interviews ‘smart people’ who let us in on how they search for greater enlightenment in life. Whip out a pen and paper and start taking notes, people.
You can’t beat Meditation Station for an easy listen and some incredible results. Hosted by Stin Hansen, you can consider this to be your mindfulness training 101, where you will learn allllll of the techniques that will carry you to your most calm self. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Check it out here and begin your meditation journey. Trust us, the benefits are 110% worth it.
Brought to you by the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC, here you’ll find a weekly podcast stuffed full of amazing meditation material. These podcasts are recordings of the actual sessions that run at the museum, where beginners, dabblers and full-on pros go to meditate with each other, so if you find yourself in NYC you must check them out. But until then, tune in from home and meditate with the best of ‘em.
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