Guided meditations can be a lovely way to take some time to relax, be mindful and focus on areas you want to put some time, attention and intention! (On the other hand they can be frustrating, hard to stick with and sleep inducing... hey, at least the last one could be a good thing!)
But don't take my word for it! See which camp you fall into... will you love them or hate them? There's only one way to find out. Here are my most frequently recommended meditations (including some lovely FREE mp3s that are very good!) Let me know what you think :)
Meditation Oasis FREE MP3s & Podcast you can listen to them individually and choose from meditations including "Letting Go" "Breath Awareness" "Emotional Ease" "Flowing with Change" and many more. These are fabulous meditations and you can't beat the price!
Circle + Bloom Free Fertility Medication Another freebie and fertility specific to boot. This whole site is full of great fertility specific holistic information. They also offer this meditation series that has one meditation for each day of a woman's cycle, meditations for PCOS, FETs, IVFs, Relaxation for Men, Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and more (all can be found using the link above and do need to be purchased).
These Health Journeys guided meditations are done by one of the most well known guided meditation guides, Bellaruth Naparstak, Downloadable (for a fee) meditations include ones for panic, anxiety, surgery, sleep, chemotherapy, pain, depression, and smoking cessation. Other cds on lots and lots of specific topics can also be purchased here or on Amazon.com too
Anji Meditations are done by a local woman named Jennifer Bloom who is a committed and active member of the local fertility scene in the Twin Cities. I use many of Jennifer's meditations in my clinic including one she collaborated on with well known author Randine Lewis (author of The Infertility Cure) You can sign up for a newsletter and download some basics and fertility meditations for free or purchase more in depth and specific meditations.
Jon Kabat-Zinn Meditations these are for folks who don't mess around, multiple cd series of lengthier meditations by one of the best know teachers of mindfulness for pain and mindfulness in general. There are both sitting, lying and moving meditations in these collections
Happy listening.... or snoozing... whatever!
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I'm an acupuncturist, teacher, fertility specialist, patient centered advocate, mom, activist and more! This blog is a place for me to write down the things on my mind, the things I discuss over and over, and the things I find helpful, interesting, and inspiring all in the hope that someone else out there, maybe YOU, will find some of these things to be helpful, interesting and inspiring too. I love learning, I love sharing, and I am passionate about helping others lead more balanced, fertile, and healthy lives - while trying to do the same myself. So here goes... The Blogging Life...