Meditation is one way you can relieve stress and calm down when you are frustrated or anxious. If you have never meditated on your own before, there are a lot of free guided meditations online to help you relax and calm your body in mind.
Here are a few of the best free meditation tracks on YouTube to give you easy access to guided meditations that will help you have a calmer mind.
This guided meditation starts out by asking you to move to a ‘silent space.’ Immediately you know what you are about to get yourself into, and already it feels refreshing. This meditation is a mind exercise that helps you to strengthen your imagination and think abstractly for the duration of the video.
Using your imagination is an exercise that helps calm your mind by replacing thoughts of worry and anxiety with more creative and therefore positive thoughts. By the end of this quick exercise you will feel calmer both in body and in mind.
Length: 5 minutes
“Forget all the worries.” This might seem like a silly request on the surface: how are you supposed to set your worries aside when there is nowhere for them to go? The point of meditation isn’t to deal with what is going on around you. Often times, you simply need to enter a calmer state of mind so that you can walk away from your session and deal with those things with a clearer, calmer mindset.
This meditation will do what you may think is impossible: calm you down. Whatever is going on in your life, taking the time to go through this guided meditation is worth every single minute it will take to view.
Length: 21 minutes
This is a much longer video than the rest on this list, but it isn’t necessarily meant for you to last the whole way through … awake, that is. This is a guided meditation for those who are having trouble falling asleep, whether due to stress or insomnia or racing thoughts that just won’t quiet down to give you a rest.
If you don’t make it to the very end of the video, that means it did its job and did it well. It really does work. Sometimes all we need to fall asleep is to try and focus on something other than the thoughts or feelings keeping us awake.
Length: 62 minutes
You wouldn’t think that letting yourself relax would lead to feeling more energized, but that is what this guided meditation exercise will do for you. You’ll have to spend some time with your eyes closed, but your mind will calm down significantly by the end. It’s great for your physical well being, too.
This is the perfect meditation exercise for those who are feeling low on energy and need a boost either at the start or midpoint of the day. Just listening for a few minutes will start to relax you.
Length: 22 minutes
If you really need to relax, but don’t have a lot of time to do so, this will be the video you will want to click on first. It is quick and calming and can be used before a stressful event or to wind down from a long day, all depending on your current needs at the time of watching and/or listening.
This is a short but worthwhile meditation that will take you to another place and bring you back just as quickly, yet calmly as it pulled you in. You will enjoy this exercise if calming music makes you feel safe and relaxed, as it is the focus of the exercise.
Length: 14 minutes
Do you feel stuck or tied down where you are sitting right now? This guided meditation is the perfect one for you. It will help you let go of everything that is causing you stress and pain. Even after it is finished, and those real world things are still there, you will not look at them the same way after this video.
It could be the music or the message or the ocean in the background, but this video in particular is one that will leave you feeling light and empty, but in a good way. It is the perfect combination of calm reassurance and soft, gentle encouragement.
Length: 22 minutes
This is the kind of guided meditation whose length will pass by within what only seems like seconds. Be advised that this is probably a guided meditation you won’t want to try first thing in the morning, as it is difficult to come out of the relaxed state it will most definitely put you into.
If you need to relax, as soon as possible, this is the video you will want to click on first. Because it is a deep relaxation meditation, it does not involve any thinking or movement. All you will need to do is listen to the nice calm narrator whisper in your ear (the accent helps).
Length: 19 minutes
This is a great guided meditation if you are feeling in particular a lot of tension and anxiety. If you ever feel like your muscles are wound up as tightly as they can be, this is the video you will want to turn to in order to help loosen that tension and take your mind off of whatever is stressing you out.
This calming guided meditation is a little inspirational as well if you pay attention to the narrator, so it is likely you will feel relaxed yet energized and motivated once you finish out the exercise.
Length: 16 minutes
Are you feeling calm yet? Don’t worry: you will.