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Meditation is enormously relaxing; the benefits of meditation are there for all to see. But how do you get started? Sit down, close your eyes and then what? Do you feel a little bit lost? Wondering if you are doing it right? If so, guided meditations are just what you need.

What is guided meditation?

Guided meditations are meditations led by a teacher through audio or video. They help make the practice of meditation easier and more fluid for practitioners. The teacher will help you understand what goes through your mind as you sit with your eyes closed, answering those unasked questions in your head.

Why guided meditations?

As you sit to meditate, it helps when someone handholds you through it. Softly guiding you through the breathing and helping to calm the mental chatter. That is what guided meditations do for you. They help you sink into a deep and peaceful silence seamlessly. And to help you with just that, we have designed some relaxing FREE guided meditations for you – ideal for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.

Guided meditations can help you transform your emotions positively. They can help you feel calm, happy, energetic and centered. Tap into the power of meditation.

Benefits of guided meditations

  • Experience deep relaxation consciously
  • Feel supported and encouraged in the process
  • Clear the mind of its clutter
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Help your mind come to a standstill
  • Help transform your negative emotions to positive ones
  • Inspire creativity 

Where can you find guided meditations?

The Art of Living has guided meditations for every mood. You can experience effortless meditation with the soothing voice of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All you need to do is sit with your eyes closed and experience the most blissful and peaceful 20 minutes of your day. Try it two times every day – morning and evening for the best results.

Guided meditation for beginners

If you are a beginner, you will find guided meditations most useful. It is the best option to start with as it will help you settle into the practice of meditation. 

We have selected our top five online guided meditations by Gurudev for you. You can choose any one based on how you are feeling at the time. Experience bliss, peace and joy with these calming meditations. 

Guided meditations by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  1. Guided meditation for relieving stress 
  2. Guided meditation for overcoming agitation and irritation 
  3. Guided meditation for alleviating anxiety and depression 
  4. Guided meditation for positive energy
  5. Guided meditation for sound sleep

1. Guided meditation for relieving stress 

Have you had a long, difficult day? On days when you are feeling stressed and frustrated, settle down amidst the hustle-bustle of the day with this de-stressing guided meditation by Gurudev.

2. Guided meditation for overcoming agitation and irritation

Sometimes, you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. And the day just does not go the way you want it to. You feel irritated and agitated. To overcome these emotions, try this meditation to relax and become centered.

3. Guided meditation for alleviating anxiety and depression

Are you feeling anxious and nervous? This can lead to tiredness and depression if not dealt with immediately. There is a natural way to fill yourself up with energy again, and feel calm and centered no matter where you are. Feel relaxed and confident, and say goodbye to anxiety and depression with this guided meditation.

4. Guided meditation for positive energy

The beauty of meditation is that the journey does not just uplift you from negative emotions, it also connects you with your natural, joyous self. Continue being the happy you with this soothing meditation.

5. Guided meditation for sound sleep

The rest that you get through this power nap is much more powerful than sleep. This meditation is a good way to end your yoga session. It makes you feel energized and rejuvenated while at the same time making you feel deeply relaxed. It is recommended that you practice the Yoga Nidra guided meditation by Gurudev while lying on your back.


Practicing meditation regularly alleviates you from stress-related problems, deeply relaxes the mind, and rejuvenates the system. Join The Art of Living’s Sahaj Samadhi Dhyana Yoga – a specially crafted program to help you tap into your unlimited potential by diving deep within yourself.