Prepare for a restful sleep with meditation

02 January 2024

Body scan guided meditation

You can do this from the comfort of your bed if that suits you or find a quiet spot where you can relax uninterrupted. It's short and easy to follow too, making it a great way to start your mediation practice today.

Join me for a body scan guided meditation to help you relax and prepare for a restful sleep.

Mindfulness and guided meditation

Guided meditation is a really powerful way to begin exploring the benefits of meditation and to enable you to take control of your mental wellbeing. By fostering a deeper connection with the present moment and offering a respite from the chaos of daily life, these practices have the potential to transform the way you experience and navigate the world. But while most of us know we would benefit from these practices, it can still be hard to know where to begin when it comes to building new habits.

So how can we incorporate these practices into our daily lives?

The beauty of mindfulness and guided meditation lies in their accessibility. You don't have to commit to lengthy classes or spend lots of money on kit to get going. Here are some of my top tips to help you cultivate a mindfulness practice.

Start with short sessions

Begin by committing to short guided meditations, perhaps 5-10 minutes. As you gain experience over time, you might like to gradually increase the duration but there is no rush to do so, and you can still access the benefits in a short practice.

Consistency is key

Make mindfulness a daily habit. Consistency is crucial for experiencing the full benefits of guided meditation. You should know that building a habit can be tough. If you miss a day here and there, or find yourself out of routine for a while, don't beat yourself up about it. Know that you can come back at any time.

Find a comfortable space

Create a quiet and comfortable space for your meditation practice. This can be a dedicated meditation corner or simply a quiet room where you won't be disturbed. Minimize distractions by turning off your phone and letting other people that you might be sharing the space that you don't want to be disturbed.

Explore different guided meditations

There are so many different approaches to mindfulness and meditation. Experiment with different styles, teachers, and practices to find what resonates with you.

Annie Clarke

Annie Clarke

Annie Clarke is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, author and wellness consultant. Hailing from London, Annie has a passion for empowering people with the tools they need to nurture their wellbeing. Annie fosters a warm and inclusive community where everyone is welcomed with open hearts. Through workshops, retreats, and online offerings, she creates spaces for connection and growth, allowing her students to support and inspire each other on their individual journeys.