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15 Meditation and Sleep Videos that Will Help Center You

If there ever has been a time to learn new ways to relax, center ourselves, and sleep better, it’s right now. This year has rough, and we must find healthy ways to cope and de-stress from all the negativity. It’s important to find, and hold onto, those moments of peace.

One way to focus on keeping one foot in front of the other right now is living in the moment. Meditation is the perfect tool for this. It’s all about stopping and focusing right on the seconds, minutes, and/or hours that one is living in, not on the past or the future. To meditate is to silence all the outside noise and listen to one’s breath, as well as some soothing sounds and powerful words, should you choose.

And you don’t have to stop your hectic life for an entire hour during the day to get some meditation in. These videos show that you can get centered in as little as 30 seconds. Need help sleeping? Then fall asleep with a longer meditation selection. It’s all about just getting started and building from there. Here are 15 meditation videos we found on YouTube that will undoubtedly get you calmer, more centered, and more peaceful.

Calm Breathe Bubble

Calm is a meditation and sleep app that helps users to feel better. But you don’t have to download the app to get in on its soothing effects (although you could!). Just head over to their YouTube channel to see what Calm is all about. One video we liked is their Calm Breathe Bubble. In it, you will learn a breathing exercise that will bring you into the present moment to de-stress in only 30 seconds.

Let Go of Stress by Headspace

Headspace is another well-known company that offers a helpful meditation app. On their YouTube channel, you can also sit in on helpful meditations that will bring you back to center. In particular, this one is a one-minute guided meditation, with a voice talking you through the steps and calming art that slowly swirls around in a circle.

One-Moment Meditation: “How to Meditate in a Moment” by Martin Boroson

You may feel that you don’t have the time to get in some meditation. But in fact, all you need is a moment to clear your mind and give yourself a fresh new perspective on things. This video by Martin Boroson will show you how to get centered in only one minute using One-Moment Meditation.

Three Minute Meditation by Lizzy Hill

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We wanted to make sure we included meditation sessions of varying times so that everyone can tune in to a great one that they have the time for. Whether it’s during your lunch break or when you have a free moment at home, this three-minute meditation by Lizzy Hill will soothe you with her calming guided meditation, bringing you back down to zero on a stressful day.

5-Minute Meditation You Can Do Anywhere by Goodful

Have a free five minutes? Maybe you can pause your favorite TV show or take a break from social media for just enough time to get yourself truly calm and centered. Five minutes is all the time you need to take part in this helpful and relaxing meditation you can do anywhere, courtesy of the folks at Goodful.

Guided Breathing Meditation With Kim Eng by Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes all you need to take a really stressful moment back down to calm is to breathe. When we focus on our breath, everything else that stresses us out falls to the wayside. In this 10-minute guided breathing meditation by Kim Eng, she shows us how to “deepen our awareness of our breath and remain present.”

10-Minute Meditation For Anxiety by Goodful

During a typical eight-hour workday, we are given two 15 minute breaks, in addition to our lunch break. We can use one of those breaks to pamper ourselves with some simple self-care. All it takes is 10 minutes to follow this meditation for anxiety given by Goodful. And we all can use a little bit less anxiety.

Meditation for Anxiety by Yoga With Adriene

This meditation video also will take up just 15 minutes of your time, but what you will learn from it you can use for a lifetime. Adrienne shows you how to let go of anxiety, focus on your breathing, and keep your body still.

Blissful Deep Relaxation by Two Honest Guys

Are you ready to move onto a longer meditation video? This one from The Honest Guys is 20 minutes, perfect for really dedicating some time to inner work and self-care, but not crazy long. It is a guided meditation, which is perfect for beginners and/or those whose minds tend to race with many different thoughts, as it keeps your focus on relaxing and staying on task.

25 Minute Guided Meditation by The Mindful Movement

In 2020, it’s been harder than ever to remain positive. We need all the help we can get to look around and count our blessings with gratitude. This helpful 25-minute meditation from The Mindful Movement is all about developing a sunnier outlook so that you can “reflect on your perspective and practice choosing to look through a positive lens.”

Music for Yoga & Meditation by Spiritual India

According to Spiritual India, who brings us this 30+-minute Om meditation where the sacred sound is chanted 108 times, “Om (Aum) when chanted properly is attributed with peace, tranquility, meditation, bliss, nirvana, eternal realization, soul, purity, mental stability, concentration, sound health, longevity, leverages the current phase of goodness, brings holiness and all those virtues that every human being yearns for.” With over 20 million views, we are sure that this video successfully brings a calm and centered feeling.

Zen by Tiny Lotus

Once you get the hand of meditation and reap its life-changing rewards, you’ll want to sit in that feeling for longer and longer periods at a time. That brings us to this one-hour video of healing zen meditation music brought to you by Tiny Lotus. These soothing and relaxing sounds, including a bamboo flute, are also great for peacefully falling asleep at night.

The 4-7-8 Guided Breathing Meditation Method

Falling asleep at night is hard when analyzing our day and going through our mental lists of what still needs to be done tomorrow. It can be difficult to turn off our inner dialogue for long enough to doze off. That’s what we love YouTube videos that are focused on how to disconnect and allow peace to flow in. This video by The School of Self is one hour long and centers on the 4-7-8 breathing meditation method, where you inhale for four seconds, hold it for seven, and breathe out for eight. A helpful animation keeps you on track before you slip off into sweet, blissful sleep.

Relaxing Sleep Music by Soothing Relaxation

If you need a little more help getting some sleep and/or like to doze off to soothing music, then definitely check out this three-hour video by Soothing Relaxation. The music is selected to get you into deep, relaxing sleep in no time. It’s also a good choice for an extended meditation soundtrack.

Sleep With God’s Word On by Peaceful Scriptures

On YouTube, there are also plenty of relaxing videos that last the full eight hours of sleep we should all be getting each night. One of these is this Christian video featuring several peaceful Bible passages by Peaceful Scriptures. It’s great for those who want to be relaxed before and during sleep while also catching up with, and being surrounded by, God’s word.