Meditation is a mind and body practice used to improve mental and emotional well-being through increasing relaxation, increasing focus, managing mood, or cultivating an attribute.
The goal or purpose varies depending on the meditation technique used and accompanying beliefs.
Take a Break - Guided Meditations
iTunes:Free | Android:Free
Features two popular meditations from the Meditation Oasis podcast to provide deep relaxation. The app gives you the option to listen with or without music and/or nature sounds.
Calm: Meditate, Sleep, Relax
App designed to help individuals relax, focus, and sleep better. Includes 9 guided meditations and 4 sleep stories, along with a breathing tool. Subscription required for additional content.
2. Articles/Fact Sheets:
Quick Facts: Meditation can Help You to Relax
This fact sheet includes helpful tips about meditation.
6 Types of Meditation: Which One is Right For You?
This article provides descriptions of six different types of meditation.
Meditation: In Depth
This fact sheet provides general information about meditation including what it is, what science says about its benefits, and possible side effects to the practice.
This podcast guides you through a 6-minute mind/body relaxation meditation.