What Is Guided Meditation?

Published: Feb 2, 2024 | Revised: May 14, 2024
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

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Guided Meditation is the practice in which one or more participants meditate (or enhance their meditation practice) with help of the guidance given by a trained meditation practitioner or teacher.

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The guide (teacher) may be there in person, or supports the participant remotely through written text, sound recording, live streams, music, verbal instruction, video, guided imagery (visualizations), and/or audiovisual media.

Guided Meditation is in a lesser degree used for spiritual attainment purposes, but rather as a therapeutic tool to lowering stress and anxiety levels, reducing asthma, physical pains, insomnia, anger, and negative thinking, but also to improve coping skills, concentration and focus, and generals feeling of wellbeing.

A well-known and popular form of Guided Meditation is practiced through Nidra Yoga, but Yogic chanting and Kirtan Yoga may also be carried out as a form of Guided Meditation.

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