I struggle with guided meditations. What other type of meditations can I use?

Carlos Murray
I would recommend focusing on a word. Meditation is a great way to refocus and train your brain for positive thinking. Giving you a pause to rest. Use music or silence and have that one thought you go back to that can clear your mind.

Matt Obrien
One thing that has traditionally worked is to attend a meditation class, find the nearest shambala center or Insight meditation or any zen buddhist center or a mindfulness workshop, and attend the class, for the tradition dictates meditation is better learned in person. Beginning meditation instruction received orally by a good teacher would set you up for a long time. You just need to take the plunge and sacrifice a full Saturday or even better a whole weekend but get the experience in person, much like exercise the best way to learn is by doing it. And in a group setting is best. Do not go to a sitting with experienced meditators. Take the beginners instruction first!

Heino Stickel
Try just relaxing and breathing slowly! Also listening to some quiet peaceful music can help. I sometimes mix yoga in with my meditation

Deann Chambers
I sometimes am distracted by voices. You can lead your own meditation to instrumental music and create your own mantras and affirmations.

Lucas Moreno
You can use one that is 🔔 only or you can go on YouTube and find a sound scape that runs the amount of time you want to meditate for and play that instead.

Roy Kennedy
Please share what exact struggle you have. Are you bothered by something? Get really present to what's happening and address it in your mind. Be in charge of your faculties

Damaris Baumbach
One thing that has traditionally worked is to attend a meditation class, find the nearest shambala center or Insight meditation or any zen buddhist center or a mindfulness workshop, and attend the class, for the tradition dictates meditation is better learned in person. Beginning meditation instruction received orally by a good teacher would set you up for a long time. You just need to take the plunge and sacrifice a full Saturday or even better a whole weekend but get the experience in person, much like exercise the best way to learn is by doing it. And in a group setting is best. Do not go to a sitting with experienced meditators. Take the beginners instruction first!

Maélie Carpentier
One thing that has traditionally worked is to attend a meditation class, find the nearest shambala center or Insight meditation or any zen buddhist center or a mindfulness workshop, and attend the class, for the tradition dictates meditation is better learned in person. Beginning meditation instruction received orally by a good teacher would set you up for a long time. You just need to take the plunge and sacrifice a full Saturday or even better a whole weekend but get the experience in person, much like exercise the best way to learn is by doing it. And in a group setting is best. Do not go to a sitting with experienced meditators. Take the beginners instruction first!

Elouan Masson
I’m totally the opposite but I think you can try some techniques with no voice on e.g. breathing and benefit from them.
In my opinion, the whole point of meditation is pause and get yourself out of living in an autopilot mode. So, you can do whatever you want/like as long as you can be mindful of moments you’re in.
Good luck 😉

Aureliza Mendes
Anything like walking or writing, even sitting and closing your eyes is, to me, a form of meditation. Regarding the writing, you can write morning pages, jot down every single thought racing through your mind as soon as you wake up. You do not have to pay attention to your spelling or the content, just focus on the writing. As for walking as a meditation, I would say walk without a purpose, just walk around for 10 minutes or as long as you want to. Look around you, observe, let go of the thoughts entering your mind. I guess, a good conclusion is to say that meditation is in the letting go of worries, thoughts, emptying your head for a moment

Rick Fuller
One thing that has traditionally worked is to attend a meditation class, find the nearest shambala center or Insight meditation or any zen buddhist center or a mindfulness workshop, and attend the class, for the tradition dictates meditation is better learned in person. Beginning meditation instruction received orally by a good teacher would set you up for a long time. You just need to take the plunge and sacrifice a full Saturday or even better a whole weekend but get the experience in person, much like exercise the best way to learn is by doing it. And in a group setting is best. Do not go to a sitting with experienced meditators. Take the beginners instruction first!

Astrid Jensen
What is it that you struggle with is probably the first question you should ask yourself and then try to address that. You could try other guided meditations, like Headspace or Oak. Otherwise see if an unguided is for you