Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.
Meditation and spiritual practices are available in video form for viewers to follow for free on YouTube. While it may be counterintuitive to look to the Internet for inner peace and relaxation, the growing popularity of ASMR and online fitness content proves viewers are using the web to better their physical and mental health.
he medical community cites many potential health benefits from a regular meditation practice, such as anxiety relief, or reducing the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
If online meditation sounds appealing to you, here are five experts on YouTube who might help center you in the comfort of your own home. Just remember everyone’s practice is different, and alternate forms of relaxation and therapy are always available to you.
Don’t be surprised if you hear some cursing in Leo’s videos, but it’s this kind of no-frills approach to meditation and self-growth that keeps us coming back to his channel. As a professional life coach he has hundreds of videos, ranging from “How to stop comparing yourself to others” to “Why women fall for assholes.”
Sealy, who is trained and certified in hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy with the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy in Australia, creates videos that are meant to be listened to during actual meditation time. A disclaimer at the beginning suggests not watching while driving or operating machinery…or on the subway home. If you listen you’ll know why. While not especially sleep inducing, his videos are extremely relaxing. Some are even meant for hypnosis.
If you enjoy your meditation and positivity in different forms, such as guided meditation or ASMR, D’Amico’s channel is worth checking out. Some of her ASMR role play includes positive affirmations or healing massage, but she also has many videos dedicated to traditional guided meditation. She is a non-practicing registered nurse and a massage therapist.
Who doesn’t want to imagine seeing a unicorn in the forest? Besides your standard sleep meditations and relaxation videos, the Honest Guys have a series of “fantasy meditations,” meant to transport you into magical worlds while you decompress. Their channel started as a place to talk about different self-help movements and books, but evolved into something much different. With the help of their writer, Siân, the team create incredibly intricate fairytale-like meditations that some people find calming and immersive. Try the running with wolvesvideo.
This channel focuses only on relaxation music, rather than actual meditations, but has one of the most complete and well rounded collections available. They have great background music for your work day to keep you focused or eight-hour sleep music to keep you dozing. You can listen to one of their music meditations while listening to a non-musical text video from a different YouTuber and customize your meditative experience.