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The latest scientific research reveals that 12 minutes of meditation a day yields benefits like increased attention, focus, creativity, calm, resilience and compassion. Start your 12-minute sit with guided meditations from today’s leading mindfulness experts, brought to you by Mindful. With a new mindfulness meditation each week, 12 Minute Meditation invites you to bring the benefits of mindfulness to daily life.

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The latest scientific research reveals that 12 minutes of meditation a day yields benefits like increased attention, focus, creativity, calm, resilience and compassion. Start your 12-minute sit with guided meditations from today’s leading mindfulness experts, brought to you by Mindful. With a new mindfulness meditation each week, 12 Minute Meditation invites you to bring the benefits of mindfulness to daily life.

    Let Compassion Open Your Heart with Sharon Salzberg

    Let Compassion Open Your Heart with Sharon Salzberg

    We tend to focus all our love on the people we care about—yet, to connect more deeply with others, we must turn toward the one person we keep on the shortest leash: ourselves. We often reject other people’s care or attention when we believe we don’t deserve it. This practice reminds us that there’s nothing special we must do to deserve love. You are worthy of love simply because you exist.
    Show Notes: 
    More from Sharon Salzberg here:
    sharonsalzberg.com
    More from Sharon on mindful.org
    And more from Mindful here:
    Try This Self-Guided Meditation Retreat for Rest and Restoration
    The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue
    Mindful at Work
    More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation
    The Real Mindful Podcast
    Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing yourwords@mindful.org.

    • 18 min
    Unwind From Stress with Nate Klemp and Eric Langshur

    Unwind From Stress with Nate Klemp and Eric Langshur

    The simple act of questioning the thoughts that shape our reality (especially when they create stress, anger, or frustration) opens the door to living a life with more compassion, ease, and openness to new possibilities. This week, Nate Klemp and Eric Langshur offer a practice (recorded by Mindful editor-in-chief Heather Hurlock) to inquire into our thoughts and unwind from stress.
    This practice is featured in the February 2023 issue of Mindful as part of an at-home meditation retreat. The mini-retreat is curated for relief and restoration when you're teetering on the edge of burnout and designed for you to take your individual practice into your relationships and your community.
    Show Notes
    Find more from Nate Klemp and Eric Langshur here:
    Nateklemp.com
    Start Here: Mast the Lifelong Habit of Well-being

    More from Nate on mindful.org
    More from Eric on mindful.org
    And more from Mindful here:
    Try This Self-Guided Meditation Retreat for Rest and Restoration
    The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue
    Mindful at Work
    More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation
    The Real Mindful Podcast
    Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing yourwords@mindful.org.

    • 15 min
    Set Your Intentions for the New Year with Mark Bertin

    Set Your Intentions for the New Year with Mark Bertin

    While many of us take stock at the end of a year, and use the fresh page of January to set goals, or make plans, that sense of letting go of what we're caught up in and the habits we've been living through can be an integral part of our everyday mindfulness practice. Each time we sit for a few minutes, there's an opportunity to let go of wherever our minds, attention, and awareness have gotten caught up in, come back, and realign ourselves with our best intentions and efforts. 
    As you approach this practise, ask yourself what you'd like to bring to it today. And remember that at any moment, you can realign yourself with your best intentions, recognizing that you may lose touch again and then come back when you do.
    Show Notes
    Find more from Mark Bertin here:
    Mark Bertin, Author at Mindful
    developmentaldoctor.com
    And more from Mindful here:
    The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue
    Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing yourwords@mindful.org

    • 13 min
    Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Healing Through Hope

    Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Healing Through Hope

    For the month of December we're rounding up our most popular meditations from this year. This week, Rose Felix Cratsley offers affirmations for self-compassion, embracing growth, and healing through hope. She says, “I think mindfulness is an essential and fundamental human right. We come into the world open and curious, but oftentimes self-judgment, criticism, fear, and anxiety come about.” 
    Show Notes
    Find more from Rose Felix Cratsley here:
    Ivy Child International
    Rose Felix Cratsley. Author at Mindful
    And more from Mindful here:
    The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022
    Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing yourwords@mindful.org

    • 10 min
    Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Savor the Moment by Tapping into Your Senses

    Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Savor the Moment by Tapping into Your Senses

    For the month of December we're rounding up our most popular meditations from this year. This week, Elaine Smookler offers a practice to help savor the moment by tapping into your senses. 
    One morning in early October, Elaine Smookler glanced at her cell phone and noticed the weather app ominously predicting many days of snow and icy temperatures ahead. Life’s challenges were seemingly everywhere. And Elaine was smiling. Cheerful. Grateful. Difficulties were still present, but awareness of her gratitude shifted her view, letting her see that everything was not dark and cold—in fact, many sights and sounds were quite lovely. Cultivate gratitude for life's small delights as you're guided through the senses by Elaine. 
    Show Notes
    Find more from Elaine Smookler here:
    elainesmookler.com 
    Read Elaine’s latest Inner Wisdom column in Mindful magazine
    More from Elaine on mindful.org
    And more from Mindful here:
    The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022
    The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue
    The Gratitude Journal by Mindful
    More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation
    The Real Mindful Podcast
    Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing yourwords@mindful.org.

    • 13 min
    Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Tune In to What Your Body Needs

    Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Tune In to What Your Body Needs

    Sometimes we need to drop into our body to discern what we need in this moment. In this episode of 12 Minute Meditation, author and mindfulness teacher Dr. Christopher Willard offers four prompts to help us self-regulate by attending to what our difficult emotions or physical sensations may be telling us, using the acronym H.A.L.T. H is for asking ourselves: Am I hungry right now? A means checking in to see: Am I angry or anxious, or otherwise dysregulated and activated? L stands for lonely: Am I feeling lonely in this moment? And T stands for: Am I tired?
    Show Notes:
    Find more from Chris Willard here:
    drchristopherwillard.com
    Chris on mindful.org
    And more from Mindful here:
    The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022
    Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing yourwords@mindful.org.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

luvmypuggke ,

Love these short meditations

I love how short but satisfying these meditations are. Yes the intro is a bit long but I use that time to practice my 4-7-8 breathing while I get into the right headspace before the meditation begins. These are free! If you don’t want the sell you will need to buy

Sukie-Lou ,

Gratitude Works 💗

I really enjoy these meditations. Yes, the intros are long, but I’m grateful for the FREE guided, short, meditations. These are perfect for beginners and/or anyone who wants to create a habit of dedicating a short time to their well-being. Some voices are more soothing than others, as is the case with all people you encounter. Practice mindfulness to get through it — hear the message, not the messenger. Regardless of minor annoyances in the recordings, I always feel grateful when I’m done, and look forward to the next.

Paula107 ,

Too much intro

The meditations are mostly wonderful. However, the intro by the editor is too long. I want the meditation, not the sell. Maybe she could move the overview to the end.

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