Mindfulness Practices To Find Stillness and Balance
Practyce gives you access to online meditation classes from world-renowned meditation teachers. Meditation is a practice of focusing the mind to develop concentration and clarity, plus achieve an emotionally calm and positive state to see the true nature of things. The practice of meditation allows you to return to the present moment, be with challenging situations, cultivate self-awareness, and connect with yourself and others. Mindfulness benefits mental health, as well as overall health and well-being. Additionally, studies have shown that meditation practice can increase patience and compassion, as well as improve meditators’ quality of sleep.
While meditation is practiced around the world in many different cultures and traditions, it is an essential part of yoga. The second verse of the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali explains yoga is the cessation or stilling of thought waves in the mind (yogaś citta-vritti-nirodhaḥ). Meanwhile, dhyāna is the Sanskrit word for meditation found in ancient yogic source texts.
Meditation is a simple yet profound practice. The intention is not for thoughts to cease completely but to become aware of them without attachment or resistance. There are many different types of meditation, such as Yoga Nidra, as well as different anchors of where you can place your attention and how. Our yoga app supports you through the process with a variety of mindfulness practices to choose from, plus practical information about how to sit and stay focused. With each meditation session, it becomes easier to find stillness and balance.
Whether you’re new to meditation, even if it’s your first time, or you have an established daily meditation practice, we have a library of meditation videos, including mindfulness meditations, visualizations, body scans, breathing techniques, and guided meditations, you can learn at your own pace. Our collection of on-demand meditation videos offers many different types of meditation you can stream anywhere, any time, and on any device.