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5 Guided Meditation Podcasts to Listen to in Bed

by Pam Silvia

They say happiness is not a destination but a journey. We think, regardless of the work and household responsibilities we all have, there is really no reason to delay this voyage.

For as brief as 10 minutes, a guided meditation podcast can help you attain inward clarity so that you don’t lose sight of your daily and long-term goals. Given that you start and end each day in your bed, why not plug in your earbuds and lie down for easy listening?

Let yourself go, and check out these 5 guided meditation podcasts to start and end your days on the right note:

1. Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

If you are a first-timer, and an unsure one at that, not to worry: This weekly podcast hosted by a veteran news reporter, Dan Harris, was created with you in mind.

Himself a one-time skeptic of the importance of mindfulness and meditation, Harris breaks down the science behind these practices, even recounting his personal experiences and interviewing mental-health experts for their unique perspectives.

Not only that, the Ten Percent Happier app has teachers that will walk you through the basics, one breath at a time. Promising to help you enjoy your life more, this guided meditation podcast aims to increase your capacity for joy, gratitude, and love—no magical thinking required.

a relaxed woman lies in bed with wireless earbuds

2. The Daily Meditation Podcast

Even if you think you’re too busy to meditate, The Daily Meditation Podcast isn’t letting you off easy. With most episodes clocking in below the 15-minute mark, we don’t expect your productivity to suffer if you just lie in bed a little while longer to tune in and give in.

Boasting a library of meditations at your fingertips, this podcast greets you with a new technique every morning. The show’s silver-tongued host, Mary Meckley, introduces a new weekly theme, whisking you away on a journey toward managing your emotions to live your happiest and healthiest life.

Also great for putting your mind at ease after a long day, this guided meditation podcast can also help you fall soundly asleep.

3. Happy Mind

Some days, we could all use a reset button. The Happy Mind podcast by Zebediah Rice turns to spiritual wisdom, with guided meditations for better sleep, greater peace, and of course, a happier you.

Operating under the belief that you can train yourself to recapture the pureness of being while “devoid of any doing,” this podcast includes multiple meditations a day, some as brief as 10 minutes and others as long as an hour, depending on your decompression needs and level of experience.

If you’re partial to astrology or interested in learning to unblock the seven chakras, this one’s for you.

a calm man listens to a podcast as he lies in bed with headphones

4. Sleep Whispers

Do you have trouble falling asleep on most nights? Say no more—this calming podcast will have you drifting to dreamland without a hitch.

A slight departure from guided meditation, Sleep Whispers is a weekly podcast of whispered readings and ramblings designed to help you shut off your own pestering thoughts and unwind in bed. You’ll feel instantly transported to your childhood days when bedtime stories provided nighttime comfort.

Sleep Whispers has a flavor for every palate, as readings include tranquil poems, compelling stories, and educational Wikipedia articles. And don’t worry: Soothing meditations are still part of that menu.

5. Roaming Yogi

When people think of meditation, they also often think of yoga. If you fancy yourself a Master Yoda of sorts when it comes to meditation, we think tackling this physical, mental, and spiritual discipline should be next on your list.

On the Roaming Yogi guided meditation podcast, teacher Natalie Perez narrates transitions between poses as she discusses topics ranging from practicing patience to setting intentions to attaining self-confidence. If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare, we recommend starting your week with some stretches and getting your “om” on.

a woman sits cross-legged on her bed as she listens to a yoga podcast

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