In times like these, it’s easy to feel isolated, stressed and anxious. But you can always slow down, relax your mind and meditate with these free exercises.

COVID-19 has changed our lives forever. The situation is not pleasant for any of us, and it’s normal to give in to self-doubt and fear. But the pandemic is also an opportunity to stop and reflect. What do I want to achieve when the crisis is over? What kind of life do I want to have?

To aid you in the quest for answers, we’ve rounded up four free sources of meditative exercises and activities devised by professionals.

Take a deep breath

Calm, one of the most favorite apps for meditation and sleep, has released a wide range of thoughtful resources for free. The selection includes audio recordings, soundscapes, and narrated stories that will help you fall asleep and meditate. Several instructional videos show physical activities that release tension and back pain.

Take a deep breath

Enjoy the hand-picked compliation to support your mental and emotional wellness.

Self-Compassion in the Midst of COVID-19

Psychologists Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer from the Center of Mindful Self-Compassion invite you to “join a global gathering of people and explore the inner resources to navigate these difficult times.” For that occasion, they developed a free online seminar that will show you how to take a step back and reflect on our present experiences with peace and love.

Self-Compassion in the Midst of COVID-19

The live events streams on April 5 at 10 p.m. UTC.

Being Resilient During Coronavirus

“Being consumed by fear causes wear and tear on the body, which undermines your safety,” says psychologist Rick Hanson. When the pandemic broke out, he created a webpage that contains original video guides on how to find inner peace and podcast episodes that explain our attitudes in the current situation. He also hosts live meditations every Wednesday.

Being Resilient During Coronavirus

Find suggestions for how to be effective during this challenging time.

OPEN HEART PROJECT

In 2011, teacher Susan Piver established an online mindfulness meditation center Open Heart Project. While it usually operates on a subscription model, she has decided to provide relief to the people at home by hosting four free meditation gatherings every day. Trained lecturers supervise each session, and some sittings are available also in Spanish.

Open Heart Project

Check the itinerary for live meditations and respective lecturers.

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