Meditation, like working out, is one of those things that we know is good for us but takes a lot of effort to get started on (but it can change your life, so it’s worth it!).
Luckily for us, practicing mindfulness is literally an issue of mind over matter. Check out the short and sweet videos below to help you find your bliss.
Mallika Chopra is the daughter of Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned pioneer of integrative medicine and spirituality. One would expect someone with her pedigree to be a diehard proponent of personal wellness, but Chopra is refreshingly realistic. Modern life is complicated and busy for the best of us, and she understands how tricky it can be to prioritize. Watch her video above to get an understanding of how simple it can be to incorporate mindful meditation into your daily life.
Featured in the New York Times alongside Mallika Chopra, Gabrielle Bernstein is a new guru of sorts. Her hip approach to finding enlightenment has found a dedicated fanbase among the young professionals of New York, and it’s easy to see why – her view on mindfulness is relatable in a casual way, with topics such as “Vibes speak louder than words,” or “3 ways to turn a bad day into a good one.” Watch one of our favorites, “Meditation to prevent freaking out,” above and we guarantee you’ll be addicted.
Donna D’Cruz knows what its like to juggle everything and anything in a competitive environment. The Indian-born and Australian-raised celebrity DJ used daily meditation sessions to keep herself grounded, then founded her lifestyle brand Rasa Living after realizing that meditation could help others struggling with the ills of modern living. True to her DJ roots, she built her practice as a sort of theological remix by drawing on the works of Islamic poets and yoga guru K. Pattabhi Jois, the developer of Asthanga yoga. In the video above find out how to inject a minute of mindfulness while on the go!
Main photo: Laura MacKinnon via Flickr.