Listen Up: Free Guided Meditation from Meditation Oasis

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If you’re looking for beautiful guided meditations and haven’t heard of Mary Maddux and her husband, Richard Maddux, you’re in for a treat. They have an engaging, informative site called, where you’ll a wide variety of resources, ranging from information about how to meditate to links to their podcasts and many meditation guidance materials. Mary was kind enough to allow me to post one of their wonderful guided meditations from their podcast. Just sit back, relax, and click play below. Afterwards, perhaps take a moment to go to their website to find out more. Meditation can be challenging if you’re just starting out. One friend of mine explained it thus: “I just can’t seem to sit still and my thoughts run away with me.” Very common complaint. But guided meditation helps you embrace your inner now with calming, relaxing unobtrusive instruction and music. And that’s where Meditation Oasis comes in.

S i m p l y B e i n g – guided meditation

About Meditation Oasis. Mary and Richard Maddox are wonderful people who have helped thousands over the years…

…through guided meditations, music, instructions and an opportunity to ask questions. Meditation is natural to the mind. It isn’t something you learn to do, it is an ability that you discover. The meditations we offer are simple, natural and easy to do. They bring greater peace, help you to flow more easily with life and experience less inner conflict. Being more at ease mentally and emotionally allows the body to be more relaxed and the mind to be more clear. Our Meditation Oasis® podcast, CDs, music and smartphone apps are all about trust — trust in life and trust in yourself. We hope that our work will help you relax into the natural flow of life and living. ~ meditation oasis web site:

About Mary and Richard. “Mary Maddux, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux bring over 30 years of meditation practice and teaching to the creation of their guided meditations and music. In addition to teaching meditation, Mary has worked in both conventional and alternative settings as a counselor and healing arts practitioner. Richard has played and composed music all of his life. His music is composed especially for meditation, relaxation and healing.” (As a musician myself, I can attest that Richard’s work is very calming, professional-grade meditation music! 🙂 Here are a few of their latest blog entries, which are fascinating and informative:

Meditation Oasis Online. Web Site, Smart Phone Apps, (Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feeds below)
So why meditate?

It lowers stress and calms the ancient brain It lets us get to know our true selves It could help people with arthritis better handle stress It keeps you more focused It makes music sound better It helps us even when we’re not actively practicing it It makes you a better person It can lower your blood pressure It can make you feel more grateful for what you have It lowers depression among teens It can help you handle stress better It can help you sleep better It helps you control your thoughts—instead of the other way around It makes you more grateful It can self-perpetuate the practice by wiring your brain to expect a “calm time” for meditation (also known as a habit) It can improve your immune system [Source]
Yours in Mental Hygiene,

The Ancient Brain Team

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