The world can be a stressful place, and now more than ever we all need a healthy way to relax, unwind, and reduce anxiety.
That’s why we’re excited to announce a whole new wellness category that’s part of your Beachbody On Demand membership: Relaxation & Meditation!
Stress can leave you feeling tense, negative, and worried, but spending just a few minutes a day in meditation can relieve the pressure and help you calm down, focus on the positive, and come back into balance.
That’s where the Relaxation & Meditation channel comes in.
How Can Meditation Help Me?
Growing research shows that meditation has a powerful impact on our well-being. It’s proven to help melt away stress, decrease anxiety, promote positive physical and emotional health, improve sleep and your relationships, and enhance your self-esteem.
It can also help renew your energy, reduce negativity, and forge a stronger mind/body connection so you feel focused, inspired, and empowered.
According to the Mayo Clinic, meditation helps clear away the information overload that can overwhelm your mind and contribute to stress.
Meditation can help you:
- Build skills to manage stress
- Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
- Increase self-awareness
- Focus on the present
- Reduce negative emotions
- Increase imagination and creativity
- Increase patience and tolerance
In a study done by the American Psychological Association, nurses working in high-pressure jobs experienced less stress and increased quality of life and self-compassion after meditating regularly for 8 weeks.
Recent findings suggest that meditation may help you sleep better.
In one study, participants who were randomly assigned to a group that meditated fell asleep sooner and stayed asleep longer than participants assigned to a group that didn’t meditate.
What If I’ve Never Meditated Before?
The beauty of meditation is that it requires no special skill or equipment. All you have to do is sit back, follow the cues, and experience the benefits.
If you can breathe, you can meditate. It’s the easiest “workout” you’ll ever do!
You’ll find that many of the meditations are perfect if you’ve never tried meditating or think that meditation is not for you.
In case you’re still skeptical, here’s what meditation is NOT: It’s not religious, “new age,” or mysterious. It’s simply a technique to help you slow down, clear your mind, and tune out the noise of the world.
Doesn’t Meditation Require Sitting Still for Long Periods of Time?
No! Even just a few minutes a day can have incredible benefits for your mental and emotional health.
Many of our meditations are under 10 minutes, making them perfect to do first thing in the morning, after your workout, or just before bed.
What’s Included in the Relaxation & Meditation Channel?
You’ll find an incredible variety of content when you click the Relaxation & Meditation tile:
- 4 meditations from the Beachbody Yoga Studio
- 13 Themed Meditations from the Unplug app
- 60 meditations from Elise Joan based on her “I AM” cards from Barre Blend. (coming soon!)
- A 21-day guided program called Unstress: 21 Days of Meditation for Relaxation, Calm, and Less Anxiety, produced in partnership with the premier meditation app, Unplug, coming soon.
When Is the Relaxation & Meditation Channel Available?
The Beachbody Yoga Studio and Themed Meditations from Unplug on Beachbody On Demand are now available.
Other meditations will come online shortly thereafter. There’s no additional cost; all content will be available to all Beachbody On Demand members.
Not a Beachbody On Demand member yet? You can sign up for a membership right now.