The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2020

Whether you’re looking to embrace difficult emotions, strengthen your concentration or feel more connected to others, you’ll find our most popular meditations of 2020 here.

At Mindful we aim to deliver practical and high-quality resources for our readers so they can build their practice. Meditation and other mindfulness practices have powerful potential to make real change accessible and tangible. Our guided meditations are comprehensive and walk you through the practice step-by-step so that we can meet you where you are, regardless of your level of experience. 

2020 has been a big year for all of us. Whether you’re looking to embrace difficult emotions, strengthen your concentration or feel more connected to others, you’ll find our most popular meditations here. 

The Most Popular Meditations of 2020

1. A 10-Minute Nourishing Breath Meditation

10-Minute Nourishing Breath Meditation

  • 10:46

In this practice, Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein bring our awareness to the breath as an anchor to the present moment. Breathing practice can help cultivate self-love and compassion in accepting things the way they are.

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2. A Guided Meditation for Gathering Your Energy

9-Minute Meditation to Gather Your Energy

  • 9:07

When our minds are distracted, we don’t have access to our full potential of energy and focus. Sharon Salzberg leads this meditation to help strengthen concentration.

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3. A 10-Minute Practice to Ground, Breathe, Soothe

10-Minute Practice to Ground, Breathe, Soothe

  • 10:24

This grounding practice from Calmer Choice focuses on bringing awareness into the body. This kind of meditation can be a useful tactic for settling feelings of fear and stress.

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4. A Simple Meditation to Connect With Loving-Kindness

10-Minute Meditation to Connect With Loving-Kindness

  • 10:19

This foundational practice can help you awaken to how we are all inextricably connected. Then, we can open our minds to caring for all the people we’re connected with— even if we don’t like or agree with everything they do.

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5. A Guided Walking Meditation to Connect With Your Senses

17-Minute Mindful Walking Practice to Connect with Your Senses

  • 17:36

This simple walking meditation guided by Elaine Smookler is all about bringing awareness to what the body is experiencing as we walk.

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6. A Guided Meditation to Cultivate Equanimity

13-Minute Meditation to Cultivate Equanimity

  • 13:04

Even in the best of times, it can be difficult to nourish even-mindedness. Diana Winston leads us in this practice to rethink the way we relate to negative emotions and triggers so we can manage our reactivity.

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7. A Meditation for Letting Thoughts Float By Like Bubbles

27-Minute Meditation to Observe the Wandering Mind

  • 26:38

Meditation teacher, Enrique Collazo, leads us in this practice to allow our thoughts to pass, rather than becoming invested in each one. This practice of self-love can awaken us to the spaciousness of awareness.

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8. A Guided Meditation for Turning Awareness Into Action

13-Minute Meditation for Turning Awareness into Action

  • 13:46

Michelle Maldonado, coauthor of A Bridge To Better: An Open Letter to Humanity and Resource Guide, leads this meditation focused on engaging with the world from a place of strength, groundedness, and calm.

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9. The S.T.O.P. Practice: Creating Space Around Automatic Reactions

4-Minute Four-Minute S.T.O.P. Practice

  • 4:00

Rhonda Magee leads this portable mindful practice that can help us find calm when faced with difficult moments. 

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10. A 7-Minute Guided Meditation to Embrace Fear

A 7-Minute Guided Meditation to Embrace Fear

  • 7:29

In this meditation, Loch Kelly guides our awareness within our mind and body to help us accept and work with difficult emotions.

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