I get asked this question almost daily—“you listen to all of Omvana’s meditations…which are your favorite?”
In some ways, I think I have the best job in the world. As the Omvana editor, I do get to listen to thousands of track submissions. Then, I handpick specific tracks that do a superb job and make these available on the web and on our app.
But when I’m asked the question “which is your favorite?“…. they all flood back through my head and then I’m torn between so many.
That’s like asking me to choose my favorite kind of cookie! So many flavors, textures, and varieties to choose from (not to mention that they each have to do with my mood for that day!).
Yes, I said it. Meditations are like cookies. Sometimes there’s 1 for a specific mood, most often I enjoy having a variety, and preferably I have them in the morning before breakfast and for dessert before bed 😉
Also, everyone is different. What works for me may not be what works for you, and that’s the beautiful thing about having options.
At the moment, I have been cycling between 3 favorite tracks, but my answer could change at any given moment. I wanted to share my top 3 tracks that I’m currently hooked on, and how they’ve found a way into my daily routine.
I’ll never stop loving this one. I think it’s the classic “chewy chocolate chip cookie” of meditations. I’ll never forget when I first discovered this meditation (and learned about Omvana) while I was traveling in Bali by myself. I remember listening to it while outside of my hostel and looking up at the stars. I’ll never forget that I was moved to tears when asked to bring to mind all the things I was grateful for. The feelings were overwhelming. I wake up daily with this meditation, and it fuels me for the day. I truly believe that I wouldn’t be working with this fantastic team at Omvana if it wasn’t for the inspiration this track gave me.
This is my no-fail solution to falling asleep in an instant. It’s like giving myself a brain-hug. I feel so calm, relaxed, supported and abundant. For me, this track isn’t as much about manifesting physical wealth in my life (through money), but instead just feeling the overall abundance of the love and gifts in the world. There are so many things to learn, so many opportunities to have and so many beautiful people to meet. This world is so abundant and it provides for you.
Sometimes I don’t feel like going through a guided meditation and just want music. You may have felt that way too—that’s okay! The beautiful thing about meditation is that it’s a personal experience and there is no pressure for it to be any which way. There’s no “one size fits all,” and sometimes you just need something different. My days are long—I write nearly 20 emails a daily, check blogs, post on social media, run between meetings…sometimes a meditation break for me means cutting off all forms of mental stimuli and not listening to any voices. Instead, I just pop this on and lay for 5-10 minutes, feeling as if I’ve gone to the spa. As a neuroscience major, I am excited by the alpha binaural beats and how they can induce creativity or deeper meditation. After this 5-10 minute session, I feel energized again, ready to work, and focused for the day.
And all this doesn’t even come with the sugar high!