Meditation won’t solve all your problems, but it can give your mind a rest and help you approach each day with more clarity and purpose.
We asked the teachers of the Unplug app to create a week of five-minute meditations to help you cope with some of life’s challenges. You’ll find meditations that will calm your mind, transport you to a happier place and leave you feeling energized.
So take a moment for yourself, and get comfortable.
Let’s get started.
Choose your meditation
Taming Negative Thoughts
“Negative thinking will cause tension in the physical body that sometimes goes unnoticed.”
— Alex Artymiak
De-stress at Your Desk
“Release any fears of the day, any struggles with work.”
— Zel Amanzi
“Feel as though the entire body is cocooned in the energy of love.”
— Tracee Stanley
Time just for you
“Let go of any expectations you might have. You are here to learn more about yourself.”
— Mwanini Makangira
Beat the Blahs
“The easiest way to get out of the blahs is to visualize trying something new.”
— Ben Decker
“Imagine being on a plane, train or a boat on your way to your ideal destination.”
— Sherly Sulaiman
Calm During Crisis
“We can make a powerful difference in the lives of others and the life of the planet when we make our own internal shift, and connect to the present moment.”
Meet the teachers
Zel Amanzi is the founder of Transgressive Medicine, which offers well-being and spirituality classes and workshops for everyone, including queer, nonbinary and trans people. They are based in Los Angeles.
Alex Artymiak is a yoga, meditation and breath work teacher based in Los Angeles. He has been teaching meditation for more than a decade and has been a yoga practitioner for more than 20 years.
davidji is a stress management trainer, mindful performance coach and founder of the davidji Meditation Academy. He is the author of three books, including “Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation.” He is based in Carlsbad, Calif.
ben decker is the author of four books, including “Practical Meditation for Beginners,” and has been studying meditation since he was 4, when his mother introduced it. He hosts “The Modern Spirituality Podcast” and is based in Los Angeles.
Mwanini Makangira began studying Buddhist meditation techniques in Nepal to better understand the connection between the body and the mind after a diagnosis of Lyme disease. She is based in Amsterdam.
Tracee Stanley is a former film executive who has been practicing and teaching meditation for 21 years. She is the author and host of “Radiant Rest,” a book and podcast about the ancient practice of yoga nidra. She is based in Santa Fe, NM
Sherly Sulaiman is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and meditation teacher with more than 20 years of experience. She is the founder of New Stress Relief, a private meditation practice that focuses on helping people “lose themselves to find themselves.” She’s based in Santa Monica, Calif.