Experience the joy of your own self with these guided meditations and techniques based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

These videos and more are also available on our free Ananda Meditation app for iPhone and Android.

I Am the Divine Light — Guided Visualization

Episode 2

Feel yourself as Divine Light in this short, powerful guided visualization and affirmation by Swami Kriyananda, read by Nayaswami Diksha. Transcript Swami Kriyananda chanting AUM in the background recording. Visualize Divine Light Nayaswami Diksha: Visualize a ray of sunlight slanting down through a cloud-covered sky and shining on you, illuminating your consciousness. Think of the happiness of receiving that blessing … Read More

I Am Timeless — Guided Visualization

Episode 3

Go beyond time in this short, powerful guided visualization and affirmation by Swami Kriyananda, “I Am Timeless Forever,” read by Nayaswami Diksha. Video Transcript Seated at the Heart of Eternity Visualization Nayaswami Diksha narrates: Imagine yourself seated at the heart of eternity. On the outskirts of your vision, swirling away into the distance are the mists of endless cycles of … Read More

Expanding Your Consciousness

Episode 4

Nayaswami Jyotish leads a 30-minute guided meditation to help you expand your consciousness. Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi are founding members and Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, as well as long time teachers and meditators. Transcript Nayaswami Jyotish: Hello, and welcome. Today we’re going to do a meditation primarily focused on the state of expansion. Meditation has three phases … Read More

Inner Freedom

Episode 5

Are you looking for inner peace? Follow this prayer, relaxation, and deeply moving experience in a guided meditation to find inner freedom. Nayaswami Devi leads a 30-minute guided meditation to help you develop and experience inner freedom. Nayaswami Devi is a founding member and the spiritual co-director of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, as well as a long-time teacher and meditator. Transcript … Read More

Guided Meditation on the Chakras

Episode 6

Nayaswami Savitri leads a 40-minute guided meditation on the chakras. A resident of Ananda since 1975, Savitri is a Minister, Spiritual Counselor, Raja Yoga Teacher, and former Co-Director of the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program. If you enjoyed this guided meditation you may also gain insights from Savitri Simpson’s book Chakras for Starters: Unlock the Hidden Doors of Peace and … Read More

Offer Your Love to the Divine

Episode 7

Nayaswami Devarshi leads a 30-minute guided meditation. He is among the founding members of Ananda and a long time meditator and teacher, serving in India as the head of the Kriya ministry.

Guided Healing Meditation

Episode 8

Mary Kretzmann leads a 36-minute guided meditation for healing. She is a long time meditator and Ananda teacher and guides its healing ministry. The meditation begins with bodily relaxation and chanting to open the energy centers. We call on God from the spiritual eye between the eyebrows, chanting “Reveal Thyself.” Then we listen for God’s response in the heart. Imagine … Read More

Guided Meditation for Calming the Mind and Nervous System

Episode 9

Dr. Peter Van Houten leads a 13-minute guided meditation and teaches us a simple breathing technique for calming the mind and nervous system that we can use no matter where we are. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Dr. Peter Van Houten is a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda. He is a family physician with close to 40 years of real world … Read More

Guided Meditation on Calmness

Episode 10

Nayaswami Sahaja leads you in a 20-minute guided meditation on developing and experiencing calmness within yourself. She is a longtime meditator and lives at Ananda Village, California.

Guided Meditation with the Ananda Monks

Episode 11

A group of the Ananda monks lead a 32-minute guided meditation with Yogananda’s meditation techniques. Transcript Nayaswami Devarshi: Welcome friends to our meditation. Before we even begin with a prayer in the chat, let’s start to prepare for meditation already. Preparation for meditation Relax the mind. Let go of all worries and thoughts of the day, past, and future. Let’s … Read More

Guided Heart’s Love Meditation

Episode 12

Gita Matlock leads a 30-minute guided meditation to help you to open your heart to love. She is a long time meditator and resident of Ananda Village. [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written meaningful expression.] Welcome to the meditation practice today friends, thank you for allowing me … Read More

Land of Mystery — A Guided Meditation

Episode 13

Swami Kriyananda was a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and the founder of Ananda. Meditation is primarily a means of helping us to know our higher or spiritual nature. It is a calm mind focused on the higher aspect of your own higher reality. Meditation is a state of very intense awareness. Great saints and prophets of all religions felt … Read More

Guided Meditation for World Peace and Harmony

Episode 14

By focusing on AUM, feel the importance of the experience of AUM through deep visualization, harmonizing and drawing us to peace within. Nayaswami Devi is one of Ananda’s founding members and its spiritual co-director, together with her spouse, Nayaswami Jyotish. Transcript Nayaswami Devi: Hello, everyone. We’re going to lead you through a guided meditation now on the waves of AUM … Read More

Awaken the Chakras: Guided Meditation and Visualization

Episode 14

Watch this stunning video of a 20-minute guided meditation and visualization to awaken the chakras. This guided chakra meditation will take you on a journey into your chakras using amazingly beautiful imagery. Experience an inner awakening through this inward practice and realize a higher aspect of your own self. Nayaswami Diksha is a long time meditator and teacher at The Expanding … Read More

Guided Beginning Meditation

Episode 15

Nayaswami Jaya leads a 36-minute guided meditation focusing on the breath, bringing in devotion and God, feeling Joy and Peace, and thereby deepening awareness of the divine presence within. Nayaswami Jaya Helin is among the founding members of Ananda, and a long-time meditator and teacher. He serves to guide Ananda India. Transcript Nayaswami Jaya: Welcome, friends, to today’s meditation. My … Read More

Guided Meditation for Peace and Calmness

Episode 17

Nayaswami Pranaba leads you in a 30-minute guided meditation on peace and calmness. He is a longtime meditator and teacher and lives at Ananda Village, California. Transcript Nayaswami Pranaba: Welcome. This is a great opportunity to dive deep in meditation. Preparing For Deepening Your Meditation Let’s begin by closing our eyes softly and focusing on just deep diaphragmatic abdominal breathing. … Read More

Solution to Troubled Times

Episode 17

Jitendra leads a 15-minute meditation to help you find your peace and strength within for daily life. He is a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda, serving with Ananda Online. In this meditation, we are guided to go within and attune to the inner light of peace, love, and compassion. By releasing distraction and embracing present awareness, we can be … Read More

Guided Meditation on Finding Inner Balance

Episode 18

Melody Hansen leads a 30-minute guided meditation to help you find your inner balance. Melody is a longtime meditation and yoga teacher at Ananda’s guest retreat, the Expanding Light. Transcript Melody Hansen: Welcome friends to a guided meditation for finding inner balance. Let’s begin in a comfortable seated position. Whether you’re in a chair or on the floor, just make … Read More

Guided Meditation with Badri Matlock

Episode 19

Badri Matlock leads you in an uplifting 20-minute guided meditation based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings. He is a longtime meditator and teacher and lives at Ananda Village, California.

Guided Meditation for Busy People

Episode 20

Free yourself from stress in this 15-minute guided meditation for busy people. Experience peace of mind through this short and simple meditation for everyone. Mai Lee  is a longtime meditator and lives at Ananda Village, California. Transcript Mai Lee: Hello, friends, Thank you for joining me today, I want to walk you through my daily practice. Coming from a big … Read More

Guided Meditation: Finding the Joy within You

Episode 21

Dambara Begley leads a 15-minute guided meditation to help you find your joy within you. He is a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda. Transcript Dambara Begley: Hello, friends, my name is Dambara Begley. And I’d love to meditate with you. So let’s do a guided meditation. And we’re going to focus on Joy. Joy is our nature. Bliss is … Read More

Guided Meditation for Energy and Success

Episode 21

Nayaswami Jyotish, one of Ananda’s founding members and its Spiritual Director, guides us in a visualization of Light permeating energy, filled with joy and power for drawing us into the magnetic state of success. Transcript Nayaswami Jyotish Hello friends. Today I want to lead us in a visualization for success and energy. It’s very, very important that we understand the … Read More

Guided Meditation with Nayaswami Nefretete

Episode 22

Nayaswami Nefretete leads a 30-minute guided meditation. She is a long time meditator and member of Ananda and lives at Ananda Village in California. Transcript Nayaswami Nefretete: Hello, great souls. Thank you for joining us for this meditation. I’m Nayaswami Nefretete. And it’s my great blessing to be here with you. Today, we’re going to practice a very ancient but … Read More

Be the Change

Episode 23

Join Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi as they lead a 25-minute guided meditation to help you find your inner peace and joy so you can share it with the world. Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi are Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide. Be the Change [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take into account the nuanced differences … Read More

Guided Meditation: Be Present in Your Heart

Episode 25

Nayaswami Maria leads a 30-minute guided meditation to help you become more present in your heart. She is a longtime meditator and one of Ananda’s most experienced teachers. Transcript [Soft music plays in the background] Nayaswami Maria: Welcome, everyone; let us meditate together. And first, let us assume a posture that is comfortable, sitting either on a chair or on … Read More

Guided Meditation: Feeling An Intuitive Presence of Spirit

Episode 27

Nayaswami Premdas leads a 30-minute guided meditation to help you experience the intuitive Spirit within you. He is a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda, serving meditation groups and centers all over America. Transcript Nayaswami Premdas: Welcome friends. I’m Nayaswami Premdas. And I’m here to help you in this guided meditation today. What Is the “Feeling Nature” of Meditation? If … Read More

Guided Meditation on Stillness in Peace and Joy

Episode 28

Brahmacharini Meerabai leads a 30-minute guided meditation for joy and peace to help you to find your stillness them. Brahmacharini Meerabai is a long time meditator and resident at Ananda Village, where she’s served at Crystal Clarity, the publishing department, and at The Expanding Light Retreat.

Guided Meditation: Become Present with Your Breath

Episode 29

Tyagi Dhyan leads a 10-minute guided meditation to help you become more present with your breath. Dhyan is a longtime meditator and Ananda teacher. Transcription Tyagi Dhyan: Welcome, everyone. My name is Dhyan. I live here at Ananda Village. And in today’s guided meditation, we’re going to use the breath as a tool to help relieve us from any tensions … Read More

Guided Ananda Meditation

Episode 30

Nayaswami Diksha leads a 16-minute guided meditation. She is a long time meditator and teacher at The Expanding Light Retreat. Intent of the Meditation A specific, highly effective technique of meditation (brought to the West by Yogananda) to help you develop greater concentration. With just a little practice each day, you can learn to concentrate, and you can feel more … Read More

Guided Meditation for Stress Relief

Episode 31

A simple, practical technique to do everyday. Long-time meditator and founder of Ananda, Nayaswami Anandi Cornell, guides us in an exercise for de stressing the body and preparing to meditate spiritually. Transcript Nayaswami Anandi Let’s practice together a guided meditation exercise to help you release stress and to tune in again to your innate calmness and happiness. Deep Breathing Guided … Read More

Guided Meditation on Peace and Harmony

Episode 31

Ganesha Kieran leads a 30-minute guided meditation. He is a long time meditator and teacher at Ananda. Transcript Ganesha Kieran: Hello, friends, Welcome. This morning I’d like to lead you in a meditation to feel, in yourself, the peace and harmony that’s there all the time. We’ll do some healing prayers. We’ll chant together. And we’ll pray. Let’s begin by … Read More

Guided Meditation for Finding Inner Peace

Episode 33

Kamran Matlock leads a 15-minute guided meditation to help you find your inner peace. A journey for finding our own wisdom is practice of a simple and powerful technique of concentration on breathing with relaxation. Transcript Kamran Matlock: Welcome, my name is Kamran, I’m a teacher at an Education for Life school. Education for Life is a modern expression of … Read More

Releasing Negativity — Guided Meditation

Episode 35

Nayaswami Anandi leads us in a guided meditation for releasing negativity. You are guided to relax your body, bring a negative feeling or tension to mind, accept the feeling completely without judgment, visualize the tension melting and evaporating away, continue to relax and accept the feeling, and offer it up to the Divine so that it can be released. The … Read More

Change Your Brain: Guided Meditation

Episode 37

Nayaswami Anandi, a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda, guides this 15-minute meditation. Video by the The Expanding Light Retreat. Transcript Nayaswami Anandi: Hi. My name is Nayaswami Anandi. I’m an Ananda meditation teacher with the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation. Today’s meditation is based on current studies on the brain, combined with a classic technique of meditation brought … Read More

Connect to Your Divine Power: Guided Meditation

Episode 39

Nayaswami Diksha guides you in this 14-minute guided meditation to help you tune into your Divine Spiritual Power, as power is one of the 8 aspects of God. Nayaswami Diksha is a long time meditator and teacher at the Expanding Light Retreat. Video by the The Expanding Light Retreat. Transcript Nayaswami Diksha: My name is Nayaswami Diksha and I’m the … Read More

Daily Guided Meditation to Feel Inner Peace

Episode 45

Practical, effective, and calming meditation technique that reduces stress and brings you in touch with your higher self. Nayaswami Diksha is a long time meditator and teacher at Ananda’s Expanding Light. Transcript Nayaswami Diksha: This is a great short meditation that you can practice whenever you feel stress, and you need to relax. So let’s sit upright. With the spine … Read More

How to Meditate

Episode 60

Nayaswami Diksha teaches a class on meditation. She is a long time meditator and teacher at Ananda’s Expanding Light. This video was produced by the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation at the Expanding Light Retreat. Transcript Nayaswami Diksha: Hello, everyone. My name is Diksha, and I have been meditating for many years. I find that meditation is a great … Read More

Find Your Calm Center Within

Nayaswami Parvati leads you in a 30-minute guided meditation on finding your calm center within. Transcript Nayaswami Parvati: Hello friend, I’d like to include you in a meditation. And I hope you’ll be able to enjoy the relaxation and the peace that meditation brings you. Let’s start with a prayer together, a simple prayer. Heavenly Father, Divine Mother, friend, beloved … Read More

Global Meditation at the Climate Change & Consciousness Conference at Findhorn

Watch and participate in this inspiring global meditation at Findhorn with Nayaswami Kirtani and Nayaswami Anand from Ananda Assisi. Recorded April 18th 2019. This guided meditation focuses on bringing inner peace, light, and unity to help address climate change. The meditation involves chanting AUM, visualizing energy centers in the spine, perceiving inner light, feeling connected to nature, and sending blessings. … Read More

Guided Meditation for Peace and Calmness

Nayaswami Sadhana Devi leads you in a 30-minute guided meditation on finding peace and calmness within. More meditations are in our free meditation app. Ananda Meditation is the only meditation app based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Learn how to meditate, practice ancient yogic techniques, and go deeper in the joy of your own Self. – Start a new … Read More

Fulfill the Divine Plan for Your Life

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Guided visualization and affirmation by Swami Kriyananda, read by Nayaswami Diksha. This visualization originates from Swami Kriyananda’s 26-week home study course: Material Success Through Yoga Principles. Music by Swami Kriyananda. Transcript Nayaswami Diksha: Visualize light descending into the world from infinity. Focus it on whatever you’re doing. Don’t mentally divorce what you’re doing in the effort to succeed from the … Read More

How to Sit for Meditation

One of the reasons we find it hard to meditate is because we cannot keep the body still! Learn a few tricks on how we can sit comfortably and dynamically for meditation so that we may forget our bodies and focus our attention in meditation. This video is part of the Kriya Yoga Home Study Course of Ananda India, which … Read More

Prosperity Visualization and Affirmation by Swami Kriyananda

Open yourself to the divine flow of abundance, in this short powerful guided visualization and affirmation on prosperity, by Swami Kriyananda, read by Nayaswami Diksha. Transcript Nayaswami Diksha (A gentle flowing stream is playing in the background) Positive Thinking for Prosperity Visualize a cascade of gold coins pouring down like a waterfall. (Pause) See the cascade land, then flow upward … Read More

Expand Your Light – Visualization and Affirmation by Swami Kriyananda

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Connect with the light of your heart, and let it expand to fill your whole being, body, mind and feeling. Continue to expand your light, transforming all darkness into light, and blessings all creatures, in this short powerful guided visualization and affirmation on expanding your light by Swami Kriyananda, read by Nayaswami Diksha. This visualization originates from Swami Kriyananda’s 26-Week … Read More