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.

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. [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written meaningful expression.] Hello, and welcome. … Read More

Inner Freedom

Episode 5

Nayaswami Devi leads a 30-minute guided meditation to help you develop and experience inner freedom. Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi are founding members and spiritual directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, as well as long time teachers and meditators.

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. [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written meaningful expression.] Welcome, we’ll be doing a healing meditation today. Meditation Posture and Relaxation Sit comfortably with an … 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. He is a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda. Dr. Peter Van Houten is a family physician with close to 40 years of real world experience in primary care medicine. He is nationally known for his pioneering … 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 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

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. Transcription: My name is Nayaswami Diksha, and I’m the Co-director of Ananda … Read More

Guided Meditation for World Peace and Harmony

Episode 14

Nayaswami Devi is one of Ananda’s founding members and its spiritual director, together with her husband, Nayaswami Jyotish. Peace and Harmony Prayer, of Yogananda: Visualize the person in question in the Divine Light and then pray from your heart, “Lord, fill him/her/situation with peace & harmony, peace and harmony.” Repeat this for about a minute. Then visualize yourself in a … 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.

Solution to Troubled Times

Episode 17

Jitendra Guindon leads a 15-minute guided meditation to help you find your peace and strength within for your daily life. He is a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda, serving at the Ananda Online Department.

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.

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 on Stillness in Peace and Joy

Episode 28

JLove Jackson leads a 30-minute guided meditation for joy and peace to help you to find your stillness them. JLove Jackson is a long time meditator and member of Ananda where she serves at Crystal Clarity, the publishing department.

Guided Meditation: Become Present with Your Breath

Episode 29

Dhyan Davis leads a 10-minute guided meditation to help you become more present with your breath. Dhyan is a longtime meditator and Ananda teacher. Transcription 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 of the … 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 … 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. He is a longtime meditator and teacher at Ananda’s guest retreat, The Expanding Light.

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. [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written meaningful expression.] Hi. My name is Nayaswami Anandi. I’m an Ananda meditation teacher with the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation. … 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. [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take … 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. [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written meaningful expression.] This is a great short meditation that you … 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.

Find Your Calm Center Within

Nayaswami Parvati leads you in a 30-minute guided meditation on finding your calm center within. [Below is a verbatim transcription of this guided meditation. Take into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written meaningful expression.] 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 … 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. Transcription: 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 totality of … 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

What you can do is limited, but what God can do through you is unlimited, as long as you keep yourself open to that flow. 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, at https://www.expandinglight.org/teachers/diksha-mccord.php Thy wealth flows into me and through me. … 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