Meditation is like exercise, we all know we should do it more, but we seem to always find excuses not to practice. Mindfulness and meditation have all kinds of scientific benefits for your brain. However, motivation can easily escape us.

Some of our amazing yoga conference faculty have created tips and guided meditations to make this powerful brainwork a little easier for people. Below we’ve compiled some of our favourites to help you make today (any everyday) a little more mindful.

Seane Corn’s Lesson on Yogic Breathing

The base of meditation comes from proper breathing. In this lesson from Seane Corn, you can teach yourself to breathe properly while meditating.

Jill Miller’s Tip for Meditating Anywhere

Making time for meditation is tough when days are busy and surroundings are loud. This simple tip from Yoga Tune-Up creator, Jill Miller, allows you to cut through the noise and find your inner silence.

Rodney Yee’s Morning Meditation

Meditation is one of the best things you can do to start off your day right. It clears your mind and prepares you for whatever you might face. We found this great meditation from Gaiam and Rodney Yee to mindfully greet the morning.

Colleen Saidman’s Evening Meditation

If you aren’t able to find time for meditation in the morning – that’s okay! An evening meditation can help you digest your thoughts and clear your mind for a restful sleep and more mindful tomorrow. Rodney Yee’s wife, Colleen Saidman has an equally great evening meditation.

Tiffany Cruikshank’s Guided Meditation for Metabolism

One of Tiffany Cruikshank’s latest books, Meditate Your Weight, explores using mindfulness and meditation to control and improve your mind and body. This meditation will help you focus during digestion to boost metabolism and help with weight loss.

Let us know if you found any of these tips or meditations helpful. And stay tuned later this week when we share our own guide for more mindful meditations. And don’t forget to catch the faculty at this year’s Toronto Yoga Conference taking place March 31 to April 2!