Why record meditations on YouTube?
Some do that to demonstrate various meditation techniques, teach others, and thus grow the audience for further monetization of their classes. Others decide to record meditations for fun, to check if they do the practices right, and to see the progress.
Whatever your reason, it would help to carry out some minimal preparatory work before you hit “Record.”
While video making isn’t Greek to modern users with smartphones at hand, you may still need minimal knowledge, such as how to add music to picture that will be a cover for your YouTube.
Thanks to the numerous tools available for non-professional designers and content creators, it is not a challenge. Yet, your meditation video won’t engage the audience if you don’t organize the environment in the best way possible.
In this blog post, you will reveal several secrets to creating beautiful meditation videos and find some effective relaxation techniques to consider for recording.
So, here go the steps to follow:
1. Design a Meditation Room
Watching YouTube videos, users want to see a high-quality and eye-pleasing image. When it comes to the niche of meditation, mindfulness, and overall well-being, this aspect becomes even more essential:
The room you choose for meditation and video recording turns into a film set where every element communicates a message, evokes an emotion, and influences the viewer’s mood and mindset.
It is also critical for your focus: A well-organized mediation zone will help you avoid distractions and get in the right frame of mind for successful practices.
Light, colors, pillows, plants – everything matters here. Create a beautiful meditation corner that will be comfortable for you and compelling for your video’s audience to see.
2. Decide on Relaxation Techniques You’ll Record
You know that types of meditation are many, and you are welcome to choose any of them for YouTube videos. Here we will focus on relaxation techniques because they are what most people often need for self-happiness.
Such techniques are efficient for your mindfulness and well-being, and they can attract a broader audience to your videos if you decide to record your meditation practice using them.
Below are your five relaxation techniques to consider.
You might hear of it as mantra meditation, a practice of repeating a word, phrase, or sound with your complete focus on it. The technique comes from the East and can appeal to those paying attention to spirituality or religion.
In Repetitive Prayer, you whisper a short mantra (a phrase from a prayer) and practice breath focus. It is super effective for concentration, reducing mental noise, and rejecting unwanted thoughts.
This relaxation technique is easy to practice and perfect for recording on YouTube:
Place a candle in the frame and accompany this video with appropriate music. Viewers will practice the technique while watching your video.
Candle mediation is about focusing sight and attention on the flame for a particular time. The candle’s size and shape do not matter: Put it on the table (or wherever it’s comfortable for you), sit in front of it, take a few breaths, relax, and focus on the flame.
Some call this technique a body scan: Start with a few minutes of deep breathing, focus on one body part, and tense its muscle group for 5-10 seconds with a further release of that tension.
Sit in a comfortable position and focus on breathing while practicing this muscle relaxation. You can progressively tense and relax different muscles, thus boosting your awareness of the mind-body connection and calming your thoughts.
For this technique, you imagine soothing scenes or places that help you relax during meditation. Also known as guided imagery, it calms your mind, reinforces a positive vision, and eases stress. It also works as physical therapy, producing healing results.
If you find it challenging to “draw” mental images, use online recordings of calming scenes. Just ensure you choose those soothing or with a personal significance to you. According to Shakti Gawain, this technique can even help you turn those desired images into reality.
Take a comfortable seat, bring your mind to the present moment, and focus on your breathing. Do your best to practice belly breathing: Take slow, long, and deep breaths.
This technique can help people with anxiety or depression and may work for those with eating disorders, allowing them to focus on their bodies more positively. However, it is inappropriate if you have health issues that make breathing difficult.
3. Choose Music
If you prefer meditation practices in complete silence, great! It is okay to relax with no noise. But when you plan to record meditations on YouTube, sounds are critical: Users won’t stay with you for a long time if there is no calming melody in the video.
Music improves the effect of relaxation techniques you practice. It helps you set the mood and certain vibes, creating a pleasant setting for meditation. The best types of music here are classical, instrumental, and ambient. Nature sounds are great, too.
4. Consider Meditation Timing
How long is it okay for a person to meditate? Experts insist that 5-10 minutes are enough for a beginner, and 20-30 minutes are the maximum to consider for savvier practitioners. Such timing stands to reason: A human brain doesn’t have a super long concentration span.
Stick to this rule when recording your meditations on YouTube: Make them 10-15 minutes long to be comfortable for most users to consume.
5. Hit “Record” and Relax
So now that you have organized the environment and decided on every detail for your meditation, it’s time to record it on YouTube. Whether you do that via your smartphone or have professional shooting equipment, remember about light, music, and background:
Users will come to watch your video and stay with it only if the image and sound they get are high-quality and relaxing, and you, as a video maker, care about the content you prepare for them.
That’s it! Now you know everything to start relaxation practices and try recording them on YouTube:
Prepare a meditation place, choose a technique for a video and music for the background, and consider timing – and you’ll enjoy this new experience by all means.