This course demystifies meditation and makes it easy for anyone and everyone!
It is perfect for people who have tried meditation but were intimidated or thought it was too difficult. This class will jump-start your practice with ten easy-to-follow guided meditations so that you can find the one that works best for you.
The course is designed so that you watch the first three introductory videos explaining what meditation is and how it works and then possibly try the first 5 minute "Pretending to meditate" meditation just so you experience what it is like to sit still for 5 minutes. Then it is best to try one meditation per day for the next 9 days sequentially. Each meditation uses a different technique and each one is one minute longer than the previous meditation to help you gently build up endurance.
I have been teaching meditation all over America for many years and I lead highly acclaimed sold-out workshops at the Esalen Institute and many yoga studios.
I've been practicing yoga and meditation for 25 years and have graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist and Licensed Counselor and advocate meditation for all of my patients.
Ira Israel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Mindful Relationship Coach. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Ira has taught mindfulness to thousands of physicians, psychologists, attorneys, engineers and creative professionals across America. He is the author of the New World Library book “How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re and Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening” and creator of the best-selling "Beginner's Guide to Happiness," “Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation,” “Mindfulness for Anxiety,” and “Mindfulness for Depression” videos and DVDs.