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How To Find The Right Type Of Meditation For You

A Beginner's Guide To Meditation
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Created by Ira Israel
Last updated 1/2016
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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.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for people who have heard about meditation but have been too intimidated to try it, or people who have tried it a few times and found it either too difficult or boring.
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What Will I Learn?
Explore several different types of meditation to find out which one is the best and easiest one for you.
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  • The only thing students need is a quiet place where they can sit or lie down comfortably.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 01:44:34
What is meditation?
1 Lecture 02:46

Find out how to take yourself off of autopilot so that you can get new insights into how your mind is operating.

Preview 02:46
What are the different types of meditation?
1 Lecture 01:12
How to sit properly to make meditation easiest for you.
1 Lecture 02:10
"Pretending to meditate" 5 minute meditation
1 Lecture 05:34
Awareness of the breath 6 minute meditation
1 Lecture 06:20
Breath meditation
Observing your thoughts 7 minute meditation
1 Lecture 07:20
Observing your thoughts meditation
Discernments vs. Judgments 8 minute meditation
1 Lecture 09:18
Discernments vs. Judgments meditation
Learn to label your thoughts 9 minute meditation
1 Lecture 08:53
Labeling your thoughts meditation
Body scan 10 minute meditation
1 Lecture 09:55
Body scan meditation
Mantra 11 minute meditation
1 Lecture 11:19
Mantra meditation
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Licensed Psychotherapist & Licensed Professional Counselor

Ira Israel is a Licensed Psychotherapist, a Licensed Counselor, and a Certified Yoga Therapist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. He is the creator of the "Meditation Made Easy" app and leads "Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga" workshops at the Esalen Institute twice a year.

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