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- Explore the purpose of meditation and discover simple ways to meditate
- Gain insight into how meditation benefits your health and well-being
- Develop an easy, consistent meditation practice
- Experience expanded awareness of your true, unbounded self
- This is course is great for those who are new to meditation and those who are at a beginner level. The only requirement for this course is the desire to explore meditation and experience greater health, happiness, and peace of mind.
Do you want to learn how to meditate but aren’t sure how to get started? Have you tried to develop a regular meditation practice in the past but got distracted, busy, or stuck?
In Basics of Meditation with Deepak Chopra, world-renowned meditation teacher Deepak Chopra makes meditation easy, sharing simple techniques and meditation basics that will allow you to start experiencing the benefits with your very first practice.
The Basics of Meditation course includes:
Twelve audio teachings from Deepak Chopra
Guidance in creating a daily meditation practice
Meditation instruction and other mindfulness practices that will help you experience greater physical health and emotional well-being
Six guided meditations led by Deepak as well as by his daughter, Mallika Chopra
Answers to the most commonly asked meditation questions
Lifetime access to all the lectures and course resources
The Basics of Meditation is your opportunity to be guided in the foundations of this timeless practice by Deepak Chopra, who has more than thirty years of experience teaching thousands of people throughout the world to meditate.
In this beginner-level course, you’ll discover how simple meditation really is. When you meditate consistently and regularly, for just a few minutes a day, you will begin to experience the benefits in every aspect of your life. As a growing body of scientific research shows, these benefits include:
Reduced feelings of stress and increased feelings of relaxation and peace
Lowered blood pressure and hypertension
Decreased inflammation in the body
Increased levels of the enzyme telomerase, which helps slow the aging process
Downregulation (turning off) of genes that contribute to diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune illnesses, and some types of cancers
Upregulation (turning on) of genes that are responsible for good health
Improved immune function
Decreased depression, anxiety, and addictive behavior
Better sleep and deep rest
Increased focus and concentration
While the benefits of meditation are profound, the practice is simple and effortless. As Deepak shares in the course, meditation is the natural state of the mind when you let go and stop trying. What a relief to know that you don’t have to try to stop your thoughts or achieve instant and total present moment awareness. You don’t have to sit in a lotus position, hold your hands a certain way, or change your diet. All you need is to dedicate a few minutes each day to sitting in inner quiet and becoming aware. And as your awareness expands, you will experience the greatest benefit of meditation: awakening to who you really are – your true, unbounded self.
Let’s get started and enjoy the basics of meditation together!
- Anyone who wants to learn how to meditate in an easy and effortless way
- Anyone who wants to discover the physical and emotional health benefits of meditation
- Anyone who wants to reduce stress, feel calm and centered, and connect to their true self
- Anyone who enjoys guided meditations from renowned teachers
- While this course provides valuable insights and information to meditators with a range of experience, it is intended for beginning meditators rather than advanced practitioners.
In this introductory course, Deepak Chopra reveals the simplest way to learn to meditate and gives you glimpses of the powerful benefits of meditation—and how it can transform your life. The Basics of Meditation course makes it easy to learn and practice meditation, with short lessons that you can easily weave into your daily schedule. You will experience guided meditations led by Deepak as well as by Mallika Chopra, who is a Chopra Center certified instructor as well as Deepak’s daughter.
As you meditate on a regular basis, you will awaken to expanded creativity, compassion, happiness, peace, and love. At the deepest level, meditation is a path to discover who you really are—your true self.
Let’s get started and enjoy learning the basics of meditation together!
Deepak reveals that meditation is the natural state of the mind when you do absolutely nothing. When you’re not trying to do anything and you’re not thinking about the past or the future, your mind will naturally and spontaneously settle into the inner silence of meditation.
The purpose of meditation is to be here now, in this moment. It doesn’t require a special diet, effort, or concentration. All you need to learn to meditate is to let go, stop trying, and understand that meditation is effortless.
Begin to learn how meditation allows you to anchor yourself in present moment awareness and become aware of your soul.
When you meditate regularly and consistently, you experience the full benefits of meditation in every area of your life, including greater physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, and spiritual awakening. Meditation will help you answer the most fundamental question: Who are you?
The benefits of meditation go beyond the simple relaxation response. When you meditate consistently, you cultivate a deep state of restful alertness in which your mind and body are completely rested yet you are alert and feel fully alive. Watch as Deepak explains the many profound benefits this state of restful alertness can have in your life.
The key to meditation is to be effortless. Instead of trying to force the mind to concentrate or focus, be gentle. Whenever you notice that your mind has drifted to a sensation, sound, or thought, gently return your attention to your breath or your mantra.
As you continue to meditate, you will have moments in which all sensations, sounds, and thoughts disappear and what is left is you—your true self or pure spirit.