Foundation Skills for a Successful Meditation Practice

Learn how to find comfort in stillness, handle distraction and keep the mind focused to reap the benefits of meditation
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (75 ratings)
6,014 students
Foundation Skills for a Successful Meditation Practice
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (75 ratings)
6,014 students
You will know the difference between Concentration & Meditation
You will know how to prepare the body to be comfortable and settled while practicing meditation
You will know how to handle internal or external distraction while practicing meditation
You will know 6 major types of meditation
You will have a meditation journal started to track your progress and growth

Requirements

  • Simply the desire to start a meditation practice, no prior experience needed
Description

This course starts with the most important FOUNDATION SKILLS that students need to start an enjoyable meditation practice.  This includes how to handle distraction, how to find a comfortable position and how to physically prepare yourself before meditation.  Without these basic skills beginners can become frustrated and often give up ...thinking "I am just not good at meditation". If you have ever had that thought then this course is for you!  We will learn the skills and tricks that can help everyone to become "successful" meditators and reap the numerous benefits of regular meditation practice!

Once you have the foundation skills in place we will work through 6 common meditation techniques. Throughout this process we will also utilize the practice of "meditation journaling" to help us gain a deeper understanding of meditation & what technique is best for YOU!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in starting to meditate, but are unsure where to start
  • Anyone that has tried meditation but become frustrated because they could not "turn off their mind"
  • Those looking for tools to manage stress, anxiety or depression
  • Those looking for skills to improve mental focus and clarity
Course content
5 sections • 16 lectures • 1h 56m total length
  • What is Meditation?
    07:56
  • Concentration Vs. Meditation
    06:54
  • How to Handle Distraction
    12:05
  • Reflecting on your Experience with Meditation
    3 questions
  • 6 Techniques for a Successful Meditation
    11:48
  • 4 Ways to Prepare for Meditation Practice
    06:20
  • Moving Before Stillness: Prepare to Meditate
    10:27
  • The Major Types of Meditation
    01:21
  • Meditation Journaling
    01:00
  • Part 1:Concentration on Breath
    10:15
  • Part 2: Mindfulness
    11:49
  • Part 3: Loving Kindness
    06:25
  • Part 4: Mantra
    10:35
  • Part 5: Visualization
    09:45
  • Part 6: Chakra Affirmations
    06:58
  • Meditation Journal: Reflecting on Your Meditation Experience
    2 questions
  • Integrating Meditation Into Daily Life: Mini Meditations
    02:22
  • Conclusion: Keep Up the Momentum!
    00:44

Instructor
Yoga Therapist & Meditation Teacher
Laura Goellner
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 259 Reviews
  • 6,671 Students
  • 2 Courses

I started teaching yoga and mat pilates in 2005 while I was earning my BA in Psychology. I went on to earn a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy and have been working in physical rehabilitation since 2009. In 2015 I completed my training as a Massage Therapist with a specialty in treatment of the Lymphatic System. My passion is to combine the traditional medical model with the complimentary techniques offered in eastern traditions through my work as a Yoga Therapist.