Practical Meditation - Master Meditation Today
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Practical Meditation - Master Meditation Today

Practical meditation is an easy way to use yoga meditation to conquer stress & anxiety. Live with serenity, peace & joy
4.5 (269 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,851 students enrolled
Created by Greg de Vries
Last updated 10/2015
English [Auto]
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 hours on-demand audio
  • 2 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Implement a home practice & experience the full benefits of daily meditation
  • Understand the 'biology of meditation' and how and why it works so effectively
  • Understand stress, the fight and flight response and why it is so vital to our health to maintain a sense of calm and presence.
  • No previous knowledge or experience is required, just the commitment to set aside some time each day to practice
  • Sitting in a chair is fine, but you may want to purchase a meditation cushion (zafu)
  • Commitment to practice a little each day
  • Over 100 satisfied students in the FIRST WEEK
  • Only FIVE STAR ratings so far
  • Very happy customers with POSITIVE REVIEWS

What my students are saying about Practical Meditation

"Excellent, comprehensive, and at a good pace for me..." - Jean F.

"...the instructor gives a wealth of information about meditation and how it can benefit us. Love this!" - Reinita O.

"Very well done. Good for people just starting or seasoned meditators." - Bernard M.

New Lecture(s) JUST ADDED:

  • Lecture 38 - Ten Ways to Stay Motivated
  • Lecture 61 - Dealing with Resistance


For over 5000 years the greatest minds in history have understood the benefits of meditation. Meditation enables you to connect with your inner-self where energy, creativity and inner wellness are your natural state of being. Learn about meditation and how to integrate this powerful practice into your daily routine.

Greg de Vries, The Meditation Coach, has taught thousands of people to meditate over the last 15 years. Don't think that meditation is some complex process of clearing your mind - if you know how to breathe, you can meditate.

This course will teach you how to do the most popular type of meditation including: breath awareness meditation, mantra meditation, jappa meditation, and more. Everything is laid out for you - all you need is an open mind and a little time to dedicate to your new wellness practice.

Hours of guided meditation audios are included for you to use anytime day or night.

It's time to take control of your future. What would life be like with enhanced health and confidence, better sleep, enhanced focus, concentration and memory? Its time to find out!

Enroll in Practical Meditation today.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for beginners interested in learning several meditation techniques and finding the style that works best for them.
  • This course is also for experienced meditators who have fallen out of practice and need to get back into practice with a fresh perspective
  • * This course is NOT intended for those who have been practicing meditation for years and have already developed their own style and methods and a daily practice.
Course content
Expand all 63 lectures 05:12:59
+ Getting started with Practical Meditation
4 lectures 11:53

Congratulations and welcome to the Practical Meditation Course.

Preview 02:53

I began meditating over 15 years ago and my life was forever changed. Hear some of the specific details about the health issues that meditation resolved for me personally.

Preview 05:58

This lecture explains the importance of making meditation a priority in your life. Put it on your calendar or make it a 'to-do' item on your task list. Make it a habit!

What you should do right now

Learn how to work with this course to get the most value.

Preview 01:48
+ Breath meditation and the basics
12 lectures 25:30

Learn to meditate! You will be shocked how easy learning to meditate can be. Let's get started.

Our goals for this section

We discuss the best time of the day to meditate.

Best time of the day to meditate

Should you use a meditation timer or just wing it?

How to time your practice

We discuss setting up a meditation space for your practice.

Preparing for your first meditation

Learn to not judge your time in meditation as 'good' or 'bad'. Look at your life for the results of your practice.

What to expect from meditation

We discuss the various meditation postures and meditation positions.

Positions and postures
Getting involved in the course

Learn how to do basic breath meditation.

Breath meditation intro

Document that describes how to meditate on your own.

Written breath meditation instructions

The effect of meditation on the brain (and why this is really good news).

How meditation affects your brain

Should you use guided meditations or meditate on your own?

Guided meditation vs. on your own

Let's see if we've learned the important points of breath meditation

Breath meditation fundamentals
3 questions
+ Mantra meditation & breathing exercises
8 lectures 12:06

Should I meditate in silence or use music to calm me down?

Should I use music?

Learn about mantra meditation (also called jappa meditation)

What exactly is mantra meditation?

How to select the right mantra for you.

Selecting a mantra

How to perform mantra meditation on your own.

Written instructions for mantra meditation

Learn why deep breathing is so important for your health

Introduction to 4-7-8 breathing

Practice deep yogic breathing with this exercise

Exercise: 4-7-8 breathing
Section 3 summary

The important items from mantra meditation

Mantra meditation fundamentals
3 questions
+ Stress secrets you must know
9 lectures 24:59

Stress and meditation are a match made in heaven.

Preview 00:49

Stress is killing you. It doesn't take a lot of research to discover all the studies that have been done to show that stress causes or enhances illness.

Stress is killing you

All stress is the gap between the way things are, and the way you wish they were.

So what exactly is stress?

Stress causes fight or flight response which sends the body into survival mode. Learn about the physical changes that happen while under the stress response.

The impact of stress on the body

Stress can wreak havoc with your hormones. Learn all about it in this lecture.

Stress & hormones - part 1
Hormone quiz 1
3 questions

Stress can make hormonal changes in your body including cortisol, andrenaline and others.

Stress & hormones - part 2

What happens if you don't 'express' the stress response? The results are ugly.

Preview 03:24

Finally some good news about stress and why meditation (and exercise) are so crucial to your health.

Good news about stress & hormones

Here are some questions about the stress reponse

Good news about stress
1 question
Section 4 summary
+ Perfecting your meditation practice
7 lectures 18:28

Learn the 3 keys to having a perfect meditation session

Three keys to perfect meditation
Keep eyes closed or open?
How to do open eye meditation

It's easy to fall out of practice or get buried in resistance. Use these ten tips to keep yourself going or to start up again.

10 ways to stay motivated for meditation
Section 5 summary
+ Looking back - learning from the sages
8 lectures 22:10
Section 6 goals

It is said that if you understand the first four sutras, you have everything you need for a lifetime of perfect meditation

The yoga sutras

Discussion of the first yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 1

Discussion of the second yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 2

Please answer this simple question about the second sutra

Yoga Sutra 2
1 question

Discussion of the third yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 3

Discussion of the fourth yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 4

We are learning yoga meditation in this course. Learn about the other four main categories of meditation.

Five methodologies of meditation
+ Guided breath meditation audio files
8 lectures 01:58:58
8 minute guided breath meditation (whirlpool)
8 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
10 minute guided breath meditation (isochronic OM)
10 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
15 minute guided breath meditation (reminder chimes)
15 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
20 minute guided breath meditation - whirlpool
30 minute guided breath meditation - deep trance
+ Guided mantra meditation audio files
2 lectures 50:11
20 Minute Guided Mantra Meditation
30 minute guided mantra meditation
+ Miscellaneous guided meditation audio files
2 lectures 21:00
10 minute smile meditation
10 minute Visualization to release the past
+ Bonus material
3 lectures 05:43

Meditating with mala beads can ad a new dimension to your practice.

Using mala beads for meditation

This document will give you even more reasons that you should be meditating each and every day.

Six more reasons to meditate
2 pages

Don't allow resistance to block your meditation practice. Am I doing it right? YES, you are!

Dealing with RESISTANCE