The Beginners Guide to Meditation
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The Beginners Guide to Meditation

Learn Meditation Techniques to Help Kick Bad Habits, Reduce Stress & Improve Your Health - Meditation Has Many Benefits
4.2 (27 ratings)
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1,555 students enrolled
Created by Laura Watson
Last updated 5/2017
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 12 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this meditation course students will have learnt the underlying principles of the practice
  • Students will be able to lead their own personal meditation practice.
  • Students will have an understanding of meditation history
  • Students will understand how to prepare for meditation
  • Students will understand the different types of meditation distractions and how to overcome them
  • Students will have learnt how to breath more effectively during and outside of meditation
  • Students will have learnt how to connect with their bodies
Requirements
  • Students do not need to have any prior meditation experience to join this course
  • A keen desire to learn and create balance in their life will help them progress in meditation
Description

I have put together The Beginners Guide to Meditation as I would like the practice to be as accessible as possible to everyone.   I believe that learning the practice of meditation is one of the most valuable gifts you can offer yourself, as the benefits that can follow can transform everything in your life, including mind, body and relationships. 

I have been practicing meditation for over 20 years, and have been teaching it as a fully qualified yoga teacher for nearly a decade.  During this meditation course you will benefit from this wealth of experience, learning amongst other things that meditation is a practice that anyone can benefit from

This course will teach you jargon free, effective meditation practices that gives you a clear way to understand and learn from any other meditation paths you come across after further reading.  This course is a Beginners guide and offers a fantastic introduction to meditation, but bear in mind that this is just only just the start of your journey. If anybody suggests, that their course or school tells you everything you need to know, you may want to... well meditate on it. In the yoga world, we like to think that everybody is potentially your teacher, especially your students.

The time investment needed to see benefit from this course varies (and depends on the benefit sought), but many people notice positive changes after practising for only 90 minutes per week for 3-4 weeks.  This time is normally broken out into short daily, or twice daily sessions.  It of course also needs to be maintained long term!

Meditation is probably one of most essential life skills you can learn.  I hope one day it will form part of school curriculums*, but Udemy is a great place to start, remember its never too late to learn!

Thank you for dropping by, I hope to welcome you to the course soon,

Here's to the start to a new & exciting journey...


Laura Watson


*I am honoured and delighted to have played a part in getting meditation (as part of an overall yoga practice) into the primary & secondary education system in Kent region in the UK.


Who this course is for:
  • Those that what to create balance in their life
  • Those that have some physical yoga experience but have not developed their practice further
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 03:21:40
+ What is meditation? Why do people do it?
7 lectures 18:57
What is meditation?
03:42
The benefits of meditation practice
03:39
The research & science behind meditation
03:37
Learn More
00:11
Check-in
00:58
+ Preparing for meditation
10 lectures 27:23
How much time can you regularly invest in your practice
03:53
Eating
01:43
Refresh
01:59
Setting the space
02:09
Posture
02:55
Expectations & judgement
02:10
Distractions
05:39
How do I know if meditation is working?
05:03
Learn more
00:10
Check-in
01:42
+ Awareness of the breath
5 lectures 20:43
Why is breathing so Important?
03:22
Learning to listen to your breath
04:22
Meditation: Awareness of breath
11:42
Learn more
00:11
Check-in
01:06
+ Awareness of body
5 lectures 26:57
What is a body scan?
04:27
Meditation: Awareness of body
17:09
Learn more
00:11
Check-in
01:04
+ Compassion for yourself and others
5 lectures 25:58

In this session / lecture Laura explains why it is worthwhile to work on developing compassion in your meditation practice.

Why work on Compassion?
02:57

In this session / lecture Laura talks about why judgement and and failing to forgive can stand in the way of compassion and how this can impact your meditation practice.

Letting go of Judgement & Forgiving
04:47
Meditation: Compassion for Yourself & Others
17:00
Learn more
00:12
Check-in
01:02
+ Review of course & next steps
6 lectures 01:21:40

Laura reviews what has been covered by The Beginners Guide to Meditation course and suggests next steps..  Make sure you check out the subsequent lectures / sessions after listening to this. 

Review of Course & Next Steps
02:59
Extended meditation: Awareness of breath
20:01
Extended meditation: Awareness of body
27:17
Extended meditation: Compassion for yourself & others
30:02
Check-in
00:54
Additional resources
00:26