How to Develop a Sustainable Meditation Practice
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How to Develop a Sustainable Meditation Practice

Clarify intention, learn simple techniques, and establish dedication for success
4.5 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8 students enrolled
Created by Jennie Lee
Last updated 8/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $40 Discount: 75% off
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Includes:
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to overcome common challenges in mediation
  • What it takes to be consistent with meditation
  • Which meditation techniques are right for you
  • How to define your ultimate intention for practicing meditation
  • Access to the private Facebook group: Our Meditation Community with Jennie Lee
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Requirements
  • no prerequisites
Description

Have you always wanted to meditate but don't know how to begin? Tried meditating but gotten frustrated?

Many people experience challenges starting meditation and staying consistent with it. This course will give you the tools to make this life-changing practice manageable and rewarding.

This course will be great for you if...

  • You need a simple guide to start meditating.
  • You need to simple techniques to focus on.
  • You want to overcome what is holding you back in meditation.
  • You are ready to deepen your existing meditation practice. 
  • You want to know that your meditations are working. 
  • You want to be part of a meditation community.
  • You need the guidance of someone who understands the difficulties of meditation, and works hard to sustain her own daily practice.

You will receive:

  • 4 video classes
  • 4 written lessons & homework
  • 3 guided meditations to download
  • Membership in a private Facebook group with support from a community of people practicing meditation regularly and on-going inspiration from Jennie Lee.


“I felt guided through the information so that it became meaningful and pertinent. I am so grateful.” ~ Marie S.

"Just closing my eyes and listening to Jennie's voice this morning, I was hooked in." ~ Lynne O.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn to meditate
  • Anyone who wants to be more consistent with their meditation practice
  • Anyone who needs inspiration in their meditation practice
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 10:05

Greetings,

Welcome to the Develop a Sustainable Meditation Practice course.

For over a decade I have been counseling people on their meditation practice and I have heard the same difficulties expressed again and again. "I have no time. I am not 'good' at meditation. It doesn't work for me." Etc. Etc. And because I try to practice meditation myself every day, I KNOW...it is not easy!

However, if we know what to expect, and we anticipate the things that usually confuse and discourage, then we can rise above them and be successful at a practice that makes a profound and positive difference in our lives.

I designed this course to encourage you in three ways.

1. Help you to get clear about why you are practicing meditation.

2. Teach you to feel confident in what you are doing while you are sitting.

3. Inspire you to dig in deep to a dedicated daily meditation. 

Daily deposits

The most important thing to remember about developing a sustainable meditation practice is that, just like growing a solid bank account, regular deposits are essential. We can’t expect to have the security of savings there when we need it if we don’t put in some effort on a regular basis. The same is true for meditation. Even the littlest bit, 5 minutes per day, adds up to be a significant investment in your future ability to stay calm when stressors arrive in life. A small daily deposit grows a big nest egg of self-awareness and self-control over time.

The best antidote for anxiety 

We live in a particularly challenging time of external stress. The rapidity of our world contributes to our inner anxiety and meditation is the best antidote for this, and it is FREE! Through daily sitting, we literally train our brains to be calmer and less reactive to people and situations around us. This in turn develops empathy and compassion in our hearts, for our own struggles and those of others, a necessary perspective to hold in our interconnected world.

Be gentle with yourself

As you begin developing your regular practice, it is normal to have ups and downs, times when you feel inspired and times when you feel discouraged. Keep going!! This is essential. It is in the very moments of resistance to practice, that when you do practice, you build the muscle that will keep you coming back. Like working out in the gym, we all need resistance to get stronger and grow. It is part of the process.

It is helpful to pick a time in your day that makes sense for your schedule and to stay consistent to that. However, don’t miss a practice if you have to do it at a different time than usual. It is okay to be flexible. Also pick a reasonable amount of time to begin with and commit to that, but don’t be surprised if pretty soon, you just want to sit longer!

Relax and enjoy

This might be the most important tip of all, because it is actually through deep rest that amazing new things can grow. Meditation is your time to let the mind and body relax and enjoy a respite of stillness from the busy outer world. Yes, utilize the techniques offered, to help focus the mind and quiet the body, but don’t forget to just relax and enjoy yourself. Meditation is fun!

Enjoy the video practice and I wish you lots of success in developing your personal, sustainable meditation today and every day from here on out!

Namaste,

Jennie Lee

 

Preview 10:05
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Module 1- Intention
2 Lectures 14:07

Module on Intention - Written Lesson
04:32
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Module 2- Techniques
3 Lectures 20:26
Module on Techniques - Video
13:14

Module on Techniques - Written Lesson
06:10

Practice Routine Cheat Sheet
01:01
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Module 3 - Dedication
2 Lectures 12:11
Module on Dedication - Video
08:55

Module on Dedication - Written Lesson
03:16
About the Instructor
Jennie Lee
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8 Students
1 Course
Author of Breathing Love: Meditation in Action and True Yoga

Jennie Lee is a certified yoga therapist who has spent two decades coaching people in the healing tradition of classical yoga meditation. She is also the author of two books -  Breathing Love: Meditation in Action, and the award-winning True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment. Using the practices she writes about, Jennie counsels clients worldwide, from celebrities to CEOs, moms to military officers and more. Her focus is on helping people overcome stress, anxiety, grief, and depression so they can create lives filled with greater joy, using the practices of yoga meditation. Her writing has been featured in dozens of wellness blogs and magazines including the Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Yoga Digest, and Yogi Times.