Meditation For Beginners: For Deep Daily Practice
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Meditation For Beginners: For Deep Daily Practice

Learn how to meditate deeply while getting the support you need to create a solid daily meditation practice at home.
4.5 (66 ratings)
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.
2,240 students enrolled
Created by Turiya Moore
Last updated 1/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • We de-mystify meditation with clear, concise, and practical guidance.
  • Develop and explore your own daily practice with dynamic personalized support.
  • Experience the depth and power of the ancient Yoga teachings on meditation as they were taught in the West by Paramhansa Yogananda.
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Requirements
  • Just need to show up and do your part! Work with one section at a time and dedicate at least one week to it. Meditate using the mp3 files or on your own at least 10 minutes per day to start.
Description

This course teaches meditation techniques for beginners.

Inner-peace and joy can be the cornerstone of your life.

Not just an introduction, but a systematic approach, practical tools, and individualized support to help you develop your daily meditation practice until it becomes a life skill.

Take our meditation class challenge! Use our proven technique of meditation and practice once per day -even for ten minutes and you will soon find yourself craving this special time. Your level of joy and peace in daily activities will rise. Your “emotional fuses” will get longer and you will feel anxiety, anger or depression less often and with less intensity. As your practice of meditation continues to deepen the results of your efforts become more powerful. Calmness, and Joy that radiate from within are the attributes of those who meditate deeply.

You'll learn an ancient technique of meditation from India as it was taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who sincerely wants to meditate.
  • Anyone who seeks spiritual growth, and to have more fun.
  • Anyone who seeks freedom from anxiety, anger, fear, or worry.
  • Anyone who wants to access higher wisdom or inner guidance within.
  • Anyone who seeks to test their own spiritual or religious beliefs through personal experience.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 53 Lectures Collapse All 53 Lectures 06:02:11
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Greeting
1 Lecture 01:52
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Getting Started
11 Lectures 01:18:23

Meditation can help you even if you don't think you are a good meditator. But, this won't happen if you don't practice. Give yourself a chance to see the results in your own life and you won't be sorry!

Even "bad" meditations help. Just do your best.

Preview 02:43

Use this to feel peace right away. This is a meditation for beginners. Use it as often as seems helpful. Eventually you'll learn how to get into it yourself. Inner peace can become a habit!

Preview 12:57

 Meditation is not just sitting and blanking the mind of thoughts. It's an art and a skill that must be developed over time like learning to play a musical instrument, or how to excel in a sport.

Preview 06:41

Think of meditation as "spiritual hygiene." Like brushing your teeth or bathing. We do many things to take care of the body, but little to take care of the mind and spirit. Meditation is great but it can't help you, if you don't practice.

Preview 03:41

Why Focus on the Breath?
07:44

Posture
04:52

Learn a powerful breathing technique to control your emotions and stay centered in difficult situations.

Preview 07:02

Learn how to make a chair fit you perfectly for meditation.
Preview 09:10

Learn how to use a meditation bench and how to adjust it to fit your body.

Preview 05:15

Sitting in a cross-legged posture for meditation is not helpful if you are not comfortable and relaxed in the position. This video will help you figure out if this position is for you at this time and offers some tips to improve your experience when sitting this way.
Crosslegged Sitting
07:44

 The second guided meditation for Chapter 1. This practice is to prepare you for the technique we introduce in Chapter 2. It would be good to practice this until it feels comfortable for you before proceeding to the next chapter.

Meditation 2: Breath Watching In Body
10:34
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Energy & Consciousness
13 Lectures 01:49:55
Energy
12:48

Mantra: Intro To Hong Sau
10:38

Silence after Hong-Sau
02:47

Meditation 3: Hong Sau 1
17:07

Hong-Sau Review
13:07

Where to Feel the Breath
04:52

Subconsious Mind
03:50

Conscious Mind
05:14

Superconscious Mind
03:34

Eye Position & Level of Consciousness
07:26

Inner Guidance
08:56

If you are just starting out meditating and want more energy, to feel less drowsy, or to be more alert and focused, practicing these before you meditate can really help.

These are a couple of exercises taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, to prepare one for meditation. They are just a sample of the full set which includes about 40 different techniques. The full set only takes about 12-15 minutes once you know them and I can highly recommend them for improving physical health as well as meditation.

Energization Exercises Short Version
05:29

Meditation 4: Hong Sau 2
14:07
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Tips & Tricks
22 Lectures 02:08:17
Meditation 5: Hong Sau 3, 20 Min Audio
20:52

Section 3 Introduction
03:45

Homework
03:13

How Long To Meditate
04:10

When To Meditate
03:38

Steps Toward Silence
03:13

A Meditation Space Pt 1
05:50

A Meditation Space Pt 2 Focal Point
04:40

Sitkari Cooling Breath
07:58

Sitkari to Begin Hong Sau
08:09


Physical Diet
06:13

Great information and recipes. Whether you are vegetarian or not, you'll love these!
Vegetarian Diet and Cooking Resources
1 page

Mental Diet
04:07

Sleepy in Meditation
04:23

Anxiety and Tension
05:03

Mind Wanders
03:13

Negative Emotions
06:09

Chanting Affirmation & Prayer
07:02

Unexpected Experiences
07:21

Spiritual Eye
08:21

Kapalabhati Breath of Fire
06:08

Kapalabhati to Begin Hong Sau
04:49
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Secrets for Deep Meditation
3 Lectures 31:18
Attitude Pt 1: Acceptance
05:35

Attitude Pt 2: Gratitude
11:36

Attitude Pt 3: Devotion
14:07
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Looking Forward
3 Lectures 08:26
Group Meditation
03:42

The Honeymoon
04:44

Valuable links and suggestions for reading, music, retreats, support and further instruction to help keep your practice inspired and focused.
Support & Inspiration
3 pages
About the Instructor
Turiya Moore
4.5 Average rating
66 Reviews
2,240 Students
1 Course
Meditation and Yoga Philosophy Instructor

Turiya has been sharing the yoga, meditation, and the practical “how to be happy all the time” teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda since 2001.

The science of Yoga is universal and non-sectarian. Yogananda did not invent these teachings. He simply explained them in all of their subtlety in our own language, for the specific challenges we face at this time.

Turiya founded and developed the Ananda Meditation Center in Torrance, CA, and served as its spiritual director and main teacher from 2001 through 2010. He teaches several levels of meditation and yoga courses as well as courses on Patanjali’s Raja Yoga, The Bhagavad Gita, and Happiness and Success Through Yoga Principals by Swami Kriyananda.

He also makes meditation benches and sells them at JoyIsWithinYou.com and designs websites for spiritual organizations and small businesses. His goal in this course is to offer support, guidance, and inspiration to those who seek lasting happiness, success, or inner peace through meditation.