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 (75 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.
2,289 students enrolled
Created by Turiya Moore
Last updated 1/2013
Price: $40
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion

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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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  • 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.

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
53 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:52
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?


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

 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
Energy & Consciousness
13 Lectures 01:49:55

Mantra: Intro To Hong Sau

Silence after Hong-Sau

Meditation 3: Hong Sau 1

Hong-Sau Review

Where to Feel the Breath

Subconsious Mind

Conscious Mind

Superconscious Mind

Eye Position & Level of Consciousness

Inner Guidance

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

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

Section 3 Introduction


How Long To Meditate

When To Meditate

Steps Toward Silence

A Meditation Space Pt 1

A Meditation Space Pt 2 Focal Point

Sitkari Cooling Breath

Sitkari to Begin Hong Sau

Physical Diet

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

Mental Diet

Sleepy in Meditation

Anxiety and Tension

Mind Wanders

Negative Emotions

Chanting Affirmation & Prayer

Unexpected Experiences

Spiritual Eye

Kapalabhati Breath of Fire

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

Attitude Pt 2: Gratitude

Attitude Pt 3: Devotion
Looking Forward
3 Lectures 08:26
Group Meditation

The Honeymoon

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
75 Reviews
2,289 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 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.