This meditation course will help you, the beginning meditation student, reduce stress, improve sleep, optimize mental focus and get focused on your goals by learning and practicing this universal mantra-based meditation practice.
Learn and practice meditation for good this time.
After completing this course, you will feel at ease meditating, on your own, at home, work or in a group.
As a beginning meditator, you will learn meditation through 22 videos with support materials to define terms and explain concepts. Your meditation course is designed to teach you meditation over a two to three week span so you have the opportunity to practice, ask questions and kickstart your healthy meditation habit.
You will become a powerful influence for the people around you by adopting meditation as a daily practice.
Introduction to your meditation course. Understand how you will learn meditation step-by-step.
Your instructor, Michelle Fondin, explains her journey into learning meditation. Learning meditation, although, not easy, had its rewards in Michelle's life.
Comprehend what meditation is and what it's not. Begin to uncover common myths surrounding meditation.
Overcome some of the myths surrounding meditation.
This meditation practice comes from India. Meditation has been practiced in India for thousands of years.
You will discover what a mantra is and why it's useful in a meditation practice.
Meditation for beginners must include instruction on how meditation affects the body, mind and soul. We will explore each of these aspects of immersion into meditation.
Stress has a tendency to take over our lives. Learn how you don't have to succumb to stress and its symptoms and side effects.
Meditation helps you to overcome the fight-flight response. Learn what fight-flight is and how it may be harming you.
You are more than just a body, your job title, your status or your financial situation. Learn about everything you are in this section.
The nature of your mind is to think thoughts. One of the greatest complaints of new meditators is, "I can't turn my mind off!" Learn about your mind and its role in meditation.
Finally, the section you've all been waiting for. You will learn how to meditate.
Before you sit down to meditate, there are few things to do and not do.
We are beginning to explore the universe within. Doing this exercise will enhance your meditation practice.
Here is your mantra meditation practice. Take time to practice your mantra with me before your first meditation.
Let's meditate together. You can use this video each time you would like to meditate with me. I've timed it for a 15 minute meditation.
Yoga breathing is a great tool to use before your meditation practice. You will learn two different yoga breathing techniques or pranayama for meditation.
Learn what to do at the end of your meditation session.
Practice makes perfect. In this section we will learn how to fit meditation into our busy lives.
We will explore the different types of experiences you might have during your meditation practice. Beginning meditators often have questions about what they're experiencing during meditation. Your experiences will be demystified in this lecture.
Long gone are the days of sitting on concrete floors in lotus pose for meditation. You can get comfortable for your meditation practice. No kidding! Get ready to learn how to get comfortable for meditation.
Meditation can bring up emotions and past memories. Learn what to do when your meditation practice clears out things you've been holding onto.
Upon learning a new skill, everyone has expectations. In this lesson, you will learn how to create realistic expectations for your practice.
Here is a recap of what you've learned and how to apply these lessons to your daily meditation practice.
Michelle is the author of The Wheel of Healing: An Easy Guide to an Ayurvedic Lifestyle, writer for Deepak Chopra's website and Vedic Master with certifications in Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and Barre Fitness. She's the founder of The Ayurvedic Path and Michelle Fondin Wellness. Michelle writes and teaches at her home studio in the Washington D.C. area.