Meditation for Beginners... Without the Fluff!
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Meditation for Beginners... Without the Fluff!

Learn 3 Meditation Techniques to Help Master Your Mind
4.5 (352 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.
11,498 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 hour on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Establish an ongoing meditation practice
  • Understand how meditation works
  • Come out of the madness of obsessive thinking and worry
  • Become the master of your own mind
  • Have more control of your emotions
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Requirements
  • A digital device to download the audio meditations on, a cushion, chair and/or bed
  • No previous knowledge of meditation required
Description

Are you easily tired, exhausted or emotionally shaken by the world around you?

Do you find it difficult to relax and calm your mind?

Do you want to become the master of your mind?

In this course, we cut through common new age teachings to deliver a simple and direct method for establishing an ongoing meditation practice.... without all the fluff!

We discuss what meditation is, what it isn't and why many people find it so difficult. Best of all, inside the course you will have 3 downloadable audio meditations that you can use anytime to help you establish an ongoing meditation practice.

For those who may find it difficult to sit in traditional meditation postures than this course offers an introduction into a unique style of meditation with a downloadable, audio meditation so that you can practice meditation lying down! (Perfect for beginners)


In this course we explore:
- What is meditation

- 3 very powerful, simple, practical meditations

- Common myths about meditation

- The basic science of meditation

- How to start mastering your mind instead of being mastered by your mind

Some benefits of meditation include:

- Reduced anxiety and stress

- Better quality sleep

- Enhanced creativity and intuition

- Enhanced feelings of calm, confidence and relaxation

- And much more...

Who is the target audience?
  • Any with a general interest in meditation
  • Anyone from any religious background
  • People interested in psychology and counsciousness
  • Anyone interested in practicing meditation without all the "new age" language
  • Beginners
  • People with some experience of meditation already
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:54:14
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Fundamentals
5 Lectures 26:16
Introduction
02:05

What is Meditation?
03:06

Debunking myths

1. Mediation is about stopping the mind from thinking.

2. Having positive thoughts means that I am happy and having negative thoughts means that I am unhappy.

3. Meditation is all about feelings of bliss, peace and love...

Meditation Myths
08:03

The 4 Most Common Techniques of Meditation You Will Come Across
06:53

Discussing various brain wave patterns and their relationship to meditation.

The Basic Science of Meditation
06:09

Fundamentals Quiz
7 questions
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Practice Practice Practice
6 Lectures 01:02:27
Introduction to Yoga Nidra
03:10

Yoga Nidra Meditation Audio Download
21:52

Introduction to Concentration
01:50

Concentration Meditation Audio Download
10:29

Introduction to Observation Meditation
02:23

Observation Meditation Audio Download
22:43
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Clarifying
5 Lectures 12:51
FAQ's
04:14

FAQ Handout
1 page

What Do You Think is the Most Important Step? ~ Quiz
1 question

The Most Important Step to Make (the Breakthough)
05:14

Final Words
03:23

Resources
1 page
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Bonus NEW Material
1 Lecture 10:40
Meditation Can Be Messy - WHY? HOW?
10:40
About the Instructor
Michael Hetherington
4.6 Average rating
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15,223 Students
11 Courses
Best Selling Author & Teacher

Michael Hetherington (BHlthSci, TCM, Yoga) is an author, yoga instructor and a teacher of traditional Oriental medicine from Brisbane, Australia.

He specialises in blasting people out of stagnation, anxiety and depression and into a more inspired life using the internal sciences of yoga and Chinese medicine to awaken their healing potential.

He holds a Bachelor in Health Science from Charles Sturt University, an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences and a level 2, yoga teacher certificate from the Byron yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga since 2008 and was a lecturer of Oriental medicine and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na) at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences from 2014-2015.

In his early twenties he suffered from regular migraine headaches, depression and chronic lower back pain, which he overcame primarily through the practices of yoga, relaxation and meditation.

Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing Oki-Do yoga (Japanese Yoga form developed by Dr Masahiro Oki) under the guidance of Peter Masters.

Inspired by the teachings of many he has learned that a lighthearted and nurturing approach to life serves best.

Michael's other interests include world music, multimedia arts, reading, dancing, traveling, spending time in nature & drinking cups of tea.