Practical Meditation - Master Meditation Today
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Practical meditation is an easy way to use yoga meditation to conquer stress & anxiety. Live with serenity, peace & joy
4.4 (46 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.
567 students enrolled
Created by Greg de Vries
Last updated 10/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 hours on-demand audio
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Implement a home practice & experience the full benefits of daily meditation
  • Understand the 'biology of meditation' and how and why it works so effectively
  • Understand stress, the fight and flight response and why it is so vital to our health to maintain a sense of calm and presence.
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Requirements
  • No previous knowledge or experience is required, just the commitment to set aside some time each day to practice
  • Sitting in a chair is fine, but you may want to purchase a meditation cushion (zafu)
  • Commitment to practice a little each day
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  • Over 100 satisfied students in the FIRST WEEK
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What my students are saying about Practical Meditation

"Excellent, comprehensive, and at a good pace for me..." - Jean F.

"...the instructor gives a wealth of information about meditation and how it can benefit us. Love this!" - Reinita O.

"Very well done. Good for people just starting or seasoned meditators." - Bernard M.

New Lecture(s) JUST ADDED:

  • Lecture 38 - Ten Ways to Stay Motivated
  • Lecture 61 - Dealing with Resistance

PRACTICAL MEDITATION SUMMARY

For over 5000 years the greatest minds in history have understood the benefits of meditation. Meditation enables you to connect with your inner-self where energy, creativity and inner wellness are your natural state of being. Learn about meditation and how to integrate this powerful practice into your daily routine.

Greg de Vries, The Meditation Coach, has taught thousands of people to meditate over the last 15 years. Don't think that meditation is some complex process of clearing your mind - if you know how to breathe, you can meditate.

This course will teach you how to do the most popular type of meditation including: breath awareness meditation, mantra meditation, jappa meditation, and more. Everything is laid out for you - all you need is an open mind and a little time to dedicate to your new wellness practice.

Hours of guided meditation audios are included for you to use anytime day or night.

It's time to take control of your future. What would life be like with enhanced health and confidence, better sleep, enhanced focus, concentration and memory? Its time to find out!

Enroll in Practical Meditation today.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginners interested in learning several meditation techniques and finding the style that works best for them.
  • This course is also for experienced meditators who have fallen out of practice and need to get back into practice with a fresh perspective
  • * This course is NOT intended for those who have been practicing meditation for years and have already developed their own style and methods and a daily practice.
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Curriculum For This Course
63 Lectures
05:12:59
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Getting started with Practical Meditation
4 Lectures 11:53

Congratulations and welcome to the Practical Meditation Course.

Preview 02:53

I began meditating over 15 years ago and my life was forever changed. Hear some of the specific details about the health issues that meditation resolved for me personally.

Preview 05:58

This lecture explains the importance of making meditation a priority in your life. Put it on your calendar or make it a 'to-do' item on your task list. Make it a habit!

What you should do right now
01:14

Learn how to work with this course to get the most value.

Preview 01:48
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Breath meditation and the basics
12 Lectures 25:27

Learn to meditate! You will be shocked how easy learning to meditate can be. Let's get started.

Our goals for this section
00:35

We discuss the best time of the day to meditate.

Best time of the day to meditate
02:39

Should you use a meditation timer or just wing it?

How to time your practice
01:14

We discuss setting up a meditation space for your practice.

Preparing for your first meditation
02:38

Learn to not judge your time in meditation as 'good' or 'bad'. Look at your life for the results of your practice.

What to expect from meditation
01:40

We discuss the various meditation postures and meditation positions.

Positions and postures
03:10

Getting involved in the course
03:12

Learn how to do basic breath meditation.

Breath meditation intro
02:54

Document that describes how to meditate on your own.

Written breath meditation instructions
00:37

The effect of meditation on the brain (and why this is really good news).

How meditation affects your brain
04:36

Should you use guided meditations or meditate on your own?

Guided meditation vs. on your own
01:37


Let's see if we've learned the important points of breath meditation

Breath meditation fundamentals
3 questions
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Mantra meditation & breathing exercises
8 Lectures 12:02

Should I meditate in silence or use music to calm me down?

Should I use music?
01:13

Learn about mantra meditation (also called jappa meditation)

What exactly is mantra meditation?
02:24

How to select the right mantra for you.

Selecting a mantra
01:37

How to perform mantra meditation on your own.

Written instructions for mantra meditation
01:00

Learn why deep breathing is so important for your health

Introduction to 4-7-8 breathing
02:05

Practice deep yogic breathing with this exercise

Exercise: 4-7-8 breathing
02:02

Section 3 summary
00:56

The important items from mantra meditation

Mantra meditation fundamentals
3 questions
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Stress secrets you must know
9 Lectures 24:59

Stress and meditation are a match made in heaven.

Preview 00:49

Stress is killing you. It doesn't take a lot of research to discover all the studies that have been done to show that stress causes or enhances illness.

Stress is killing you
03:11

All stress is the gap between the way things are, and the way you wish they were.

So what exactly is stress?
02:14

Stress causes fight or flight response which sends the body into survival mode. Learn about the physical changes that happen while under the stress response.

The impact of stress on the body
03:46

Stress can wreak havoc with your hormones. Learn all about it in this lecture.

Stress & hormones - part 1
03:17

Hormone quiz 1
3 questions

Stress can make hormonal changes in your body including cortisol, andrenaline and others.

Stress & hormones - part 2
03:52

What happens if you don't 'express' the stress response? The results are ugly.

Preview 03:24

Finally some good news about stress and why meditation (and exercise) are so crucial to your health.

Good news about stress & hormones
03:58

Here are some questions about the stress reponse

Good news about stress
1 question

Section 4 summary
00:28
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Perfecting your meditation practice
7 Lectures 18:28

Learn the 3 keys to having a perfect meditation session

Three keys to perfect meditation
01:59

Keep eyes closed or open?
01:25

How to do open eye meditation
02:17


It's easy to fall out of practice or get buried in resistance. Use these ten tips to keep yourself going or to start up again.

10 ways to stay motivated for meditation
07:21

Section 5 summary
00:36
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Looking back - learning from the sages
8 Lectures 22:10
Section 6 goals
01:13

It is said that if you understand the first four sutras, you have everything you need for a lifetime of perfect meditation

The yoga sutras
00:50

Discussion of the first yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 1
01:58

Discussion of the second yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 2
02:32

Please answer this simple question about the second sutra

Yoga Sutra 2
1 question

Discussion of the third yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 3
01:50

Discussion of the fourth yoga sutra and how it relates to our meditation practice

Yoga sutra 4
03:14

We are learning yoga meditation in this course. Learn about the other four main categories of meditation.

Five methodologies of meditation
07:44

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Guided breath meditation audio files
8 Lectures 01:58:58
8 minute guided breath meditation (whirlpool)
08:24

8 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
08:28

10 minute guided breath meditation (isochronic OM)
10:00

10 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
10:26

15 minute guided breath meditation (reminder chimes)
15:03

15 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
15:35

20 minute guided breath meditation - whirlpool
20:31

30 minute guided breath meditation - deep trance
30:31
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Guided mantra meditation audio files
2 Lectures 50:11
20 Minute Guided Mantra Meditation
20:08

30 minute guided mantra meditation
30:03
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Miscellaneous guided meditation audio files
2 Lectures 21:00
10 minute smile meditation
09:36

10 minute Visualization to release the past
11:24
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Bonus material
3 Lectures 05:43

Meditating with mala beads can ad a new dimension to your practice.

Using mala beads for meditation
03:40

This document will give you even more reasons that you should be meditating each and every day.

Six more reasons to meditate
2 pages

Don't allow resistance to block your meditation practice. Am I doing it right? YES, you are!

Dealing with RESISTANCE
02:03
About the Instructor
Greg de Vries
4.3 Average rating
161 Reviews
1,317 Students
3 Courses
The Meditation Coach, Author, Speaker, Meditation Instructor

Greg began meditating over 18 years ago to relieve stress and combat negative health issues. His inner journey led him on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. He soon discovered his passion of sharing his story and his love of meditation with others. Greg is an author and public speaker on wellness and is known around the globe as the "Meditation Coach".

He is a certified meditation instructor as well as a clinical hypnotist and has taught meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction workshops for Fortune 500 companies including Cisco, Google, VISA, Yahoo! and many others. He has taught thousands to meditate successfully through his simple and practical classes, workshops and guided meditations.