Ten-Minute Meditations for Less Stress and More Joy
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Ten-Minute Meditations for Less Stress and More Joy

Learn basic meditation techniques and enjoy a more focused, calm, and relaxed mind and life
4.7 (23 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.
3,418 students enrolled
Created by Lauren Lapointe
Last updated 6/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know how to practice meditation
  • Possess the necessary tools and techniques to make meditation a regular part of your life
  • Enjoy the benefits of meditation
  • Know how to start your own meditation practice
  • Know what to do with racing thoughts
  • Understand the main benefits of meditation
  • Be familiar with and know how to address some of the common challenges faced in meditation
  • Learn several well-known meditation techniques
  • Learn how to create a time and space for meditation
  • Learn what to wear and eat for meditation
  • Learn about basic meditation props that assist with sitting
  • Know how to sit properly in meditation
  • Understand what to do with discomfort from sitting
  • Have the skill to address challenging emotions that can arise during meditation
  • Understand the basics of meditation
  • Have a list of meditation resources for further study
  • Learn about meditation classes, workshops, and retreats
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  • An interest in learning how to meditate
  • Optional pillow, cushion, blanket, or chair for meditation
  • Optional journal for recording thoughts and observations

Are you curious about meditation but aren’t sure how to start?

Do you want to reduce stress and have more clarity, focus, and overall joy in your life?

Maybe you've tried meditating in the past but had trouble sitting still or keeping up with your racing thoughts?

In this course, you'll learn how to meditate in the best possible way: by practicing meditation.

You'll get the opportunity to learn about and experience several meditation styles and techniques so you can find the one that works best for you.

These meditations are no more than ten minutes long so they can easily fit into your day.

With clear, logical, and straightforward explanations you will learn about the benefits and challenges of meditation, the proper technique for sitting and how to be still, and what to do with your mind and those racing thoughts.

There is also a shorter two-minute "desk meditation" for breaks at the office - or just or those days when you are short on time.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand the basics of meditation and have everything you need to meditate whenever you like.

Here’s to better sleep, a sharp and focused mind, and a more peaceful life!

In this course we will look at:

  • The benefits of meditation.
  • Some of the common challenges faced in meditation.
  • Tips for how to start a meditation practice.
  • Several different meditation styles: Focus, Walking, Vipassana, Mantra, Metta or Lovingkindness, and Zero meditation.
  • How to create a space and time for meditation.
  • What to wear for meditation.
  • What to eat – or not eat – before meditation.
  • Props for sitting meditation.
  • How to sit properly and comfortably for meditation.
  • What to do with racing thoughts.
  • How to handle challenging emotions that can arise during meditation.
  • Several ten-minute guided meditations: Breath, Mantra, Metta or Lovingkindness, and Object.
  • A shorter two-minute desk meditation for the office or when you have less time.
  • A ten-minute non-guided meditation with only background music so you can practice on your own.
  • Classes, workshops, and retreats to deepen your learning and practice of meditation.
  • A list of meditation resources.
  • And more…

How to sign up:

Simply click the green “Take This Course” button on the top right-hand side of this page to start learning about meditation.

Other benefits:

This course is available on-demand – which means you can access it anytime.

This course is 100% refundable for the first thirty days if for some reason you are not satisfied (and please let me know if you aren't - I am always open to feedback.)

You will have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in learning how to meditate
  • Beginning meditators with no experience
  • Seasoned meditators looking for a refresher
  • Meditation teachers who would like resources for their students
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
3 Lectures 05:13
Why Meditate
5 Lectures 11:11

Challenges to Meditation

How to Start a Meditation Practice

Summary of Why Meditate
Types of Meditation
8 Lectures 17:13
Introduction and Overview to Types of Meditation

Meditation with a Focus

Walking Meditation

Metta or Lovingkindness Meditation

Zero Meditation

Summary of Types of Meditation
Preparing for Meditation
6 Lectures 09:51
Introduction and Overview to Preparing for Meditation

Making Time for Meditation

What to Wear for Meditation

Eating and Meditation

Summary of Preparing for Meditation
How to Sit for Meditation
7 Lectures 19:09
Introduction and Overview to How to Sit for Meditation

Meditation Props

Yoga Poses for Meditation

How to Sit

What To Do With Racing Thoughts

Meditation and Challenging Emotions

Summary of How to Sit for Meditation
8 Lectures 55:28
Introduction and Overview to Meditations

Ten-Minute Meditation: Breath

Ten-Minute Meditation: Mantra So Ham

Ten-Minute Meditation: Metta or Lovingkindness

Ten-Minute Meditation: Object

Ten-Minute Meditation: Music Only, Not Guided

Two-minute Meditation: Quick Desk Meditation

Summary of Meditations
Thank You and Meditation Resources
4 Lectures 04:28
Meditation Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

Meditation Resources

Metta or Lovingkindness Script

Thank You
Bonus Section
3 Lectures 04:50
About the Instructor

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About the Instructor
Lauren Lapointe
3.9 Average rating
97 Reviews
12,419 Students
4 Courses
Creativity Coach, Singer/Songwriter, Yoga Teacher

* over 9,300 online students since March 2016!

LAUREN LAPOINTE is a nationally-touring singer-songwriter who had no idea that she was creative until well into adulthood. Following her instincts, she left her cushy office job and business degree behind to follow a creative way of life and never looked back. She has since released three critically acclaimed CDs, played at the nation’s top listening rooms, and received international radioplay. In addition to her music, she teaches yoga and meditation and inspires and leads others with her Creativity Coaching practice. She has conducted workshops and seminars in creativity and enjoys working one-on-one and in groups to help people realize and follow their dreams and live creative and fulfilling lives. Although she grew up in Canada she now lives in Savannah, Georgia in the Southeastern USA with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats. Chocolate is usually nearby.

“Lauren worked with me last year on my creative process and I can tell you she really gets this stuff. Her help gave a real boost to my creativity. If you are looking for help in increasing your creativity you should take this course.” – Ian Murray, Photographer

“Thanks to Lauren, I have most of the first draft of a book I had been saying I was writing for years, but had never sat down to write before.” – Amber Hadigan, Writer

“She is wonderful to work with and is helping me expand my creativity in ways I had not imagined.”– Andrew Getch, songwriter and painter

“I highly recommend Lauren’s creativity coaching. I LOVE having a cheerleader who helps me stay focused.” – Sarah Starkey, musician

YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHING: Lauren Lapointe is a certified 500-hour professional Kripalu yoga teacher who also holds certifications in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and in teaching meditation. She is known for her joyful and heart-centered approach to yoga and strongly believes that yoga is available to everyone – all bodies and fitness levels –and is not just a physical practice but a mindful and compassionate way of life. Her classes emphasize the mind/body connection through the breath and encourage self-reflection and acceptance. 

“Lauren’s dedication and love of the practice moves and motivates all who take her yoga classes.” Betsy Freeman

"When Lauren Lapointe introduced me to her gentle but challenging yoga teachings, I knew I had finally found a yoga teacher that understood not only my individual needs and challenges on the mat, but each and every student’s in the class as well. The gentle but energetic practice Lauren leads us through in class is always stimulating for not only the body but the mind as well. She reminds us to come back to the breath while we seek our own personal edge throughout the practice. Under Lauren’s instruction, I can not imagine a day without some form of yoga practice, even if it’s a 2-minute time out to remind myself to come back to the breath while I let my mind still, regroup, and meet life’s daily challenges again. Regardless of where you are in your yoga journey, beginner or life long enthusiast, Lauren will enhance your yoga practice and inspire you over and over again to return to the mat." - Nancy Alford-Gill

"I highly recommend starting any employee retreat or training program with Lauren's yoga session. The employees were able to completely relax and prepare their minds for the very busy day. Lauren's voice is soothing and she has the ability to get anyone to a relaxed state of mind." - Lesley Hanak, Vice President for Human Resources, Savannah College of Art and Design

“Lauren brings a balance of energy and calm, of yin and yang to the mat. Her Yin-Yang Yoga workshop at Dancing Dogs Yoga was an amazing, insightful, and mindful practice. We will invite her back soon!” - Shelley Lowther, owner Dancing Dogs Yoga, Savannah GA