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Practical Meditation – Master Meditation Today

Practical meditation is an easy way to use yoga meditation to conquer stress & anxiety. Live with serenity, peace & joy
Instructor:
Greg de Vries
1,090 students enrolled
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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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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.

Getting started with Practical Meditation

1
Welcome to the class

Congratulations and welcome to the Practical Meditation Course.

2
How meditation changed my life

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.

3
What you should do right now

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!

4
How to make the most of this course

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

Breath meditation and the basics

1
Our goals for this section

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

2
Best time of the day to meditate

We discuss the best time of the day to meditate.

3
How to time your practice

Should you use a meditation timer or just wing it?

4
Preparing for your first meditation

We discuss setting up a meditation space for your practice.

5
What to expect from meditation

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

6
Positions and postures

We discuss the various meditation postures and meditation positions.

7
Getting involved in the course
8
Breath meditation intro

Learn how to do basic breath meditation.

9
Written breath meditation instructions

Document that describes how to meditate on your own.

10
How meditation affects your brain

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

11
Guided meditation vs. on your own

Should you use guided meditations or meditate on your own?

12
Section 2 summary
13
Breath meditation fundamentals

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

Mantra meditation & breathing exercises

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Section 3 goals
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Should I use music?

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

3
What exactly is mantra meditation?

Learn about mantra meditation (also called jappa meditation)

4
Selecting a mantra

How to select the right mantra for you.

5
Written instructions for mantra meditation

How to perform mantra meditation on your own.

6
Introduction to 4-7-8 breathing

Learn why deep breathing is so important for your health

7
Exercise: 4-7-8 breathing

Practice deep yogic breathing with this exercise

8
Section 3 summary
9
Mantra meditation fundamentals

The important items from mantra meditation

Stress secrets you must know

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Section 4 goals

Stress and meditation are a match made in heaven.

2
Stress is killing you

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.

3
So what exactly is stress?

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

4
The impact of stress on the body

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.

5
Stress & hormones - part 1

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

6
Hormone quiz 1
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Stress & hormones - part 2

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

8
Stress & hormones - part 3

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

9
Good news about stress & hormones

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

10
Good news about stress

Here are some questions about the stress reponse

11
Section 4 summary

Perfecting your meditation practice

1
Section 5 goals
2
Three keys to perfect meditation

Learn the 3 keys to having a perfect meditation session

3
Keep eyes closed or open?
4
How to do open eye meditation
5
Keeping a meditation journal
6
10 ways to stay motivated for meditation

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.

7
Section 5 summary

Looking back - learning from the sages

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Section 6 goals
2
The yoga sutras

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

3
Yoga sutra 1

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

4
Yoga sutra 2

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

5
Yoga Sutra 2

Please answer this simple question about the second sutra

6
Yoga sutra 3

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

7
Yoga sutra 4

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

8
Five methodologies of meditation

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

9
Section 6 summary

Guided breath meditation audio files

1
8 minute guided breath meditation (whirlpool)
2
8 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
3
10 minute guided breath meditation (isochronic OM)
4
10 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
5
15 minute guided breath meditation (reminder chimes)
6
15 minute guided breath meditation (no music)
7
20 minute guided breath meditation - whirlpool
8
30 minute guided breath meditation - deep trance

Guided mantra meditation audio files

1
20 Minute Guided Mantra Meditation
2
30 minute guided mantra meditation

Miscellaneous guided meditation audio files

1
10 minute smile meditation
2
10 minute Visualization to release the past

Bonus material

1
Using mala beads for meditation

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

2
Six more reasons to meditate

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

3
Dealing with RESISTANCE

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

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