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The Beginners Guide to Meditation

Learn Meditation Techniques to Help Kick Bad Habits, Reduce Stress & Improve Your Health - Meditation Has Many Benefits
Instructor:
Laura Watson
1,551 students enrolled
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At the end of this meditation course students will have learnt the underlying principles of the practice
Students will be able to lead their own personal meditation practice.
Students will have an understanding of meditation history
Students will understand how to prepare for meditation
Students will understand the different types of meditation distractions and how to overcome them
Students will have learnt how to breath more effectively during and outside of meditation
Students will have learnt how to connect with their bodies

I have put together The Beginners Guide to Meditation as I would like the practice to be as accessible as possible to everyone.   I believe that learning the practice of meditation is one of the most valuable gifts you can offer yourself, as the benefits that can follow can transform everything in your life, including mind, body and relationships. 

I have been practicing meditation for over 20 years, and have been teaching it as a fully qualified yoga teacher for nearly a decade.  During this meditation course you will benefit from this wealth of experience, learning amongst other things that meditation is a practice that anyone can benefit from

This course will teach you jargon free, effective meditation practices that gives you a clear way to understand and learn from any other meditation paths you come across after further reading.  This course is a Beginners guide and offers a fantastic introduction to meditation, but bear in mind that this is just only just the start of your journey. If anybody suggests, that their course or school tells you everything you need to know, you may want to… well meditate on it. In the yoga world, we like to think that everybody is potentially your teacher, especially your students.

The time investment needed to see benefit from this course varies (and depends on the benefit sought), but many people notice positive changes after practising for only 90 minutes per week for 3-4 weeks.  This time is normally broken out into short daily, or twice daily sessions.  It of course also needs to be maintained long term!

Meditation is probably one of most essential life skills you can learn.  I hope one day it will form part of school curriculums*, but Udemy is a great place to start, remember its never too late to learn!

Thank you for dropping by, I hope to welcome you to the course soon,

Here’s to the start to a new & exciting journey…

Laura Watson

*I am honoured and delighted to have played a part in getting meditation (as part of an overall yoga practice) into the primary & secondary education system in Kent region in the UK.

What is meditation? Why do people do it?

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How to gain maximum benefits from the course
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What is meditation?
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History of meditation practice
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The benefits of meditation practice
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The research & science behind meditation
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Preparing for meditation

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How much time can you regularly invest in your practice
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Eating
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Refresh
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Setting the space
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Posture
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Expectations & judgement
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Distractions
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How do I know if meditation is working?
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Awareness of the breath

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Why is breathing so Important?
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Learning to listen to your breath
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Meditation: Awareness of breath
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Awareness of body

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Awareness of the body
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What is a body scan?
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Meditation: Awareness of body
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Compassion for yourself and others

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Why work on Compassion?

In this session / lecture Laura explains why it is worthwhile to work on developing compassion in your meditation practice.

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Letting go of Judgement & Forgiving

In this session / lecture Laura talks about why judgement and and failing to forgive can stand in the way of compassion and how this can impact your meditation practice.

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Meditation: Compassion for Yourself & Others
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Review of course & next steps

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Review of Course & Next Steps

Laura reviews what has been covered by The Beginners Guide to Meditation course and suggests next steps..  Make sure you check out the subsequent lectures / sessions after listening to this. 

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Extended meditation: Awareness of breath
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Extended meditation: Awareness of body
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Extended meditation: Compassion for yourself & others
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