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The Beginner's Guide to Meditation

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.

Probably most importantly, it has helped me understand my own mind. Before I started meditating, I never thought about what was going on inside my head — it would just happen, and I would follow its commands like an automaton. These days, all of that still happens, but more and more, I am aware of what’s going on. I can make a choice about whether to follow the commands. I understand myself better (not completely, but better), and that has given me increased flexibility and freedom.

So I highly recommend this habit. And while I’m not saying it’s easy, you can start small and get better and better as you practice. Don’t expect to be good at first — that’s why it’s called “practice”!

These tips aren’t aimed at helping you to become an expert they should help you get started and keep going. You don’t have to implement them all at once — try a few, come back to this video course try one or two more.



10 Lessons

10 Lessons in The Beginner's Guide to Meditation:

Introduction to Meditation

Introduction to Meditation

The History of Meditation

The History of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation and How it can Work for you

Mindfulness Meditation and How it can Work for you

The Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation

The Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation

Active Meditation with Kundalini Yoga

Active Meditation with Kundalini Yoga

The Benefits of Transcendental Meditation

The Benefits of Transcendental Meditation

The Practice of Zen Meditation

The Practice of Zen Meditation

Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Conclusion

Conclusion