Meditation 101: A Better Guide to Understanding To Methods and Techniques
Welcome to the first step to living more mindful through mediating. This course will introduce you to the history of meditation, the types, and it’s benefits.
To meditate is defined as “think deeply or focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.” Meditating has been documented throughout history and has been proven to provide great benefits and can lead to positive affects on your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing.
Meditation origins can be traced back to 1500 B.C. with its roots in Vendantism Hindu practices. The Vedas is the sacred scriptures of India and is the foundation of Hinduism. They believe that God has given us the power within ourselves to manifest realize and our own destiny and connect with the divine to reach our higher self. This power can be found through the practice of Meditation.
According to ancient texts, there are four paths to our higher self. These paths are called Yogas and we will focus on the fourth path, Raja Yoga, the path of meditation. Though the roots are found in this ancient text, today practicing meditating has emerged as a non-religious way to achieve these same goals and desires but relies on the fundamental techniques provided in these teachings.
Well, this all sounds great but how exactly do you start a meditating?
After this course you should be able to determine what types of meditating are right for you, how to have a successful practice, and develop techniques to help you succeed. You will be begin this journey by proceeding to the first lesson.
Still not convinced if a practice is right for you? You can learn more about meditating from our blog post here to decide.
Lesson 1 – An Introduction to Meditation
Lesson 2 – A Brief History of Meditation
Lesson 3 – What To Expect and The Benefits of Meditating
Lesson 4 – Types of Mediation
Lesson 5 – How To Successfully Meditate
Lesson 6 – Conclusion