Meditation Basics

Meditation is a focusing of the mind on a single object with the goal of creating the cessation of all thought. As thoughts dissipate, the mind becomes quiet, and we are able to be fully in the present moment. The techniques of meditation are simple and easy to learn, but the ability to keep the mind focused takes time, patience and practice. The benefits of a regular meditation practice include reduction of stress, tension, anxiety and frustration, as well as improved memory, concentration, inner peace and whole body well-being.

Find a comfortable seated position to practice meditation. The two classic postures for seated meditation are: Easy Pose (Sukhasana) and Accomplished Pose.


Audio: Intro to Meditation

Use the player below to stream a low-fi instructional audio track for this practice:



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New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner’s page

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Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
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