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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Intro to Meditation MP3

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