Learn How to Meditate | Beginner’s Meditation Class

Meditation for Beginners

Learn How to Meditate

Free Online Beginner Meditation Class – Course #100 

Interested in Meditation?  Want to learn how to meditate?  Don’t know where to begin?  Then this class is for you…

Lately I have been getting many requests from those who are new to meditation, on how to learn this wonderful spiritual science and how to establish a personal, daily meditation practice.  Perhaps this is because the widespread benefits of meditation are now well recognized by the establishment, or perhaps it is because humanity is in the midst of rising to a new level of Conscious Living.  In either case, this Beginner Meditation Class will provide those new to meditation all the guidance they need in order to learn this great art. 

This class is part of the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes that are offered here on Mastery of Meditation.  To learn how these Yoga & Meditation classes are structured, you can watch the video on the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes page or read the Free Online Yoga & Meditation Classes FAQ.

In brief, this page has links (which are in green) to all the instructional meditation videos and how to meditate articles you will need to complete this course and learn meditation.  You may start the class anytime you wish and to register, just leave a comment in the comments section below.  You do not require anything more from me in order to join and participate in the class.  If you are inspired, just start.

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Overview:

This Beginner Meditation Class is, as title implies, designed to help you learn how to mediate.  The absolute key to learning meditation is doing it and that is the core focus of this class.  Although the course does incorporate several important instructional articles to help you deepen your understanding of meditation, the key focus of the course is to guide you step by step on how to actually meditate.

In addition to the instructional articles mentioned above, this Learn How to Meditate Class also uses free meditation instructional videos, from the Free Online Guided Meditation Videos, and free yoga breathing exercise videos, from the Free Online Yoga Breathing Exercises Videos.  The links to the specific videos used by this class are in the syllabus below.

This class will teach 2 very powerful meditation techniques, both of which have shown to be of immense value and benefit to the practitioners.  The first, Breath Meditation (or Zazen), is the heart of Zen Buddhism and many Eastern meditation systems and the other, Mantra Meditation, is the core of Hindu as well as some other meditation systems.

This course is designed for 2 weeks, but, of course, the objective is to to help you establish a lifelong meditation practice.  In this post I will provide the program objectives, details, syllabus and participation guidelines.  Please read through everything carefully so you will be able to get maximum benefit from the program.

If you have any questions regarding the Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class, please feel free to email me at anmol@anmolmehta.com

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Objectives:

  1. Learn how to meditate.
  2. Reduce stress while creating inner peace and tranquility.
  3. Help the body heal and cure itself.
  4. Develop clarity of thought and improved brain function.
  5. Discover spontaneous joy and inner happiness.
  6. Develop intuition and unleash your gifts and talents.
  7. Align yourself with your Higher Self, find your true purpose and uncover your True Nature.
  8. Develop the Witnessing Consciousness and Moment to Moment Awareness.

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Details:

Class Structure:

Each day’s session consists of 2 sections: Simple Yoga Breathing exercises (pranayama) and Meditation Practice.  The total time for this class is approximately 20 minutes / day.

Required Reading:

Suggested Reading:

Course Materials (Free Meditation Videos, Free Yoga Breathing Videos, etc.):

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Syllabus:

The following describes the 2 sections comprising the 20 minute daily breathing and meditation session for this class.

Each breathing exercise and meditation technique below is a link to the article with all the details you need.

Each day do the following…

Section 1: Yoga Breathing Exercises Section

Total time 1-5 Minutes.

  • Chakra Balancing Breathing Exercise (Anuloma Viloma Pranayama): Anuloma Viloma pranayama (or Alternate Nostril Breathing) is excellent for preparing your mind for meditation.  It will calm the thought waves, relax your entire system and make it easier for your to meditate.  Start with 1-2 minutes and work up to 5 minutes.  The link above includes a free video on how to practice and master this important breathing exercise.

Section 2: Meditation Section: 

Total time 5-15 minutes.  Learn and practice Zazen (Zen Meditation Technique) for week 1 and learn and practice So Hum Mantra Meditation for week 2.   Going forward choose the one you like more and allow it to take you deeper.

  • Zen Meditation Technique (Zazen): Zazen, or breath meditation technique is perhaps the most popular of all meditation techniques.  It is an excellent method with which to learn meditation.  The title link is to the article which includes a step-by-step guided meditation video on how to practice Zazen.  This meditation is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike.  Start with 5 minutes and build up to 15 minutes.  Do this for week 1.

  • So Hum Mantra Meditation Technique:  One of the best mantra meditation techniques.  Has a profound affect on many different layers of your being.  Simple to learn and practice, yet bestows a wide range of key benefits.  Start with 5 minutes and build up to 15 minutes.  Do this for week 2.

Learn How to Meditate | Beginner Meditation Class Guidelines:

Following are the guidelines which I suggest to follow…

  • Please post all comments, questions and feedback in the comments section of this post.  This way all will benefit from the discussion.  Feel free to ask questions or discuss issues, as that is one of the main reasons for this particular class format.  Of course, you are free to email me as well if you would like the discussion to not be public.

  • I wish you all a wonderful learning and transforming experience.  Learning Meditation is without a doubt the single greatest factor in helping you discover your True Self and live your life at your Highest Potential.

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  1. Apurv
    Apurv says:

    Hi!

    I have been reading this site for couple of days and feel I must register and learn more. I would like to join beginners class.

    Apurv

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  2. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Kate,

    This is perfect and very good news. The body is resisting as it has been the boss for a very long time and now suddenly the owner (awareness) is back home, and the body does not like it one bit.

    The itches are typical and mostly phantom in nature. In a few weeks you will laugh at them, and soon they will stop also.

    The falling asleep though is a mechanical issue. You should use a very firm cushion (a Zafu) to raise your hips above your knees, try to sit Burmese style and make sure what you are wearing in not bunching up behind your knees (cutting off circulation).

    The Essential Tools and Tips article should have more details on that.

    Stick with it, the early benefits are enormous. I wish my body would still protest so I could get the critical and life changing practice of staying with life and keeping my composure, even when it in unpleasant.

    Best,
    Anmol

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  3. Kate
    Kate says:

    Hi Anmol,

    I just started your meditation class a couple of days ago and I have been getting distracted by my own body. First of all, my right foot keeps falling asleep, so I end up fidgeting a bunch of times before I can get comfortable. Then yesterday, I had this horrible itch in my ear and I just had to stop the breathing to get rid of it. Is this OK or should I just try to sit still through the discomfort?

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  4. Julia
    Julia says:

    Hi AJ,
    I can’t seem to stop my mind from racing. my Grandma meditates and says it changed her life. I feel i am in dire need to learn the correct way. everything i have tried has failed. i look forward to your free beginner classes-that helps in hard times that it is free

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  5. Joseph
    Joseph says:

    OH i forgot to add that i also saw a Mandala. A 12 peaks star and a circle centered in the star with an eye inside of it. It was completely shining a golden color.

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  6. Joseph
    Joseph says:

    Hi Anmol and Trupti, i have some issues while meditating. I see some colors like a rainbow. Sometimes im completely engulfed in a blue-indigo electric color. When i do not pray before meditation i tend to see what i call Djinns. I am pretty scientific mind and i know these are my thoughts surfacing and i erase them each time i breathe. But as a caution, do you know if there are any energetic apertures. Now i see the rainbow even with the eyes open. What’s going on?

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  7. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Dear Tomasz,

    Great to hear you are enjoying the classes. I finally got a chance to reply to your question regarding Breath of Fire as well.

    You may use music during the Yoga part of the practice, but generally not during meditation. Specially for meditations like Zen Meditation or other meditations that require watching the mind and feelings, you should not use any music.

    The primary reason for this is because as you progress deeper you will realize it will be a distraction and that you will need every bit of energy and awareness to watch and comprehend the mind from moment to moment.

    Best,
    Anmol

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