Meditation 101: A Short, Animated Beginner’s Guide

Katy Davis (AKA Gob­blynne) cre­at­ed an immense­ly pop­u­lar video ani­mat­ing Dr. Brené Brown’s insights on The Pow­er of Empa­thy. Now, she returns with anoth­er ani­mal-filled ani­ma­tion that could also put you on the right men­tal track. Nar­rat­ed by Dan Har­ris, this one lays out the basics of med­i­ta­tion and deals with some com­mon mis­con­cep­tions and points of frus­tra­tion. Give it a quick watch, and if you want to give med­i­ta­tion a first, sec­ond or third try, check out these Free Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tions From UCLA. If you know of oth­er help­ful med­i­ta­tion resources, feel free to let us know in the com­ments.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

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  • Angela says:

    I often feel as though i am going to / or have a snooze. Is this because I am not focussing on the breath­ing enough?

  • Gaëlle says:

    Thanks :)

  • Bernard P. Mancuso says:

    Often­times, one pass­es through Alpha and Theta brain­wave fre­quen­cies before GAMMA can hap­pen.
    (“Gam­ma” equals that brief, unex­plain­able MOMENT when some­thing, which might be labeled “enlight­en­ment and trans­for­ma­tion”, occurs.)
    Accept the fact that one can allow one­self to fall into deep sleep…when med­i­tat­ing.
    You prob­a­bly won’t awak­en for hours.
    (UNLESS one is one of those “fool­ish, suc­cess­ful West­ern­ers who must always and for­ev­er cre­ate prob­lems to solve…ETERNALLY !!!.)
    Just keep going.
    Fail­ure is suc­cess.
    In time. One comes to know what med­i­ta­tion is all about.
    One’s life…CHANGES.
    BPM, Prov­i­dence

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