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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  • 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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