Meditation is the general term for focused practices that train our attention so we can improve our emotional stability, mental clarity, and spiritual growth. Meditation practices are present in many different spiritual and religious traditions, and they have been adapted for many secular purposes regarding physical and mental health. There are dozens of types of meditation, from those focusing on stillness to those focused on movement; from those focusing on a principle, idea, or object to those focusing on emptying the mind from any thoughts at all. Some use meditation to enhance their connection to the transcendent or divine, while others use it to connect to the physical world. Most meditation practices involve attention to breathing, the body, and the present moment; all practices aim to increase the practitioner’s sense of well-being.


Headspace | Meditation Tips | Meditating with Beginner's Mind

Learn to meditate in ten minutes a day with the Headspace app. Each day, it delivers a new guided meditation based on teachings that Andy Puddicombe, Co-founder of Headspace, learned during the ten years he spent studying meditation and mindfulness in monasteries across Asia.


Debunking the 5 Most Common Meditation Myths | Light Watkins | TEDxVeniceBeach

There is a certain mythology that seems to have attached itself to the practice of mediation. There are also a few myths that keep people from enjoying this ancient and life-enhancing daily ritual.


How to Meditate: Mingyur Rinpoche Talks About the Essence of Meditation

In this short teaching, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche discusses the essence of meditation, and how learning to meditate helped him overcome debilitating panic attacks and anxiety.


Learn Meditation in 5 Minutes with Dan Harris

Dan Harris goes through the 3 basic steps of meditation in a 90 second exercise.


The 4 Main Types of Meditation Styles Explained | Tom Cronin

Meditation instructor Tom Cronin reveals the four main types of meditation styles: Concentration, Contemplation, Chanting, Transcending.


The Eight Limbs of Yogic Meditation - Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

All forms of Yogic Meditation practiced today are based on the Yoga Sutras -- a Sanskrit scripture by the ancient Indian sage, Patanjali. This famous text prescribes a sequence of eight specific practices, ending with samadhi, to reach the ultimate goal of spiritual life.


Deepak Chopra: What Is Meditation and Why Should I Do It? | Super Soul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra says meditation made such a positive impact on his life that he hasn't missed a day in 40 years. Now, he's demystifying the commonly misunderstood practice.


‘Yoga Girl’ Rachel Brathen’s Best Meditation Tips

‘Yoga Girl’ shares her tips on how to find the time and energy to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle.


Introduction to Meditation Posture with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

In this first part of a series of short meditation instructions, Elizabeth focuses on the body, or posture, as well as how our attitude toward meditation influences how we sit.


Lorin Roche - The Radiance Sutras

Join Lorin Roche has he discusses the experiences in his spiritual practice that have been enriched by a lifetime relationship with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.


Mindfulness Meditation