Welcome to Sunburst’s Learn to Meditate eCourse
Learn foundational techniques in the universal lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda. You will receive one lesson by e-mail every week. In this course, you will learn the foundations of spiritual practice, including introductory meditation techniques, conscious breath work, energizing exercises, and ways to bring meditation into your daily life. Here’s sneak preview of what to expect in your lessons:
Lesson 1: Coming Into Stillness
This practice helps you to quiet down, open up, and begin to feel the Divine presence within you.
Preparing – To center yourself and set your intention, begin with an affirmation or prayer. This can be as simple as a silent moment of thankfulness.
Posture – Sit with a straight spine, body relaxed, either in a chair, or cross-legged on a cushion. To sit still more comfortably, keep your knees lower than the top of your hip bones. This will help to support a straight and relaxed back. You may need an extra cushion to accomplish this.
Breathe – To calm and deepen your breath, place your hands on your belly for several breaths. Can you feel the breath gently moving your belly in and out? Notice as your breath slows, your thoughts slow down as well. Now place your hands on your thighs or in your lap. Keeping calm and relaxed, focus your attention on the breath gently moving in and out. Let your breath be the anchor of your meditation…”