Fundamentals

Fundamentals

These beginner meditations will lay the groundwork for your practice, with tips on how to effectively breathe and what to do with your thoughts.

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Fundamentals
  • Body Scan

    Today, we're doing a body scan meditation, which is when we start at the tops of our heads, go all the way down to our toes, and focus on each body part along the way. This is a powerful exercise because it gets us out of our wandering minds and into the present moment as we focus on each body part.

  • Big Belly Breaths

    Today, we're doing a meditation on simply taking some really big, deep breaths. The benefit of this practice is that it allows really great oxygen into your body and brain, which helps reduce stress and get you into a calm head space.

  • Thought Observation

    Our meditation for today is all about observing our thoughts. Some people think that when thoughts come in during meditation, they must be doing something wrong, but that couldn’t be less true. It’s your mind’s job to think thoughts! The key is to allow them to come in and to learn to let them go.

  • Gratitude

    Today, we’re doing a gratitude meditation. This can be so powerful and can easily lead us to a state of peace, because regardless of our circumstances or feelings in a given moment, we can always find something to be grateful for.

  • Body Scan, abridged

    A classroom-friendly, abridged version of our "Body Scan" meditation.

    Today, we're doing a body scan meditation, which is when we start at the tops of our heads, go all the way down to our toes, and focus on each body part along the way. This is a powerful exercise because it gets us out of our ...

  • Big Belly Breaths, abridged

    A classroom-friendly, abridged version of our "Big Belly Breaths" meditation.

    Today, we're doing a meditation on simply taking some really big, deep breaths. The benefit of this practice is that it allows really great oxygen into your body and brain, which helps reduce stress and get you into a ...