Basic Steps of Preparation – A Course in Meditation – Lesson 1.2

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Chapter 1 – Building a Strong Foundation
Lesson 1.2 – Three Steps of Preparation – Asana, Sankalpa & Relaxation
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0:00 Asana – Posture
9:23 Sankalpa – Declaration of Intention
13:02 Physical Relaxation
15:31 Guided Meditation – Basic Steps of Meditation
Exercise 1.1 – MP3 download available here: https://arshabodha.org/wp-content/uploads/abc/teachings/TheInnerJourney/InnerJourney_Ch1_rv8-1.mp3
Exercise 1.1 – Podcast available here: https://arshabodha.org/category/podcasts/teachings/meditations/guided-meditations-for-the-inner-journey-a-course-in-meditation/

THE INNER JOURNEY: A COURSE IN MEDITATION
42 lessons based on Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Sutras
All lessons currently uploaded available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeP4eulMEXiNakvUc0FYJQy7DFU5WAzRW

Lessons marked with * include Guided Meditation
Introduction
1 – What Meditation Is and Is Not
2 – Origins & Types of Meditation
Chapter 1: Building a Strong Foundation
1 – Foundations of Practice
2 – Basic Steps of Preparation *
3 – Being in the Present Moment *
4 – Establishing a Regular Practice
Chapter 2: Turning Within
1 – Finding Inner Peace
2 – Pranayama: Breath Control *
3 – Calming the Nerves *
4 – Nadi Shodhana Pranayama *
5 – Ujjayi Pranayama *
6 – So’ham Pranayama *
Chapter 3: Concentration: Focusing Your Mind
1 – Power of Attention
2 – Trataka: Yogic Gazing *
3 – Bhramari Pranayama *
4 – Developing Your Concentration *
5 – Overcoming Associative Thinking *
Chapter 4: Mantra Japa
1 – Repetition of Mantras
2 – Practice of Mantra Japa *
3 – Managing a Wandering Mind *
4 – Other Kinds of Mantra Japa
Chapter 5: Witnessing Your Mind
1 – Observing Bodily Sensations *
2 – Observing the Breath *
3 – Observing Thoughts & Emotions *
4 – Practice of Mindfulness
Chapter 6: The Psychology of Meditation
1 – Psychological Pressures
2 – Managing Difficult Situations
3 – Purity of Mind
4 – Cultivating New Attitudes *
Chapter 7: Meditation for Emotional Growth
1 – Dealing with Hurt & Resentment *
2 – Developing Compassion *
3 – Letting Go: Coping with Grief *
4 – Widening Your Perspective *
Chapter 8: Devotional Meditation
1 – Meditation on Ishwara *
2 – Symbolism and Imagery *
3 – Ishwara’s Divine Presence
Chapter 9: Going Deeper: Advanced Techniques
1 – Samadhi: Goal of Yoga *
2 – Meditating on the Meditator *
3 – Vedantic Contemplation *
4 – Meditation on Brahman *
Chapter 10: Developing Your Practice
1 – Overcoming Obstacles
2 – Building a Thriving Practice

Swami Tadatmananda is a traditionally-trained teacher of Advaita Vedanta, meditation, and Sanskrit. For more information, please see: https://www.arshabodha.org/

dhyana dhyan upasana upasan vedant upanisad upanishad