Meditation for Life
“You arrive as a work in progress and you leave as a work in progress” – Don Stapleton
Learn how to meditate or deepen your practice, to support your everyday life!
Curious about trying out meditation or different meditation techniques? Then this program is for you. During six weeks you'll be exploring six different guided meditations under the guidance of Eleonora Ramsby Herrera, yoga- and meditation teacher. You'll receive insights on meditation as a practice, different techniques as well as finding a deeper connection to your stillness and self.
The purpose of the program is to offer you a variation of basic meditation practices that serve to cultivate a deeper sense of awareness and compassion towards yourself. This while supporting you in connecting with the present moment, and your inner soul- and heart wisdom.
The program is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to explore a contemporary and alternative approach to mindfulness meditation. It is for you who prefer to be guided through meditations that are structured around a particular theme of exploration, and that include breath, body scans, image work, hand gestures (mudras) and mental affirmations.
The program includes six sessions that follow a progressive order. We suggest you practice one session per week, and explore it 2-3 times, before moving on to the next session. The focus and practice of each week:
To make the most out of your meditation practice there are some things to keep in mind:
This program is included for you who are a paying member of Yogobe. If you have not yet created an account, create one here and get your first 14 days completely free and with no binding period.
Find out more about Eleonora Ramsby Herrera by visiting her profile!
Let's get started! You'll find instructions and the video guidance for the first two weeks below.
In this program you find different meditative practices with guided meditations. Each meditation follows a specific theme and you'll learn different methods in the different meditations.
The purpose of this practice is to help you develop an increased awareness of your body by focusing your attention on specific body parts as well as concentrating on the breath. Try to practice 2-3 times this week, more is even better but do what works for you, in your everyday life.
In order to more easily get into meditation and inner stillness it is important that your body is comfortable. Therefore you'll find two videos on how to sit and lie down while meditating. Support your body in anyway it might need it! It is also good to prepare your body and mind through, for example, a breathing exercise or physical movements. If you want and have time, feel free to try the video for meditation prep, which will reoccur each week.
Introduction to guided meditations
Learn how to sit in meditation in order to be as comfortable as possible. You should never push your body into any uncomfortable position.
Some meditations may be practices lying down. Learn how to lie down in a comfortable way to be able to go inside.
This short sequence is a great way to prepare for meditation. By moving your body you start to ground yourself and focus your mind. This will help you go deeper into your meditation.
A guided meditation that brings attention to the sensations in the body and helps to cultivate body awareness.
Welcome to the second week of your practice. The purpose of this week's meditation is to learn how to simply sit with yourself in the present moment and drop into a state of being rather than doing. The meditation is done sitting up, which requires a little more effort and activity in the body and mind. This week a mantra is introduced to help us remain alert and focused. A mantra is a word, a sentence or a sound, that is repeated quietly or out loud, in order to get your mind focused. Continue to practice 2-3 times this week, maybe you'll be able to get one more day of practice than last week.
Feel free to sit on a chair, or on the floor on a pillow or a blanket in order to be physically comfortable. You can always go back to the introduction on how to sit in meditation in Week 1 to get some tips.
This short sequence is a great way to prepare for meditation. By moving your body you start to ground yourself and focus you mind. This will help you go deeper into your meditation.
A guided meditation that supports the cultivation of presence, calm and stillness in body and mind.
”The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still.”