Hello everyone!

I got a vision that everyone should be able to find inner peace and happiness. My most valuable moments in life are often connected to meditation in some kind of form. When I first learned to connect my body, breath and thoughts together, the altering inside me was almost too intense. It felt a bit like an adrenaline rush and afterwords my body was tingling. If your hand or foot ever fell asleep, then you know this tingling feeling. This is the what happens when your body gets fully oxygenated, and its great for your blood flow. The first time it happened it was a bit scary actually and I had a hard time to keep my body up-right. But after a couple more times I started to get brief outer body experiences, which is one of the things I wanted to achieve trough meditation.

I’ve been looking at different online meditation programs for a while and today I’m starting a 5-week online course in my quest to help you find a program that suits you.

Live and Dare

The online meditation program I have chosen is called Live and Dare and the creator is a guy named Giovanni Dienstmann. He has practiced meditation for about 18 years. He traveled the world and spent time with masters and instructors. Also, he points out that he is NOT a guru or a spiritual master in any way, mere a practitioner on the way.

The preparation.

The preparation starts of great with a detailed PDF about what you can expect from the five coming weeks of practice. And he got a recording of himself reading the PDF for you if you like which I think is a great way to help more people getting started.

Then he also provides what he calls a “Habit Poster” so you easily can track you progress every day.

Day One.

The first thing is to find your habit and a trigger to connect to your new meditation habit. The habit could be brushing your teeth of having your morning coffee. The trigger is something you use to remind yourself every day to meditate, like a sticker on your toothbrush or coffee mug. You could also set an alarm if that’s something that suits you better.

The next step is to find a comfortable place where you won’t be interrupted. Preferably the same spot every day.

The practice

The practice is simple and easy for beginners. For the first day, all you need to do is close your eyes and count your breaths 12 times.

To be continued.

The most important part of meditation is committing to it ever day! Be sure to re-affirm to yourself that you are committing to the next day!

I hereby commit to give you a review of every week of this course!

 

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7 Replies

  1. This is an excellent article for any beginner regarding meditation. It’s something I’ve been looking to get into recently and this article provides the perfect outline to get started with. Thank you for the informative article and I’ll be glad to also share this among my social network!

    1. Thank you very much Todd! Keep checking in and follow the progress and get other interesting articles!
      Awesome! That helps me a lot!
      Best regards!
      Fredrik

  2. Meditation is supposed to be so good for you but I have a hard time making my mind quiet, so I look forward to reading more of your product review.

    What can you recommend for me in the mean time?

    1. Hello Irma and thank you for you comment!
      I know exactly what you are talking about and don’t worry, my mind is racing all the time. Meditation is more bout learning to just observe you thoughts without judging them. The important thing is to be determent and give yourself just a few minutes each day. Remember, it’s a practice, not just a project that can be done in a couple of weeks.

      The first thing you can do is just to find a spot where you feel comfortable and not be interrupted for 5-10 minutes. You can sit or lay down, it doesn’t matter at this point. Just be relaxed, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Deep breaths starting from the belly, going up to your chest. Do this for 2-3 minutes a day for one week. If you start to “listen” to much to your thoughts, you can try count your breath. 1-10 and start over from 1 again. Each time your mind starts wonder, just remind yourself to count again. Also you could download the app I recommended in my Isha Kriya article.

      Best of luck and keep me updated about your progress. And if you need more help, just ask again!

  3. I like this concept. I started meditating about three weeks ago and to be honest it has since gone to the wayside. I just got busy and forgot and when I remembered, it did not feel like a good time to meditate. Your course would certainly help me and others like me. It’s not that I don’t want to, I just haven’t made it a habit yet. You could certainly help with that issue.

    1. Thank you for your comment Tina.
      The first thing to do when starting to meditate is to start very small, that way you won’t forget and feel bad if you do forget. Its all about making it a habit that you just can be without, and when you start to see the benefits that meditation bring to your life, you will start looking forward to every session. In the beginning, guided meditation was the best for me. If you check THIS article, you can find a link to a great app that you can use.
      Best of luck and please get back to me if you ever need any help.
      /Fredrik

  4. Hey Fredrik. Awesome! I look forward to future updates. Committing to a regular practice seems to be the hardest task for beginners. However, I have never met anyone who has regretted continuing with a practice. The benefits received always ensure that any time spent meditating is well worth it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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