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Meditation for Modern Life: The Phenomenon of Attention

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Course Overview

New to meditation or seeking to renew and support your practice? In this two-part course that includes an integrated yoga sequence (asana, visualization, chanting, and meditation), Gary Kraftsow shows you how meditative practices can foster a deeper connection to our true nature.

In the first part, you’ll learn about the stages of meditation as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and about different meditation methods such as object-focused practices, visualizations, and breath techniques. You’ll also learn about the power of mantra and how meditation intersects with world religions in various ways.

In the second part, Gary guides you through an integrated practice designed to enhance mental focus. You’ll do a visualization about your life’s journey, call and response chanting, a chakra-awareness practice, dynamic movement in basic poses combined with chanting, and more. 

Stimulate your mind and refresh your yoga practice with this course that’s designed to leave you feeling both grounded and inspired.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

2hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • In this pragmatic approach to describing what meditation is all about, Gary Kraftsow expounds how meditative practices can bring us to an enlightened understanding of our true nature. You’ll get an overview of the stages of meditation as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and learn about different meditation methods such as object-focused practices, visualizations, and breath techniques. You’ll also learn about the power of mantra and how meditation intersects with world religions in various ways. Throughout the lecture, Gary offers real-life examples of the benefits of meditation and how the practice...
Section 2
  • In this integrated practice designed to enhance mental focus, you’ll do asana, visualization, chanting, and meditation. You’ll begin with a centering practice and a warm-up of contralateral movement (which fosters right brain/left brain integration). After that, you’ll move on to a visualization about your life’s journey, followed by call and response chanting, a chakra-awareness practice, dynamic movement in basic poses combined with chanting, and mental chanting combined with pranayama. The session concludes with a reflective guided meditation and quiet chanting. Enjoy this opportunity to enlighten...

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Meet Your Teacher

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Gary Kraftsow
Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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