GPP EP # 17: How to Get Started With Meditation (Easy Method)

How to Get Started With Meditation (Easy Method)

Getting started with meditation can be hard. Lots of beginners find it challenging to meditate.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Want to learn about how you can easily get started with meditation in the next few minutes, even if you’ve never practiced mediation before? Then stick around, because that’s what we’ll talk about (and more) in today’s episode.

Episode highlights
Here are a few things you will learn in today’s episode:
  • 3 key benefits of meditation

  • 2 key insights that can make or break any habit you want to develop

  • The easiest way to get started with meditation (even if you are new, or have struggled in the past)

  • What the most popular meditation app is

  • How to get started in the next 5 minutes (for free)

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Topics: how to meditate, meditation, meditation guide, beginner’s guide, introduction, relaxation tips, mental health, self care, self care, self improvement, self development, personal growth, personal development, podcast

A GPP EP # 14: Beginner’s Guide to Meditation – What It Is, Is Not, and Why It Is Good for You (Research-backed)

A beginner's guide to meditation

You’ve heard that mediation is good for you.

Ever wondered why?
Or whether these benefits are just hearsay or genuine verifiable benefits?
How about whether what you’ve heard about meditation is really fact or myth?

If you have ever wondered about any of these and want to learn more, then listen to this podcast, because those are the things that you will learn about in this talk.

Episode guide:
  • 01:30 – 5 main myths about meditation (+ myths debunked)
  • 07:28 – What meditation actually is (goals of meditation)
  • 08:59 – 5 Scientific reasons why you should meditate (benefits)
  • 15:42 – A key insight on getting started with meditation
  • 17:36 – How to improve your understanding + Next steps
To learn more, listen to the podcast.
Full list of the researches referenced in the podcast:
  1. http://ccare.stanford.edu/article/jazaieri-h-mcgonigal-k-jinpa-t-doty-j-r-gross-j-j-golden-p-r-2013-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-compassion-cultivation-training-effects-on-mindfulness-affect-and-emotion/
  2. https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Alterations_in_Brain_and_Immune_Function_Produced.14.aspx
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S105381190900004
  4. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~agyurak/Szeatal_E_2010.pdf
  5. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/#1f51d33e1465
  6. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112004758
  7. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24395196
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24107199
  10. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112004758
  11. http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en