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How to Meditate for Beginners

Learn how to meditate if you are a beginner from yoga instructor Lisa Dawn Angerame in this Howcast video.

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Hi, I'm Lisa Dawn Angerame. I'm one of the founding partners of Nava NYC, a collective of nine Yoga and meditation teachers in New York City. Our website is www.Navanyc.com. Today, I will be talking to you about meditation.

When you first commit to a practice of meditation, it is just that, a commitment. You don't just sit down, turn your mind off, and hope for the best. It is actually an active practice, and it can be somewhat frustrating, because in our society today, we're very results-oriented. We want it now. Inner peace, right now.

So, you make your commitment, I'm going to sit for a certain number of minutes a day. I'm going to sit for a certain number of days a week. I'm going to sit, and I'm going to practice meditation.

Meditation is a technique that helps us calm and quiet the mind. So, when we begin the practice, it might feel like the mind is just jumping around and thinking about things like old boyfriends, or old girlfriends, or songs that pop into the head from third grade. But the point of meditation is to have these things happen, and acknowledge it, become aware of it, and release it.

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