Do You Meditate is a free, one week course by Jeremy Peters that promises a no-nonsense meditation program free from religious dogma and new-age-nonsense.
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One of the things I like about this course is that you can pretty much start right away. Either sign up for the course with your email and receive daily lessons or just click through the days at your own pace: the emphasis here is practicing meditation. I signed up for the email course because I like a daily reminder, and I found that his prompts are timely and concise, his list seems well managed, and he comes across as conscientious and respectful.
Each exercise is approximately seven to twelve minutes, with the meditations getting progressively longer with each day. While each daily lesson is informative, I never feel like the program is didactic: I appreciate the concise nature of each lesson.
Each meditation is accompanied by an excerpt of Surf Series, a special audio program featuring the sound of gentle ocean surf enhanced with binaural beats, an audio brainwave technology that can help you achieve deeper and more relaxing states of meditation.
Day 1 – Getting Started
Day 2 – Physical Sensations
Day 3 – Thoughts and Posture
Day 4 – Emotions
Day 5 – Distracting Thoughts
Day 6 – The Sea
Day 7 – The Present
Meditation is not difficult: the important thing is practice, and this is where Do You Meditate shines: it is an excellent introduction to the basics of meditation and is perfectly structured for the first time meditator. If you are intimidated by the process of meditation or you are concerned that you cannot find the time to do it, then Do You Meditate is for you: it is a great way to become comfortable with the discipline of meditation.
WARNING: The music featured on Do You Meditate is from Surf Series and contains audio brainwave entrainment technologies. People who are subject to seizures, auditory disorders, or adverse mental conditions should not listen to this music without first consulting a physician. DO NOT listen to this music while driving, operating heavy machinery, or performing any other activities that require focused attention. Although binaural beats entrainment audio may contribute to wellness, it is not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical claims are intended express or implied. No statements made have been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For best results, use stereo headphones or earbuds.