Meditation & Mindfulness Introduction for Yoga Teachers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we lay the foundations for understanding and teaching meditation and mindfulness.


Have a foundational understanding of meditation from a yogic perspective.


Define meditation and considerations related to this “catchall term.” Describe the relationship between yoga and meditation. Give examples to support the perspective that all yoga techniques are preparation for meditation or forms of meditation. Name ten or more styles of meditation. Explain how yoga meditation is different from other styles. Using Pema Chodron’s definition of mindfulness, describe how mindfulness and meditation relate. Provide up to seven resources for helping to incorporate mindfulness practices in yoga class plans, plus some daily habits that can lead to increased mindfulness.

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