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Day 1: Learning To Observe Your Thoughts — Without Judgment

Light Watkins
mbg Class Instructor & Meditation Teacher
By Light Watkins
mbg Class Instructor & Meditation Teacher
Light Watkins is a Santa Monica–based Vedic Meditation teacher, mindbodygreen class instructor, TEDx speaker, and author of Bliss More, How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying. He grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's in communications.
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August 28, 2017

What is meditation? How do I begin a practice? Is there a right and wrong way to learn? If you have questions about meditation—you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve created a 14-Day Meditation Challenge to answer your most pressing meditation questions and help you develop a new habit that could transform your stress levels, your relationship with yourself and others, and ultimately—your life. It’s not too late - click here to join!

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In this opening video, you'll learn the steps you need to begin your meditation journey. It all starts with learning how to observe your own thoughts—without judging them, trying to change them, or trying to force them out.

Meditation Challenge Day 1: What Is Meditation?

Sorry you missed our meditation challenge! Luckily, it was inspired by one of our classes: A Meditation Expert's 14-Day Guide. Check it out for access to all of Light's amazing videos. And in the meantime, here's a sample video that explains what a meditation challenge is all about:

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Light Watkins
Light Watkins

Light Watkins is a Santa Monica–based Vedic Meditation teacher, mindbodygreen class instructor, TEDx speaker, and author of Bliss More, How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying. He grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's in communications. Watkins recognized his passion for teaching meditation after meeting his Guru in 2002. Following years of daily meditation, Vedic studies, and apprenticeship, he traveled to India to be trained in the ancient ways of teaching meditation. His students have used meditation to treat symptoms of PTSD, hypertension, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, and cancer.

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