Meditation 101 – an Animated Guide

If you’re new to the idea of meditation, or just want to see a really clear, cutely-animated 2-minute explanation, this is the video for you!

I do want to point out that, while the video presents it as “the” way to meditate, in fact mindfulness is just one of many types of meditation. Among other types are Transformation Meditation, Zen meditation, guided meditation, Metta / loving kindness meditation, and mantra meditation – more on those in other articles.

For now, though, just notice your breath and enjoy Dan Harris’ narrated explanation:
 


 

You can read the story of how Dan Harris started meditating after an on-air panic attack seen by millions, as well as more information on meditation itself, in his book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story: