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PODCAST | How To Meditate (Successfully)

This podcast with meditation teacher Sharee James is an absolute must-listen if you’re not really sure how to meditate, or you’re struggling with getting started and finding a technique that’s right for you.

After the ongoing popularity of Sharee’s article ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Meditation‘, it became evident that we needed to dive further into the art of meditation. So, we hope you find this extra layer of information and inspiration helpful!

In this podcast you will learn:

  • What meditation is (+ what it’s not about)
  • The incredibly touching story and woman who inspired Sharee to begin meditating
  • Benefits of meditation
  • How & why meditation is good for stress, depression and anxiety
  • Tips for beginners including when, where and how to meditate
  • How long to meditate for as a beginner
  • How to deal with thoughts and distractions when meditating
  • Meditation techniques, tips and mantras for:
    • Sleep
    • Anxiety
    • Calming the mind
    • Happiness
    • Healing pain
    • Bringing you into the now
  • How to turn any moment into a moment of attention and peace
  • Best tips for successfully starting (and sticking to) a meditation practice
  • Meditation music and apps to help you start and maintain a meditation practice

See also The Best Essential Oils For Meditation


Listen to more from the CASA DE KARMA Podcast Series here.

Thank you so much for listening. What did you think? Let us know what you loved and learnt, and ask any questions you have via the comment section below – we can not wait to hear from you!

And, if you’re keen to learn more or get some support with starting a regular practice, join Sharee’s (free) 3-part meditation course here.

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P.S. Who do you know who want’s to learn meditate but struggles with it? Share this free podcast with them now. They’ll thank you for it later when their mind is calm :).

CDK Team

CASA DE KARMA is the home of Australia’s holistic health collective: A virtual oasis, where holistic health experts empower the women inspired to live naturally and in wellness.

SHOWHIDE Comments (6)
  1. Sharee how long do you meditate for? 20 minutes seems so long :). I’ve been meditating for a few minutes 1 or 2 times a day and feel that helps me remain aware throughout the other hours of the day, but I do have more ‘monkey mind’ to deal with in my practices that are in the afternoon.

    1. Hi Lara! Great question 🙂 I personally meditate for about an hour a day, almost every day. I know 20 minutes can seem like A LOT in the beginning, and you can always work up to it over a month for example, by increasing your meditation time by 5 minutes each week. Of course, at first you may feel restless or bored or uncomfortable sitting for so long, but that is actually good – by learning how to be present and to focus even when it is a little difficult is what meditation is all about…and it will help to train your mind to be calmer in other life-circumstances where you feel bored, challenged or stressed etc. And just think of it like this – if a few minutes a day is helping you to have more awareness, imagine what 20 will do! Best of luck and keep going! 🙂

  2. Sharee BTW love your podcast. I have try to meditate all the time, and your podcast is awesome, I do mindfulness in the morning and the evening. The is so cool.

  3. Amazing podcast! I was really taken with the description of the lady who lost her child and found calm in meditation and her being able to be present throughout the day for her family because of mediation. You also discussed that it’s not about stopping our thoughts it’s about tapping into our awareness and watch our thoughts go by, this is brilliant for those of us new to meditation to understand. I often think it’s about clearing my mind and I love the term ‘monkey mind’, it’s a great explanation of what goes on! I am new to mediation and this podcast is brilliant, I am going to focus on my why and not worry about where I meditate. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hey Glamor Hippie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the podcast – and I’m happy to hear that you are not going to struggle to try to stop your thoughts anymore, hopefully you will have a much easier time of it now. I’m glad to hear you are going to focus on your ‘why’ – our intention to meditate is like a precious seed and we need to keep nurturing that seed and tending to it so it will take root in our lives and bear beautiful fruit one day…and staying inspired with your “why” is a great way to keep tending to that seed. Namaste 🙂

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