In this lesson, we delve into the various purposes and effects of meditation.
Become knowledgeable about the many potential effects of meditation and become proficient in explaining yoga philosophy related to thoughts, sensations, suffering, absorption (samadhi) and meditation.
List ten or more potential effects of meditation and what might be considered the primary purpose and benefit of meditation. Describe the cause of suffering according to yoga philosophy and why meditation brings happiness. Explain the vital awareness gained by disengaging from thoughts and how meditation helps in the face of strong sensations. There are many practices to reduce stress so why, according to Dr. Timothy McCall, do many dedicated yogis consider meditation “the crown jewel of the practice.” Describe Jill Bolte Taylor’s experience from a massive stroke located in the left brain hemisphere and how this powerful story can serve as a teaching tool.