How to Meditate

photo-5Satnam, friends! I’m super psyched to report that on Saturday I taught my first full Kundalini yoga and meditation class. I’ve been in teacher training since September, and leading a complete class was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life!

In today’s vlog I’m spreading even more Kundalini love. So many of my readers and viewers struggle with meditation. Whether you’re a meditation newbie or have had a practice for years, the powerful act of tuning in can be challenging at times. To amp up your meditation practice and demystify the experience I’ve created this video on how to meditate.

Enjoy today’s vlog—and if you want further guidance, you can check out my guided meditation albums here. If you’re new to my work, you can opt in at the top of the page for my free guided meditations.

 

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  1. tara says: February 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Thank you Gabby for this concise, easy and welcoming introduction to a meditation practice. I really appreciate this.
    xo
    Tara
    ps- I saw you at Ignite–you rocked it!

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

      enjoy your meditation!

      1. Annie says: February 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

        I so enjoy your vlogs and would love to know if you will be teaching Kundalini yoga and meditation classes in nyc ?
        Have a beautiful day,
        Annie

        1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 11:24 am

          yes. my first kundalini/gabby hybrid course will be in may http://gabbyb.tv/bust-through-the-blocks

  2. Jennifer Maggiore says: February 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I swear, I was sitting here 30 minute ago, struggling with sitting quietly enough to gain some clarity. And then this showed up in my inbox. Love this! With gratitude, Jenn

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

      brilliant!

  3. Jennifer Freitas says: February 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Thank you Gabby. I often feel alone and as a result feel anxiety. I know the benefits of meditating but can never focus because of ‘monkey mind’. Even though I have taken meditation courses nothing has helped acheive focus. Satnam and pulse monitoring will keep me focused! I am excited!!! Thank you for all you do.
    Love + Light

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 11:23 am

      it’s super easy right? enjoy!!! xoxo

  4. Elyse says: February 25, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Gabby, I bought your book ‘May Cause Miracles’. I read the first chapter, put the book down, then picked up a bottle of perfume. I heard a clink on the floor, something had fallen from the bottle. It was a little metal charm which I had never noticed. It said “Expect Miracles”. How about that for a sign!

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 11:23 am

      wowowowow! nice one

  5. Shannon says: February 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Thank you for this. As I was struggling in my meditation last night, I thought of contacting you on how to meditate correctly! The problem I seem to have is: I’m supposed to still my mind in meditation however listen to messages of my inner guide. I’m getting confused by this. I can’t differentiate between what is a “message” and what is random thoughts interfering with stilling my mind.

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      the more you meditate the clearer your intuition will be.

  6. jen says: February 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Love it! Just last night I was looking for kundalini classes in Orange County (CA). I stumbled upon yogaglo.com… have you heard of it? Check it out! It might be a great way for you to spread the love of kundalini meditation! Good luck to you on your new endeavors! Can’t wait to attend a class of yours! God bless! -Mama Jen

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      enjoy! satnam

  7. Evelyn says: February 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Gabby,

    I will try this for sure. I bought your spirit junkie audio book and have been working hard to not only enjoy it but also be consistent with it. I guess I have not felt “in the zone” yet but find it very interesting that I CAN be with a good song of worship or even just a good rock song. I often times feel connected in a weird way to the words & melodies coming through. Am I just kidding myself or is there something here? Are there other forms of meditation?

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      there are many forms of meditation. expect more kundalini meditations from me:)

      1. Evelyn says: February 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        Thank you so much for your work. May God continue to bless you in this great work and in all areas of your life. You inspire me to hang in there and keep it going. :)

        With love,
        Evelyn

  8. Annika says: February 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Last night I asked the Universe to help me with my meditation and this morning your vlog was sitting in my inbox. Your encouragement has gotten me to this point and I’m just fantastically grateful for you. Thank you!

  9. Heidi says: February 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi dear Gabby, I tried it and it is so HELPFULL and easy <3 THANKS for sharing the love <3
    Just one question, can you please explain what is the meaning of SAT NAM? I asked google but find nothing clear .. Love, love to you and Thanks again :)

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      sat nam is truth identified. recognizing your inner truth and the truth in others.

      1. Heidi says: February 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        Thank you! Have a mega super dupper NICE day :)
        Shinning the light love from Switzerland :)

  10. Jacquie says: February 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Namaste Gabby!
    So excited for your new venture into teaching Kundalini yoga. I WILL attend one of your classes sometime in the future! Mastin introduced it to me and now I am a bit obsessed.
    Much gratitude for the energy you put into the world….I add mine to yours.
    Jacquie
    Jacquie

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      it’s the greatest gift in the world

  11. Caroline Frenette Master Intuitive Coach says: February 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Lovely, thank you :)

  12. Patricia says: February 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you beautiful x

  13. Leslie Green says: February 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I love that you bring up how scattered we are throughout the day. A daily meditation practice, even as few as the 1-3 minutes that you suggest is SO powerful — having our daily practice is VITAL to balance our scattered daily lives. Thank you.

  14. Juliette Nolan says: February 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Gabby
    I am a massive fan of kundalini yoga and try to practise daily. I have found that this meditation is wonderful for slowing me down and getting me back in contact with my inner wisdom. Connecting back with my body always feels so darned good. I love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing and have a beautiful day
    Juliette x

  15. Linda Basd says: February 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    What great timing ! I noticed you quote Yogi Bhajan frequently and I wondered if you could recommend readings about Kundalini yoga. I’m looking forward to doing it. I’m really enjoying May Cause Miracles. Than you.

  16. Lauren Aufiero says: February 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Gabrielle,
    I have been taking hot yoga once a week and have been trying to get into the practice of meditation. Although I am trying for longer meditations eventually, your right, a few minutes to quiet the mind can be very beneficial.

    Ps. I ran into you by the ladies room just before you spoke at IGNITE in New York. It was great running into you and it reminded me of what you say about synchronicity, which is that we are meant to have these experiences and when we do it is a sign that we are in the flow! I also saw you speak at your 11-11-11 lecture and have a photo with you :)
    Keep shining!
    Love,
    Lauren

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      so nice to connect with you by the bathroom:) xo

  17. Amo says: February 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    she’s so perfect, what a beauty

  18. gina says: February 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Super Stoked for you completing your first Class~ Proud of you Gabby! Super Happy for YOU~

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      i’m stoaked too!

  19. Rhea says: February 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I was in your class on Saturday morning. (I see the back of my head in the photo.). I am STILL buzzing from that class. Thank you for a beautiful experience.

    Sat nam

    1. Gabby says: February 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      awesome!!!!

  20. sophie says: February 26, 2013 at 2:53 am

    thank you ! such a simple beautiful meditation. I always think one has to stay hours in meditation, therefore I don’t do it, but three minutes I can do! I am loving my MCM journey too, I’m on my last week. All my love,
    sophie

    1. Gabby says: February 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      it’s so simple!

  21. tracey says: February 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I can’t find my pulse! Tried wrist, jawline, chest. I’m still breathing, so I know my heart must be beating in there somewhere….

    1. Gabby says: February 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      breathe. you have a pulse:)

      1. Bella says: February 28, 2013 at 1:42 am

        Tracey, how’s your circulation? Yes, you do have pulse. :) In my instance, it’s difficult to feel the pulse of my nervous system (Chinese medicine), so I can relate a bit to your dilemma. My naturopath sure find it entertaining. Maybe try a different spot like the temples or on either side of your neck below the jawline. Better yet, place your hand on your heart and connect.

  22. Karen Taggart says: February 26, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks Gabby! I have a hard time getting my “chatter brain” to stop spinning, so I think this should help.

    I’ve been showing my 1 year old daughter how to meditate, just for fun, but she does it on her own off and on! It’s so cute and what a great skill to grow up with!

    Funny story…we’re potty training her and she decided to meditate while on the potty chair! Hahaha!

    1. Gabby says: February 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      omg that is brilliant!!!!

  23. Melissa says: February 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Woot Woot. I just had some yummy Indian food from Grand Central Terminal (who knew?)- it seems the whole world is on meditation. Finally. Gabby fyi there is a major public meditation event happening in your city – NY next month. And I thought know better person would find this useful than you.
    NonVio campaign movement prelaunched in major cities this yr. Founder of foundation will launch in nyc I wanted to share details with you if it resonates. – peace & love

  24. April Waldman says: February 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Gabby, Been so inspired by your work from the beginning. Especially the way you put your message out representing our generation! I can feel such a shift in your energy it is palpable as I watched your meditation vlog. Good stuff! I am going to meditate now yay! Thank you for being an inspiring sister. April

  25. Ivy says: February 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    What a lovely shirt, and a lovely practice.

  26. CC says: February 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

    First wanted to thank you for all that u do.. I’ve always prayed .. However I just started meditating with the awesome help of ur meditation CDs! I absolutely love them! My question is.. Do I have to sit on the floor or chair to meditate? Does laying in bed meditating not serve the same purpose? :/

  27. Sue says: February 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Hi Gabby,
    Thank you for sharing this meditation. Meditation is not new to me, nor is yoga, but I am not familiar with Kundalini or this meditation that uses your pulse! I love it!
    I practice energetic healing and balancing using two techniques, Auricular Medicine and Spring Forest Qigong. For Auricular Medicine, I use my clients’ pulse to detect energetic blockages and to tune into their energy. The pulse is a powerful way to connect with someone, including myself! The Qigong is also a beautiful technique using the love and support of the universe to heal ourselves and one another, helping us to open our hearts, dissolve blockages, and feel unconditional love running through our energy channels. I will share this technique you demonstrated in the video with my clients as I found it so complimentary!
    Thank you,
    Sue

    1. Gabby says: February 28, 2013 at 10:58 am

      enjoy!

  28. Bella says: February 28, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Wow, now there’s a technique I’ve never tried! Thanks, Gabby! :) I can only imagine the amplification of the magnetic energy of the heart by tuning into your pulse to the sound of satnam. Namaste! xox

  29. Bonnie says: March 8, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hi Gabby,
    A friend just gave me your info yesterday. She knows that with me dealing with add/adhd it is extremely difficult for me to meditate at all.
    So, my question is do you have a guided meditation that is specific for prayer yoga? I’m having a mala bracelet made and as I understand it you use the beads for prayers.
    Any help you could give would be so appreciated…many thanks. I’m ready to at least try to do this to help my disorder…that has gotten out of control!
    thanks so much!
    Bonnie

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