Seattle, WA, July 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Now those too busy to meditate can learn how to fit it into their already-too-busy schedules using an innovate online course offered through Udemy. "Meditation: straightforward & unecumbered" http://www.udemy.com/meditation-straightforward-and-unecumbered/, a set of video lectures with companion MP3 files that teaches meditation as a tool for effective stress relief and deep relaxation.
Over a 3 week period, participants learn to relax and calm themselves by watching the 10 lectures by Seattle-based meditation teacher Jerry Whiting and using 14 MP3 files on their own once a day. A sequence of exercises are presented including a suite of 6 guided meditations. A pair of headphones, a quiet place, and as little as 10 minutes are all you need. A set of meditation timers of varying lengths can be used after the course has been completed online.
The first lecture, "The Obligatory Intro & Overview" is free to watch. The full course is only $19. The video lectures can be watched anytime and the supplemental materials can be downloaded onto your computer, phone, or tablet.
Course content includes the benefits of regular meditation, simple relaxation exercises, binaural beats and brainwaves, autogenic training & progressive relaxation, as well as a reading list and links to research on meditation. This course teaches meditation as a mental exercise without religious or spiritual overtones. In this context meditation is defined as "concentrated relaxation".
Udemy is a website that empowers anyone to teach and learn online. Udemy's platform makes it easy for experts to build an online course incorporating video, PowerPoint, PDFs, audio, zip files and live classes to quickly build a course and share their expertise with anyone in the world with an internet connection.
Jerry Whiting publishes JetCityOrange, a website with multiple resources devoted to meditation and Buddhism. He practices Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism) having received teachings and taken vows with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Karmapa. Jerry is the President & CEO of Azalea Software, Inc. publishers of barcode software. He lives in Seattle with his family, consults for activists around the world, and tools around in his Smart Car.