Proven Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation Video Course by John Records

Proven Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation Video Course

Immediately find peace of mind, even if you've tried to meditate before without success. Be more grounded and resilient when the inevitable challenges of life rock your boat.


Struggling to Meditate?

Hi, my name is John Records, and I created Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation to help people like you. Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation is perfect for people struggling to meditate. 

These are the most powerful, easy to learn practices I've encountered in almost 40 years of meditating in several traditions. I’ve shared meditation with countless people, and have taught meditation at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing, several social work schools, and at the JFK University Graduate program in Integral Studies.

Through videos, text, and a private online group I'll show you quick, easy and proven ways to power up your meditation.

I GUARANTEE RESULTS. I really want this to work for you, and am committed to your success. If you complete the course and are not satisfied with the results, I'll be glad to refund your payment.
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This is the Course for You

If you’ve always wanted to…
  • Immediately find peace of mind and inner calmness, even if you've tried to meditate before without success
  • Be more grounded and resilient when the inevitable challenges of life rock your boat
  • Take control of your life and destiny
…then this course is for you!

In this 9 module, 15 video program, I’ve included everything you need to know, including:
  • How to do The Bow, used in several spiritual traditions to bring immediate calmness
  • Gestures of Release to help you let go of distracting thoughts and feelings
  • Drop the burdens of your life with The Sighing Exhalation
  • Remember who you really are at the deepest level by Resting in Stillness
  • Namaste brings you into wholeness, and activates this wholeness in yourself and others
  • All of the Shortcuts shows you how to use any or all of the shortcuts to build your own meditation practice, or potentiate your existing practice
  • Conclusion and Next Steps wraps up the course and provides guidance for what to do next
  • A free bonus guided meditation video, Becoming Love (from the Love in Action course)

Plus you get a comprehensive written guide (PDF) and access to a private Facebook support group.

The course will take you about 8 days if you do one section a day. On request, you can self-pace and have access to the whole course immediately.

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Benefits of the Shortcuts

The Bow:
The bow embodies humility and deference to powers much greater than what we normally think of as our ‘self’. Regular practice has the effect of taking tremendous responsibility off of our shoulders, while at the same time allowing us to access a deep well of innate strength, calm, and wisdom. Notice the effect it has for you, both during practice and throughout the rest of the day.
Gestures of Release:
Gestures of release allow us to let go of attachments and feelings that don’t serve others or us. Some of these attachments can be deeply rooted.  Gestures can help to uproot them powerfully, yet gently so that we don’t feel that we are fighting a battle. As you practice regularly, you may notice unhealthy and distracting attachments that you didn’t even realize were there. They are uncovered as surface level feelings are managed. In this way, gestures of release can help reveal and manage our feelings in ways that helps serve others and us more and more over time.
Sighing Exhalation:
The sighing exhalation gives a strong and immediate signal to your system to relax. Notice how it changes how you feel and think. Each exhalation is like a wave gently lapping the shore. Instead of wishing you were at the beach, you can bring the feeling of relaxing by the seashore to yourself, on command! When we are relaxed, we reduce the negative effects of stress, make better decisions, and see the world and others for what they are more clearly. 
Resting in Stillness:
Resting in stillness allows us to assimilate the benefits of our other practices, and to access more deeply who we really are. This is something that no one else can do for us. Resting in stillness allows us to have our own direct experience – to experience the peace that is you  - versus relying on peace from external sources.
Practicing namaste helps us to see and feel the connectedness and unity among ourselves, others, and all that is. As we bring our hands together in namaste, we help to foster unification and harmony. The boundary of what we feel as ourselves and everything else begins to blur. In this way, we can experience ourselves in and as an expanding field of people, things, and events. The boundary itself can dissolve completely, opening us to the vastness of who we really are.
All of the Shortcuts:
These simple but powerful shortcuts, when practiced regularly, can change how we are in the world and what we see in it. In this way, the shortcuts can change the world we live in. With clear perception, you can astutely observe. Not only will you manage your own thoughts, feelings, and habits better and better over time, but you will be able to see what might serve others more clearly as well. With your developing discernment, you can expand the benefits of your practice to others, and to the world. In our human experience, there is no greater gift than this. 

What People Are Saying

John Records is a rare blend of keen intelligence and open-heartedness that can only be called wisdom. With humor, ease, and inspiration, he conveys his wealth of experience in staying on an even keel, helping you to find an internal wellspring of compassion, empowerment, and renewable energy.
Cassandra Vieten, PhD, Institute of Noetic Sciences
These meditation shortcuts are easy to use and continue to transform us from within. They help us to access our own deepest open loving heart and provide peace, while expanding our consciousness.
Rhonda Gerhard, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher
John Records is on my A-list of facilitators for transformational processes, and I would highly recommend any chance to hear him speak or work with him.  He deeply embodies what he teaches while offering a brilliant mind and a huge heart to the process.
John Scheunhage, MCC
These Shortcuts are presented very simply, in a way that makes it easy and very do-able for folks! The Shortcuts offer profound support in a way that is very palatable and not too demanding.
Jean Grant-Sutton, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

What's included?

Video Icon 15 videos File Icon 2 files Text Icon 30 text files


Start here! Welcome and Introduction
1. Watch this first: Introduction Video
4 mins
2. Welcome and Introduction
3. What Is Meditation? Some Cautions
4. Course Methodology
4a. Regarding Pace of the Course
5. Join the private Facebook group for Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation
6. Reflections
7. Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation Guide
9.33 MB
8. Bow
9. Bow Introduction video
5 mins
10. Practice Bow video
5 mins
11. Daily Practice
12. Reflections
Gestures of Release
13. Gestures of Release
14. Gestures of Release Introduction video
5 mins
15. Practice Gestures of Release video
4 mins
16. Daily Practice
17. Reflections
Sighing Exhalation
18. Sighing Exhalation
19. Sighing Exhalation Introduction video
3 mins
20. Practice Sighing Exhalation video
2 mins
21. Daily Practice
22. Reflections
How's It Going For You?
23. How's It Going For You?
24. Reflections
Resting in Stillness
25. Resting in Stillness
26. Resting in Stillness Introduction video
4 mins
27. Practice Resting in Stillness video
4 mins
28. Daily Practice
29. Reflections
30. Namaste
31. Namaste Introduction video
3 mins
32. Practice Namaste video
3 mins
33. Daily Practice
34. Reflections
All of the Shortcuts
35. All of the Shortcuts
36. All of the Shortcuts Introduction video
3 mins
37. Practice All of the Shortcuts video
9 mins
38. Daily Practice
39. Reflections
Conclusion and Next Steps
40. Conclusion video
2 mins
41. Congratulations!
42. Reflections
43. Resources
44. Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation Guide
9.33 MB
45. Free Bonus Meditation Video: Becoming Love
6 mins
46. Acknowledgments and thanks!

Sample Lesson: The Bow

Here's a free sample of the first shortcut, The Bow. This is one of two videos on The Bow.  The course and the written Guide provide detailed instructions.

The first shortcut to powerful meditation is the bow. Variations on the bow can be found in Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Judaism and Islam. It brings immediate calmness.

The essence of the bow, which can be done from a seated position or while kneeling, is slowly bringing the head down to the level of the knees. This has several benefits.

First, the bow brings blood into the forebrain. Second, it automatically helps you to empty your lungs prior to refilling them as you come back up. Third, the bow stretches the spinal column and loosens the back. It's a useful physiological shortcut to find peace. 
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I've been meditating for years. Can this course help me?

A: This course takes the best of the best of what I've learned in almost 40 years of meditating in different traditions. Advanced practitioners can use one or more of the Shortcuts to potentiate their present practice. The Shortcuts will be particularly helpful if you feel stuck in your practice, or if your practice doesn't include bringing your awareness into your body while moving gently.

How is this different from apps for meditation?

A: Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation provides several approaches to helping you meditate:
  • A written guide with detailed instructions
  • Lessons that include text, video explanations and video instructions
  • Guidelines for daily practice
  • A private, free Facebook group for interaction with others who are in the course, interaction with an experienced instructor, and live guided meditation sessions.

I've tried meditation and I just can't do it. Can you help?

A: Many people feel like you do. These Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation probably are different than the approaches you've tried before. The Shortcuts involve your body to quickly induce calm and peace of mind.