Meditation: The only introduction you’ll ever need (Principles of)

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This is the perfect introduction to meditation and covers the five main types of meditative practice, including a series of exercises that will improve and enhance your meditative skills.

The ancient practice of meditation affects both mind and body, providing ways to let go of stress and anxiety. Some people meditate because it is part of their spiritual practice, while others simply want to reap the renowned health benefits.

Whatever your interest, this practical ebook will help you develop inner peace, still your mind and focus on what you really want from life.

Christina Feldman leads you through the five main types of meditation, from mindfulness to visualisation.

Using examples from a variety of traditions, she will help you develop your own meditation practice and bring a sense of calm to your busy modern life.

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About the author

Christina Feldman is the author of Woman Awake, The Quest of the Warrior Woman and co-author with Jack Kornfield of Soul Food. She has practised meditation for more than 20 years and is the co-founded or Gaia House, a retreat centre in Devon, England. She teaches and leads retreats regularly in Europe and in the USA.

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HarperCollins
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Published on
Sep 11, 2014
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Pages
144
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9780007584581
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Language
English
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Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation
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Imagine a world where your attitude is consistently positive, where you find contentment in your work and tackle all tasks with focus and purpose. By setting time aside to calm your body and mind, that life can be yours.

Meditation is the key to transforming your world – and with this book you can master its techniques in just 20 minutes.

20 Minutes to Master Meditation covers the core ideas behind meditation, from mindfulness to visualisation, as well as a range of techniques and practices for both mind and body. You’ll learn how to:

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• Practice the principles of mindfulness
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• Resolve stressful situations easily
• Develop an impenetrable core of calm.

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