Meditation is the ideal way to relax your body, calm your mind, reduce stress, and enhance your overall health and well-being. Whether you're new to meditation, a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, or someone looking for ways to change and improve your meditation practice, this guide has you covered.
Open the book and find:
Effective meditation techniques
The importance of breath and ways to focus on your breathing
Advice on when and where to meditate
Different ways of sitting for meditation
Buddhism, one of the world's most widely practiced religions, isa fascinating yet complex eastern religion that is rapidlyspreading throughout western civilization. What does it mean to bea Buddhist? What are the fundamental beliefs and history behindthis religion? Buddhism For Dummies explores these questionsand more in this updated guide to Buddhist culture. You'll gain anunderstanding of the origins of this ancient practice and howthey're currently applied to everyday life.
Whether you're a searcher of truth, a student of religions, orjust curious about what makes Buddhism such a widely practicedreligion, this guide is for you. In plain English, it defines theimportant terms, explains the key concepts, and explores in-depth awide range of fascinating topics.New and expanded coverage on all the schools of Buddhism,including Theravada, Tibetan, and MahayanaThe continuing relevance of the Dalai LamaUpdated coverage on daily observances, celebrations, styles,practices, meditation, and more
Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Buddhism For Dummies isyour essential guide to this fascinating religion.
If you’re curious about Buddhism but feel intimidated byall the exotic jargon and strange trappings, this book is for you.Written by two leading American Buddhist teachers and scholars, itoffers you a uniquely friendly way to explore the fascinatinghistory of Buddhism and discover:Who Buddha was and his significance in world history andspiritualityHow the practice of Buddhism can enrich your everyday lifeHow Buddha’s teachings combine to create a path toenlightenmentDaily observances and meditation practicesHow to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism
In plain English, experts Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodiandefine the important terms, explain the key concepts and explore,in-depth a wide range of topics, including:Buddha’s life and teachings and the evolution of themajor Buddhist traditionsHow Buddhism works as a religion, philosophy of life and apractical approach to dealing with life’s problems, allrolled into oneThe idea that the mind is the source of all happiness andsufferingHow the practices of wisdom and compassion can connect you withyour inner spiritual resourcesMeditation and other core Buddhist practices and how they canaffect your everyday lifeHow to apply Buddhist teachings at each stage along thespiritual path
Whether you’re a searcher of truth, a student ofreligions, or just curious about what’s got Richard Gere andall the rest of those celebrity Buddhists so excited, BuddhismFor Dummies is your intro to Buddhism basics.
Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mentalclarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being.Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking toexpand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestsellingMeditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques,practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to getthe most out of meditation in your everyday life.
Learn the basics – get step-by-step instructions for avariety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus onand how to stop your mind from racing
Fine-tune your meditation – discover how to tailor yourpractice to your unique needs and life situation, and how totroubleshoot common problems
Put meditation to work – learn how to extend meditation'sbenefits to every area of your life, from performing moreeffectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promotingyour spiritual growth
Open the book and find:
How to sit, what to wear and how to breathe
Ways to improve your mental concentration
Tips on tuning into your body
Tried and tested methods for replacing negative patterns ofthought
Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt
Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performanceenhancement
Ways to develop your own meditation practice
Embrace meditation and improve your mood
Find your focus
Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems
Slow down and enjoy life
Become More Mindful In a Day provides a practicalintroduction to mindfulness, and the benefits of a mindful approachto life. Designed to contain a day’s reading, this handyguide explains what mindfulness is, how to begin practising mindfulmeditation, and explores a number of ways mindfulness can help youachieve a happier state of mind.
Open the book and find:An introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditationThe difference between ‘formal’ and‘informal’ meditationSeveral examples of mindful meditation, including the body scanmeditation and sitting meditationHow mindfulness can help in relationshipsTips for exercising mindfully
In Wake Up Now, author Stephan Bodian--nationally recognized expert on meditation and spirituality and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal--reveals that spiritual awakening is not some faraway dream, or overly complicated to achieve, but an ever-present reality that is always available here and now.
Based on his own experience and over 30 years of teaching the direct approach to spiritual awakening, Bodian has broken down the awakening process into five overlapping, loosely sequential stages: seeking, awakening, deepening and clarifying, embodying, and living the awakened life. Wake Up Now guides you through every stage of the journey, from the process of seeking through the often prolonged and challenging process of integrating the awakening into everyday life.
"This book is one of the most concise guides to spiritual awakening I have read. Both profound and practical, it guides the reader through the intricacies of awakening as only someone who has walked the walk themselves can do. The clarity and compassion this book offers the sincere spiritual seeker is both rare and welcome."
--Adyashanti, renowned spiritual teacher and author of The Impact of Awakening and Emptiness Dancing
Entering the Gateless Gate; Seeking without a Seeker; Freedom from the Known; The Practice of Presence; Who is Experiencing this Moment Right now; Spontaneous Awakening; In the Wake of Awakening; Embodying the Light; Freeing the Dark Inside the Light; The Awakened Life
Ease your anxiety and find calm through the healing practice of mindfulness
By embracing mindfulness you can transform your life forever, and renew your connection to the world around you. With the simple but powerful practices of mindfulness and meditation you will learn to be more attentive and peaceful, so that you can relieve stress, regulate your emotions, and achieve focus and clarity. Mindfulness Made Simple will give you a concise introduction to the practice of mindfulness, with simple exercises and practical techniques to apply mindfulness and meditation to the obstacles in your hectic daily life.
Mindfulness Made Simple will help guide you on your journey to a calmer, healthier mind, with:
• Concise introduction to mindfulness and its many psychological benefits
• Step-by-step introduction to your first meditation
• 5 introductory meditations and 8 advanced meditations to deepen your practice
• Simple exercises and journal prompts to keep you engaged
• Helpful tips to help you stay motivated on your journey to complete mindfulness
• Foreword by mindfulness expert Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Have you ever considered meditating, but didn’t follow through because you thought it wasn’t for you? Have you ever asked, “What exactly is meditation anyway?” If you’ve already begun meditating, do you struggle to know when is the best time and how to go about it?
Meditation is one of the most misunderstood, yet incredibly beneficial practices out there, and chances are that you have a lot of questions. Whether you’re just curious, newly beginning your meditative journey, or already an advanced practitioner, "The Meditation Transformation: How to Relax and Revitalize Your Body, Your Work, and Your Perspective Today" is an informative and interesting guide to the basics of meditation from A to Z.
Beginning with the all-important “who” and ending with a comprehensive answer to the question “how,” this book will answer many of the following questions:
Who should meditate? Find out exactly who the perfect candidates for this practice are. Are you one of them?What exactly is meditation? Though it has been performed for thousands of years, meditation is still a misunderstood activity. What qualifies as meditation?When is it appropriate to meditate? What time of day is best? Should you meditate every day? Discover the answers inside the pages of this book.Where should you meditate? Learn what a good atmosphere for meditation really is. Can you really meditate at work? Or is it best to do so at home, and if so, in which room?Why meditate? This is one of the most significant questions of them all, especially because most of its benefits are so little known. Of course, you are aware that it can reduce stress and bring peace of mind, but what about all of the other spectacular health benefits it can provide? And is it true that regular meditation can really improve your focus and your memory?How do you go about meditating? If you’ve already determined to begin, this is the big question. The various forms of meditation are not one-size-fits-all, so while this book provides you with the basic technique, it also takes you by the hand through several other variations that you can try.
Whatever your reasons are, it’s never a bad time to start, and by the time you've finished reading this book, you'll be ready to adopt your own meditative practice as a vital part of your daily life. To learn more about the powerful benefits of meditation and experience them for yourself, download your copy of "The Meditation Transformation: How to Relax and Revitalize Your Body, Your Work, and Your Perspective Today" now!