According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It's a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it's even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one's body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world.
Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA and Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, and Tricycle and is the coauthor of Buddhism For Dummies (0-7645-5359-3).
Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mental clarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking to expand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestselling Meditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques, practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to get the most out of meditation in your everyday life.
Learn the basics – get step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus on and how to stop your mind from racing
Fine-tune your meditation – discover how to tailor your practice to your unique needs and life situation, and how to troubleshoot common problems
Put meditation to work – learn how to extend meditation's benefits to every area of your life, from performing more effectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promoting your 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 of thought
Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt
Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performance enhancement
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
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