Meditation For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 384 pages
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The popular guide-over 80,000 copies sold of the first edition-now revised and enhanced with an audio CD of guided meditations

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).

  

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Very Helpful For Beginners!

User Review  - failuretodream - Overstock.com

The book was very helpful towards explaining how to begin a meditation pattern everyday, as well as explaining the purpose of meditation. The examples and historical connections were very useful as ... Read full review

Great Guide

User Review  - tresmitch - Overstock.com

I like this book, it is easy to read, informative and not cluttered with nonsensical philosophical junk that have to have a PhD to understand. I have read many other meditation and yoga books that I ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Acquainted
9
What Meditation Is and Isnt
11
Why Meditate?
29
Where Meditation Comes From
45
Laying the Foundation Motivation Attitude
61
Laying the Foundation Motivation Attitude and Beginners Mind 61 Chapter 5 How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It
71
How Your Mind Stresses You Out
77
Opening Your Heart Love Compassion and Forgiveness 155 Part III Troubleshooting and FineTuning
177
Troubleshooting the Roadblocks and Side Effects
199
Developing a Practice That Works for You
217
Meditation in Action
229
How to Meditate in Everyday Life
257
Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement
273
Answers to Ten Commonly Asked Questions
297
The Part of Tens
298

How Meditation Relieves Suffering and Stress
84
Meditation 101 Relaxing Your Body and Calming Your Mind
93
Preparing for Meditation Posture Stretching and Sitting Still
107
Where to Sit What to Wear and Other Practical Stuff
131
Effort Discipline and Letting Go
143
Opening Your Heart Love Compassion
155
Answers to Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation 297 Chapter 18 Ten Favorite AllPurpose Meditations
305
Ten Meditation Research Studies
315
Meditation Resources
325
About the CD
337
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Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA & Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and former editor-in-chief of the Yoga Journal  who has written extensively on spiritual themes. His articles have appeared in numerous national magazines, including Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, Tricycle, and, of course, Yoga Journal. Stephan is the author of Meditation For Dummies (02-99; Wiley; net units LTD: 83,099), which is available in English, Dutch, German, Italian, and French editions, and is co-author of Buddhism for Dummies.

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