How to Meditate: An Illustrated Guide to Calming the Mind and Relaxing the Body
Practiced throughout the world for thousands of years, meditation has become increasingly popular. Today, everyone from holistic healers and spiritual teachers to overworked mothers, stressed-out students, and caffeinated businesspeople are taking the time to engage in mindful contemplation. Harnessing the power of meditation - or mind training - offers many benefits both mental and physical. How to Meditate uses a friendly, heavily illustrated approach to make an activity that is both art and science easily comprehensible and infinitely practical. Author Paul Roland describes a full range of strategies and activities, including basic relaxation, breathing techniques, creating a personal sanctuary, visualization, activating the chakras with color, and using affirmations and mantras to help invoke the meditative state.
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