Meditation For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 4, 2013 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages
Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life

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

Learn to:

  • Embrace meditation and improve your mood

  • Find your focus

  • Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems

  • Slow down and enjoy life


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Part I Getting Acquainted
Part II Getting Started
Part III Troubleshooting and FineTuning
Part IV Meditation in Action
Part V The Part of Tens

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About the author (2013)

Stephan Bodian 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 co-author of Buddhism For Dummies.

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