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Meditation for dummies

Meditation for dummies

Bodian, Stephan

Meditation is regaining popularity as a desired method of achieving both mental and physical health. This book offers an overview of the various meditation styles and seeks to help the reader to ascertain their individual needs

Paperback, Book. English.
3rd ed.
Published Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2012
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  • Wednesfield Library – Earliest copy due back 14th December 2017

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    XB000000173743 158.12/BOD Adult Non-Fiction Overdue (was due back 14th December 2017)

Details

Statement of responsibility: by Stephan Bodian ; foreword by Dean Ornish
ISBN: 1118291441, 1118331796, 1118333993, 1118335090, 9781118291443, 9781118331798, 9781118333990, 9781118335093
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous ed.: 2006.
Note: Compact disc.
Physical Description: xxiii, 358 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc.
Subject: Meditation.; Religion.

Contents

  1. Foreword xxi
  2. Introduction&nbsp
  3. Part I: Getting Acquainted with Meditation&nbsp
  4. Embarking on Your Meditation Journey
  5. Why Meditate?
  6. Zen and Now: Where Meditation Comes From
  7. Your Brain on Meditation and How it Impacts Your Life
  8. Part II: Getting Started&nbsp
  9. Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner s Mind
  10. How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It
  11. Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness of the Here and Now
  12. Preparing Your Body for Meditation
  13. Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff
  14. Just Doing It: Discipline, Effort, and Letting Go
  15. Opening Your Heart with Love and Compassion
  16. Part III: Troubleshooting and Fine–Tuning Your Practice&nbsp
  17. Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns
  18. Troubleshooting Common Roadblocks and Side Effects
  19. Developing a Practice That Works for You
  20. Part IV: Meditation in Action&nbsp
  21. Cultivating Spirituality
  22. Don t Worry, Be Happy with Meditation
  23. Meditating in Everyday Life
  24. Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement
  25. Part V: The Part of Tens&nbsp
  26. Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation
  27. Ten Favorite All–Purpose Meditations
  28. Part VI: Appendixes&nbsp
  29. Appendix A: Meditation Resources
  30. Appendix B: About the CD
  31. Index&nbsp

Author note

Stephan Bodian, a licensed psychotherapist and former editor–in–chief of Yoga Journal, has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years and has written extensively on meditation, stress management, and spirituality. His articles have appeared in Fitness, Cooking Light, Natural Solutions, and other national magazines.

Description

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life

Research has proven that meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, reduces stress, and enhances overall health and well–being. Whether you′re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this comprehensive book provides a wealth of tips and techniques, and the accompanying CD offers ten guided meditations.

Meditation 101 discover what meditation is, what science has learned about it, and how you can use it to reduce stress, improve your health, and achieve lasting peace and well–being

Get started find easy–to–follow, step–by–step instructions for sitting down and working with your mind to meditate successfully

Now and zen learn how to prepare your body for meditation, focus your awareness, and open to the present moment

Perfect your practice get tips for dealing with distractions during meditation, such as recurring thoughts, restlessness, self–judgment, and more

"A useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints to get you started and keep you on track." Deepak Chopra

Bonus CD Includes

Ten essential author–guided meditations that will help you relax and destress

Open the book and find:

Where to sit, what to wear, and other practical stuff

How to cultivate mindful, present–moment awareness

Guidance in working with challenging emotions and habitual patterns

Practices for opening your heart to love and compassion

Tips for extending the benefits of meditation to every area of your life

How to create and fine–tune a meditation practice that works for you

Learn to:

Explore effective meditation techniques

Develop your own meditation practice

Meditate for stress reduction, spiritual growth, and enhanced health and well–being

Bonus audio CD includes over an hour of guided meditations

Back cover copy

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life

Research has proven that meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, reduces stress, and enhances overall health and well–being. Whether you′re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this comprehensive book provides a wealth of tips and techniques, and the accompanying CD offers ten guided meditations.

Meditation 101 discover what meditation is, what science has learned about it, and how you can use it to reduce stress, improve your health, and achieve lasting peace and well–being

Get started find easy–to–follow, step–by–step instructions for sitting down and working with your mind to meditate successfully

Now and zen learn how to prepare your body for meditation, focus your awareness, and open to the present moment

Perfect your practice get tips for dealing with distractions during meditation, such as recurring thoughts, restlessness, self–judgment, and more

"A useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints to get you started and keep you on track." Deepak Chopra

Bonus CD Includes

Ten essential author–guided meditations that will help you relax and destress

Open the book and find:

Where to sit, what to wear, and other practical stuff

How to cultivate mindful, present–moment awareness

Guidance in working with challenging emotions and habitual patterns

Practices for opening your heart to love and compassion

Tips for extending the benefits of meditation to every area of your life

How to create and fine–tune a meditation practice that works for you

Learn to:

Explore effective meditation techniques

Develop your own meditation practice

Meditate for stress reduction, spiritual growth, and enhanced health and well–being

Bonus audio CD includes over an hour of guided meditations