Meditation For Dummies

Meditation For Dummies

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"A useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints." Deepak Chopra "An easy-to-follow yet comprehensive introduction to the practice of meditation." John Gray, author, Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus Meditation Pluses: it can improve your focus and concentration; reduce tension, anxiety and stress; promote creativity and enhanced performance in work and play; lower blood pressure; and improve immune response. Also, it requires no special clothing or equipment, it can be done anywhere, and you can learn the basics in just minutes. Meditation Minuses: it will never be an Olympic event and it won't make it easier for you to get a date...on the other hand, the improved health, vigor and self-awareness that comes with the practice of meditation can do wonders for your love life. Interested? Packed with state-of-the-art information and savvy advice, this friendly guide demystifies meditati on traditions and practices and shows you step-by-step how to relax, take a deep breath, and open yourself to inner peace and understanding.
You'll discover how to: * Understand meditation traditions * Develop a meditation practice that works for you * Overcome roadblocks to happiness and success * Cultivate your spiritual side * Extend meditation into your daily life * Meditate to heal or to achieve peak performance Expert Stephen Bodian distills the best of the various meditation traditions and gently leads you step-by-step to discover a form and style of meditation that works best for you. Instruction manual, survey course, and a guide to deeper exploration, Meditation For Dummies covers all the bases. You'll discover: * Where meditation comes from and various traditions around the world * How to prepare for meditation and how to sit, dress and other practical aspects * How meditation can help you open your heart to love, compassion, and forgiveness * How to troubleshoot emotional, behavioral, professional and physical problems using meditation * How to use meditation for healing and performance enhancement People throughout history have used some form of meditation for self-improvement and spiritual enlightenment. Now let Meditation For Dummies introduce you to the amazing benefits of sitting still and focusing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190 x 235 x 27.4mm | 589.68g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764551167
  • 9780764551161

Table of contents

Introduction; PART I: Getting Acquainted; Chapter 1: What Meditation Is - and Isn't; Chapter 2: Why Meditate?; Chapter 3: Where Meditation Comes From; Chapter 4: Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner's Mind; Chapter 5: How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It; PART II: Getting Started; Chapter 6: Meditation 101: Relaxing Your Body and Calming Your Mind; Chapter 7: Preparing for Meditation: Posture, Stretching, and Sitting Still; Chapter 8: Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff; Chapter 9: Effort, Discipline, and Letting Go; Chapter 10: Opening Your Heart: Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness; PART III: Troubleshooting and Fine-Tuning; Chapter 11: Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns; Chapter 12: Troubleshooting the Roadblocks and Side Effects; Chapter 13: Cultivating Spirituality; Chapter 14: Developing a Practice That Works for You; PART IV: Meditation in Action; Chapter 15: How to Meditate in Everyday Life; Chapter 16: Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement; PART V: The Part of Tens; Chapter 17: Answers to Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation; Chapter 18: Ten Favorite All-Purpose Meditations (Plus Two); PART VI: Appendix; Appendix: Meditation Resources; Index; Book Registration Information.
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" ... For a no-nonsense introduction and how-to instructions, pick up a copy of Meditation For Dummies by Stephan Bodian... " ("Red, 1st September 2005) ."..For a no-nonsense introduction and how-to instructions, pick up a copy of Meditation For Dummies by Stephan Bodian..." ("Red", 1st September 2005) ..".For a no-nonsense introduction and how-to instructions, pick up a copy of Meditation For Dummies by Stephan Bodian..." (Red, 1st September 2005)
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About Stephan Bodian

Stephan Bodian conducts workshops and classes in meditation and is a practicing psychotherapist at the San Francisco Center for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
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