Meditation For Dummies (3rd Revised edition)

Meditation For Dummies (3rd Revised edition)

By: Stephan Bodian (author), Dean Ornish (foreword_author)Paperback

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Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. It is believed to result in a state of greater calmness and physical relaxation, and psychological balance. Plus, practicing meditation can change how you relate to the flow of emotions and thoughts in your everyday life. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers ...and now it's even better. Meditation For Dummies offers a newly recorded CD featuring more than 70 minutes of music and guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to your body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding yourself, 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. Includes new information on the recent research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve mood Features a set of suggested meditations for becoming happier Examines new research on brain changes in people practicing meditation New, revised, and refreshed content throughout, including insight into the best meditation apps, electronic content, and websites Praised by Deepak Chopra as "a useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints," this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to begin experiencing the many benefits of meditation. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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About Author

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.

Contents

Foreword xxi Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Acquainted with Meditation 7 Chapter 1: Embarking on Your Meditation Journey 9 Chapter 2: Why Meditate? 25 Chapter 3: Zen and Now: Where Meditation Comes From 41 Chapter 4: Your Brain on Meditation and How it Impacts Your Life 57 Part II: Getting Started 69 Chapter 5: Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner's Mind 71 Chapter 6: How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It 81 Chapter 7: Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness of the Here and Now 101 Chapter 8: Preparing Your Body for Meditation 113 Chapter 9: Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff 129 Chapter 10: Just Doing It: Discipline, Effort, and Letting Go 141 Chapter 11: Opening Your Heart with Love and Compassion 153 Part III: Troubleshooting and Fine-Tuning Your Practice 171 Chapter 12: Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns 173 Chapter 13: Troubleshooting Common Roadblocks and Side Effects 193 Chapter 14: Developing a Practice That Works for You 211 Part IV: Meditation in Action 223 Chapter 15: Cultivating Spirituality 225 Chapter 16: Don't Worry, Be Happy -- with Meditation 251 Chapter 17: Meditating in Everyday Life 271 Chapter 18: Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement 287 Part V: The Part of Tens 307 Chapter 19: Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation 309 Chapter 20: Ten Favorite All-Purpose Meditations 315 Part VI: Appendixes 325 Appendix A: Meditation Resources 327 Appendix B: About the CD 339 Index 341

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118291443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781118291443
  • weight: 594
  • ISBN10: 1118291441
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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