These are handy, accessible books that provide literally all the information you need to know to gain a new hobby or understand a difficult topic. Want to relieve stress, ease an ailment, enhance concentration and feel great? If so, read on - this easy-to-use guide will teach you everything you need to know about the ancient tradition of meditation. It features everything from posture and breathing techniques, creative visualisation and imagery, medical benefits and the various cultural and religious approaches to meditation. It is proven to help stress and anxiety, infertility, chronic pain, high blood pressure, heart disease and even cancer! All these benefits and all you need is a quiet spot and a few minutes a day! What are you waiting for?
David B. Dillard-Wright, PhD teaches philosophy, religion and ethics at the University of South Carolina-Aiken and has studied meditation at the Sivananda centres Worldwide. His investigations have focused on the interconnections between mind, body and environment. Ravinder Jerath, MD, is a physician who has taught a pranayama technique of slow breathing to patients for over 25 years. His work has featured in the Journal of Integrative Medicine and Hypothesis.
Introduction; 1 What is Meditation; 2 The Physiology of Meditation; 3 Meditation Meets Modern Life; 4 Getting Started with Meditation; 5 Experiencing Meditation; 6 A Meditation Science; 7 Body Dynamics; 8 The Way of the Senses; 9 Mind Dynamics; 10 The Road to Shambhala: Tibetan Buddhism; 11 Energy and Balance; 12 The Art of Listening; 13 Poetic Inspiration; 14 The Power of Prayer; 15 A Feast for the Eyes; 16 Music, Mantra, and Meditation; 17 Meditation Aids; 18 In Celebration of Life; 19 Meditation in Motion; 20 Coming Full Circle; 21 Mind the Beyond; Index.