Clear, concise and easy-to-follow instructions cover all the basics of sitting postures, breathing, relaxation and using a mantra..
Author: Swami Rama
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
Clear, concise and easy-to-follow instructions cover all the basics of sitting postures, breathing, relaxation and using a mantra..
Techniques explained by the masters--for today's spiritual seeker Meditation is designed to give you direct access to the spiritual.
Author: Swami Adiswarananda
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Techniques explained by the masters--for today's spiritual seeker Meditation is designed to give you direct access to the spiritual. Whether it's through deep breathing during a busy day, listening to the quiet after turning off the car radio, chanting in prayer, or ten minutes of visualization exercises each morning, meditation takes many forms. But it is always a personal method of centering our spiritual self. Meditation has long been practiced in the Jewish community as a powerful tool to transcend words, personality, and ego and to directly experience the divine. Inspiring yet practical, this introduction to meditation from a Jewish perspective approaches it in a new and illuminating way: As it is personally practiced by today's most experienced Jewish meditators from around the world. A "how to" guide for both beginning and experienced meditators, Meditation from the Heart of Judaism will help you start meditating or help you enhance your practice. Meditation is a Jewish spiritual resource for today that can benefit people of all faiths and backgrounds--and help us add spiritual energy to our lives. Contributors include:
This book will help guide you through the incredible world of meditation, starting with what meditation is and where it comes from, and ending with how you can bring meditation to work with you.
Author: Knowledge Lab ZZ
From ancient Chinese temples to budding new corporations, the practice of meditation has made its way into the modern world. And for good reason. Meditation is a wonderful practice that can impact your life in many different ways beyond just spiritual growth and is one of the safest, most effective healing techniques in history. This book will help guide you through the incredible world of meditation, starting with what meditation is and where it comes from, and ending with how you can bring meditation to work with you. This book will also help you discover some of the most popular meditation techniques and how to practice them. You'll also learn how to create your own custom technique, and you won't have to wonder about all the little things about meditation postures and positions that people often forget to explain. This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to follow this path towards spiritual growth and self-discovery, be they a beginner or an experienced veteran. For a more detailed look at the contents of the book, you will be given a comprehensive overview: Meditation and its Practice What Is Meditation How Does Meditation Work Why Meditate? The History of Meditation Meditation Workbook The Basics Purpose Type of Meditation Where to Meditate When to Meditate Which Tools to Use The Elements of Meditation Implementing Meditation Meditation Styles and Techniques Basic Breathing Meditation Building Blocks of Meditation Techniques Mantras Visualisation Meditation Hand positions Chakra Meditation Yoga Guided Meditation Five-Minute Meditation Meditation for Mental Health Brain Building Meditation Guided Imagery Meditation When to Meditate Meditation for Stress Relief Chocolate Meditation Walking Meditation When to meditate Meditation to Improve Sleep Cognitive Shuffling When to Meditate Meditation in the Workplace How to Meditate at Work From the Corporate Side How Spirituality is Implemented How to Start a Meditation Program in your Workplace Scroll Up and Click the Buy Now Button to Get Your Copy! Please note: Book is available in 2 Paperback formats - Black and White and Full-color. Choose the best for you; * Full-color edition - Simply press "See all formats and versions" above the price. Press left from the "paperback" button; * Black and White version - is the default first.
This book explores the practice of meditation and mindfulness, providing accounts of the cognitive and emotional processes elicited in in meditation.
Author: Michael A. West
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice explores the practice of meditation and mindfulness and presents accounts of the cognitive and emotional processes elicited during meditation practice. Written by researchers and practitioners with considerable experience in meditation practice and from different religious or philosophical perspectives, he book examines the evidence for the effects of meditation on emotional and physical well-being intherapeutic contexts and in applied settings. The areas covered include addictions, pain management, psychotherapy, physical health, neuroscience and the application of meditation in school and workplacesettings. Uniquely, the contributors also present accounts of their own personal experience of meditation practice including their history of practice, phenomenology, and the impact it has had on their lives.
This groundbreaking primer illuminates contemplative methods that can improve mental and physical health.
Author: Thomas G. Plante
This groundbreaking primer illuminates contemplative methods that can improve mental and physical health. * Foreword by renowned author and scholar Huston Smith, subject of the five-part PBS special, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith * Contributions from 13 expert authors * Case studies showing how contemplative practices are being used to cope with modern stress and disorders among groups as diverse as caregivers, pregnant women, people living with HIV, and veterans dealing with PTSD
According to the advocates of the yoga system of thought, the mood for
meditation can be summoned by deliberately ... Therefore, an aspirant is required
to adopt means which are external to concentrate his mind, such as the practice
Author: Eminent Contributors
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
Meditation without necessary preparation sometimes leads to frustration and loss of faith for beginners in this grand science of the inner life. Against this background this book provides the readers with a collection of selected essays dealing with different aspects of meditation and other topics related to the life devoted to it. Though these essays do not exhaust all the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, they will certainly prove to be illuminating and extremely useful for all beginners on this path. Published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India.
That should be good news for you if you are one of such people. Dynamic flow/
meditation in motion is the perfect type of meditation for such people. All you
need to know about this form of meditation and its practice are available in this
Author: Harini Anand
Publisher: Harini Anand
Take The Mystery Out of Meditation & Change Your Life For The Better How many times have your friends told you to meditate, and you feel like yes...but don't know how to? Maybe you're looking for a natural way to relax and deal with stress? Or maybe you've been trying for years to meditate but get confused with all the knowledge and spirituality. In fact Meditation is a simple practice available to all... Research over the past two decades concludes that mindfulness meditation exerts beneficial effects on physical and mental health as well as cognitive performance. Which means you can reduce stress, increase calmness, clarity and happiness. Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio was quoted as saying, "Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I've had." We often catch ourselves in obsessive thinking or spending many hours every day gaming or browsing online, may go unnoticed. Meditation is the first step to reaching a higher level of awareness, inner calm and mindfulness. It isn't about trying to empty your mind. Instead, the practice involves paying close attention to the present moment, especially our own thoughts and emotions. For experienced meditators this book will blow the cobwebs off and invigorate you. For a beginner, this book has all you need to master your mind. In this book you will discover How to sit and what to do with your eyes, hands, etc. Using the five senses to gain clarity and focus Over 9 different ways of meditation + choosing the best way for you The 4 most important things you should know about about Meditation How to establish a consistent Meditation practice and make it part of a wider personal development plan Elite level Meditations used daily by superstar basketball player Kobe Bryant Make less mistakes and increase your mental strength The benefits of Moving Meditation + 3 ways to start practicing them now Top tips for practicing mindfulness in your everyday life Cultivate antidotes to negative states of mind Techniques to relieve stress, anxiety & improve your health in just 5 minutes per day Guided Meditations for deep relaxation or sleep And much, much more…. Imagine feeling less stressed and eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm. Even if you're always stressed and don't have enough time, you too can find inner peace with just five minutes a day. And you won't need an instructor, a custom mantra, or need to visit a Buddhist Temple... All you need is a little patience and the knowledge contained in this book.
Make meditation the most important activity in your day Reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health Listen to over one hour of guided meditations online Journey inward for a happier life If you want to achieve a greater state of ...
Author: Stephan Bodian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it's no wonder more and more people in today's fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you. Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation If you're ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.
Take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life with 365 inspirational daily reflections from acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates.
Author: Rolf Gates
Take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life with 365 inspirational daily reflections from acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates. Gates draws on twenty years of teaching experience to help readers—from experienced yogis to novices seeking a little tranquility—fundamentally reconsider their relationships with their minds, bodies, and the universe around them through self-reflection. Over the course of seven chapters, he explores Effortlessness, Nonviolence, The Spirit of Practice, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving-kindness, Equanimity and Joy, and Intention and Being, giving readers the tools they need to effect positive changes in their lives.
Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way.
Author: Alan L Pritz
Publisher: Quest Books
Winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award! Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. The author, a student of the Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the divine. Specific elements include the foundations of spiritual practice; the benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy lifestyle regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice. The book’s accessible narrative and universal themes make it enjoyable to read and life enhancing to apply.
In this book she offers guidance on meditation and discusses selfless service, the role of spiritual teachers, and general principles of living a spiritual life.
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
Linda Johnsen combines an engaging writing style with her own amazing experiences to show that meditation is not boring -- it is an experience of intense mental absorption that makes all of life more engaging and clear. In this book she offers guidance on meditation and discusses selfless service, the role of spiritual teachers, and general principles of living a spiritual life.
With this book, Deepak elevates the practice of meditation to a life-changing quest for higher consciousness and a more fulfilling existence.
Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.
The definitive book of meditation that will help you achieve new dimensions of stress-free living For the past thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. Total Meditation offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that this practice can bring. Deepak guides readers on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. Readers will undergo a transformative process, which will result in an awakening of the body, mind, and spirit that will allow you to live in a state of open, free, creative, and blissful awareness twenty-four hours a day. With this book, Deepak elevates the practice of meditation to a life-changing quest for higher consciousness and a more fulfilling existence. He also incorporates new research on meditation and its benefits, provides practical awareness exercises, and concludes with a 52-week program of meditations to help revolutionize every aspect of your life.
The work is inspired and influenced by both old and new traditions.
Author: Alexander Filmer-Lorch
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Inside Meditation – In Search of the Unchanging Nature Within is a contemporary guide to the theory, practice and application of the science of meditation, philosophy and Eastern psychology. Alexander Filmer-Lorch uses Inside Meditation – In Search of the Unchanging Nature Within to demystify the process of meditation. The book explores the history and origins of meditation, looking at the latest scientific aspects of regular meditation practice and its impact on brain function, brain-wave activity and its ability to create permanent changes in brain tissue. It also concentrates on the benefits of meditation practice on stress and adrenaline levels, mood swings, blood pressure, the immune system and overall health. There are more than 45 exercises and techniques explained in the book that cover self-study and meditation practice. Each chapter describes the theory behind the practice and gives clear instruction on how to action the acquired knowledge and how the techniques or exercises are supposed to be applied and executed. All meditation techniques explained in the book can be safely practiced and explored without the guidance of a teacher. Every topic, theme, method and technique has been thoroughly studied, researched, explored and practised by the author. Inside Meditation – In Search of the Unchanging Nature Within offers a timeless and down-to-earth approach based on Alexander Filmer-Lorch’s accumulation of 30 years of self-practice and 20 years of meditation and philosophy teaching experience. The work is inspired and influenced by both old and new traditions.
Also included in this edition is a historical chronology of Thich Nhat Hanh's life and work, and a revised afterword by Jim Forest"--
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Beacon Press
"A new gift edition of the classic guide to meditation and mindfulness, featuring archival photography and beautiful calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh. Since its publication in 1975, The Miracle of Mindfulness has been cherished by generations of readers for its eloquent and useful introduction to the practice of meditation. Readers interested in an introduction to Buddhist thought, as well as those seeking to learn about mindfulness and stress reduction, continue to look to Thich Nhat Hanh's classic work for guidance and inspiration. This new hardcover gift edition features elegant calligraphic illustrations by Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as a dozen photographs spanning his early days as a peace activist to his life in Plum Village, a spiritual community that he founded in France. Also included in this edition is a historical chronology of Thich Nhat Hanh's life and work, and a revised afterword by Jim Forest"--
According to yogic philosophy, there are five causes of suffering: separation from the spiritual, limited self-concept, attachments, aversions, and fear of death.
Author: Mary NurrieStearns
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
According to yogic philosophy, there are five causes of suffering: separation from the spiritual, limited self-concept, attachments, aversions, and fear of death. With this philosophical contextualization, Yoga for Anxiety examines the causes of anxiety and helps readers create personal yoga programs designed to heal their symptoms and promote personal growth. The book includes yoga self-healing practices, including meditation, self-inquiry exercises, and recitation of mantras, that have been used for centuries to quell anxious feelings and restore mental clarity. A chapter devoted to mindfulness helps readers learn to pause and regroup when they feel stressed instead of acting on their thoughts. Readers will also learn to accept their emotions and develop compassion for themselves as they learn to do away with the feelings of anxiety.