More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.
What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques is best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with our minds, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. Best of all, McDonald's approach is warm and encouraging. The next best thing to private instruction!
Interested in meditation and wondering if it could benefit you? Seeking meaning and purpose in your work or life, stress relief, or just looking for a little peace and quiet? There are many benefits for everyone from all walks of life. Learn where meditation comes from, and how and why this ancient practice is necessary and relevant in modern times. Read on in How to Meditate and Why and explore different techniques and gain understanding of the healing possibilities of meditation. Gain insight into the process of meditation and know it is accessible and only a breath away. Become more mindful and aware of your individual needs. Gain understanding of how and why meditation fits into your life. Learn to let go, and if letting go is not accessible right away, learn to let it be. Meditation has a history, and you have yours. There are many ways to approach meditation. Meditation looks different wherever you go, but it can help you wherever you are.
Do you fatigue to deal with all the stress of life? Are worries, anxieties, panic attacks, and other such problems bothering you? Does mental clutter keep you feeling foggy all the time? Keep reading and find out a comprehensive solution for all these problems. Life can be difficult sometimes. We are all overloaded with information and digital chatter 24/7. Therefore, our brain is overthinking, stressed and overwhelmed. That's why more and more people are looking to find peace of mind by meditating. Meditation it's a great tool to train awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. It can improve your physical well-being as well. This book will bring you solutions that will start showing results from the very first day. It is a simple beginners guide for those who are completely new to meditation. You will explore the essentials: the breath, the mind and the body. The meditations in this course will help you to find peace, focus and concentration. This book will also teach you the effective and fundamental relaxation techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day. Inside You Will Find: What is meditation, what to expect, what are its benefits The ways in which meditation can help you Important things to know about posture, timing, clothes to wear during meditation, etc. Best meditation techniques to follow Common obstacles that you may face and the ways to deal with them Practical techniques that truly work Guided meditation for beginners Guided meditations for longer practice Guided meditations for daily practice Ways to regulate breathing Ways to build focus and awareness Ways to work with emotions Ways to deal with fear, anxiety, and pain Effective relaxation techniques Ways to make meditation a daily routine And more... Meditation is a great tool to overcome life's difficulties and find peace of mind. Meditation is an easy and actionable solution for everyone. All the practices are simple and easy to follow. You can look after the health of your mind and reap the benefits of meditation sitting peacefully in your room. Download now to start learning and practicing the life-changing skill of meditation! Scroll up and click the BUY NOW button!
Larry Terkel, one of America's most experienced meditation teachers, reveals the secrets he has learned from over 40 years of meditating. His Meditation Plus system combines the two most popular meditation techniques of mindfulness and mantra. Then, by adding a uniquely personal and practical element to your practice, you will learn why Meditation Plus is the easiest and most effective way to meditate.
|Author||: Andy Puddicombe|
|Release Date||: 2011-05-26|
|ISBN 10||: 1444722239|
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'If you're thinking about trying mindfulness, this is the perfect introduction....I'm grateful to Andy for helping me on this journey.' BILL GATES 'It's kind of genius' EMMA WATSON Feeling stressed about Christmas/Brexit/everthing? Try this... Demystifying meditation for the modern world: an accessible and practical route to improved health, happiness and well being, in as little as 10 minutes. Andy Puddicombe, founder of the celebrated Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. * Rest an anxious, busy mind * Find greater ease when faced with difficult emotions, thoughts, circumstances * Improve focus and concentration * Sleep better * Achieve new levels of calm and fulfilment. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are well documented and here Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us. First published as Get Some Headspace, this reissue shows you how just 10 minutes of mediation per day can bring about life changing results.
Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength? Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life. Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. His class at the University of California, Berkeley was the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. He is the author of the best-selling translation in English of the Bhagavad Gita, India’s best-known scripture. This short ebook is the first chapter "Meditation on a Passage" from the book Passage Meditation – A Complete Spiritual Practice by Eknath Easwaran.
#1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir "An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation." —Elizabeth Gilbert Nightline anchor Dan Harrisembarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF 10% HAPPIER Too busy to meditate? Can’t turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you. You’ll also get access to guided audio meditations on the 10% Happier app, to jumpstart your practice from day one. ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word “namaste” without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public proponents. Harris found that meditation made him more focused and less yanked around by his emotions. According to his wife, it also made him less annoying. Science suggests that the practice can lower your blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain. So what’s holding you back? In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Harris and Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver,” embark on a gonzo cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that keep people from meditating. It is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions—all of which are also available (for free) on the 10% Happier app. This book is a trip worth taking. Praise for Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics “If you’re intrigued by meditation but don’t know how to begin—or you’ve benefited from meditation in the past but need help to get started again—Dan Harris has written the book for you. Well researched, practical, and crammed with expert advice, it’s also an irreverent, hilarious page-turner.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project “The ABC News anchor, a ‘defender of worrying’ who once had an anxiety attack on air, offers a hilarious and stirring account of his two-steps-forward-one-step-back campaign to sort ‘useless rumination’ from ‘constructive anguish’ via mindfulness, along with invaluable suggestions for following in his footsteps.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
A mindful revolution is reshaping the workplace. The world's most dynamic businesspeople are using mindfulness to become happier and more fulfilled at work - and more successful. In Mindful Work, New York Times business reporter David Gelles explains how mindful managers are using meditation, yoga and other mindfulness techniques to boost leadership, reduce stress and improve health. Featuring insights from revitalised employees, high-level managers at global companies and meditation masters, Mindful Work is an inspirational guide to the upsurge in mindfulness among companies as diverse as Google, Facebook and General Mills. Blending timeless insights and modern-day management theory, Gelles explains the practical benefits of the mindfulness boom, and offers a programme for changing the way we work - a change that will make us less stressed, more focused and happier.
Lawrence LeShan's classic guide to meditation introduced mindfulness to an entire generation. Now it's back in a special ebook edition. Since its initial publication nearly 50 years ago, this simple yet powerful guide has helped more than a million readers reap the profound and limitless rewards of meditation. Now, in a special new edition, How to Meditate is back, singing the virtues of a quiet mind in the overstimulating bustle of the modern world. Outlining a realistic and no-nonsense approach that will enable you to bring meditation effortlessly into your life, no matter how thinly stretched you are, How to Meditate is unrivaled as a source of inspiration and practical instruction for anyone seeking inner peace, relief from stress, and increased self-knowledge.
Join the Sassy Belles this holiday season-it's Christmas, Southern-style! With her hair perfectly coiffed, nails freshly manicured and a heavy trail of perfume wafting behind her, local news reporter Dallas Dubois is sure she's about to kick her career-and maybe her love life-into high gear. The director of the Tuscaloosa children's Christmas play has fallen ill, and Dallas is ordered by her station manager to take the reins. Everyone is shocked-especially Cal Hollingsworth, who still remembers her as the Ice Queen from high school. If nothing else, Dallas has never met a challenge that a little lip gloss and a Chanel knockoff couldn't fix. But she has no idea how to relate to these kids, and their brutal honesty is giving her pause. Things are made even more complicated by the butterflies she gets whenever Cal is near.... But when long-lost family members reenter her life, Dallas's icy veneer begins to melt. And with Cal by her side, she soon realizes that it's what's under all the hair spray that counts. Sexy Southern fun...with a hint of magnolia!
Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice. An inspiring and very accessible compilation of essays and edited talks on the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. As Gil Fronsdal states, "the search for the issue at hand is the search for what is closest at hand, for what is directly seen, heard, smelt, tasted, felt, and cognized in the present." Gil brings the practice of mindfulness not only to formal meditation but to all the varying aspects of every day life.
A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners. No religion or spiritual movement is more known for its association with meditation than Buddhism. Yet, in the Western world there has been very little comprehensive instruction available on this integral practice in book form—until now. In How to Meditate Like a Buddhist, best-selling author and certified meditation instructor Cynthia Kane demystifies this ancient practice and gently teaches you everything you need to know about building a meditation practice that works for you, including detailed guidance on posture, breathing, mindset, overcoming common obstacles, and more. Informed by her own journey and professional training, Kane has distilled the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation into a clear, instructive guide. With her expertise and encouragement, you will learn how to establish a foundational meditation practice that can help you: • Release stress, anxiety, and overwhelm • Change your relationship to unhelpful thoughts and emotions • Rediscover the quiet stillness that lies inside you • Experience greater peace, tranquility, and connection with yourself and others If you are ready to learn how to meditate like a Buddhist, this compact yet powerful book is the perfect place to start.
Take a Moment and Breathe! In There Is No Right Way to Meditate, award-winning artist Yumi Sakugawa helps you tap into your inner self and finally find the peace that you've been seeking. Each page offers a unique perspective on how to lead a more mindful life, with captivating ink illustrations and encouraging words like, "it's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe." From simple ways to get rid of a bad mood to instructions for making your intentions come true, her lessons will inspire you to become more aware of the present moment and find stillness no matter where you go. With Yumi's uplifting guidance, you will dig deeper into your soul to discover the tranquility already surrounding you.
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"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"--
Learn on-the-go meditation techniques to improve your concentration and memory and enhance your self-esteem, using this unique visual guide. Follow the clear, step-by-step instructions anytime, anywhere--at home, on the beach, or on a business trip. Practice meditations sitting on a simple, upright chair; there's no need to fold yourself into uncomfortable positions. Explore a variety of meditation techniques, from mindfulness meditation to tai chi, to find the practices that suit you. Use the short "mini-meditations" to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle, or to sample a variety of different styles. Find out the benefits of meditation on your mind and brain, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects. Whether you are new to meditation or looking to expand your existing knowledge, this practical guide on how to meditate provides everything you need to start (or continue) your meditative journey. Reviews: Giovanni explores the many different ways to meditate, and also how to apply the benefits of meditation in all areas of our lives. I was blown away by how good Practical Meditation really is. A phenomenal book, from a deep teacher." -Rick Hanson, Phd and bestselling author of Buddha's Brain
|Author||: Harini Anand|
|Publisher||: Harini Anand|
|Release Date||: 2020-08-18|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
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.