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Meditation for Dummies

Stephan Bodian

ISBN: 9788126509423

382 pages

Exclusively distributed by UBS Publishers Distributors 

Description

Meditation For Dummies, Second Edition guides readers down the road to increased awareness and inner peace. It also covers the historical origins and traditional wisdom behind modern meditation, as well as how to prepare for and find success in your own meditation practice. In addition to being updated throughout, this edition includes a companion audio CD with 70+ minutes of guided mediations. Appropriate references to each of the CD’s audio tracks are included throughout the book. Additional updates include useful information on the latest research studies linking meditation to good health, along with new information on how meditation may be used most effectively in the nonstop action-oriented 21st century.

 

Introduction

Part I: Getting Acquainted

· What Meditation Is - and Isn’t

· Why Meditate?

· Where Meditation Comes From

· Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner’s Mind

· How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It

Part II: Getting Started

· Meditation 101: Relaxing Your Body and Calming Your Mind

· Preparing for Meditation: Posture, Stretching, and Sitting Still

· Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff

· Effort, Discipline, and Letting Go

· Opening Your Heart: Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness

Part III: Troubleshooting and Fine-Tuning

· Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns

· Troubleshooting the Roadblocks and Side Effects

· Developing a Practice That Works for You

Part IV: Meditation in Action

· Cultivating Spirituality

· How to Meditate in Everyday Life

· Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement

Part V: The Part of Tens

· Answers to Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation

· Ten Favorite All-Purpose Meditations

· Ten Meditation Research Studies-and What They Mean for You!

Part VI: Appendixes

Appendix A: Meditation Resources

Appendix B: About the CD

Index

 

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