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Meditation For Dummies


Meditation For Dummies


Portable Edition

von: Stephan Bodian

11,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 04.10.2013
ISBN/EAN: 9781119940098
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 256

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Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mental clarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking to expand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestselling Meditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques, practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to get the most out of meditation in your everyday life. Learn the basics – get step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus on and how to stop your mind from racing Fine-tune your meditation – discover how to tailor your practice to your unique needs and life situation, and how to troubleshoot common problems Put meditation to work – learn how to extend meditation's benefits to every area of your life, from performing more effectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promoting your spiritual growth Open the book and find: How to sit, what to wear and how to breathe Ways to improve your mental concentration Tips on tuning into your body Tried and tested methods for replacing negative patterns of thought Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performance enhancement Ways to develop your own meditation practice Learn to: Embrace meditation and improve your mood Find your focus Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems Slow down and enjoy life
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Acquainted 7 Chapter 1: What Meditation Is – and Isn't 9 Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner's Mind 25 Part II: Getting Started 35 Chapter 3: Relaxing Your Body and Calming Your Mind 37 Chapter 4: Preparing for Meditation: Posture, Stretching, and Sitting Still 49 Chapter 5: Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff 75 Part III: Troubleshooting and Fine-Tuning 89 Chapter 6: Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns 91 Chapter 7: Troubleshooting the Roadblocks and Side Effects 113 Chapter 8: Developing a Practice That Works for You 133 Part IV: Meditation in Action 145 Chapter 9: How to Meditate in Everyday Life 147 Chapter 10: Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement 163 Part V: The Part of Tens 187 Chapter 11: Answers to Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation 189 Chapter 12: Ten Favorite All-Purpose Meditations 197 Chapter 13: Ten Proven Benefits of Meditation 209 Index 221
Stephan Bodian is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light and Tricycle and is the co-author of Buddhism For Dummies.
Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mental clarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking to expand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestselling Meditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques, practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to get the most out of meditation in your everyday life. Learn the basics – get step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus on and how to stop your mind from racing Fine-tune your meditation – discover how to tailor your practice to your unique needs and life situation, and how to troubleshoot common problems Put meditation to work – learn how to extend meditation's benefits to every area of your life, from performing more effectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promoting your spiritual growth Open the book and find: How to sit, what to wear and how to breathe Ways to improve your mental concentration Tips on tuning into your body Tried and tested methods for replacing negative patterns of thought Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performance enhancement Ways to develop your own meditation practice Learn to: Embrace meditation and improve your mood Find your focus Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems Slow down and enjoy life

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