8 Minute Meditation Expanded

Author: Victor Davich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698196636
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Newly expanded: the bestselling beginner’s guide to mindfulness and better health in eight minutes a day. These days everyone is learning mindfulness, from the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to stars like Goldie Hawn and Ellen Degeneres. But mindful meditation is not just for celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes. Mindful meditation is an incredible tool that anyone can master for a better life. This newly expanded edition features the original, easy, and complete eight-minute-a-day program with a new introduction that aligns the concepts of mindfulness and meditation more closely together. In just the amount of time between television commercials, you can develop a powerful mindfulness practice that can last a lifetime.

8 Minute Meditation

Author: Victor Davich
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 0399173420
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Introduces the concept of meditation, offers advice on its practice, and describes how to establish the habit by following an eight-week program of short meditation sessions.

The Best Guide to Meditation

Author: Victor N. Davich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1580630103
Release Date: 1998-06-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Introduces the concept of meditation, offers advice on meditating, and describes various types of meditation and how they can influence one's life

Instant Persuasion

Author: Laurie Puhn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101118610
Release Date: 2006-01-05
Genre: Self-Help

Instant Persuasion is a unique communication book that offers a creative way to reduce stress, resolve conflict, and enrich our relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers. Laurie Puhn cleverly translates complex mediation skills into simple, practical communication rules that readers can easily apply to everyday situations in order to instantly persuade others to listen to, cooperate with, respect, and like them. The rules are revealed through real-life anecdotes that show readers how saying the right words at the right time can convince others to give them what they want. Some Instant Persuasion rules are: - find factual solutions - be a problem solver - disagree without being disagreeable - beware of uncomplimentary compliments - avoid superficial offers Puhn presents readers with a script that will allow them to smoothly implement these rules in everyday life and change the way they communicate forever. Instant Persuasion is an amazing tool that has the power to transform friendships, marriages, and careers.

Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler

Author: Elisha Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476711324
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

A licensed psychologist and co-founder of the Mindfulness Center for Psychotherapy and Psychiatry offers easy mental exercises and techniques to help remain calm while traveling, describing how to gain freedom from your worries and find a place of harmony.

The Introvert s Way

Author: Sophia Dembling
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101613603
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Self-Help

For anyone who loved Susan Cain’s Quiet, comes this practical manifesto sharing the joys of introversion… This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introvert’s Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets. You’re not shy; rather, you appreciate the joys of quiet. You’re not antisocial; instead, you enjoy recharging through time alone. You’re not unfriendly, but you do find more meaning in one-on-one connections than large gatherings. By honoring what makes them unique, this astute and inspiring book challenges introverts to “own” their introversion, igniting a quiet revolution that will change how they see themselves and how they engage with the world.

The Little Pocket Book of Meditation

Author: Stephanie Brookes
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781782495215
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

An easy-to-follow guide to the stress-busting, tension-taming practice of meditation. Trying to find a work/life balance can be exhausting, which means we are always looking for ways to release tension and relax. Meditation is the perfect solution! People often worry that to meditate properly they need to sit for hours in cold and empty rooms, but in The Little Pocket Book of Meditation Stephanie Brookes sweeps aside these out-dated stereotypes. Writing in a down-to-earth, accessible style, Stephanie shows us how to incorporate simple meditation techniques into our busy, non-stop lives. Over the years she has created bespoke meditation routines and developed a large inventory of meditations to suit a wide range of situations, including meditations for self-healing, meditations for relationships and meditations on the go. Packed with engaging insights on the benefits of meditation, this book will show you how even a short meditation can reduce stress, ease tension and set you on the path to inner peace.

Train Your Mind Change Your Brain

Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307492087
Release Date: 2008-11-12
Genre: Psychology

Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes. In late 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India, to address this very question–and in the process brought about a revolution in our understanding of the human mind. In this fascinating and far-reaching book, Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley reports on how cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to show how we all have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. These findings hold exciting implications for personal transformation. For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable–that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, and compensate for disability. Begley documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter, regain the use of limbs disabled by stroke, train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD, and reverse age-related changes in the brain. They also suggest that it is possible to teach and learn compassion, a key step in the Dalai Lama’s quest for a more peaceful world. But as we learn from studies performed on Buddhist monks, an important component in changing the brain is to tap the power of mind and, in particular, focused attention. This is the classic Buddhist practice of mindfulness, a technique that has become popular in the West and that is immediately available to everyone. With her extraordinary gift for making science accessible, meaningful, and compelling, Sharon Begley illuminates a profound shift in our understanding of how the brain and the mind interact. This tremendously hopeful book takes us to the leading edge of a revolution in what it means to be human. From the Hardcover edition.

Staying Sharp

Author: Henry Emmons, MD
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476758947
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

From the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm comes a practical guidebook for building and maintaining a sharp, healthy, and vibrant mind. A strong memory and a healthy brain aren’t as difficult to maintain as one might think; combining the latest neuroscience research with age-old wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, Drs. Henry Emmons and David Alter show that vibrant aging is within reach. Together they demonstrate how to blend the best of modern science and Eastern holistic medicine together to form a powerful drug-free program to maintain a youthful mind and a happy life. With more than fifty-five years of combined experience in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, Dr. Emmons and Dr. Alter have taken their expertise and translated the fundamentals of brain science into an easily accessible collection of the nine key lessons proven to preserve and strengthen mental acuity. Filled with easy to understand theories and practical exercises to work out your brain and mind, Staying Sharp provides you with a blueprint to live more joyfully, age more gracefully, and build intimacy in your relationships, no matter what your age.

Meditation for Daily Stress

Author: Michel Pascal
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781683350163
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Drawing on his experience living at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal, meditation teacher Michel Pascal shares his new and easy method of meditating in the moment to calm the mind and break the cycle of stress addiction. Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being is more than just an exploration of why we experience stress; it is a guide to a revolutionary meditative technique for finding peace, quiet, mindfulness, and centeredness in our daily lives. A true authority in meditation, Michel Pascal introduces readers to the power of meditation as a coping mechanism for daily stress, anxiety, and depression. He then prescribes a series of visualization and breathing practices and techniques that can be used throughout the day—whether in the workplace, while commuting, or at home—to unplug in the moment, before stress takes hold. This approachable method includes ten easy practices that you can do for even a minute at a time, wherever you are. In this guide, you will learn how to: -Meditate Like the Horizon to unplug your brain when it is running all the time. -Meditate Like a Dolphin to discover your inner peace in high-stress moments. -Meditate Like a Mountain to feel more grounded when your mood is up and down. -Meditate Like a Wave to help you deal with difficult people and difficult interactions. -Meditate Like a Kiss to feel less stress in a romantic relationship. Exploring both spirituality and physicality, mind and body, Meditation for Daily Stress is an essential read for busy people looking for an approach to meditation that will allow them to start a daily practice right away in order to live a healthier, happier life.

Success Through Stillness

Author: Russell Simmons
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592409082
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Self-Help

Learn the most basic tool for successful living: Meditation. In Success Through Stillness, Russell Simmons, the original hip-hop mogul, illustrates the intimate connection between inner peace and outward success. A meditator for the past fifteen years, Simmons has trained with an observed other highly successful fellow meditators and shares how meditation has contributed to the success of innovators like Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Russell Brand, as well as other leaders in business, art, and entertainment. Russell lays out the research that explores both the mind and body benefits of meditation, as well as how stillness has been instrumental in sustaining his own career. He also shows the simplest path to the tool that will help you find greater clarity and focus throughout your workday to increase your productivity; unlock your creativity by allowing your inspiration to be heard over life's distractions; reduce stress; break out of harmful cycles; and even lower your blood pressure. 'An easy-to-read guide that explains why meditation is such a powerful tool for success and happiness.' San Francisco Examiner 'Success Through Stillnessmarks Simmons's continued effort to teach people how the practices of yoga and meditation can change their lives.' The Huffington Post

The Mindfulness Journal

Author: Corinne Sweet
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780752265612
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Self-Help

In today's busy world, finding physical and mental space for peace and calm amidst the competing demands of work, family and friends can be a challenge. Mindfulness is a simple and powerful practice that can help you cut through the noise and reclaim tranquillity, wherever you are. The Mindfulness Journal offers an introduction to mindfulness and easy exercises that can be done whether you are sitting at your desk, squeezed on to a crowded train, or standing in line at the supermarket. This beautifully illustrated journal is your indispensable companion to a more peaceful, stress-free day.

Why Can t I Meditate

Author: Nigel Wellings
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101983577
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

An accessible guide from an expert on Mindfulness on how to get the most out of meditation--and make the practice a permanent part of your daily life. Meditation is supposed to be a practice that's relaxing and beneficial...so why is it so hard to commit to? While many people have taken workshops in meditation, a significant number don't maintain their practice for long after the class is finished. Mindfulness can help us relax and is great for coming to grips with thoughts that make us depressed or anxious, but it can also bring us into a more intimate relationship with ourselves--a prospect that can make some feel uncomfortable. Yes, lots of good things come out of meditation practice, but keeping it up is challenging. This is where Why Can't I Meditate? comes in. Full of practical ways to help our mindfulness practice flourish, it also features guidance from a wide spectrum of secular and Buddhist mindfulness teachers, and personal accounts by new meditators on what they find difficult and what helps them overcome those blocks. It takes what is boring, painful, or downright scary about meditating and shows how these struggles can become an invaluable part of our path. If you have been considering meditating but doubted your ability, if you are having a hard time continuing, or if you've reluctantly stopped, Why Can't I Meditate? will help you get your mindfulness practice back on track.

Silence Your Mind

Author: Ramesh Manocha
Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780733628924
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Can't sleep because your thoughts won't switch off? Ever walked into a room to get something, only to realise you've forgotten what you were looking for? Does a constant stream of unnecessary chatter run through your head? Do you wish you could stop that mental noise whenever you wanted to? Australian bestseller SILENCE YOUR MIND offers a completely new approach to meditation - the experience of mental silence - that will help recharge your mental batteries and leave you feeling more positive, dynamic and wholly engaged with the world. It clearly explains how just 10 to 15 minutes of simple meditation practice each day can turn off that unnecessary mental chatter, thereby awakening your hidden abilities in work, sport, studies and creative pursuits. Scientifically based, this is fundamentally different from any meditation book you may have read before. Australian Dr Ramesh Manocha is leading the world in research into the positive impacts of the mental silence experience. His findings show that authentic meditation is easy, enjoyable, health-giving and life-changing. SILENCE YOUR MIND has sold over 10 000 copies in Australia. Royalties from its sale are directed to further research and educational activities in the field of meditation.

Meditation for Beginners

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 9788184951448
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

FREE audio CD includes SIX GUIDED MEDITATIONS Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn’t know how to get started? With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start – and stick with – a daily meditation practice. “Insight” or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. Now, in this complete course created especially for beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the six guided meditations on the included disc, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations – and even difficult emotions – to create tranquility and loving kindness in your everyday life. These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits of meditation immediately – while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening.