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.

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

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.

Secrets of Meditation

Author: Davidji
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401940317
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Self-Help

For thousands of years, people have tried to tap into the stillness and silence that rests within to discover their deeper selves. In Secrets of Meditation, davidji takes you there, demystifying the practice along the way and guiding you on an epic journey into your own consciousness. Whether you are new to meditation, a “crisis meditator”, or someone who has been meditating for years, this book will take your practice, and your life, to the next level. In this insightful book, davidji shares his own journey along his path to awakening and examines the positive impact that meditation can have on your physical health, relationships, emotional well-being, and spiritual life. As the secrets to an effortless meditation practice are revealed, you will unlock the door to your own personal journey and discover what is actually supposed to happen when you close your eyes. davidji shares the wisdom of the ages in an accessible and entertaining style —loosening rigid commandments, revealing the five greatest myths of meditation, and illuminating the most powerful rituals to weave a regular practice into your day. Secrets of Meditation will have you meditating in minutes and living a happier, easier, and more fulfilling life.

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.

New World Mindfulness

Author: Donald McCown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594778001
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Self-Help

Techniques to fit mindfulness into the demands and pace of real life • Reveals the medical benefits of mindfulness for stress, anxiety, and depression as well as for coping with serious illness and major life changes • Offers a wide range of techniques, including a “high-speed” form of contemplation, from the authors’ extensive experience working with this practice as a healing modality We are all busy--and we all long for quiet and connection. Yet despite the growing body of evidence supporting the benefits of mindfulness, the hectic pace of modern life leaves little time to devote to meditation, relaxation, and contemplation. In New World Mindfulness, mindfulness teacher and therapist Donald McCown and physician Marc Micozzi provide techniques to successfully integrate mindfulness into real life so we can rise above the stress of work, family, and community that can easily pull us out of the moment and into states of tension, anxiety, or depression. Dispelling the two big myths of mindfulness--that it is an “exotic” activity and that it requires you to “slow down and find more time”--the authors present a history of mindfulness in the West, from the American Founding Fathers, Thoreau, and Emerson up to present-day leaders in the field such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, and reveal a high-speed form of contemplation ideal for even the busiest of lives. Exploring the physiological impact of mindfulness practices for stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with serious illness and major life changes, the authors show that mindfulness is not about being silent and alone--it can even be practiced as a family or community. Not prescribing change but rather working from within, this book connects Western no-nonsense, get-it-done pragmatism with the yearning for beauty and balance that makes a full life truly fulfilled.

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.

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.

Why Can t I Meditate

Author: Nigel Wellings
Publisher: Tarcherperigee
ISBN: 9781101983270
Release Date: 2016
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.

7 Minutes of Magic

Author: Lee Holden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583332766
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

A quick fitness routine, designed to help practitioners to jump-start a day and relax better at night, draws on three Eastern fitness disciplines as well as Western exercise techniques to outline a seven-minute workout for weekdays, in a guide that is complemented by longer weekend exercise recommendations.

Discovering Your Soul Signature

Author: Panache Desai
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780812995596
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Self-Help

An invitation to change the energy that surrounds you, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance, and, in the process, discover your life’s purpose and the boundless possibilities that await you. Your soul signature is your spiritual DNA—it is who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you, your singular contribution to this world. And yet we reject our authentic selves. We allow our soul signature to become blocked by any number of emotional obstacles that life throws in our path: anger, fear, guilt, shame, sadness, despair. Any or all of these feelings overtake us and create a density, a heaviness that doesn’t permit us to embrace who we truly are, deep inside. We are energetic beings, Panache Desai reminds us, and emotions are energy in motion. When we are blocked we feel unworthy, less than, unloved, incomplete. In Discovering Your Soul Signature, Panache invites us on a 33-day path of meditations—short passages to be read at morning, noon, and night that are designed to dismantle the emotional burden that holds us back and open us up to changing our lives. Through this distilled, poetic, practical, and inspiring course, he invites us to live a life of authenticity, to rediscover purpose and passion, and to believe from our soul in the possibility of all things. From the Hardcover edition.

Meditation for Everyday Living

Author: Michele Meiche
Publisher: Selfinlight
ISBN: 0971037469
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This book is packed with powerful tools and techniques for entering into the meditative state. In this book learn the inner process of meditation and breathwork. Learn to balance your life and center in body, mind and spirit. Learn to access your inner guidance for issues of health, relationship, career and all important areas of your life. You will learn to create a quiet calm state of mind to achieve clarity for decision making. You will also learn tools of self development and spiritual integration for personal growth, peace of mind and more fulfillment in your life. This book lives up to its title, Meditation for Everyday Living, in way that is easy to follow and simple to understand. More importantly, this powerful little book is like a guide on the side, who everyday assists the student of meditition in further developing their meditative practice. It can be used by a person new to meditation as well as the person who has been meditating for years. Michele Meiche gives simple and clear instructions, through numerous breath work exercises, for working with physical relaxation techniques. These exercises assist a person to better understand that achieving a meditative state is really a process. This is an excellent book with a variety of everyday techniques and exercises to meet every kind of challenge and achieve a level of mental calm, peace of mind and relaxation. First edition 2003 Second edition 2007

Just Sit

Author: Sukey Novogratz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062672872
Release Date: 2017-12-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

From the cofounders of The Well Daily, a playfully-illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook—including an eight-week plan for busy novices—that helps even the busiest would-be meditator incorporate this practice into their lifestyle and enjoy its many physical and emotional benefits. We’ve all heard the reports about meditation: that it helps us relieve stress and anxiety, improve our moods, lose weight, and sleep better. We know that it can make us healthier, nicer, a kinder parent, a better coworker, a more thoughtful spouse. But there’s a catch—you actually have to do it. Written for the many, many people whose schedule or skepticism has kept them from trying meditation, Just Sit is an approachable and visually engaging beginner's guide. Assuaging fears, answering questions, and providing real-world information to demystify the process, Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz provide a hands-on look at what meditation really is, what is does, and how to do it. The authors make clear that meditation doesn't have to be complicated or follow a specific protocol. The most important part, to "just sit," can lead to a lifelong practice, tailored to anyone's lifestyle. A perfect blend of information and instruction, Just Sit covers everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Sukey and Elizabeth address meditation myths and realities, offer advice on how to combat awkwardness, extoll the physical and emotional benefits of meditation, show readers how to find those precious minutes to meditate every day, and more. They also include an eight-week plan to get help readers kick start—and stay with—their own daily practice. Time to ditch the excuses. With this warm, encouraging, sassy guide, everyone will want to show up—and sit down—every day.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Author: Richard J. Davidson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452298880
Release Date: 2012-12-24
Genre: Psychology

A pioneer in brain research outlines a blueprint for human emotions while sharing practical strategies for correcting unhealthy emotional styles, providing recommendations for areas ranging from everyday well-being to the treatments of such conditions as autism and depression. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.