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by Linda Wasmer Andrews

Have you ever tried to focus on a particular task, only to find your thoughts racing and your mind wandering? In fact, most people have trouble concentrating on one thing at a time, which creates stress and affects our daily activities. One solution to this problem is meditation, or the practice of intense concentration. The ability to meditate can be applied to almost anything in life, from playing sports to painting pictures. Find out how meditation can help you to be stressed less and enjoy life more. Step-by-step instructions for breathing and meditation exercises are included.

Meditation — The Complete Guide

by Patricia Monaghan Eleanor G. Viereck

Uniquely comprehensive, this one-stop resource describes thirty-?ve distinct meditation practices, detailing their historical background and contemporary use, ways to begin, and additional resources. The what and why of meditation in general are discussed, with emphasis on helping readers discover what particular type of meditators they are. Disciplines grounded in Buddhism, Tantrism, Taoism, Judaism, and Islam are included, as are contemplative prayer, Quaker worship, and indigenous traditions. Drumming, trance dancing, yoga, mindfulness, labyrinth walking, gardening, and even needle crafts are explored in a spirit that invites and instructs novice, devotee, and healing professional alike. How to choose an approach? The authors ask questions that steer readers toward options that match their habits, preferences, and needs.

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English

by Bob Sharples

Odds are that you or someone you know could truly benefit from Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English. After all, who wouldn't like to have less stress - and more enjoyment - from life? Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English teaches us how to achieve just that, with potent tools that are easy to learn, enjoy, and keep doing. And these practices do so much more than more than allow us freedom from anxiety and stress: they allow us to be a better friend to ourselves, and to the people around us.

Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy

by C. Alexander Simpkins Annellen M. Simpkins

Praise for Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy"From the wisdom of ancient cultures to modern neuroscience, the authors skillfully create a bridge of understanding between the practice of meditation, yoga, and psychotherapy. The Simpkins are at their best in describing how everyone can learn to integrate their own brain, body, and mind to facilitate a creative synchrony of healing and well-being."--Kathryn Rossi, PhD Coeditor, Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson: The Nature of Therapeutic Hypnosis"This reader-friendly text is directed toward therapists and healthcare workers who are considering incorporating yoga and meditation into their work. These technologies are time-honored and appear to have beneficial effects on contemporary clients and patients. Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy serves as an informative introduction to these¿practices, and explains how a therapist might integrate such practices into their work. The chapters on neuroscience research and healthy aging are unique in books of this nature, and the discussion of alleviating depression alone is worth the price of the book."--Stanley Krippner, PhDProfessor of Psychology, Saybrook UniversityCoauthor, Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War VeteransA thoughtful and pragmatic guide for integrating meditation and yoga techniques into traditional psychotherapyMeditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy is an inspiring "how-to" guide grounded in the neuroscientific and clinical evidence that supports the use of meditation and other yoga practices to improve clients' mental health.Drawing from the authors' decades of practice, teaching, and writing, this inspiring book is focused on applying meditation, yoga, and Zen to therapy, with discussion of:The latest neuroscience findings, showing how the brain and larger nervous system are altered by yoga methodsPhilosophical and psychological principles upon which yoga is basedThe how, when, and why for use of specific techniques with common psychological problemsFundamental stretching exercises and meditation techniquesFilled with vivid case examples and writings from renowned yoga masters, Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy encourages a therapeutic process in which clients move their attention from outside concerns to inner mindfulness. With a range of techniques that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of clients, this book offers methods to creatively individualize techniques for a wide variety of presenting problems.

Meditation As Medicine

by Joan Borysenko Cameron Stauth Khalsa Dharma Singh

Proven effective by scientific research and presented here by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa and Cameron Stauth, the practice of Medical Meditation revolutionizes the healing process. By balancing and regenerating the body's ethereal and physical energies through simple meditations, Medical Meditation unites the mind, body, and spirit into a powerful triad. Each Medical Meditation here has a specific physiological effect, targeting afflictions from arthritis to ulcers to cancer. Dr. Khalsa details the five unique attributes that endow this type of meditation with far more power than standard meditation. The combination of special postures and movements; exact positioning of the hands and fingers; particular mantras; specific breathing patterns; and a unique focus of concentration can change your entire biochemical profile, easing you into a calm, healing state. Practiced in conjunction with conventional or alternative medical treatments, cutting-edge Medical Meditation activates the healing force within you.

Meditation: The Cool Way to Calm

by John Selby

Young adults in high school and college are under a great deal of stress and suffer regularly and acutely from emotional turmoil. This negatively influences their performance academically, their social relationships, their health, and their sense of satisfaction in life. Mindfulness meditation has been proven in over a hundred scientific papers to successfully reduce stress and emotional suffering, to clear the mind, and help in successful relationship building. Mindfulness meditation is also a great help in reducing stress and boosting wellness, mental alertness, inner calm and clarity.Meditation: The Cool Way to Calm is written specifically for young adults, offering a short-form way to use meditation to improve both emotional, physical, and mental health and performance. Using short Focus Phrases to point attention immediately in highly-rewarding inner directions, this meditation practice can rapidly help teenagers to get control of their emotions, focus their attention in rewarding directions, and achieve their goals more readily. Perhaps most important, using this short daily meditation program helps young people feel more confident and attractive, and liberates them from negative mood swings so that they can relate better, and succeed at higher levels

Meditation on the Nature of Mind

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Jose Ignacio Cabezon Khonton Peljor Lhundrub

"We all have the same human mind - each and every one of us has the same potential. Our surroundings and so forth are important, but the nature of mind itself is more important... To live a happy and joyful life, we must take care of our minds." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama At the heart of this book is The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral Tradition, an accessible and nonsectarian treatise on penetrating the nature of mind by Khonton Peljor Lhundrub, a teacher of the Fifth Dalai Lama. His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's broad-ranging overview of this work insightfully distills some of the most central themes of Buddhism: why the mind is so essential to the tradition, what distinguishes the levels of consciousness, and how different schools of Tibetan Buddhism elaborate those distinctions. Profound and erudite, it brings the reader closer to a fresh and direct experience of Buddhism's central truths. Along with his lucid translations, Jose Cabezon provides an introduction to the root text and presentations of the life and works of Khonton Rinpoche, all richly annotated.

Meditation Secrets for Women

by Camille Maurine Lorin Roche

Finally--an approach to meditation especially for women! The benefits of meditations are manifold--but so few practices are tailored to the special needs and interests of women. Now, with Meditation Secrets for Women, you can discover how to love your body and find a time and place to tune into yourself and restore inner balance. Get in touch with your body's natural rhythms. Honor your instincts, and tap into your feminine power so that you can emerge nourished, revitalized, and joyful. Meditation Secrets for Women offers all the tools and insights necessary for women to design their own custom meditation techniques, without all the restrictions of traditional practices.Learn How To:Make use of sensual, pleasurable meditation techniques Gain a refreshing, rejuvenating rest that is deeper than sleep Relieve stress and promote good health Relax and be yourself as you reap life-affirming benefits Live in harmony with your world Enhance your relationships and creativity

Meditationen: Vierzig Dhamma-Gespräche

by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Meditationen: Vierzig Dhamma-Gespräche

Meditations 1: Dhamma Talks

by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

A collection of transcribed Dhamma talks given by Thanissaro Bhikkhu on Buddhist meditation and practice.

Meditations 2: Dhamma Talks

by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Meditations 3: Dhamma Talks

by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

A collection of transcribed Dhamma talks given by Thanissaro Bhikkhu on Buddhist meditation and practice.

Meditations 4: Dhamma Talks

by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Meditations 5: Dhamma Talks

by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

A collection of transcribed Dhamma talks given by Thanissaro Bhikkhu on Buddhist meditation and practice.

Meditations for Messies: A Guide to Order and Serenity

by Sandra Felton

[from the back cover] "Transform your home and your life one day at a time "... Just for today, I will close drawers after I open them. Just for today, I will work on the household project before me and I'll finish one project before going on to another one. Just for today I will not be discouraged about my situation. Just for today I will treat myself with respect. I will do nice things for myself. I will allow and expect others to do things for me just as I do things for them. "Just for today." Get each day off to a fresh new start with Meditations for Messies. Messies Anonymous founder Sandra Felton provides you with a devotional that will motivate you in your daily pursuit of a more organized home and life. These affirming, uplifting messages are accompanied by spiritual reflections and a special place for you to write out solutions to your personal organizational struggles. Let Meditations for Messies guide you today toward a more harmonious tomorrow. Sandra Felton's Messies Anonymous program has been "sweeping" the United States and Canada for over a decade. The combined sales of her popular books total over 300,000. These include The Messies Manual, Messies 2, Messie No More, and The Messies SuperGuide." The Bookshare collection contains more books by this author.

Meditations for Pain Recovery

by Tony Greco

This book features 365 unique entries for those in recovery from chronic pain and co-occurring addiction. Meditations address both pain recovery and addiction recovery with an eye to developing the reader's "four points of balance."

Meditations from a Simple Path

by Mother Teresa Mother Teresa

"Works of love are always works of joy.""Do we look at the poor with compassion? They are hungry not only for food, they are hungry to be recognized as human beings.""There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God."These rich words of wisdom and conviction are among the pearls of thought found in Meditations from A Simple Path. Comprised of luminous selections culled from the New York Times bestseller, this warm and very loving volume is a joyful celebration of prayer, faith, love, service, and peace.Profound and uplifting, this elegant book will provide a tremendous source of inspiration for you or someone you love. It is brimming with timeless messages for us all.From the Hardcover edition.

Meditations from the Mat

by Katrina Kenison Rolf Gates

AN ANCHOR BOOKS ORIGINALAs more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind. The 365 meditations incluided in this book offer a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone's yoga journey.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Chris Highland

In this compact book, 60 selections from 30 years of Emersons writings reveal the essence of his spiritual vision. Like his friends John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson saw images of the divine in the natural world, and rather than seeking to conquer wilderness, sought inspiration from it. Complementing each passage is an inspirational quote from historical and comtemporary luminaries including Margaret Fuller, the Dalai Lama, and Jack Kerouac, and voices from Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.

Meditations of the Heart

by Howard Thurman

Meditations of the Heart is a beautiful collection of meditations and prayers by one of our greatest spiritual leaders. Howard Thurman, the great spiritualist and mystic, was renowned for the quiet beauty of his reflections on humanity and our relationship with God. This collection of fifty-four of his most well-known meditations features his thoughts on prayer, community, and the joys and rituals of life. Within this collection are words that sustain, elevate, and inspire. Thurman addresses those moments of trial and uncertainty and offers a message of hope and endurance for people of all faiths.

Meditations on Divine Mercy: A Classic Treasury of Devotional Prayers

by Johann Gerhard Matthew C. Harrison

Meditate on these classic devotional prayers. A prolific writer, professor, and pastor, Johann Gerhard is regarded as one of the greatest theologians and thinkers of his time. This book is a translation of a book of prayers that Gerhard wrote prior to 1612. Now newly translated, Meditations on Divine Mercy is available for English readers to enjoy and appreciate. A chapter on the purpose and benefits of prayer is also included as well as an explanation of the aspects of daily meditation. The prayers are divided into four sections: sin, God's gifts, personal needs, and others' needs.

Meditations on First Philosophy

by René Descartes

This authoritative translation by John Cottingham of the Meditations is taken from the much acclaimed three-volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes. It is based on the best available texts and presents Descartes' central metaphysical writings in clear, readable modern English.

Meditations on Middle-Earth

by Karen Haber

Fantasy writers answer the questions, Why is The Lord of the Rings so popular? And How has Tolkien's writing influenced the path of Fantasy?. describing their first encounter with the trilogy, and how, their understanding of it's style and wisdom expanded as they matured. They say Tolkien influenced their fantasy writing, and examine fantasy literature. George R. R. Martin says Tolkien was first to create a fully drawn alternate world. Poul Anderson compares Tolkien's elves to Seraphim, Le Guin finds rhythm and patterns in Tolkien's style. Pratchett cannot recall where he was when JFK died but describes in detail the time and place he first read Tolkien. Michael Swanwick reads Tolkien to his 9 year old son, and accepts his honored role as a father and his place in the circle of life. Robin Hobb explains fantasy is popular because readers sought more books like Tolkien's. Orson Card reveals the true hero of Middle-earth. Esther Friesner thinks Elves are hotties. This is a wealth of information about Middle-earth, the nature of fantasy, and additional fantasy books.

Meditations with Teresa of Avila

by Megan Don

Meditations with Teresa of Avila invites you to explore the depths of your inner being by following the pathway of the beloved mystic Teresa of Avila. Born into Spanish nobility in 1515, Teresa entered the monastic life at twenty and was eventually guided to reform the Carmelite Order. She blended a rich mystical inner life with everyday work in the secular world, and she remains an unparalleled source of inspiration for living deeply and effectively in both realms. Always concerned with the practical application of her beliefs, Teresa wrestled with questions of worth and place. She sought to understand what her visions and experiences meant and whether she was doing all she could for the divinity she loved and served. Her ideas were rejected by many of her contemporaries, and she struggled against the many male clerics who tried to invalidate her mystical experiences. Her spiritual exploration formed the basis of the prolific body of writing she left to the world. Megan Don makes Teresa's timeless wisdom fully contemporary through translations of Teresa's words followed by practical interpretations and brief, inviting meditations. In this award-winning book, Teresa of Avila and Don guide you to explore the voice of the Beloved and knowledge of the self, the restlessness of the mind and the care of the body, doubt, loss, intimacy, and more.

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