It used to be that when the word meditation was mentioned, we’d visualize a yogi sitting on a mountain top in full Lotus posture. But, meditation is the new buzz word and its secrets are becoming increasingly popular. Meditation is more than an action, it’s a skill, a philosophy, and way of life. If you’d like to learn more about mediation, then take a deep breath, relax and read on.
Just what are the benefits of meditation? To sum it up, meditation relieves stress, boosts our cardiovascular and immune system, balances our emotions, lowers blood pressure, improves concentration, encourages a healthy lifestyle, increases self-awareness, increases happiness, and slows the aging process just to name a few of the obvious health benefits.
Meditation has never been easy for me, so I’m always looking for more insight that will make it effortless. There are lots of books on the subject and a few new books were just released. They offer practical guidance and various meditation practices for the experienced and newbies.
Secrets of Meditation Revised Edition
A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation
Updated with new resources, techniques, and research, davidji’s revised Secrets of Meditation shares the wisdom of the ages in order to help you unlock your own personal journey with meditation, powerful intentions, and practical rituals for your everyday life. Whether you are new to meditation, a crisis meditator, or someone who has been meditating for years, Secrets of Meditation will take your practice, and your life, to the next level.
In this insightful guide, davidji shares his own meditative path to awakening and explores the impact meditation can have on your physical health, relationships, emotional well-being, and spiritual life. By demystifying rigid commandments and revealing the five greatest myths of meditation, davidji will have you meditating in minutes and living a happier, easier, and more fulfilling life.
You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life
Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss
I don’t have time to meditate!” Rebekah “Bex” Borucki has heard this a lot. A certified yoga and meditation teacher, she’s taught hundreds of thousands of people how to create simple yet powerful meditation practices. In fact, as she’ll show you in this book, in as little as 4 minutes, you can change your life.
After years of suffering from anxiety and depression, both as a child and as an adult, Bex took control of her mental and physical health by establishing a rigorous fitness and yoga routine that quickly evolved into her own regular, homegrown 4-minute daily meditation practice. Bex’s 4-minute meditations combine mantras, affirmations, breathing and bodywork techniques, and they’re designed so that even the busiest people can fit them into their lives.
In this book, Bex guides you through 27 different meditation practices, and shares personal stories that demonstrate how meditation has helped her overcome various challenges. She also answers commonly asked questions like “Do my eyes have to stay closed?” and“What do I do if my body starts to hurt?” ; provides technical information about props, postures, and mantras; and offers tools to cope with complex issues such as grief, body acceptance, and relationships.
Meditation Saved My Life
A Tibetan Lama and the Healing Power of the Mind
In 2003, Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China, at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet’s traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries, including gangrene of the right ankle. American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking choice: accept leg amputation or risk a slow, painful death.
An inner voice, however, prompted him to try an unconventional cure: meditation. He began an intensive spiritual routine that included thousands of hours of meditation over three years in a small Brooklyn studio. Against all scientific logic, his injuries gradually healed. In this vivid, passionate account, Sofia Stril-Rever relates the extraordinary experiences of Phakyab Rinpoche, who reveals the secret of the great healing powers that lie dormant within each of us.