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Meditation for dummies / by Stephen Bodian ; foreward by Dean Ornish.

Bodian, Stephan. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781118333990 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1118333993 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781118331798 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1118331796 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781118335093 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1118335090 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note: Previous edition: 2006.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where To Go from Here; Part I: Getting Acquainted with Meditation; Chapter 1: Embarking on Your Meditation Journey; Getting an Overview of How the Journey Unfolds; Developing and Directing Awareness: The Key to Meditation; Making Meditation Your Own; Chapter 2: Why Meditate?; How Life Drives You -- to Meditate.
How to Survive the 21st Century -- with MeditationA Dozen More Great Reasons to Meditate; Chapter 3: Zen and Now: Where Meditation Comes From; Making the Indian Connection; To the Roof of the World -- and Beyond; From the Middle East to the Rest of the West; The Americanization of Meditation; The Future of Meditation; Chapter 4: Your Brain on Meditation and How It Impacts Your Life; Tracing the Origins of Meditation Research; Mapping the Meditative Brain; Part II: Getting Started; Chapter 5: Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner's Mind.
Beginning (and Ending) with Beginner's MindExploring What Motivates You to Meditate; Living in Harmony with Your Meditation; Chapter 6: How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It; Taking a Tour of Your Inner Terrain; The Bad News: How Your Mind Stresses You Out; The Good News: How Meditation Relieves Suffering and Stress; Chapter 7: Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness of the Here and Now; Turning Your Attention Inward; Relaxing Your Body; Developing Mindfulness; Training Your Puppy: Reining In Your Wandering Mind; Chapter 8: Preparing Your Body for Meditation.
Putting a Snake into a Stick of Bamboo -- or the Subtle Art of Sitting StillHow to Sit Up Straight -- and Live to Tell About It; Chapter 9: Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff; What to Wear: Choosing Comfort over Fashion; When to Meditate: Any Time's the Right Time; How Long to Meditate: From Quickies to the Long Haul; What to Eat and Drink -- and Avoid -- before You Meditate; Where to Meditate: Creating Sacred Space; Chapter 10: Just Doing It: Discipline, Effort, and Letting Go; Discipline Just Means "Again and Again"; The Right Kind of Effort: Not Too Tight or Too Loose.
Knowing How to Let Go and What to Let Go OfChapter 11: Opening Your Heart with Love and Compassion; How Your Heart Closes -- and How You Can Open It Again; Generating Love for Yourself and Others; Transforming Suffering with Compassion; Part III: Troubleshooting and Fine-Tuning Your Practice; Chapter 12: Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns; Making Friends with Your Experience; Meditating with Challenging Emotions; Unraveling Habitual Patterns with Awareness; Setting Patterns Aside -- for Now; Choosing a Therapist To Help with Your Patterns.
Summary, etc.: Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. It is believed to result in a state of greater calmness and physical relaxation, and psychological balance. Plus, practicing meditation can change how you relate to the flow of emotions and thoughts in your everyday life. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers ... and now it's even better. Meditation For Dummies offers a newly recorded CD featuring more than 70 minutes of music and guided meditations th.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
Subject: Meditation.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT > Meditation.
SELF-HELP > Meditations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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