Meditation For Dummies, with Audio CD

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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 that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to your body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding yourself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world.

  • Includes new information on the recent research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve mood
  • Features a set of suggested meditations for becoming happier
  • Examines new research on brain changes in people practicing meditation
  • New, revised, and refreshed content throughout, including insight into the best meditation apps, electronic content, and websites

Praised by Deepak Chopra as "a useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints," this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to begin experiencing the many benefits of meditation.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life

Research has proven that meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, reduces stress, and enhances overall health and well-being. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this comprehensive book provides a wealth of tips and techniques, and the accompanying CD offers ten guided meditations.

  • Meditation 101 — discover what meditation is, what science has learned about it, and how you can use it to reduce stress, improve your health, and achieve lasting peace and well-being
  • Get started — find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for sitting down and working with your mind to meditate successfully
  • Now and zen — learn how to prepare your body for meditation, focus your awareness, and open to the present moment
  • Perfect your practice — get tips for dealing with distractions during meditation, such as recurring thoughts, restlessness, self-judgment, and more

"A useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints to get you started and keep you on track." – Deepak Chopra

Bonus CD Includes

Ten essential author-guided meditations that will help you relax and destress

Open the book and find:

  • Where to sit, what to wear, and other practical stuff
  • How to cultivate mindful, present-moment awareness
  • Guidance in working with challenging emotions and habitual patterns
  • Practices for opening your heart to love and compassion
  • Tips for extending the benefits of meditation to every area of your life
  • How to create and fine-tune a meditation practice that works for you

Learn to:

  • Explore effective meditation techniques
  • Develop your own meditation practice
  • Meditate for stress reduction, spiritual growth, and enhanced health and well-being

Bonus audio CD includes over an hour of guided meditations

About the Author:

Stephan Bodian, a licensed psychotherapist and former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal, has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years and has written extensively on meditation, stress management, and spirituality. His articles have appeared in Fitness, Cooking Light, Natural Solutions, and other national magazines.

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