From the Back Cover
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.