Meditation for Dummies 2nd Edition

From the Back Cover
“An easy-to-follow yet comprehensive introduction to the practice of meditation.”
—John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

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-and-CD package provides a wealth of useful tips and techniques.

Discover how to
– Explore effective meditation techniques
– Develop your own meditation practice
– Meditate for stress reduction, spiritual growth, healing, or performance enhancement
– Understand the history of meditation and the latest research

About the Author
Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA & Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and former editor-in-chief of the Yoga Journal who has written extensively on spiritual themes. His articles have appeared in numerous national magazines, including Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, Tricycle, and, of course, Yoga Journal. Stephan is the author of Meditation For Dummies (02-99; Wiley; net units LTD: 83,099), which is available in English, Dutch, German, Italian, and French editions, and is co-author of Buddhism for Dummies.

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Meditation for Dummies 2nd Edition

According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It’s a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it’s even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one’s body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, 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.

Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA and Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, and Tricycle and is the coauthor of Buddhism For Dummies (0-7645-5359-3).

Meditation for Dummies 2nd Edition

The popular guide-over 80,000 copies sold of the first edition-now revised and enhanced with an audio CD of guided meditations
According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It’s a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it’s even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one’s body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, 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.

Meditation For Dummies 4th Edition

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life

Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it’s no wonder more and more people in today’s fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life.

Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you.

Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood
Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace
Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups
Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation

If you’re ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.

Meditation For Dummies 4th Edition

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life
Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it’s no wonder more and more people in today’s fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life.

Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you.

Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood
Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace
Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups

Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation
If you’re ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.

Yoga All-In-One For Dummies

Everything you need to make yoga an integral part of your health and well-being
If you want to incorporate yoga into your daily routine or ramp up what you’re already doing, Yoga All-In-One For Dummies is the perfect resource! This complete compendium of six separate titles features everything you need to improve your health and peace of mind with yoga, and includes additional information on, stretching, meditation, adding weights to your yoga workouts, and power yoga moves.

Yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, ranging from better flexibility and athletic performance to lowered blood pressure and weight loss. For those who want to take control of their health and overall fitness, yoga is the perfect practice. With Yoga All-In-One For Dummies, you’ll have everything you need to get started and become a master of even the toughest yoga poses and techniques.

Find out how to incorporate yoga to foster health, happiness, and peace of mind
Get a complete resource, featuring information from six titles that are packed with tips
Use companion workout videos to help you master various yoga poses and techniques that are covered in the book
Utilize tips in the book to increase balance, range of motion, flexibility, strength, and overall fitness

Take a deep breath and dive into Yoga All-In-One For Dummies to find out how you can improve your health and your happiness by incorporating yoga into your daily routine.