This quick, portable guide features more than 200 practical, effective ways to calm the mind, reduce stress, and erase tension in your body in less than five minutes.In 5-Minute Calm you'll learn to relax your anxious mind and release tension in your body through quick and easy mindfulness exercises and techniques. Through guided breathing, meditation, visualization, and more, you'll find a place of calm in just five short minutes. This newfound peace can allow you to reengage with the world in a meaningful, productive way. Whether you're facing a frazzled morning at home, a hectic day at work, or a daunting project deadline, this on-the-go stress-reducing guide can help you disengage for a few minutes, find a moment of peace, and get back to your day.
People are always looking for new ways to reduce stress, increase productivity, and lead more well-rounded, happier lives. Many have sought a solution in meditation. However, simple, clear instruction is often difficult to find, and most teachers and books make meditation seem like a chore--something you have to do for up to an hour each day. 8 Minute Meditation is the first program created to give beginners the exact tools they need to learn to meditate and do it in a time-frame that even the busiest people can easily handle: just 8 minutes a day. The new tenth anniversary edition of 8 Minute Meditation surveys the latest mindfulness developments. It also contains the complete, original 8 Minute Meditation program, one of the all-time best-selling mindfulness programs in history. Features include clear, supportive step-by-step instruction, FAQs, and "troubleshooting" your mindfulness practice. All in the time between two television commercials
The emphasis on the mind in meditation can be somewhat misleading: If we pay attention only to mental processes and overlook the experience of the body, we can remain stuck in our heads and not be able to break free of the involuntary thinking that we find so claustrophobic and toxic. This short, practical guide helps us embrace the fact of our embodiment--the experience of the sensations, movements, and gestures of the body--and to realize that mindfulness is the natural state of awareness of a body that has learned how to experience its feeling presence. Johnson takes us through the three primary principles of the posture of meditation: alignment, relaxation, and resilience. He devotes a large part of each chapter to specific practices to help the reader experience different aspects of physical presence. This book is of interest to meditators of all traditions--Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Jews, and others--as well as therapists, bodyworkers, and anyone interested in body-centered psychology and other natural modes of healing.
International bestselling author Dr. Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go, finding peace, and practicing mindfulness in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe. With these simple exercises he teaches you how to dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity. You will start to smile more, worry less, and with each little moment of mindfulness, discover a happier, calmer you. It really is as easy as breathing. All you need is a chair, a body, some air, and your mind. That's it
Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself to Bodhidharma and Dogen and many of modern Zen Buddhism's most influential masters, all pointing directly to the heart of this powerful practice. Edited by one of America's pre-eminent Zen teachers, this book is a rich resource for wisdom seekers and scholars alike.
For the reader seeking spiritual guidance, this introduction to a regular programme of daily meditation aims to encourage to create a oneness with God and an understanding of an individual's place in the world. Goldsmith is not concerned with theory or theology, but with the need for prayer.
Discover a new philosophical take on life where you're taught that healing doesn't happen when you're asleep. It's when you're awake. David Kundtz, the author of Quiet Mind, embarks on an intimate journey of self-discovery through meditation.
Life is busy. Between relationships, work, and finding a quiet space for ourselves, it's often easy to get lost in the hurriedness of our day-to-day activities. This personal guide brings balance back into your life by teaching you to be mindful and more "awake."
Now is the time to open your eyes. As the Navajo proverb says, "When we are pretending to be asleep, no one can awaken us." We must stop the pretending and "awaken" ourselves. By taking a minute out of your day to meditate and reflect, you'll activate your self-development and realign your spirit. Take this personal guidebook with you through all situations you encounter and learn to truly "awaken" your spiritual side. Awakened Mind offers:
- Simple yet powerful positive affirmations for each day
- Meditative lessons to help you connect with your inner self
- Reflections on life, gratitude, and spirituality
If you enjoyed transformative books like Wheels of Life, Light Is the New Black, or Practical Law of Attraction, then you'll love Awakened Mind.
Start each day with a gentle nudge toward greater awareness. This beautiful new edition of Awakening will guide you into closer alignment with the spiritual principles that govern all of life. The 365 entries are organized around the calendar year and the seasons. Each brief entry shares a bit of Shakti's clear and simple wisdom and offers a meditation or question to ponder. Thought-provoking, inspiring, and always affirming, these universal truths will help you recognize and release old patterns as well as open you to new ways of being -- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation offers advice about going on retreat and help in choosing a teacher and a community to practice with. This is an enormously practical book that covers every aspect of the teachings a beginner needs to get started.