Meditation For Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119251176

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

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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

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119940095

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mental clarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking to expand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestselling Meditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques, practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to get the most out of meditation in your everyday life. Learn the basics – get step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus on and how to stop your mind from racing Fine-tune your meditation – discover how to tailor your practice to your unique needs and life situation, and how to troubleshoot common problems Put meditation to work – learn how to extend meditation's benefits to every area of your life, from performing more effectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promoting your spiritual growth Open the book and find: How to sit, what to wear and how to breathe Ways to improve your mental concentration Tips on tuning into your body Tried and tested methods for replacing negative patterns of thought Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performance enhancement Ways to develop your own meditation practice Learn to: Embrace meditation and improve your mood Find your focus Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems Slow down and enjoy life

Meditation For Dummies, with Audio CD

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118331796

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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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.

Mindfulness For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118868196

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 2704

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Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.

Relaxation For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina,Cary L. Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111999909X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 398

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Provides information on a variety of techniques, including simple breathing, guided imagery, and yoga, to achieve a deep level of healing relaxation.

Yoga All-In-One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111902272X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 576

View: 1017

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Yoga has been bringing health and peace of mind to millions of people for five millennia. Yoga All-In-One For Dummies will be more comprehensive and content-heavy than anything else on the market. It’s a complete compendium, the best of the best content in clear, concise For Dummies style. Featuring: Yoga For Dummies, 3rd Edition Power Yoga For Dummies Yoga With Weights For Dummies Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition Stretching For Dummies Mind, Body Fitness For Dummies and/or Mindfulness For Dummies Beyond the book: This title will feature companion workout videos from Yoga For Dummies, 3E hosted online at Dummies.com. The video content will help readers master Yoga poses and techniques covered in the book, and will also be utilized in the creation of enhanced e-book formats.

Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina,Joelle Jane Marshall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118456459

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 328

View: 6647

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Restore balance to your life and live in the moment Mindfulness is a proven meditation technique that can help you restore balance in your personal life. Now, the author of Mindfulness For Dummies shows you step-by-step how to put the lessons of his book into practice. Inside you'll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you to live in the present, let go of negative, distracting, and judgmental thoughts, and achieve greater happiness and contentment in your life. Mindfulness can be applied to a range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, or illness Practicing mindfulness promotes well-being and improves quality of life The audio CD contains guided meditations to enhance the practical guidance within the book Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies gives you the tools you need to pay attention to the present without judgment, and build a happier life. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Meditation For Dummies, Mini Edition

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118042700

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 64

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Learn to meditate —the easy way! Meditation is the ideal way to relax your body, calm your mind, reduce stress, and enhance your overall health and well-being. Whether you're new to meditation, a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, or someone looking for ways to change and improve your meditation practice, this guide has you covered. Open the book and find: Effective meditation techniques The importance of breath and ways to focus on your breathing Advice on when and where to meditate Different ways of sitting for meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation For Dummies, Two eBook Bundle with Bonus Mini eBook

Mindfulness For Dummies, Meditation For Dummies, and 50 Ways to a Better You

Author: Shamash Alidina

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118597052

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 784

View: 3392

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Two complete eBooks for one low price AND a bonus mini edition! Created and compiled by the publisher, this bundle brings together two enlightening titles and a bonus “mini” edition of 50 Ways to a Better You. With this special bundle, you’ll get the complete text of the following two titles and the following mini edition: Mindfulness For Dummies A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve a more focused and contented state of mind, while maximizing the health benefits of mindfulness-from reducing stress, anxiety, and high blood pressure to overcoming depression and low self-esteem and battling chronic pain and insomnia. Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition 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 bonus CD (available for download after purchase) 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. 50 Ways to a Better You, Mini Edition Now, you can find the happiness you want and live "the good life" you deserve by applying the helpful information in this easy-to-follow guide. You'll discover proven techniques for living a meaningful, healthy, and productive life no matter what your life circumstances happen to be. You'll learn why having positive emotions can improve your health and well-being. Plus, you will find out what happiness isn't and how to avoid confusing happiness with culturally valued outcomes like wealth, power, and success. Pursue what you want, seize the day, find benefits in life's challenges, and live a happy lifestyle. About the Author of Mindfulness For Dummies Shamash Alidina is a professional mindfulness trainer, speaker and coach specializing in mindfulness training for therapists, coaches and executives, as well as the general public. He has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh and Matthieu Ricard, and at Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness. He has over ten years of experience in teaching mindfulness. About the Author of Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition 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. About the Author of 50 Ways to a Better You For Dummies, Mini Edition W. Doyle Gentry, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose "scientist-practitioner" career spans almost four decades. Dr. Gentry is a distinguished Fellow in the American Psychological Association and is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. He has authored over 100 scholarly works, has edited eight textbooks, and has authored three self-help books, including Happiness For Dummies.

Meditation for Dummies, Portable Edition

Author: S. B. Bodain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119945628

Category: Meditation

Page: 272

View: 7477

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Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mental clarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking to expand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestselling Meditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques, practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to get the most out of meditation in your everyday life. Learn the basics ? get step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus on and how to stop your mind from racing Fine-tune your meditation ? discover how to tailor your practice to your unique needs and life situation, and how to troubleshoot common problems Put meditation to work ? learn how to extend meditation's benefits to every area of your life, from performing more effectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promoting your spiritual growth Open the book and find: How to sit, what to wear and how to breathe Ways to improve your mental concentration Tips on tuning into your body Tried and tested methods for replacing negative patterns of thought Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performance enhancement Ways to develop your own meditation practice Learn to: Embrace meditation and improve your mood Find your focus Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems Slow down and enjoy life

Codependency For Dummies

Author: Darlene Lancer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118982096

Category: Self-Help

Page: 360

View: 6321

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Your trusted guide to value yourself and break the patterns of codependency Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plain English and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, it describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working the Twelve Steps to recover from codependency and how therapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency. Codependence is primarily a learned behavior from our family of origin. Some cultures have it to a greater degree than others—some still see it as a normal way of living. Yet the costs of codependence can include distrust, faulty expectations, passive-aggressiveness, control, self-neglect, over-focus on others, manipulation, intimacy issues, and a slew of other harmful traits. Codependence causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans—not just women and loved ones of addicts. Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers authoritative and trusted guidance on ways to raise your self-esteem, detach and let go, set boundaries, recognize healthy vs. dysfunctional relationships, overcome guilt and resentment, and much more. Helps you break the pattern of conduct that keeps you in harmful relationships Provides trusted guidance to create healthy boundaries, coping skills, and expectations Offers advice for eliminating feelings of guilt, blame, and feeling overly responsible Explains the difference between care-giving and codependent care-taking If you're trapped in the cycle of codependency and looking for help, Codependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers trusted advice and a clear plan for recovery.

Buddhism For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Landaw,Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053753

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictions wrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a belief system without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents to question everything, including its own teachings. You could spend a lifetime studying Buddhist texts and following its observances and still feel like you’ve only just barely scratched the surface. Yet, over the past 2500 years, this lovely religion that preaches compassion, generosity, tolerance, selflessness and self-awareness has commanded the fervent devotion of hundreds of millions of people around the world who believe it to be the true path to enlightenment. If you’re curious about Buddhism but feel intimidated by all the exotic jargon and strange trappings, this book is for you. Written by two leading American Buddhist teachers and scholars, it offers you a uniquely friendly way to explore the fascinating history of Buddhism and discover: Who Buddha was and his significance in world history and spirituality How the practice of Buddhism can enrich your everyday life How Buddha’s teachings combine to create a path to enlightenment Daily observances and meditation practices How to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism In plain English, experts Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodian define the important terms, explain the key concepts and explore, in-depth a wide range of topics, including: Buddha’s life and teachings and the evolution of the major Buddhist traditions How Buddhism works as a religion, philosophy of life and a practical approach to dealing with life’s problems, all rolled into one The idea that the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering How the practices of wisdom and compassion can connect you with your inner spiritual resources Meditation and other core Buddhist practices and how they can affect your everyday life How to apply Buddhist teachings at each stage along the spiritual path Whether you’re a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what’s got Richard Gere and all the rest of those celebrity Buddhists so excited, Buddhism For Dummies is your intro to Buddhism basics.

Meditations on First Philosophy

with Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604941

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies

Author: Patrizia Collard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118519442

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 2932

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Stay in the present and build a happier future Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies takes you through the eight-week MBCT course, using the principles of mindfulness to complement established CBT techniques. You'll discover how using MBCT can help lower your risk of relapsing into depression and reduce the risk of other mental health disorders including anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem. Provides a solid foundation for positive mental health The downloadable audio files contain guided meditations, a core feature of the MBCT program MBCT works as an excellent supplement to therapy and may reduce the need for medication If you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, or a host of other mental health disorders, let Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies keep you in the present and build a happier future.

AARP Meditations for Caregivers

Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family

Author: Barry J. Jacobs,Julia L. Mayer

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738219029

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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An official AARP book for caregivers combining day-to-day advice and uplifting guidance in a daily meditations format

Bartending For Dummies

Author: Ray Foley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118807413

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 519

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Make and serve drinks like a pro This latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 5th Edition also provides over 40 new cocktails ideas for those who want to know how to serve cocktails professionally, for themselves, or for their guests. Detailed information on how to properly stock a bar with the latest and greatest glassware and tools Expanded coverage on making exotic frozen/blended specialties and specialty coffees Experimenting with the new flavor/buzz in Bourbons and Scotches: honey The latest flavored rums, gins, ryes, and of course vodkas (buttered, waffle, sherbet, and marshmallow flavored are just a few new editions) New coverage devoted to craft distillers Fun, new ways to garnish drinks (even flaming options), rim, and serve drinks like a master mixologist Tips on creating unique punches and even non-alcoholic drinks The latest tips and advice on curing hangovers and hiccups If you're interested in crafting traditional or modern cocktails, Bartending For Dummies has you covered.

Become More Mindful In A Day For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118380479

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 70

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Discover how mindfulness can help you take care of yourself - and others! Become More Mindful In a Day provides a practical introduction to mindfulness, and the benefits of a mindful approach to life. Designed to contain a day’s reading, this handy guide explains what mindfulness is, how to begin practising mindful meditation, and explores a number of ways mindfulness can help you achieve a happier state of mind. Open the book and find: An introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation The difference between ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ meditation Several examples of mindful meditation, including the body scan meditation and sitting meditation How mindfulness can help in relationships Tips for exercising mindfully

Beginner's Guide to Buddhist Meditation

Practices for Mindful Living

Author: Christina Feldman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930485136

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

View: 5971

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A step-by-step introductory primer counsels readers on how to get started and remain motivated, in a reference that covers a wide range of topics, from mindfulness and breathing to assuming a supportive meditation posture and using meditation to discover well-being. Original.

Stress Management For Dummies

Author: Allen Elkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118612558

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 8581

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Tired of letting stress have a negative impact on your life? Easy. It's impossible to get through life without encountering stress. And unfortunately, most of us learn the incorrect ways to cope with it. Thankfully, Stress Management For Dummies gives you trusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind to properly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact. Whether it's love, work, family, or something else that has you in the red zone, this updated edition of Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life and cut them down to size — all without losing your cool. Shows you how to use stress in a positive, motivational way instead of letting it negatively affect your life Teaches you to retrain your body and mind to react positively to stress Helps you overcome common stresses faced in modern life If you want to manage stress and get back to living a normal life, Stress Management For Dummies has you covered.