Meditation For Dummies, 4th Edition
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It doesn't take much to meditate the right way — especially because there really isn't just one right way. If you're concerned about your meditation practice, ask yourself the following questions. The closer you get to yes in response to each question, the better you're doing!

  • Do I relax when I meditate, instead of tensing up?

  • Is my mind alert and aware, yet open and receptive?

  • Do I remember to come back to the focus of my meditation when my mind wanders off?

  • Do I remain relatively still, instead of fidgeting or shifting constantly?

  • Do I take one moment at a time, rather than trying to achieve some goal like quieting my mind?

  • Am I enjoying my breath (or my mantra or other focus) instead of working hard to get it right?

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Stephan Bodian is an internationally known author, psychotherapist, and teacher. He leads regular intensives and retreats and offers spiritual counseling and mentoring to people throughout the world. His bestselling app Mindfulness Meditation (with Mental Workout) has been praised in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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