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Meditation For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-25116-3
Paperback
408 pages
May 2016
US $24.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Meditation 5

CHAPTER 1: Embarking on Your Meditation Journey 7

CHAPTER 2: Why Meditate? 23

CHAPTER 3: Zen and Now: Where Meditation Comes From 39

CHAPTER 4: Your Brain on Meditation and How It Impacts Your Life 57

Part 2: Beginning Your Meditation Practice 69

CHAPTER 5: Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner’s Mind 71

CHAPTER 6: How Your Mind Stresses You Out and What You Can Do about It 83

CHAPTER 7: Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness of the Here and Now 105

CHAPTER 8: Preparing Your Body for Meditation 119

CHAPTER 9: Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff 137

CHAPTER 10: Just Doing It: Discipline, Effort, and Letting Go 149

CHAPTER 11: Opening Your Heart with Love and Compassion 161

Part 3: Troubleshooting and Fine-Tuning Your Practice 179

CHAPTER 12: Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns 181

CHAPTER 13: Troubleshooting Common Roadblocks and Side Effects 203

CHAPTER 14: Developing a Practice That Works for You 221

Part 4: Meditation in Action 233

CHAPTER 15: Cultivating Spirituality 235

CHAPTER 16: Don’t Worry, Be Happy — with Meditation 263

CHAPTER 17: Meditating in Everyday Life 281

CHAPTER 18: Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement 297

Part 5: The Part of Tens 319

CHAPTER 19: Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation 321

CHAPTER 20: Ten Favorite All-Purpose Meditations 329

Part 6: Appendixes 339

APPENDIX A: Meditation Resources 341

APPENDIX B: About the Audio Tracks 353

INDEX 355

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