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How to Meditate

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This bestselling book presents a thorough, concise, step-by-step guide to the art andscience of meditation. Complete with photos and illustrations, How to Meditate is an aid tocalmness, increased vitality, clarity of mind, and ultimately, inner communion with God. Youlllearn about techniques for relaxing body and mind how to develop devotion and intuitionsecrets of the spi ...more
Paperback, 119 pages
Published May 25th 2004 by Crystal Clarity Publishers (first published 1989)
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Julie Decker
Jul 21, 2014 Julie Decker rated it it was amazing
This book on meditation teaches the novice how to control breath, how to focus energy, and how to quiet the mind. It focuses on religious/spiritual communion and provides many visualization options, and also goes a little into the science/biology of what happens when a person meditates.

I read this book as a teenager when I was interested in getting some outside perspectives on spirituality. I did not ultimately connect very well to the spiritual aspects of the book, but I still found its techniq
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Indranil Sinha (নীল)
One of the simplest read for me till now. Simplicity of this book didn't ruin the elaboration or fall short in the material the book promised. I will rather say this is a beginners' read in Meditation section. Novak describes the three stages of meditation, Relaxation, Interiorization and Expansion. He did his job in describing each stages pretty well. I loved the way he made me understand the importance, the effect and the role each stage plays in meditation. This book also offers multiple ways ...more
Hamza
Nov 03, 2014 Hamza rated it it was ok
Some good advice buried deep into cosmic bullshit.
bookczuk
This was the meditation guide that resonated much better with my Vata mind. It gave clear practical advice and was very easy for me to understand. It also provided information on chakras, in which I am interested . The occasional information/words of wisdom from Paramhansa Yogananda didn't bother me, even though I am not a follower, but I concede it could irritate someone with no interest in spiritual training.
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Sep 02, 2008 Swankivy rated it it was amazing
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I won't go into a lot of detail but this book really changed my life when I was in ninth grade. Learning to meditate was really easy from this small, inexpensive book, and I still use exercises from it many years later!
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Jun 06, 2016 M rated it liked it
A very good primer covering all the basics; both practical and spiritual.
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Jyotish (John) Novak has studied, practiced and taught meditation around the world for over 40 years. He came onto the spiritual path when he met Swami Kriyananda in 1966. Jyotish was a founding member of Ananda Village in Nevada City, California in 1968.

For its first ten years Jyotish served as General Manager of Ananda Village. He and his wife Devi started the first city ashram for Ananda in San
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