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Learn to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Self-Discovery and Fulfillment

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Meditation paves the road to a calmer, more focused mind; improved concentration; greater creativity; and a more energized mental and physical state of being. But finding an approach that works amid all the mumbo-jumbo can be a mind-altering experience in itself. Finally, here is a practical guide, beautifully illustrated, that reveals how to develop a personal program for ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Chronicle Books (first published January 1st 1999)
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Scott Dinsmore
Jul 09, 2009 Scott Dinsmore rated it really liked it
Why I Read this Book: With how busy and often stressful our lives are, I was in search of a remedy. Meditation turn out to be a great starting point.

Topics Covered:

* How to meditate
* Stress and anxiety reduction
* Calmness of mind
* Better sleep
* The power of a directed mind and heart
* The mind’s effect on the body

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A cure for stress, I think I’ll take one of those please. It seems like stress is the buzzword of the decade. It’s no surprise with the millions of things we each have going
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Candice Beever
Jan 04, 2011 Candice Beever rated it liked it
One of my goals for 2011 is to begin meditating. This book was a good starting point as it gave a general overview and some basic exercises, but by no means was it a complete guide. Even Fontana said that he couldn't cover everything in one book, there's just too much information out there on this subject.

The first section of the book covered the basics of meditation and some common obstacles. That was certainly the most helpful and interesting part of the book. The second part has a lot of 2 to
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Kim Caudill
Jan 21, 2016 Kim Caudill rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the broad overview. After being introduced to TM many years ago I've held an aversion to many of the schools of meditation.

Practical and simple tips and info.

Practical tool/augmentation as part of workplace health promotion.
Danica
Aug 07, 2014 Danica rated it liked it
A good introduction and general overview of Meditation.
Mj Gilmer
Dec 30, 2012 Mj Gilmer rated it really liked it
A great introduction and higher level overview with meditations in each chapter. I would recommend this as a jumping-in book as it defines terms, traditions, and possibilities while describing the essentials to get started. This is an easy read with playful illustrations and one I will keep
Soňa
Dec 11, 2013 Soňa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
hmm, not sure what to write, definetely good starting point for someone who never meditated... good overview on different styles and ways, great selection of excercises to try out but still not my cup of tea :(

can't help but this book didn't have impact on me... find it bit boring.
Olivia
May 14, 2012 Olivia marked it as to-read
So far, which isn't very far because I am actually doing the exercises and learning to meditate, it is surprisingly amazing! One 15 min. exercise makes me feel so refreshed and connected while at the same time disconnected from myself. It is wonderful and clarifying.
Matthew Cossey
Jan 28, 2011 Matthew Cossey rated it really liked it
One of the best books for an introduction to Meditation. Covers pretty much everything you would want to know, from different meditation styles, to the different eastern philosophies. The artwork throughout the book is very impressive. Highly recommended for everyone.
Nathanael (Boehm) Coyne
Mar 01, 2010 Nathanael (Boehm) Coyne rated it liked it
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An excellent introduction to meditation. Starts off with the basics and goes into increasingly advanced topics and techniques. Touches lightly on Buddhism and other religions but for the most part keeps meditation separate.
Kristen
Jun 18, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it
Great book for beginners or folks to want to deepen their practice. Easy to read and filled with meditative exercises, as well as background on various meditative traditions.
Michael
Mar 24, 2015 Michael rated it liked it
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A brief and general book about mediation. I skipped around a little bit, and didn't learn that much. One take way term: "consensus trance."
NotSoLittleWitch
Apr 05, 2011 NotSoLittleWitch rated it liked it
Easy to follow exercises, simple language. Only for beginners.
Larry
Dec 12, 2009 Larry rated it really liked it
Well written informative and most helpful
Shamilla Ramnawaj
Feb 21, 2013 Shamilla Ramnawaj rated it really liked it
Great for beginners!
Shay
Jun 18, 2012 Shay rated it really liked it
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Excellent so far.
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