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The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds

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Joel and Michelle Levey have taught thousands of people around the globe to live in greater harmony and balance. Field-tested and refined over many years, the Leveys' unique approach to stress-mastery and personal development offers step-by-step guidance for developing personal strengths, enhancing the quality of life, and making a real contribution to the world.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 15th 2003 by Wisdom Publications (first published January 1st 1988)
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David
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Started off a little slow but as soon as I got to the meditations it became very enlightening.
Alison
Feb 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: worry warts
Recommended to Alison by: found it at the library
I bought this when I was super stressed out planning my wedding last summer. It has a lot of exercises to help calm you down and you you pick it up any time you need a quick relaxation fix. In fact, I spent part of my wedding morning with this book. I love the beginning index of ailments and woes which guides you what exercises are most helpful to relieve those problems. Clearly I still need a lot of help of the concentration part.
Semi-Academic Eric
I'm curious to see how this book presents these ideas and exercises in comparison with other more traditional sources of these "fine arts." The title already may provide a bridge in thinking for some. What other helpfulness might this book provide? ...more
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Apr 21, 2013 added it
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Abandoned this fairly early on. Chapters leading up to meditations were fairly useless, the meditations themselves are probably fine, but belong on a CD or in a set of MP3s. Maybe I'll come back to this one day, but in the meantime, I have other resources that I can use. ...more
Mike terry
Jun 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
So far, I really like this book. Lots of meditation and concentration exercises. Looking forward to more of it
Sandy
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a really good book. Each chapter is written by a different person from a different but related profession. They are all insightful. There is, however, one angle of 'listening ...more
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