Meditation for Beginners: Techniques for Awareness, Mindfulness & Relaxation

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by Stephanie Clement

Some people think meditation is something that takes years to learn. The truth is, it’s a very natural state of awareness that can be developed in just a few minutes each day. The benefits of meditation are infinite!

? Develop concentration
? Learn to focus your attention
? Relax your body and mind quickly and easily
? Release fears
? Increase your health and wellness
? Exchange old habits for new ones
? Identify personal goals and aspirations
? Discover which meditation method works best for you

264 pages | 5 x 8 x 1 inches

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Table Of Contents

List of Exercises/xi

Introduction

What Exactly Is Meditation Anyway?  1

Your Mental Meditation Equipment

1 Why Meditate? / 13
Meditation Goals

2. Getting Ready to Meditate / 21
The Meditation Setting
Clothing
Choosing Your Meditation Posture
Eyes Open or Closed?
Tips for Making Your Meditation More Comfortable
But It Hurts to Sit Still

3. Concentration and Awareness / 33
Development of Awareness
Unconditional Positive Regard
Insight and Intuition

4. Be Kind to Yourself / 41

5 .Getting Past the First Step / 49
Focus of Attention
What to Expect
Benefits of Shamata Practice for the Beginner

6. Experiencing Insight and Intuition / 57

7. Altered States of Consciousness / 65
Meditation Goal
The Role of Medication
How Much to Meditate

8. Thinking About Thinking / 81
Personality Types
Representational Systems
Confused Yet?

9. Yoga and Meditation / 91
Yoga Practices
Yantra
Mantra
Visualization

10. Kundalini Meditation / 101

11. Walking Meditation / 111
Labyrinths

12. Athletic and Other Kinds of Performance / 119
Performance as Meditation

13. Dream Meditations / 127
Using Meditation to Call a Dream

14. Tarot and Other Archetypal Meditations / 137
Studying Tarot Using Meditation
Other Meditations on Archetypes

15. Healing Meditation / 145
Healing Others
When Physical Healing Is Not Possible
Healing with Color

16. Finding What Works for You / 163
Distractions
Combining Meditations

17. Identifying Personal Meditation Goals / 173
Using Meditation to Quit Smoking
or Eliminate Any Drug Habit
Weight Loss and Meditation

18. Deepening Your Spiritual Life / 185

19. Mapping Your Personal Creative Process / 193

20. Labeling / 201
21. Creating a Meditation Space / 207
Cushion or Chair
Table or Shrine
Wall Decorations

22. Soul Mate Meditation / 213
Opening to Your Soul Mate

23. About the Divine / 221
Afterword

Space and Clarity / 231

Glossary / 233

Bibliography / 237

Index / 241

 

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

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