Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118331796
  • ISBN-13: 9781118331798
  • DDC: 158.12
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This 3rd edition of Meditation For Dummies includes 20 percent new and revised content, including: Don't Worry, Be Happy--with Meditation: New material investigating the recent research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve mood. This edition also features a set of suggested meditations for becoming happier. Your Brain on Meditation--and Other Recent Findings: Meditation For Dummies, 3rd Edition examines new research on brain changes in people practicing meditation. It also looks at the scientifically documented benefits of meditation, and the implications of these studies. New, revised and refreshed content throughout, including insight into the best meditation apps, electronic content, and websites. The pros and cons of such alternative forms of meditation is presented.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Getting Acquainted with Meditation.
3: Embarking on Your Meditation Journey.
4: Why Meditate?.
5: Zen and Now: Where Meditation Comes From.
6: Your Brain on Meditation and How It Impacts Your Life.
7: Getting Started.
8: Laying the Foundation: Motivation, Attitude, and Beginner’s Mind.
9: How Your Mind Stresses You out and What You Can Do about It.
10: Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness of the Here and Now.
11: Preparing Your Body for Meditation.
12: Where to Sit, What to Wear, and Other Practical Stuff.
13: Just Doing It: Discipline, Effort, and Letting Go.
14: Opening Your Heart with Love and Compassion.
15: Troubleshooting and Fine-tuning Your Practice.
16: Meditating with Challenging Emotions and Habitual Patterns.
17: Troubleshooting Common Roadblocks and Side Effects.
18: Developing a Practice That Works for You.
19: Meditation in Action.
20: Cultivating Spirituality.
21: Don’t Worry, Be Happy — with Meditation.
22: Meditating in Everyday Life.
23: Using Meditation for Healing and Performance Enhancement.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Meditation.
26: Ten Favorite All-purpose Meditations.
Meditation Resources.
about the CD.