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Meditation For Dummies

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier, more productive life Meditation relaxes the body, calms the mind, improves mental clarity, reduces stress and enhances overall health and well-being. Ideal for novices as well as experienced practitioners looking to expand their horizons, this portable edition of the bestselling Meditation For Dummies gives you dozens of techniques, practices, and specific meditations, along with tips on how to get the most out of meditation in your everyday life. Learn the basics– get step-by-step instructions for a variety of meditations, starting with how to sit, what to focus on and how to stop your mind from racing Fine-tune your meditation – discover how to tailor your practice to your unique needs and life situation, and how to troubleshoot common problems Put meditation to work – learn how to extend meditation's benefits to every area of your life, from performing more effectively at work, at play and even in the bedroom, to promoting your spiritual growth Open the book and find: How to sit, what to wear and how to breathe Ways to improve your mental concentration Tips on tuning into your body Tried and tested methods for replacing negative patterns of thought Guidance on dealing with fear and self-doubt Meditations for stress reduction, healing and performance enhancement Ways to develop your own meditation practice Learn to: Embrace meditation and improve your mood Find your focus Overcome difficult emotions and everyday problems Slow down and enjoy life

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Stephan Bodian

Stephan Bodian is an instructor of meditation, yoga and Buddhism and a psychotherapist currently based in Dripping Springs, Texas. He is perhaps best known for authoring the " Meditation For Dummies" and co-authoring the "Buddhism for Dummies" installations of the For Dummies book series.

Biography

Bodian studied Asian philosophy as an undergrad at Columbia University and in graduate school at Stanford University. Bodian began practicing Zen in 1970 serving as a pupil of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Taizan Maezumi Roshi among others. Bodian also spent ten years of his life studying Advaita Vedanta with Jean Kleinamong. He was ordained a Zen monk in 1974 and went on to become the director of training at the Zen Center of Los Angeles.

In 1982 he gave up being a monk to pursue psychology. Bodian began writing during this time, serving as the editor-in-chief of the magazine Yoga Journal and as a contributing editor of . His writing has vaulted him gaining a larger presence, particularly "Meditation for Dummies" which has been met with much editorial acclaim, sales exceeding 125,000 copies and has been printed in English, Dutch, German, Italian, and French. His latest book "Wake Up Now" has also been met with much acclaim.

In addition to writing Bodian currently holds individual counseling sessions over the phone and heads meditations intensives and retreats, most notably his School for Awakening.

Books

* " Timeless Visions, Healing Voices: Conversations With Men & Women of the Spirit" (1991)
* "Living Yoga" (with Georg Feuerstein) (1993)
*"Buddhism for Dummies" (with Jonathan Landaw) (2002)
*"The Sacred Mirror" (chapter: "Deconstructing the Self: The Uses of Inquiry in Nondual Psychotherapy") (2003)
*"Meditation for Dummies" (2006)
*"Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening" (2007)

External links

* [http://www.stephanbodian.org/ Official website]

Источник: Stephan Bodian

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