Author: Edward Viljoen
In a book featuring personal anecdotes and stories, the author teaches readers various meditation practices, including mindfulness practices, sitting practices and creative practices. Original.
Author: Brenda Schnable, Melinda Fine, Krystal Watters
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The 2014 International Book Awards chose Access Your Inner Power: Awakening Your Health and Vitality as a FINALIST - was in the top 3 of all books entered in the Health: Alternative Health category. Cultures across the world have different names for the vital life force energy that resides within all of us. The Chinese call it Qi while the Indian culture refers to the life force energy as Prana. The ancient Eastern cultures explored this phenomenon identifying simple yet profound energies and developed systems which gave birth to physical and spiritual disciplines that access, balance, and strengthen the life force energy. Access Your Inner Power: Awakening Your Health and Vitality introduces a unique experience fusing Indian and Chinese disciplines to create a distinct practice called Qi Infused Yoga. This volume offers a broad-based perspective on four different energy concepts. Author Brenda Schnable delves into the Eastern energies of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Qigong as well as the Western concept of energy. Ayurvedic energies include the gunas, doshas, and vayus. Under the yoga energy umbrella are the chakras, mantras, and mudras. To arrive at the flowing Chinese life force of Qi, she explains the meridian system and the delicate balance of Yin and Yang. Access Your Inner Power offers practical techniques for tapping into, awakening, and balancing the potency within and uses Qi Infused Yoga as a vehicle to do so. The physical postures and contemplative facet melds Qigong and Tai Chi movements with yoga asanas into a single, hybridized experience that enhances the vital energy and eases common ailments such as, anxiety, back pain, insomnia, digestive issues, and migraines, to name just a few. Despite its ancient and diffuse spiritual pedigree, this powerful and provocative book transcends culture to forge a new physical and spiritual experience from which all can benefit. Access Your Inner Power provides a 30-, 45-, and 60-minute gentle yet energizing Qi Infused Yoga practice designed to awaken the body's wisdom and intelligence and strengthen the life force energy that dwells within everyone.
Author: Hari Kaur Khalsa
Internationally renowned meditation teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa knows well the whirlwind stresses and strains placed on women today. Through the secrets of ancient Kundalini chanting and meditation techniques, women will find peace amid all the chaos, develop their creativity, and hone their inner wisdom. To introduce the newcomer to meditation, Hari Kaur helps the reader, step by step, to create a space in which to meditate, to become familiar and comfortable with different postures, to breathe deeply and effectively, and to clear the mind. Plainly organized into sections uniquely tailored to a woman's changing physical and emotional needs, Hari Kaur teaches how to: - alleviate frustration, ward off moodiness, and become calm - ease life transitions, accept change, and encourage personal creativity - fully realize the potentials of pregnancy and motherhood; and much more In addition, Hari Kaur discusses seven steps to achieve happiness and how to use meditation to build a spiritual identity. Her meditations are presented in the original Sikh as well as in English translation. And the easy-to-reference format will keep the reader returning again and again as she grows through meditation and in her daily life.
Author: Bob Roth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Medical experts agree that the epidemic of stress is damaging our physical and emotional health at younger and younger ages. While there is no single cure, the Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to stress and life's challenges. With scientifically proven benefits -- reduced stress and anxiety, and improved focus, sleep, resilience, creativity, and memory, to name a few -- this five-thousand-year-old technique has a clear and direct impact on our very modern problems. Meditation instructor Bob Roth breaks down the science behind Transcendental Meditation. He highlights the three distinct types of meditation -- Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, and Self-Transcending -- and showcases the evidence that the third, Self-Transcending, or Transcendental Meditation, is a uniquely accessible, effective, and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience. Free of gimmicks, mystical verbiage, and obscure theory, this is a clear and practical guide to calming mind, body, and spirit.
Author: Elizabeth, Reninger
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Ten minutes to a calmer, more peaceful you From the creators of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Mindfulness Made Simple comes a new book to help busy meditators release tension, relieve stress, and reconnect with peace and tranquility. Meditation Now: A Beginner’s Guide provides friendly advice, step-by-step guidance, and a range of ten-minute meditations that fit easily into tight schedules. Filled with time-honored practices and insightful discussions, Meditation Now: A Beginner’s Guide makes it easy to learn meditation, with: • Step-by-step instructions for 18 meditation techniques that can be practiced anytime, anywhere • 14 “Take Ten” meditations to promote mindfulness in everyday situations like traffic jams and work presentations • Essential advice and guidelines for overcoming common obstacles like boredom and relating skillfully to thoughts and emotions • 3 focused 28-day meditation plans for those months when you need extra emotional support, happiness, or relaxation • Inspirational quotations and practical tips that motivate you to deepen your practice With Meditation Now: A Beginner’s Guide, peace, clarity, and wisdom can be yours with just ten minutes of restful breathing a day.
Author: Yogi Ashokananda
Publisher: Watkins Pub Limited
This book describes Yogi Ashokananda's unique, down-to-earth approach to meditation - one with strong connections to ancient Indian traditions but that is also fully adapted to the demands of modern Western living. Using evidence from medical and scientific research, Yogi explains the importance of relaxation, and draws on the wisdom of tantra to guide the reader to understanding the energy we control within our body. Unlike other meditation techniques, Yogi's method starts with the body rather than the mind as the centre for meditation, since his emphasis is on embracing our human side as well as our higher self. Challenging the body physically and focusing attention on the lower chakras allows us to bridge the gap between our material and spiritual self, to heal any conflicts or splits arising from living in today's society and to explore all aspects of our personality. The link between the body and the emotions is scientifically well-established, and the exchange and union between the body and mind that takes place in Yogi's meditations is particularly effective for relaxation. By using breath control and simple arm movements to channel and direct energy flow, Yogi also demonstrates how to create perfect balance in the body and rid it of samskaras, the energetic residue of our emotional scars, which can make us lethargic, depressed, stressed and anxious. The benefits of distributing breath and energy evenly are felt at every level: the essence of the five elements within the body's organs is balanced; emotional and spiritual renewal and transformation occurs; self-awareness, vitality, clarity, and a sense of calm, balance and harmony are increased; and the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems are all positively affected.
Author: Alan W. Watts
Just as groundbreaking today as it was when it first appeared, Behold the Spirit is philosopher Alan Watts’s timeless argument for the place of mystical religion in today’s world. Drawing on his experiences as a former priest, Watts skillfully explains how the intuition of Eastern religion—Zen Buddhism, in particular—can be incorporated into the doctrines of Western Christianity, allowing people of all creeds to enjoy a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the spiritual in our present troubled times. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Mr. Edward Viljoen
A call to action to live a life full of goodness and purpose People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness—and just plain goodness. This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle need not be an arduous or painful one—that through everyday acts of kindness, faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world. Viljoen offers deep insights, showing: - How caring about ordinary things leads to meaningful and extraordinary life experiences - How society's messages about perfection distract us from our ordinary goodness - How faith is a muscle that must be exercised People are always striving to live happy and fulfilled lives. This book reassures us that this is attainable—nothing extraordinary is required. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Suze Yalof Schwartz, Debra Goldstein
Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO or someone bogged down with a never-ending to-do list, the proven secret to being more effective and living a happier, healthier life is to hurry up and slow down, to unplug. Studies show that you can get more done - and do it better- by doing less, just by consciously unplugging for a few minutes each day and meditating. This revolutionary book by the founder and CEO of the groundbreaking LA-based meditation studio Unplug Meditation brilliantly simplifies this powerful practice and shows the overwhelmed and overworked how easy it is to unplug in order to relieve stress, regain focus, and recharge. This modernized approach to meditation will appeal to anyone, even if - especially if - you believe you have no time, you can't sit still, or that "it's just not you." Schwartz debunks the common misperceptions about meditation, including the notion that you need to sit still for long periods of time, or that you need to "turn off your brain." She also shares the life-changing benefits you will experience, the proven science of how meditation literally changes your brain, as well as easy techniques and tips to easily incorporate meditation into your daily life. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Patricia R. Spadaro, Murray L. Steinman
Publisher: Summit University Press
"Elizabeth Clare Prophet's book is a masterpiece. The rich tradition of the Kabbalah comes to life in a language that is accessible even to those unfamiliar with this ancient and classic tradition."--Caroline Myss, Ph.D., author of "Anatomy of the Spirit."
Author: Banani Ray, Amit Ray
Publisher: INNER LIGHT PUBLISHERS
The book is about awakening your inner wisdom, inner power, inner beauty and your inner Self. Living a fulfilling life is a skill that requires both practice and understanding. This book provides both. It can be used for inspiration, or as an instruction handbook. It contains several meditation and other practices for self improvement. It is a very comprehensive manual for Self realization. This book is must for any sincere for spiritual development. It can be read countless times for added insight. You may also enjoy reading this book if you really want to explore the full potential of your inner strength. It offers a very down-to-earth approach to understanding, in detail and simple language. For those who are truly interested to attain spiritual freedom and fulfillment in every sphere of life, this book is a practical and personal guidebook.
Author: Colleen Mauro
Publisher: Quest Books
"The catastrophic problems we face today are speeding up the pace of evolution and calling forth the current expansion in human consciousness. With our world in crisis, our very survival depends on our ability to access higher sources of wisdom and guidance," says author Colleen Mauro, former founder / chief editor of the magazine Intuition The aim of this book is to help people access higher sources of wisdom and guidance. Written in a personal, easy-to-read style, it provides both theory and ancient techniques from the Ageless Wisdom Tradition linking mind and soul. Colleen covers a variety of spiritual traditions and also explains how the new science validates these ancient teachings. She shows that celebrated creative thinkers--those we call geniuses or visionaries--all have the ability to access the subtle world of the soul. But, with inspiring stories of "ordinary people," she also assures us that we can all gain access to the universal wellspring of creativity and inspiration.
Author: Muata Ashby
Publisher: Sema Institute / C.M. Book Publishing
MEDITATION The Ancient Egyptian Path to Enlightenment Many people do not know about the rich history of meditation practice in Ancient Egypt. This volume outlines the theory of meditation and presents the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic text which give instruction as to the nature of the mind and its three modes of expression. It also presents the texts which give instruction on the practice of meditation for spiritual Enlightenment and unity with the Divine. This volume allows the reader to begin practicing meditation by explaining, in easy to understand terms, the simplest form of meditation and working up to the most advanced form which was practiced in ancient times and which is still practiced by yogis around the world in modern times.