Secrets of Meditation is the ultimate beginner's guide to meditation, explaining the history and ancient traditions of the practice, accompanied by over 40 step-by-step routines for everyone and every situation. Part of the updated and reformatted Secrets of series, this book explores all types of meditation, including:
The power of meditation has been harnessed for thousands of years to help train the mind for greater concentration and handling stress. This book draws on a variety of traditions, both secular and religious, and includes a mix of ancient and modern-day techniques, which will enable you to learn, understand and apply these techniques to your everyday life. Create a suitable setting and develop an understanding of the physical and emotional benefits, which include: increased empathy; sense of gratitude; emotional stability; improved focus; strengthened immune system; lower blood pressure; and many more. From commuter meditation and conscious listening to micromeditations for children and parents, you will also have the tools to improve your relationships with loved ones, friends, colleagues, strangers, yourself and the wider world. This will have a profound positive effect on your life and your general wellbeing. If you like this, you might also be interested in Secrets of Yoga . . .
Kim Davies is a writer, adventurer, and practical mother who has changed diapers in moonlit lay-bys, crossed india on a shoestring, and applied emergency first-aid to jellyfish stings. She practices yoga and knows how to tie a bow-tie. Her published titles include Go Green, Save Money and The Baby and Toddler Meal Planner.
Richard Gilpin is a counsellor, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist, and meditation instructor. He has trained extensively in mindfulness-based practices since the 1990s. Richard has worked with people suffering with all recognized types of anxiety disorders for the last decade. He has an MA in Buddhist Studies and is co-founder of the Bodhi Garden, a registered charitable trust based in the south of England. His research into the origins and practices of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy was published in 2008.