Here are the best Mediation Books – a jumping-off point for your own practice.
Get after it by zenning out with these reads.
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Meditation for Fidgety Sceptics by Dan Harris
A guide to meditation for those who are less convinced about it.
Dan Harris was such a person so gives no-bullshit advice and hilarious anecdotes on the topic, including suffering a panic attack live on air on Good Morning America.
A great starting point if you’ve heard d a lot about meditation but aren’t sold on it yet.
Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher
Emily Fletcher has worked with everyone from celebrities to NBA players to politicians, helping them tap into the powers that a few minutes of stilling the mind can generate.
She provides ways to combat overstiualtion and boost productivity through her own combination of meditation techniques.
With the 15 minutes a day she recommends, this is another strong starting point for building meditation into your routine, particularly if you’re someone who’s busy chasing their goals.
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in our lives, developing what is consdiered the heart of Buddhist mediatation.
He argues though that mindfulness is universal and of deep practical benefit to everyone, his research has focused on mind/body interactions for healing and managing chronic pain and stress-related disorders.
Mindfulness is now being incorporated into fields as diverse as medicine, and psychology, health care, schools, corporations, prisons, and professional sports.
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
Walker’s book tells us how to get the most benefit from our sleep, exploring twenty years of research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters.
Sleep is increasingly neglected but every major disease in the developed world – Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity, diabetes – has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.
The ultmiate form of meditation, getting on top of your sleep is so important for maximising your health and productivity.
Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation by Bob Roth
World authority Bob Roth helps people access their innate creativity and power through the simple, nonreligious technique of Transcendental Meditation.
Roth breaks down the science behind Transcendental Meditation, showcasing the evidence that Self-Transcending or Transcendental Meditation, is a uniquely effective, and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience.
Gimmick free and to the point, Roth’s book is a good primer for TM.
The Meditator’s Dilemma: An Innovative Approach to Overcoming Obstacles and Revitalizing Your Practice by Bill Morgan
Research indicates that more than fifty percent of meditators give up on the practice. That’s why this book is useful.
Bill Morgan’s teachings and exercises guide you towards taking delight and enjoyment in meditation.
Using techniques culled from psychotherapy, you’ll learn to cultivate an internal holding environment that leads to greater success and staying power in your mediatation practice.
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