Meditation for Relaxation: 60 Meditative Practices to Reduce Stress, Cultivate Calm, and Improve Sleep

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Discover how the ancient art of meditation can improve your quality of life

Meditation techniques can relieve stress and help you find calm when you need it most. Through empowering daily exercises, Meditation for Relaxation will teach you to overcome negative thoughts, achieve a sense of peace, and sleep better.

What sets Meditation for Relaxation apart from other self-help books:

  • Meditation fundamentals―Enhance your meditation by understanding the foundation, history, and benefits of this age-old practice.
  • Practical insights―Get the most out of meditation with important tips, such as: accept frustration, be patient if the exercises take time to take effect, and always remember the basic tenets of the practice.
  • Focused exercises―Sessions in this book range from 5 to 25 minutes, giving you options to fit in time to relax and seek consciousness, even on your busiest days.

Explore the life-changing power of quieting your mind through Meditation for Relaxation.


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60 Meditations to cultivate calm, release stress, and sleep.

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Sample Meditation

We normally smile because of how something makes us feel. A smile is an external expression of an internal emotion. But is it possible to create happiness or a sense of relaxation just by smiling? In my experience, it is absolutely possible. This meditation is great for turning around the heavy feeling of having a bad day, shedding hard-to-shake stress, or preparing for an important meeting, moment, or interaction

Prepare…

1. Find a comfortable seated position, ideally somewhere where you won’t feel self-conscious about anyone seeing you.

2. Soften your gaze or gently close your eyes.

3. Bring your attention to your breath, following each exhale and inhale for several complete cycles.

4. Pay attention to the sensation of the breath, identifying a particular place in your body—in your nostrils, at the back of your ribs, under your sternum—where the sensation feels pleasant. Focus on that sensation

and practice…

5. Gently begin to smile. Smile broadly, but without force. Do not create tension in your facial muscles. Smile as you would naturally, without even trying.

6. As thoughts arise, notice them, accept them, and let them go. Your brain might try to distract you by saying things like This is weird. What am I doing? Or your brain might match your smile by offering a funny or happy thought, or it might protest by saying something like This is fake, I’m actually not happy. I’m upset about . . . . Whatever your brain does, notice it and then let it pass.

7. Maintain a steady, comfortable rhythm with your breath and maintain a steady, gentle smile for the next few minutes.

8. As you conclude this practice and reenter your daily routine, notice whether you smile more quickly or more broadly. Notice whether you feel a little happier, a little lighter, or more confident.

Publisher‏:‎Althea Press (May 28, 2019)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎160 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1641523956
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1641523950
Item Weight‏:‎10.4 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎5.8 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches

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