Meditation Practices for Health

State of the Research

Author: Maria B. Ospina

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428988068

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Page: 263

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Reviews & synthesizes the state of research on a variety of meditation practices (MP), incl.: the specific MP examined; the research designs employed & the conditions & outcomes examined; the efficacy & effectiveness of different MP for the 3 most studied conditions; the role of effect modifiers on outcomes; & the effects of meditation on physiological & neuropsychological outcomes. Conclusions: scientific research on MP does not have a common theoretical perspective & is characterized by poor methodological quality. Firm conclusions on the effects of MP in healthcare cannot be drawn based on the available evidence. Future research on MP must be more rigorous in the design & execution of studies & in the analysis & reporting of results. Illus.
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Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life

Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God

Author: Jeff Roth

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 158023397X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 209

View: 5970

"When we awaken to our own light, it becomes possible to develop real wisdom about our life. As wisdom allows us to see clearly, our hearts break open with compassion for the struggles of our own lives and the lives of all beings. Awakened with wisdom and compassion, we are impelled to live our lives with kindness, and we are led to do whatever we can to repair the brokenness of our world." -From the Introduction
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Smile to Your Heart Meditations

Simple Practices for Peace, Health and Spiritual Growth

Author: Irmansyah Effendi

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758891

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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AN EASY WAY TO ENJOY THE HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEART We’ve long been told to “follow our heart”—that this is where the truth is kept. And whenever we have feelings of peace, calmness or joy, it’s experienced not in our head, but in our heart. So what makes the heart so special? How can our heart help us in our daily life? What is the spiritual meaning of the heart? An easy, step-by-step guide to opening, feeling and enjoying your heart, Smile to Your Heart Meditations will teach you to naturally: •Experience the calmness and happiness within your heart •Achieve deeper, more joyful and experiential meditations •Recognize the difference between using your brain and your heart •Let your heart be strengthened and cleansed of negativities •Improve your beautiful connection with the Divine Source •Rely on your heart more in your interactions with others •Allow more joy and positive energy to flow throughout your life Whether you have meditated for years or never before, Smile to Your Heart Meditations is a simple and accessible practice for anyone seeking deeper meaning in life, or just a more peaceful way to go through it. All you have to do is relax…smile…and enjoy!
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The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong

Meditation for Health, Wellness, and Beyond

Author: Margaret Trey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997228106

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Page: 246

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The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong marries research evidence with the art of storytelling. The book heralds the author's Hearts Uplifted project that aims to revive the lived experiences of individuals whose lives have been profoundly touched and transformed by Falun Gong-a spiritual meditation practice. Drawing from a labyrinth of research findings and the on-going study, the author effectively weaves facts from the academic inquiry with a compelling story of one woman's journey to wellness with Falun Gong. The book presents the results from the Australian survey-a doctoral study-that investigates the health-wellness effects of Falun Gong, as perceived by those who practice it.
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The Healing Power of Mind

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824256

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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The true nature of our minds is enlightened and peaceful, as the depth of the ocean is calm and clear. But when we mentally grasp and emotionally cling to our wants and worries with all our energy, we lose our own enlightened freedom and healing power, only to gain stress and exhaustion, suffering and overexcitement, like the turbulent waves rolling on the surface of the ocean. Our minds possess the power to heal pain and stress, and to blossom into peace and joy, by loosening the clinging attitudes that Buddhists call "grasping at self." If we apply the mind's healing power, we can heal not only our mental and emotional afflictions, but physical problems also. This book is an invitation to awaken the healing power of mind through inspiring images and sounds, mindful movements, positive perceptions, soothing feelings, trusting confidence, and the realization of openness. The healing principle on which these exercises are based is the universal nature and omnipresent power envisioned in Mahayana Buddhism. Yet for healing, we don't have to be believers in any particular faith. We can heal body and mind simply by being what we truly are, and by allowing our own natural healing qualities to manifest: a peaceful and open mind, a loving and positive attitude, and warm, joyful energy in a state of balance and harmony.
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Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living

Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment

Author: Michael Bernard Beckwith,Robert Butera,William L. Mikulas,Amy B. Scher,Erin Byron,Keith Park,Danielle MacKinnon,Angela Wix,Alexandra Chauran,Rachel Avalon,Melissa Grabau,Sarah Bowen,Jeanne Van Bronkhorst,Servet Hasan,Rolf Gates,Melanie Klein,Mark A. Michaels,Patricia Johnson,Ana Holub,Guy Finley,Jack Canfield,Deborah Sandella,Tess Whitehurst,Thomas Moore,Cyndi Dale,Sherrie Dillard,Shakta Khalsa

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738750832

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Enhance your awareness, achieve higher focus and happiness, and improve all levels of your health with the supportive practices in this guide to mindful living. Featuring over twenty-five leading meditation and mindfulness experts, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living shows you how to boost your well-being and overcome obstacles. With an impressive array of topics by visionary teachers and authors, this comprehensive book provides inspiration, discussion, and specific techniques based on the transformative applications of mindfulness: basic understanding and practices, better health, loving your body, reaching your potential, and connecting to subtle energy and spirit. Using meditation, breathwork, and other powerful exercises, you’ll bring the many benefits of mindfulness into your everyday life. Contributors include Rachel Avalon, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Sarah Bowen, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, Erin Byron, Robert Butera, Jack Canfield, Alexandra Chauran, Cyndi Dale, Sherrie Dillard, Guy Finley, Rolf Gates, Melissa Grabau, Servet Hasan, Ana Holub, Patricia Johnson, Shakta Khalsa, Melanie Klein, Danielle MacKinnon, Mark A. Michaels, William L. Mikulas, Thomas Moore, Keith Park, Deborah Sandella, Amy B. Scher, Tess Whitehurst, and Angela Wix.
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Yoga for Anxiety

Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind

Author: Mary NurrieStearns,Rick NurrieStearns

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246510

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

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According to yogic philosophy, there are five causes of suffering: separation from the spiritual, limited self-concept, attachments, aversions, and fear of death. With this philosophical contextualization, Yoga for Anxiety examines the causes of anxiety and helps readers create personal yoga programs designed to heal their symptoms and promote personal growth. The book includes yoga self-healing practices, including meditation, self-inquiry exercises, and recitation of mantras, that have been used for centuries to quell anxious feelings and restore mental clarity. A chapter devoted to mindfulness helps readers learn to pause and regroup when they feel stressed instead of acting on their thoughts. Readers will also learn to accept their emotions and develop compassion for themselves as they learn to do away with the feelings of anxiety.
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Teach Yourself To Meditate

Over 20 simple exercises for peace, health & clarity of mind

Author: Eric Harrison

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0349413576

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Many people are turning to meditation as an effective way to relax and bring inner peace. Meditation can help you to combat stress, improve your general health, increase your awareness and boost your capacity to think clearly and creatively.Teach Yourself to Meditate is the ideal guide for everyone who wants to learn this powerful technique. Throughout, there are easy-to-follow exercises and enjoyable 'spot meditations' which you can do any time, anywhere. By investing just a few minutes a day, you will learn a skill that will greatly improve the quality of your life. This excellent book explains:· what meditation is and why it works· how to do it· the 10 core meditation practices which work best for everyone.
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Boundless Healing

Medittion Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828332

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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This book offers simple meditation techniques to awaken healing energies in the body and mind. Using Buddhist principles as a basis, Tulku Thondup has created a universal guide that anyone can use. It will benefit those who want to preserve good health as well as those who need comfort and relief from illness or mental distress. Boundless Healing offers: • Ways to employ the four healing powers: positive images, positive words, positive feelings, and positive belief • Detailed healing exercises that can be done individually or as part of a twelve-stage program • Exercises for dispelling anxiety • Healing prayers for the dying and the deceased, plus advice for helpers and survivors These meditations draw on our innate capacity for imagination and memory, our natural enjoyment of beauty, and our deep-seated longing for a state of quiet calm. For all those who wish to become healthier, happier, and more peaceful in everyday life.
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Everyday Meditation

100 Daily Meditations for Health, Stress Relief, and Everyday Joy

Author: Tobin Blake

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 269

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Covering such various techniques as zazen, mantra, visualization, heart, third eye and chakra, this introduction to meditation, which helps lower stress, increase well-being and prevent disease, shows readers how to start meditating as well as how to invigorate an existing practice. Original.
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Buddha's Book of Meditation Deluxe

Mindfulness Practices for a Quieter Mind, Self-Awareness, and Healthy Living

Author: Joseph Emet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410947

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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This deluxe edition includes 15 original audio tracks by the author that can be accessed through your device or the web. A journey from “brainfulness” to mindfulness, from self-control to self-regulation, and from indifference to compassion Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular form of an ancient and powerful technique for reducing stress, elevating one’s mental state, and improving the practitioner’s overall quality of life. Award-winning author and mindfulness meditation teacher Joseph Emet now takes you down a step-by-step path to integrate this potent form of meditation into your daily life. Offering tips, techniques, and practices from mindfulness meditation—coupled with stories from the author’s life as a teacher—Buddha's Book of Meditation guides you to a life teeming with the benefits of regular meditation practice. This volume also includes original music by the author that the reader can access through their device or the web—calming the mind and enhancing the meditation experience.
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Yoga for Emotional Trauma

Meditations and Practices for Healing Pain and Suffering

Author: Mary NurrieStearns,Rick NurrieStearns

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608826449

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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Many of us have experienced a traumatic event in our lives, whether in childhood or adulthood. This trauma may be emotional, or it may cause intense physical pain. In some cases, it can cause both. Studies have shown that compassion and mindfulness based interventions can help people suffering from trauma to experience less physical and emotional pain in their daily lives. What’s more, many long-time yoga and meditation teachers have a history of teaching these practices to their clients with successful outcomes. In Yoga for Emotional Trauma, a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher present a yogic approach to emotional trauma by instructing you to apply mindful awareness, breathing, yoga postures, and mantras to their emotional and physical pain. In the book, you’ll learn why yoga is so effective for dealing with emotional trauma. Yoga and mindfulness can transform trauma into joy. It has done so for countless millions. The practices outlined in this book will teach you how to use and adapt the ancient practices and meditations of yoga for your own healing. Drawing upon practices and philosophy from eastern wisdom traditions, and texts such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bagavad Gita, and the Buddhist Sutras, this book will take you on a journey into wholeness, one that embraces body, mind and spirit. Inside, you will discover the lasting effect that trauma has on physiology and how yoga resets the nervous system. Combining yogic principles, gentle yoga postures, and mindfulness practices, this book filled with sustenance and practical support that will move you along your own healing path.
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The Practice of Tibetan Meditation

Exercises, Visualizations, and Mantras for Health and Well-being

Author: Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819034

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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Including a 60-minute CD of mantras, this practical, step-by-step handbook to Tibetan meditation is written by a world-renowned Tibetan lama. 100 b&w illustrations. 8-page color insert.
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Innovative Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Christine Lynn Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136924132

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Innovative Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a unique composite of the literature on various innovative interventions for children and adolescents, and provides a developmental and neurobiological rationale for utilizing innovative interventions with this population. Based on the latest research, this book emphasizes that children and adolescents need more than just talk therapy. These innovative interventions can be applied in a variety of practice settings including schools, juvenile justice, community-based counseling centers, and residential treatment. This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, and provides a historical, theoretical, and research-based rationale, as well as a helpful case study, for each type of intervention being discussed.
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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

A 10% Happier How-to Book

Author: Dan Harris,Jeffrey Warren,Carlye Adler

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0399588957

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF 10% HAPPIER Too busy to meditate? Can’t turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you. You’ll also get access to guided audio meditations on the 10% Happier app, to jumpstart your practice from day one. ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word “namaste” without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public proponents. Harris found that meditation made him more focused and less yanked around by his emotions. According to his wife, it also made him less annoying. Science suggests that the practice can lower your blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain. So what’s holding you back? In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Harris and Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver,” embark on a gonzo cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that keep people from meditating. It is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions—all of which are also available (for free) on the 10% Happier app. This book is a trip worth taking. Praise for Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics “If you’re intrigued by meditation but don’t know how to begin—or you’ve benefited from meditation in the past but need help to get started again—Dan Harris has written the book for you. Well researched, practical, and crammed with expert advice, it’s also an irreverent, hilarious page-turner.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project “The ABC News anchor, a ‘defender of worrying’ who once had an anxiety attack on air, offers a hilarious and stirring account of his two-steps-forward-one-step-back campaign to sort ‘useless rumination’ from ‘constructive anguish’ via mindfulness, along with invaluable suggestions for following in his footsteps.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
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Mindfulness for Health

A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

Author: Vidyamala Burch,Danny Penman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405522518

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.
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Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents

Practices and Programs

Author: Betsy L. Wisner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349952079

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 1946

This book describes mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents by situating the topic in a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach. Using this framework, the benefits of these practices and programs for adolescents— with an emphasis on evidence-based practices—are explored. In addition to programs based on mindfulness, meditation programs using Transcendental Meditation, Herbert Benson’s Relaxation Response, and the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s group programs are discussed. The book is targeted toward educators, mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students interested in the application, development, and study of mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents.
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Meditation for Beginners

Techniques for Awareness, Mindfulness & Relaxation

Author: Stephanie Clement

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738723908

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Some people think meditation is something that takes years to learn. The truth is, it's a very natural state of awareness that can be developed in just a few minutes each day. The benefits of meditation are infinite! • Develop concentration • Learn to focus your attention • Relax your body and mind quickly and easily • Release fears • Increase your health and wellness • Exchange old habits for new ones • Identify personal goals and aspirations • Discover which meditation method works best for you
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Meditation Made Simple

Weekly Practices for Relieving Stress, Finding Balance, and Cultivating Joy

Author: Paula Watkins

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592337368

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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All the benefits of meditation in just minutes a day! For thousands of years, gurus have claimed that meditation yields incredible benefits from peace of mind to supernatural abilities. Today, science is proving that a regular meditation practice has profound and measurable benefits in reducing stress, alleviating chronic pain, and promoting happiness. Even celebrities, politicians, and business leaders are touting meditation as a critical tool in keeping their edge mentally and creatively. Meditation is a diverse practice with hundreds of schools, philosophies, and techniques. But it doesn't have to be complicated. You don't need to study for years, find an ashram, or practice for hours a day. You can start getting the benefits of meditation right now - in just minutes! The weekly format in Meditation Made Simple keeps techniques basic with philosophy and science on a "need-to-know" basis. The best of the best: 52 lessons in core meditation techniques and concepts. Several schools and traditions of meditation: Learn fundamental practices such as breath meditation, mantra meditation, mindfulness, and body scanning. Unique approach: Teaches practices in a way that lets you learn quickly and apply immediately. Simply do one lesson a week - or pick one that appeals to you.
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A Technique for Meditation

Author: Joseph Polansky

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846944120

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 101

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No matter what your religion or spiritual path, this no nonsense guide will lead you into the techniques for higher consciousness, health and happiness. It is only through meditation that we can access the deepest levels of the mind and spirit.
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