Flip the Switch: 40 anytime, anywhere meditations in 5 minutes or less

Overview


In this hurried world, when is there a chance to stop everything and meditate? Flip the Switch offers 50 surprisingly easy answers.

It's not necessary to be in a special quiet room or twisted pretzel-like into the lotus position to meditate - countless opportunities for quick meditations abound. Flip the Switch points out the time gaps that come throughout the day (idling at a red light, waiting for a computer to restart, standing in line at ...

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Overview


In this hurried world, when is there a chance to stop everything and meditate? Flip the Switch offers 50 surprisingly easy answers.

It's not necessary to be in a special quiet room or twisted pretzel-like into the lotus position to meditate - countless opportunities for quick meditations abound. Flip the Switch points out the time gaps that come throughout the day (idling at a red light, waiting for a computer to restart, standing in line at the grocery store) and teaches specially designed meditations that fit each of these situations.

As healthy as they are convenient, the book's "spot meditations" achieve many of the same positive changes as one long meditation session and can actually offer even greater overall benefits since the healthy transformations occur over and over throughout the day. The book offers quick, easy answers for reducing stress, improving health, clarifying thoughts, releasing creativity, deepening emotions, and boosting sensory pleasures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569754160
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2004
  • Pages: 177
  • Sales rank: 1,012,591
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Part 1 The Breath and the Body 1
1. To Relax, Get in Touch with Your Body 3
2. The Delicate Art of Sighing 10
3. The Breath: Your Best Ally against Stress 14
4. Deep Breathing 18
5. Breathing Freely 24
6. Focusing, or Paying Attention 32
7. Sitting Comfortably 39
8. Scanning the Body 42
9. Coping with Distractions 48
10. Walking Meditations, Part One 53
11. Meditating at the Gym 64
12. Yoga and Stretching 75
Part 2 The Senses 79
13. To Relax, Be Sensual 81
14. Food and Drink 86
15. Just Listening, Nothing More Than That 90
16. Look at the World around You 94
17. Where Am I? Returning to the Present 99
18. Where Am I At? 101
19. Snapshot: The Sensuality of Little Things 104
20. Walking Meditations, Part Two 107
21. Affirmations: How Words Can Help 112
Part 3 Activities 119
22. Pay Attention to What You Are Doing 121
23. Household Meditations 127
24. Going to the Bathroom 135
25. In the Car 137
26. When You Have to Wait 144
27. How to Fall Asleep 150
Part 4 Final Thoughts 157
28. Am I Doing It Right? 159
29. What Else Can I Do? 165
Index 174
About the Author 180
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