Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style

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A step toward peace of mind is a step in the right direction

The benefits of meditation are boundless: reduced stress and pain, peace of mind, and an improved sense of resilience. But which style of meditation is right for you?

Meditation for Your Life explains the six basic forms of meditation and helps ...

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Overview

A step toward peace of mind is a step in the right direction

The benefits of meditation are boundless: reduced stress and pain, peace of mind, and an improved sense of resilience. But which style of meditation is right for you?

Meditation for Your Life explains the six basic forms of meditation and helps you identify which ones suit you best. Robert Butera, PhD, guides you in establishing a meditation practice based on your person-ality type, life experience, and personal preferences.

The six types of meditation are:

  • Breath
  • Visualization
  • Mantra
  • Devotion, prayer, or intentionality
  • Mindfulness
  • Contemplative inquiry

Prepare your mind with relaxation exercises, conscious breathing, and positive thinking. Discover the six basic forms of meditation, and identify the techniques that work best for you. Use guided questions, exercises, and journaling to personalize your practice. Learn what steps you can take to stay motivated and consistent over time, and let the benefits of meditation blossom for your entire life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738734149
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/8/2012
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 582,326
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Butera, MDiv, Ph.D., studied meditation and Yoga since 1984. He founded The YogaLife Institute of Devon, Pennsylvania, where he trains Yoga instructors and publishes Yoga Living Magazine. His advanced degrees are from The Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India, Earlham School of Religion, and California Institute of Integral Studies (1998). A lifelong Yoga instructor, the author opened The YogaLife Institute after completing his PhD He has trained over 750 yoga teachers in programs in Pennsylvania, Exeter, New Hampshire and Brantford, Ontario. He is the author of The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation. For more information visit MeditationForYourLife.com.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part I Beginning Your Meditation Journey

1 Expectations, Assumptions, and Misconceptions about Meditation 13

2 How Your Past Informs Your Meditation Style 31

3 Your Daily Life and Meditation 39

Part II A New Lifestyle

4 Identifying Stressful Behaviors 55

5 Beyond Positive Thinking or Pure Thinking 67

6 Deep Breathing 79

7 Relaxation 97

8 Nutrition 113

9 Sensory Mastery 123

Part III Six Types of Meditation

10 Type 1: Breath 145

11 Type 2: Affirmations and Visualization 157

12 Type 3: Mantra 175

13 Type 4: Devotion, Prayer, or Intentionality 185

14 Type 5: Mindfulness Meditation 201

15 Type 6: Contemplative Inquiry 217

Part IV Sustaining a Meditation Practice

16 Doing No Harm 235

17 Living in Truth 241

18 What "Non-Stealing" Entails 245

19 Freedom in Self-Restraint 249

20 Freedom from Greed 255

21 Balance and Perspective 261

22 Contentment 265

23 The Value of Discipline 269

24 Self-Study 273

25 The Meaning of Surrender 277

Part V Resources Along the Way

26 Tips for Finding and Joining a Meditation Group 285

Bibliography 295

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    Excellent Book - Great for the Beginning Student

    First let me start by saying that I am actually a student of Dr. Butera as well as a fan of his writing. This book is a practical and simplifying approach to meditation. It is great for a beginner like myself, but also offers useful information for meditators at any level. The thing that I am most drawn to is that I know that he lives the way he teaches. He never simply gathered up information that someone else had discovered and crammed it into a book. He lives it and writes from his own experiences and what he knows is true, what better way is there to write this type of book? Meditation for Your Life lets you discover your own meditation style and develop a routine practice that suites you, and guess what!? When it suites you it sticks. Thank you Dr. Bob for shining the light in the right direction so I can find my path!!

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