Real Happiness - Enhanced Ebook Edition: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

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Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible ...
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Real Happiness - Enhanced Ebook Edition: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (Enhanced Edition)

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Overview

Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness.

There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Lovingkindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric—it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of her students’ FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate—“Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761165590
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 49,746
  • File size: 130 MB
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Meet the Author

Sharon Salzberg cofounded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. In addition to Real Happiness, she is the author of eight other books, including the bestsellers Lovingkindness and Faith. A teacher for 40 years, she has been a contributing editor at O, The Oprah Magazine and has written for Time, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Self, Yoga Journal, More, and others. She divides her time between Barre, Massachusetts, home of the IMS, and New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2011

    Beginners dream

    I'm not a person who can do meditation usually. Busy mind that inevitably ends up somewhere else. But this book has been a great help for someone like me to finally get started - because of her approach:

    "If you have to let go of distractions and begin again thousands of times, fine. That's not a roadblock to the practice--that IS the practice. That's life: starting over, one breath at a time."

    A great resource book of ideas on how to be successful at meditating along with a day-by-day plan for beginners to put her 28 day plan into place.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    Finally, a practical friendly guide to meditation

    I've bought Sharon's book and tapes before, but they didn't really catch me like this one does. Her voice is more friendly, more human, and the whole strategy of this book AND CD is just brilliant - one step at a time, but you don't even have to "progress" if you don't want to. I listened to the same two tracks on the CD for weeks - and because it's about ME, it was never boring.

    Since this is the one meditation book that finally got me up and running (for more than a year now), I've given copies to many friends who have struggled along similar lines. Almost every one has the same reaction I did.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Worth reading

    I haven't finished the book yet, it's not a novel so it takes time to get through. But I can tell it's the real deal. The author is a meditation teacher, and if you cannot find a live one in your area then this book will work.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Actually, this book remindes me a "crossing or the drop's h

    Actually, this book remindes me a "crossing or the drop's history" by Anatoliy Obraztsov. Also in this book I've found very intresting ways of meditation. I strongly recommend this book to everyone.

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    Posted November 20, 2011

    thank you for saying that

    Because makes me want to read books like

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