Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation [NOOK Book]

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Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation presents a secular, mainstream view of meditation and applies it practically as a tool for personal transformation. Each week's lesson in the 8-week program contains a key for navigating the journey of self-awareness, and each week's meditation practice builds on those of the previous weeks, making the process accessible and enjoyable for novices and experts alike. Inspiring stories from Sarah's own experience and from the students she's taught in her ...

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Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation

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Overview

Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation presents a secular, mainstream view of meditation and applies it practically as a tool for personal transformation. Each week's lesson in the 8-week program contains a key for navigating the journey of self-awareness, and each week's meditation practice builds on those of the previous weeks, making the process accessible and enjoyable for novices and experts alike. Inspiring stories from Sarah's own experience and from the students she's taught in her 20-year career as a meditation teacher further enrich the text. Her approach is grounded in leading-edge brain research that shows meditating for 27 minutes a day over 8 weeks can make a huge difference by altering the gray matter in areas of the brain that govern learning, memory, empathy, and stress.

Each of the lessons in the 8-week program is designed to provide a structure for creating a successful and sustainable meditation practice. As the readers build their meditation practice, they learn to undo stressful habits that don't serve them, cultivate compassion for themselves and others, and listen to and trust their inner wisdom.

The Soul-Centered journey is one of finding out who you really are; navigating your life based on that peaceful, loving, wise part of yourself; then fully and fearlessly expressing yourself in the world.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Soul-Centered is entertaining, informative, and inspiring for even the most experienced meditator."

- Deepak Chopra, Author, War of the Worldviews: Science vs Spirituality

"Sarah McLean weaves an inspiring exploration on the essentials of meditation, giving the first-time meditator all the tools they will ever need to explore the potential of their own awareness."

- Debbie Ford, NY Times bestselling Author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

"Sarah moves us from our mundane lives to the depth offered by our souls. She's a genuine teacher and a meditation goddess."

- Colette Baron-Reid, Intuitive Counselor and Life strategist, author of #1 bestseller- The Map- Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life

“Basically, meditation is pretty simple; but for most of us, it's not easy. Sarah McLean's vast experience and loving approach to meditation and teaching, makes Simple... Easy."

– Lindsay Wagner, Actress, Author, Advocate

"Sarah McLean has written a book that makes meditation and its many benefits accessible to everyone, novice and expert alike. The simple program she provides on a weekly basis will help all who want to see real change in their lives to begin a lifetime practice. And what could be more motivating than the recent brain science she presents, bolstering the power of meditation to transform our lives."

- Marci Shimoff, author of the bestseller Happy for No Reason

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401935870
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 249,877
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

      Best-selling author Debbie Ford calls Sarah McLean “the new face of mainstream meditation.” Her personal mission is to support and educate people seeking fulfilling lives, better health, inner peace, and self-awareness.

      As the founding director of the Sedona Meditation Training Company, Sarah teaches meditation and self-discovery retreats. She was the founding program director of Deepak Chopra’s mind-body health center and was among the first to be certified to teach meditation by Dr. Chopra. She has also served as a stress-reduction expert to such prominent organizations as Procter & Gamble; and she’s been featured in The New York Times, Phoenix Woman magazine, ABC, AOL, Spa magazine, and Organic Spa Magazine.

      When she’s not writing, teaching, or meditating, Sarah loves to hike the hills of Sedona with her husband and two rescued pups, Rudy and Gigi. Find out more about her work at: www.sedonameditation.com or www.soul-centered.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xv

Week 1 Awareness: Be Here Now 1

Mindful Living Exercises.

Breath Awareness

Body Awareness

Week 2 Peace: Stress Less 25

Peacefinder Exercises

Long, Slow, Deep Breathing

Sitting Meditation

Week 3 Freedom: Begin with Beginner's Mind 51

Three Beginner's Mind Moments

Delectable Eating

Walking Without Labels

Week 4 Compassion: Love Yourself 73

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Loving Your Body

Loving Kindness Meditation

Affirming Your Perfection

Week 5 Intimacy: Connect to Your Soul 101

Mantra Meditation

Self-Inquiry: Who Am I?

Walking with Awareness

Cultivating Sympathetic Joy

Week 6 Authenticity: Communicate Honestly 125

Heart-Centered Breath

Listening with Love

Week 7 Receptivity: Look for What Matters 149

Embodying Your Beauty

Gratitude Meditation

Self-Inquiry:

What is My Heart's Desire?

Walking in a Wonderful World

Week 8 Nourishment: Continue the Transformation 173

Noble Silence

A Personal Retreat

Afterword 193

Resources for Additional Support and Inspiration 195

Acknowledgments 197

About the Author 199

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Very practical

    This book had a very detailed plan for learning how to meditate and practical steps to take to enhance your meditation.

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