Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment

by Robert Butera, Erin Byron

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738746777
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Series: Llewellyn's Complete Book Series , #6
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 627,926
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert Butera, MDiv, PhD (Devon, PA), founded YogaLife Institute in Pennsylvania, where he trains yoga teachers and Comprehensive Yoga Therapists. Robert's PhD at CA Institute of Integral Studies focused on Yoga Therapy. He authored The Pure Heart of Yoga, Meditation for Your Life, and Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety. Visit him online at www.YogaLifeInstitute.com.

Erin Byron, MA, is a psychotherapist who has studied yoga psychology and expressive arts for twenty years. She is one of the founders of Comprehensive Yoga Therapist Training, specializing in mental health, and author of numerous books and articles on yoga therapy. Erin brings laughter, creativity and play into all of her writing and lectures as she connects you to the joy of what is possible in life. Visit her online at www.ErinByron.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Robert Butera Erin Byron 1

For Basic Understanding and Practice 7

The Mind in Mindfulness Meditation Erin Byron 9

Meditation: The Ultimate Wireless Connection Michael Bernard Beckwith 23

Starting Out with Breathwork, Awareness, and Concentration William L. Mikulas 27

Deep Breathing Robert Butera 43

Paying Attention on Purpose Amy B. Scher 57

Mindfulness and Insight for Problem Solving Keith Park 63

Identifying Stressful Behaviors Robert Butera 77

For Your Health 83

How Our Pets Help Us Live in the Moment Danielle MacKinnon 85

Mindfulness for Sleep and Physical Relaxation Robert Butera Erin Byron 97

Finding Wellness Through Mindful Earth Connection Angela Wix 111

Indirect and Spiritual Forms of Grounding Alexandra Chauran 127

The Connection Between Mindful Eating and Sustainable Living Rachel Avalon 133

Your Path to Mindful Eating Melissa Grabau 149

Mindful Nonattachment to Cravings and Urges Sarah Bowen 155

Mindfulness and Illness, Chronic Conditions, and Pain Relief Erin Byron 159

A Mindful Approach to the End of Life Jeanne Van Bronkhorst 171

Mourning Mindfully: Working Through Times of Transition Servet Hasan 183

Dreams in Times of Grief Jeanne Van Bronkhorst 197

For the Love of Your Body 201

Mindful Movement and Creating a Wellness Practice Rolf Gates 203

Body Image and Cultivating Self-Love Melanie Klein 209

Mindful Sex Mark A. Michaels Patricia Johnson 221

For Reaching Potential 235

The Mindful Path to Acceptance and Forgiveness Ana Holub 237

Breaking Dependency to Live an Authentic Life Guy Finley 249

Mindful Manifesting: Finding Life Purpose and Fulfillment Servet Hasan 265

Accessing Your Core Genius for Abundance and Success Jack Canjield Deborah Sandella 283

Clearing and Creating Space for Inner Peace Tess Whitehurst 289

World Healing and Mindful Society Alexandra Chauran 305

Peace in Our Hearts, Peace in Our World: A Practice Shakta Khalsa 317

For Subtle Energy and Spirit 321

Meditation from the Deep Soul Thomas Moore 323

Enhancing Your Energetic Vibration Cyndi Dale 327

Awareness of Spirit Sherrie Dillard 349

Conclusion Robert Butera Erin Byron 363

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