Executive meditation coach Mark Thornton writes about a revolutionfinding your deepest heart in everyday moments. In Meditation in a New York Minute, Thornton demystifies meditation and makes it accessible to all. He presents his complete program for enjoying the many benefits of meditationstress reduction, energy, intense mental clarityin a New York minute.
"If your life is moving at warp speed," begins Thornton, "more than ever you need to create calm quickly and profoundly." Meditation in a New York Minute will teach even the busiest readers:
- How to get an hour of refreshing meditation into your daywithout adding a thing to your schedule
- Nineteen powerful techniques from the world's wisdom traditions, distilled into "micro-doses" you can use between meetings, while commuting, in the showerwhenever you have a free moment
- The Eight Laws of Super Calm and the Eight Golden Keys for flipping on compassion and insight in any situation
- The 11 Thieves along the path of meditation, and how to dodge them
"You can be super busy, super successful, and super calm at the same time, " assures Mark Thornton. With Meditation in a New York Minute, the rewards of this centuries-old inner art are finally available to everyone on the go.
|Publisher:||Sounds True, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
Mark Thornton is the world's first executive meditation coach. Trained as an investment banker, he was interim Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan in London. A student and practitioner of meditation for over 20 years, Mark Thornton has worked with over 30 teachers in 7 countries to find the best techniques for super-busy people.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this hectic, 24/7 world, meditation is one of the last things for which most people have any time. This book shows a number of easy ways that anyone can do "mini-meditations" at any time during the day, and that take only one minute at a time.Everyone has an area of calm deep inside themselves. Accessing that area will decrease stress, re-energize yourself, and enliven the spirit, without closing your eyes and sitting in a lotus position for hours.Among the techniques are: breathing energy, ChiGung breath for calm, eating (or walking or commuting) with Awareness, magnify heart energy, magnify wisdom, seeing the good in all people and dealing with anger. Start with just one technique, and practice until it becomes second nature. Don¿t expect to "get" all of these techniques the first time.This book also mentions quick things that can also be done by anyone at any time. Change your screensaver or cell phone display to CALM or PRACTICE CALM. Breathe in for four seconds, hold for one second, and breathe out for four seconds. Check the muscles in your forehead, and around your eyes, to see if they are relaxed. Massage them if needed. On the subway, imagine your spine is a tube of pure white light, growing brighter and more intense.This is intended for busy people who don¿t want to read a lot of spiritual theory; they want to get right to How To Do It. The author is a former executive at JPMorgan, so he understands workplace stress. He has done a fine job with this book. It¿s simple, effective, and best of all, it¿s fast.
The most user-friendly meditation book I¿ve ever read! It has changed my daily life, offering easy and effective techniques to focus one¿s energy towards a given objective whether it is to de-stress, charge, or re-focus, while gaining increasing levels of insight and self-awareness. Mark Thornton presents his concepts in a way that is quickly understood and gets straight to practice. For busy professionals, this is by far the most useful resource to cope with the stresses of everyday life and connect to the ¿ocean of calm¿ inside us, as the book so beautifully describes the center of our being.
I found this book to be a very useful and easy to digest guide to meditative practices for calming the mind, nurturing creativity, rejuvenating the spirit, and nourishing the soul. Thornton¿s ¿Meditation in a New York Minute: Super Calm for the Super Busy¿ is the kind of book that¿s well worth reading, whether you are an experienced meditator or one who is exploring meditation for the first time. I wish I had learned these techniques as a child. Simple to practice, the exercises in this book are of use to everyone. I highly recommend it!