Meditation Now: A Beginner’s Guide

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Ten minutes to a calmer, more peaceful you

From the creators of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Mindfulness Made Simple comes a new book to help busy meditators release tension, relieve stress, and reconnect with peace and tranquility. Meditation Now: A Beginner's Guide provides friendly advice, step-by-step guidance, and a range of ten-minute meditations that fit easily into tight schedules.

Filled with time-honored practices and insightful discussions, Meditation Now: A Beginner's Guide makes it easy to learn meditation, with:
Step-by-step instructions for 18 meditation techniques that can be practiced anytime, anywhere14 "Take Ten" meditations to promote mindfulness in everyday situations like traffic jams and work presentations Essential advice and guidelines for overcoming common obstacles like boredom and relating skillfully to thoughts and emotions 3 focused 28-day meditation plans for those months when you need extra emotional support, happiness, or relaxation Inspirational quotations and practical tips that motivate you to deepen your practice With Meditation Now: A Beginner's Guide, peace, clarity, and wisdom can be yours with just ten minutes of restful breathing a day.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Althea Press (December 23, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623154979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623154974
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

great advice positive quotes and thoughts

9 people found this helpful
 on February 5, 2015
By Richelle Leffler
Received this book for free to give my honest review. I enjoyed reading this book even though I may not fully get into it or practice it the book had a lot of tips I can still follow ad well as very great quotes one quote I enjoyed is Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. —Sri Chinmoy, The Goal Is Won I feel like that is a great quote and it would be great to follow believe it would take a lot off your chest. That is what I liked most there was a lot of great tips to help shed some stress, hatred, grudges, worries off my chest without really even being into the whole mediation process it is still great to read to give you some positive thoughts and quotes and ways to cope. Another part of the book I thought was good advice is when it said “holding a grudge is like drinking poison and believing it’s going to kill your enemy ” just good advice in this book that is very true don’t hold a grudge it will hurt you more then your enemy. I suggest this book to anyone not just someone who wants to practice meditation because it does give you a lot of advice and very positive quotes and will help you even if you don’t meditate.

Easy read with great tips on building meditation into your daily life

4 people found this helpful
 on March 29, 2015
By Krista R. Bainbridge
As someone who is trying to really incorporate meditation into my daily life, I can really appreciate that this book has a multitude of offerings on how to work in meditation into your daily life in just about 10 minutes. I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for my honest opinion. My opinions remain both mine and honest. I really enjoyed this book – it was an easy read and had a lot of thought provoking ideas that have really helped me connect more with myself both on the inner peace side of things and overall spirituality. I did find it was a bit heavy on the anecdotes and at times, that felt a bit much, but the overall feeling and vibe of a positive life with meditation was there and I really liked that. I liked the imagery of the soles of my feet kissing the ground and the intimacy that this thought evoked for me and how I had never connected that idea together before – it was humbling and really did give me a new level of self awareness. I think this is a good read for anyone looking to find more mechanisms for coping with busy schedules but needing to find that inner “me” time to really destress and re-engage with youself.

A great gateway to really relaxing

2 people found this helpful
 on February 14, 2015
By WOM-derful (For all things Word-of-Mouth)
I’m wasn’t what you’d call the meditative type. I tend to be more proactive with things, not one to let things sit idly by. I assumed that’s what meditation was about, a zen state where things simply rolled off you, and things just passed you by. Instead what this book showed me was that meditation is about tuning in to the background sounds of life, enhancing one’s concentration, getting in touch with the essence of others, and helping one get the most out of relaxation in between life’s madness.Meditation Now is for beginners (like me) as well as meditative pros who want to get back in touch with the basics. I found a lot to like in the book from beginning to end This book claims to help you calm your mind, and the constant chatter within, and gives you 32 separate techniques that can be done anytime, anywhere and by anyone. Tips for on the go, and how to incorporate meditative methods in all of your life’s avenues: Work, home, commuting, doing chores, even eating. In even includes three 28-day programs and support as you learn your way. Learning how to listen to yourself, to hear and understand others better, to deal with pain, how to love and be loved in return, even to eat with renewed outlook.

Meditation is a good form of self relaxation

2 people found this helpful
 on March 10, 2015
By Nini
Meditation is a good form of self relaxation. There are many ways to meditate. Through breathing and mind exercises you can achieve full body and mind relaxation. This book includes 18 meditation techniques that are truly helpful. There are 32 different types of meditation discussed, including directions on how to begin each type, to see what works best for you. This book teaches you the proper ways to clear your mind of atmospheric interruptions, the importance of using a mantra, and about movement meditations such as Qigong, Hatha yoga and Tai Chi. There is much more to meditation than one thinks. All though it can seem complicated and unneeded this book and meditation is quite helpful. It helps to relax and clear your mind of a stressful atmosphere. I did enjoy each explanation of the different types of meditation. Now for a beginner you may have to re-read a section a few times before understanding what you are reading. For and advanced or intermediate yoga or meditation fanatic (like myself) it will be much easier to understand what is being said.

Beautiful Book

4 people found this helpful
 on February 3, 2015
By Joyce Duboise
I have always wanted to start meditating and this book was the perfect start. Reading the book itself is very peaceful. It includes quotes that relate to meditation. It also clears up any questions or concerns that one may have about meditation. Before delving deep into the meditation tips, it describes all of the basic facts that you would need to know before choosing to begin meditating. It would be a great book even for someone just wanting to learn more about meditating. All of the tips have really helped me to relax my mind, body, and soul. I love the art of meditation now. I would definitely buy this book again! I received this book complimentary in exchange for my honest opinion. However, my opinion was not influenced in any way!

Great beginner guide to meditation!

4 people found this helpful
 on February 25, 2015
By Heidi M
I’m not going to lie, I am a stressed out and anxiety ridden crazy person! Sometimes I honestly wonder if I may just stroke out. In lieu of being medicated, I thought a less invasive approach might be a better option. I was actually on the fence about meditation as sometimes I find it hard to concentrate. I am a stay at home parent so I often find myself with lots to do, no focus and little to no time for myself. However, this book has provided my with some hope. This gives a really great guide into meditation for an actual beginner. I felt comfortable and reassured that I could do it. It also has 10 minute meditations in it! That’s doable! Certainly I can carve out 10 minutes, right?!? This is a really awesome book! It was interesting and an easy read. I am happy to recieve the book to review. I highly recommend it!

An Awesome Read for Beginning Meditation!

3 people found this helpful
 on February 26, 2015
By Jess_Benoit
I absolutely enjoyed this eBook, especially since I’m a work-at-home, homeschooling mama of 3! I knew I would be able to take a lot away from this book. The writing style is very smooth and as I’m reading it, the voice in my head is very soothing as it walks me through the meditation techniques. I actually almost fell asleep during the first meditation method, Basic 1-Minute Meditation, because I was so relaxed. There are different methods in this ebook to help you find the time and place to meditate. You can start out at 1 minute, which includes counting your breathing (inhaling/exhaling), and it seems basic enough but it so relaxed me. I have a hard time falling asleep without my phone or Kindle in my face so I read this eBook at night, tried out the 1 min. mediation method and was asleep soon after! I highly recommend this book for those who need to de-stress and relax. I received this eBook for review purposes and am very happy with it!

Wonderful Book for Beginner Meditators!

One person found this helpful
 on January 31, 2015
By Jeni Hawkins
Meditation Now: 10 Minut Meditations to Restore Calm and Joy Anytime, Anywhere is an awesome book for the beginner meditator. Not only does it start you out with techniques to use, it also addresses the problems you may have with meditating for the first time (distractions, posture, comfort, etc.). It’s a very comfortable, un-intimidating book that is really easy to read, and even easier to understand. This book really encompasses what a beginner goes through when learning how to meditate and relax. It also explains the differences between just being relaxed, and what meditating really is. In detail, it walks you through your very first meditation session of just one minute. Once you complete that, you are able to comfortably move on to longer sessions. There are awesome tips and quotes related to each section, too. These were really neat, as they broke up the chapters a little more, adding something special to the lesson. Disclaimer: I received this book for free to review, however, my opinions are all my own and genuine.