Real Happiness

Real Happiness

The Power of Meditation : A 28-day Program

Book - 2011
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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 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?"
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9780761159254
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. + 1 sound disc (67 min., 44 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)


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Jan 28, 2019

Good book!! The CD has some guided meditations, but I found them a little rushed and even distracting. I recorded them myself on my smart phone (the guided meditations are just the author reading a section from her book) at a pace that worked for me, cutting out some of the analysis, and now I have a excellent resource on my phone.

Nov 08, 2015

Read and apply this easy to understand and to practice guide to meditation. Neuroscience studies show that regular meditation benefits your mind, body and health in many amazing ways!

Jan 17, 2012

CD is missing from the back of the book.


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