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Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English Paperback – February 23, 2006
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"This book speaks to the reader in a warm voice and simple language for understanding the often confusing topics of meditation and relaxation practices. It is a good and friendly introduction for exploring the landscape of the inner life." (Dr. Jeff Brantley, Duke Medical School, author of Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic)
"There's a very large and growing body of scientific research on the medical and psychological benefits of relaxation exercises and meditation. Until now though it's been difficult to find a clear, accessible book that introduces readers to the whole range of exercises from this inner science of training the mind. Sharples book provides clear, practical, understandable guidance to methods for physical relaxation, training attention, increasing mindfulness, visualization, healing meditations, and increasing positive emotions. For those new to such practices, Sharples' book will be a great introduction, and for more exerienced practitioners it will provide a reminder to reconnect with practical approaches to deepen their meditations." (Lorne Ladner, author of The Lost Art of Compassion)
"Non-Dogmatic, ecumenical, comprehensive, pragmatic! Bob Sharples' book, Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English, is one I can recommend without hesitation or qualification to all those who seek information about meditation practice and who are turned off by sectarian proselytizing! I especially am grateful for his emphasis on the necessity to integrate relaxation into meditation practice, an aspect too often ignored or even denigrated. You can bet it will be on the recommended book list I offer my students." (Frank Jude Boccio, author of Mindfulness Yoga)
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Sharples shares his thoughts on why a person should meditate, how to start, and how to deepen your mindfulness. Many nice, simple meditations are sprinkled throughout the book. I especially liked the section on "Meditations For Transforming Difficult Situations". These have been very empowering for me as my family has dealt with a loss this year and it has been hard to cope. The information from this section alone is worth the price of the book. It is very powerful stuff.
Sharples knows what he is talking about he's been meditation for 30 years and leading stress reduction and healing courses. I would also like to recommend "Meditation For Life" by Martine Batchelor as a companion to this book. Both books should bring light to your pratice.
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A well titled book. Very helpful. Over the last 50 years, I've done a good bit of meditating, some in meditation centers that got mired in ridiculous discussions of Asian texts. Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by Luisa
this was all in plain simple English and all step by step going to add to my weekly routine to start & then my daily routine...starting with calming the "mind chatter"Published on December 27, 2013 by Lee Elwood