Learn on-the-go meditation techniques to improve your concentration and memory and enhance your self-esteem, using this unique visual guide.
Follow the clear, step-by-step instructions anytime, anywhere--at home, on the beach, or on a business trip. Practice meditations sitting on a simple, upright chair; there's no need to fold yourself into uncomfortable positions. Explore a variety of meditation techniques, from mindfulness meditation to tai chi, to find the practices that suit you. Use the short "mini-meditations" to sample a variety of different styles. Find out the benefits of meditation on your mind and brain, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects.
Whether you are new to meditation or looking to expand your existing knowledge, this practical guide on how to meditate provides everything you need to start (or continue) your meditative journey.
About the Author
Giovanni Dienstmann is a meditation teacher, writer, and coach based in Sydney, Australia. He has meditated daily for over 17 years, totaling more than 7,000 hours. Drawing on his experience, Dienstmann aims to translate and update the tools and teachings of worldwide wisdom traditions so that they are easily digestible for the 21st-century person. He shares his work in his podcasts and on his website, LiveAndDare, which has been ranked among the top three meditation blogs in the world based on traffic.
Giovanni explores the many different ways to meditate, and also how to apply the benefits of meditation in all areas of our lives. I was blown away by how good Practical Meditation really is. A phenomenal book, from a deep teacher." —Rick Hanson, Phd and bestselling author of Buddha's Brain
“Practical Meditation is a pragmatic, step-by-step guide to traditional meditation styles, including prominent Yogic, Taoist, Buddhist, Sufi and Vedic techniques. Giovanni has incorporated practices for problem solving, for athletes and public speaking, and more—so there is a practice to fulfill most needs. The book covers the major meditation techniques, presenting them in an uncomplicated, interesting and creative format, so you can apply them in the real world. Whether you are new to meditation or looking to deepen your current practice, this guide can assist you in your endeavor.” — Swami Muktibodhananda (Yoga Master, Spiritual Teacher, author of Hatha Yoga Pradipika)