- Item Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Paperback: 224 pages
- ISBN-10: 0785838155
- ISBN-13: 59
- Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,511,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #9,222 in Yoga (Books) #30,673 in Meditation (Books).
- #9,222 in Yoga (Books).
- #30,673 in Meditation (Books).
As a novice in meditation, I must say I found this book to be very informative and opened my eyes to some things. It also helped me to better understand meditation as a whole. Very clearly written. It also includes history, various types of meditation, and how to prepare to meditate among other things. This book also includes pictures. I will be purchasing this book for my friends. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review.
I want to thank Netgalley and the Publisher, Ivy Press for allowing me to review this book in exchange for my honest review. First of all, I love the cover, it is very pretty and evokes that special feeling that we all should have, which can be reached through meditation. The cover is very befitting. The size makes it easy to take with you or have on your night stand or coffee table. I received a PDF version of this book, but I would love to have a physical copy of this special book.This book is by far the best book that I have read on the subject. This book is quite comprehensive, easy to read and has step by step approaches towards building a meditation practice and photographs to illustrate for the reader. It covers the history of mediation and, the benefits and the steps toward learning to mediate from setting up the right mindset and space and time, postures and breathing awareness obstacles, and the different modes to gain focus and the different types of meditation. What is also like about the book is the instruction to different meditative practices, walking, at work and even during the commute, showing us that you can always have the time to meditate and that you do not need to be away to a quiet place and space for us to meditate. This is exactly why most people think that they can’t pick up the practice which is a huge misconception. I also like that this book is very neutral and does not lean towards one practice over another or is using a lot of religious overtone. This is what will makes this book appealing to abroad audience.I strongly recommend this book to anyone. This book makes a great gift as it very pretty and I find it very relevant to the world we live in today. We all can use some quiet time for ourselves, away from our devices and notifications and news, the constant information overload. I will read this book all over again as it contains a lot of information.
Great book - very clear and with lots of interesting info on the different traditions and methods. A very good introduction to meditation.
Perfect book for lockdown.