Meditation Made Simple offers 52 easy-to-follow lessons in core meditation techniques from a variety of spiritual traditions. Meditation is a diverse practice with hundreds of schools, philosophies, and techniques—but it doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming. You can start getting the benefits of meditation in just minutes with this accessible guide. Sample from the vast world of meditation to discover what resonates with you, with introductions to these and more practices:
The 52 practices follow a progression—from introductory to intermediate levels—and you can journey through the book over the course of a year by immersing yourself in one practice a week, or you can approach each chapter as an individual unit. In addition to the meditation techniques themselves, find Mindful Living Tips that will help you integrate the skills you've learned into your everyday life; and the Key Concepts sections that will support your practice and deepen your understanding of meditation. You'll also find Spotlight on Science notes with excerpts of scientific research into meditation and its benefits. A Q&A section addresses common questions and concerns. With this guide, learn how to easily and effectively incorporate meditation into your everyday life.
Dr. Paula Watkins is a clinical psychologist, meditation expert, and also a holds a PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine. She is the creator of Calm, Conscious & Connected, the first online meditation course pairing traditional practices with modern science. She is also the meditation columnist for MindBodyGreen. She has been featured in Women's Health, Women's Fitness, and Marie Claire.