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Meditation for Beginners
Meditation for Beginners
Techniques for Awareness, Mindfulness & Relaxation

By: Stephanie Clement
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738702032
English  |  264 pages | 5 x 8 x 1 IN
5 3/16 x 8, 264 pp., 6 illus. bibliog., index, glossary
Pub Date: October 2002
Price: $13.95 US,  $15.95 CAN
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List of Exercises/xi

Introduction
What Exactly Is Meditation Anyway? / 1
Your Mental Meditation Equipment

1 Why Meditate? / 13
Meditation Goals

2 Getting Ready to Meditate / 21
The Meditation Setting
Clothing
Choosing Your Meditation Posture
Eyes Open or Closed?
Tips for Making Your Meditation More Comfortable
But It Hurts to Sit Still

3 Concentration and Awareness / 33
Development of Awareness
Unconditional Positive Regard
Insight and Intuition

4 Be Kind to Yourself / 41

5 Getting Past the First Step / 49
Focus of Attention
What to Expect
Benefits of Shamata Practice for the Beginner

6 Experiencing Insight and Intuition / 57

7 Altered States of Consciousness / 65
Meditation Goal
The Role of Medication
How Much to Meditate

8 Thinking About Thinking / 81
Personality Types
Representational Systems
Confused Yet?

9 Yoga and Meditation / 91
Yoga Practices
Yantra
Mantra
Visualization

10 Kundalini Meditation / 101

11 Walking Meditation / 111
Labyrinths

12 Athletic and Other Kinds of Performance / 119
Performance as Meditation

13 Dream Meditations / 127
Using Meditation to Call a Dream

14 Tarot and Other Archetypal Meditations / 137
Studying Tarot Using Meditation
Other Meditations on Archetypes

15 Healing Meditation / 145
Healing Others
When Physical Healing Is Not Possible
Healing with Color

16 Finding What Works for You / 163
Distractions
Combining Meditations

17 Identifying Personal Meditation Goals / 173
Using Meditation to Quit Smoking
or Eliminate Any Drug Habit
Weight Loss and Meditation

18 Deepening Your Spiritual Life / 185

19 Mapping Your Personal Creative Process / 193

20 Labeling / 201
21 Creating a Meditation Space / 207
Cushion or Chair
Table or Shrine
Wall Decorations

22 Soul Mate Meditation / 213
Opening to Your Soul Mate

23 About the Divine / 221
Afterword

Space and Clarity / 231

Glossary / 233

Bibliography / 237

Index / 241



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