Take your meditation practice to the next level with this marvelous book on overcoming challenges, enhancing your spirituality, and integrating meditation techniques into your daily life. The Art & Science of Meditation is your ideal resource for learning about a wide variety of topics, including the origins of meditation, an overview of the scientific research on it, advice for overcoming common obstacles, guidance for choosing meditation teachers and retreats, and more.
Lisa Erickson provides practical, in-depth information drawn from both historical sources and contemporary scientific research. Easy to personalize to your own needs, this book helps you truly unite your life and meditation practice.
"Whether you are a new or experienced meditator, The Art and Science of Meditation is like a wise and experienced companion guiding you through the uncharted terrain of your own heart-mind. Drawing from a vast range of meditation experience, including yogic and Buddhist traditions, Erickson skillfully offers practical and joyful ways to nurture and expand your understanding of meditation. By knowing where and when to intuitively implement and modify certain practices, you can confidently awaken the parts of you that have been sleeping."—Kaveri Patel, DO, family physician and author of The Voice
"Lisa Erickson has written the ultimate meditation handbook that is at once deeply engaging, relevant to modern life, practical, and comprehensive. By mapping out a wide range of systems, potential traps, and the full set of meditative stages that may be experienced, she makes even the most advanced stages of meditation accessible and easy to understand. Lisa's book is potent because it will support you immediately and through a lifetime of practice."—Mu, author of From Here to Nowhere