With just five minutes of meditation a day, you can achieve a more focused, balanced, and peaceful life. Join wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar as she shares the transformative meditation program that she developed for California's world-famous Hoag Hospital. You will discover the vital intentions and five-minute meditations designed for heart opening, chakra balancing, trusting your inner truth, embodying courage and strength, and more. These meditations and pranayama-breathwork exercises will help you create more joy and peace in your life while learning to control negative internal chatter.
Raised in the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) on her way to becoming a clinician and teacher, Anusha expertly helps you integrate ancient Eastern wisdom into your modern Western lifestyle for a deeper sense of purpose, self-acceptance, and self-love.
"Anusha's practical approach to living with intention makes mindfulness and heartfulness accessible to anyone with the courage to pick up this book.??As a step-by-step guide to living a balanced, more peaceful life, these pages hold wisdom for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.??By demystifying meditation, Anusha sets a positive ripple in the pond we all share as home.??Do yourself a favor and give it a try.??You will not regret it."—Robert G. Louis MD, FAANS, director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute and director of XR Development at Hoag Memorial Hospital
"For women unfamiliar with mindfulness practices, meditation can be intimidating but not with Anusha as a guide. As she says let's all bring meditation down from the mountain top and incorporate it into daily life! Meditation reduces anxiety and depression, helps us manage pain and makes us healthier and more resilient. Everyone can adopt a daily meditation practice through the accessible wisdom she shares in this book." —Heather R Macdonald MD, medical director High Risk Breast & Ovarian Cancer Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital and assistant clinical professor at USC Keck School of Medicine
"As an interventional cardiologist taking care of patients with heart attacks, I am a huge proponent of prevention strategies. I believe what Anusha can teach us about mindfulness and meditation can help us reduce stress and anxiety and help increase our focus on good health and boost our overall sense of happiness."—Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, vice-president, American College of Cardiology and Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health, director of disease management at Hoag Memorial Hospital
"The seemingly magical but straightforward solutions outlined in this book are tried and true to provide clarity for self-management and mental accountability, no matter the situation. I highly recommend this book to add to your library of accessible solution-based resources to change your life in only five minutes a day."—Janessa?Mondestin, MBA, C-IAYT yoga therapist, e-RYT 500, YACEP, director of People & Culture, Yoga International and founder of Soulthentic Yoga, RYS 300 School
"I love how Anusha's book, Meditation with Intention, reveals meditation as simple, little, and often practices that can become a 24-7-365 affair of our heart. Profound and practical, this seminal work reveals practices we can easily embody to nourish unshakable well-being and peace amidst the daily challenges of our lives. A must-read!"—Richard Miller PhD, founder iRest Meditation and author of iRest Meditation
"Anusha brings a wide scope of expertise to her work and teachings. Based on her upbringing in the Hindu tradition, she was able to blend the foundations of yoga with the core teachings of mindfulness. Her work is so very needed in the world today as we navigate these changing times. The world is a better place because Anusha said 'YES' to her calling and that calling, and this book has the capacity to impact many."—Flossie Park, E-RYT 500, YACEP, yoga teacher & wellness presenter, director of the 200-hour Gentle & Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings–Soul of Yoga, Encinitas CA
"In?Meditation with Intention, Anusha Wijeyakumar skillfully presents an authentic, accessible approach to yogic wisdom practices that is grounded in her upbringing, nourished by her own self-care, and informed by her experiences as a meditation teacher and life coach.?Wijeyakumar's heartfelt passion, clarity of language, and valuable perspective as a woman of the South Asian diaspora offer a transformational message of peace and purpose for all of us."—Rashmi?Bismark, MD, MPH, preventive medicine physician, yoga and mindfulness teacher, and author of?Finding Om?
"I used to find the concept of meditation foreign and intimidating, but Anusha's approach to mindfulness is practical, logical, and evidence based...anyone can do it! As a physician, I appreciate the tremendous value of mindfulness and meditation in achieving and maintaining good health,?both mental and physical. Do yourself a favor and read this book!"— January?Lopez MD, medical director of breast imaging at Hoag Memorial Hospital and assistant clinical professor at USC Keck School of Medicine
"I am thrilled that Anusha has put some of her profound teachings into this book that invites so many more people to see the massive impact that sitting in silence can have on every level of our lives...even in just five minutes.?This book is a gift and is sure to shift the collective consciousness towards justice, peace, and compassion."—Jamie Hanson, MEd, E-RYT 500, E-RPYT, founder and lead teacher of the Empowered Yoga Teacher Training™, faculty and board member for Embody Love Movement®?
"These potent and accessible meditation practices are designed for?everyone and?anyone. And when people can create peace within themselves, they are more capable and equipped to create peace outside themselves. As such,?Meditation with Intention?is a gift to humanity."—Melanie Klein, empowerment coach, professor of sociology and gender/women's studies, cofounder of the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and coeditor of Yoga & Body Image
"Steeped in the Indian Vedic tradition, Anusha Wijeyakumar is an authentic voice in the world of yoga and meditation, who?LIVES and EMBODIES her practice. I absolutely love her short yet very effective monthly meditations and affirmations, and frequently?recommend to my Ayurveda clients. And now we are lucky to have this gem of a book on meditation from her that will benefit so?many?more people to find pockets of peace and tranquility in the?midst of their busy and stressful lives."—Sandhiya Ramaswamy?AD, PKS, CMT, MBA, ayurveda wellness coach & spiritual mentor at?Alchemy Ayurveda
"Through her compassionate and inspiring platform, Anusha Wijeyakumar shares a compelling mixture of wisdom and peace. And now, she has found a way to make meditation both accessible and enjoyable. In the midst of such uncertain times, Wijeyakumar has given us what we all need more than ever: peace, stillness, and a way to return to ourselves."—Saumya?Dave MD, psychiatrist, cofounder thisisforHER, and author of Well-Behaved Indian Women?