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Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

Everything you need to know about meditation: what it really is, where it comes from, and how to do it.

The Complete Guide to Meditation contains all the information you need to get to know about the fascinating world of meditation. Designed for a beginner, it guides you through all the important concepts and contains simple, practical techniques for mental balance, health, and vitality. These practices are perfectly safe and natural, and anyone can use them.

The book contains many references to world cultures and different kinds of meditation, with diverse roots and fascinating insights. You will learn about meditation in world religions, in science, and in mystical writings. For more-advanced students as well as complete beginners, there is a great wealth of information on the benefits and practical applications of meditation.

A simple and practical guide to your first attempt at meditation will guide you each step of the way. You will learn about different kinds of mediation, such as breathing, mantra, and object meditation, and you will find out which one is most suitable for you.

The book also looks at the nature of the mind and how meditation can influence, sharpen, and free our minds to enhance our own natural inclinations and abilities.

This book is a must-listen for anyone curious about the art and science of the mind.

You'll learn...

  • A complete introduction to the subject
  • The origins of meditation and a look at different roots
  • The many mental benefits
  • A few physical benefits
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Object meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Breathing meditation
  • Kundalini and transcendental meditation
  • Practical tips and advice
  • A simple guide to your first meditation
  • Considering what the mind is and its power
  • What some famous people have learned about it

©2015 Sam Siv (P)2015 Sam Siv

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    Dawni Jo Syracuse Utah 04-02-16
    Dawni Jo Syracuse Utah 04-02-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Very comprehensive study of meditation"
    If you could sum up Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, interesting, enlightening


    What other book might you compare Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality to and why?

    This is the first meditation book I have ever read so I don't know how to answer that honestly.


    Have you listened to any of Darren Roebuck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not, this is the first of his books I have ever read.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part of the book where we simply are. We exist and that's a good thing and everything else is situational and created by ourselves and other people.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazing booknow for beginners I had no idea there were so many different types of meditation. I thought meditation was basically done one way so that was amazing to learn.

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    Cara L Tennessee 03-29-16
    Cara L Tennessee 03-29-16

    Cara L.

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    "Great for basic overview"
    Would you listen to Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality again? Why?

    I liked the book and would because it covered a lot of material on how to really get started for the why of meditation instead of just how to do it.


    What other book might you compare Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality to and why?

    This is the first book I've really read in regards to meditation and I think it was a great book to start with.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this was an exceptional book as a beginner. I enjoy hearing about backstories and how things developed into what they are instead of just being told the idea of this is what we're going to do now just go do it.

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    Bethany Arkansas 03-18-16
    Bethany Arkansas 03-18-16

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    "just breath"

    Thus wasn't exactly what I was looking for but it was informative. I would recommend if you're intrigued regardless.

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    George Levy 02-21-16
    George Levy 02-21-16

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    "Great overview on meditation."

    Excellent initial guide and overview on meditation. Well worth the time and money invested. If you're diving into meditation, this is an excellent first steps guide.

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    Richard Rabb 05-08-15
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    "Details are unique"
    Where does Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am a huge meditation fanatic because clears out my negative thoughts and relaxes my mind during my stressful days. I like reading and listening to various meditation book until I came across to this one, I am so happy that I got this book. This book clearly explains how meditation work and help our body system. I love every tips from this book, some of the can never be found online.


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    Ryupix Snipper 05-07-15
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    "Excellent Guide to Meditation"
    Where does Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Meditation is done on the secure and peaceful place. I would rank this book as 5 stars among all the audiobooks I've listened to so far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked about this story was the precise of presenting information about meditation like the origins of meditation, the benefits of meditation, the different types of meditation, practical tips, and other helpful things.


    Which character – as performed by Darren Roebuck – was your favorite?

    I really liked the tome of his voice. He is confident and well-informed about the subject matter. He delivered the speeches well with proper intonation, stress, pronunciation and enunciation. I could easily figure out what he wanted to convey to the listeners like me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely yes! I never got tired or bored listening to this audiobook in one sitting. It makes me feel comfortable.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook gave a well-detailed information about meditation with concrete samples and situations that really amazed me and got interested to do it. Likewise it has so many great advises and techniques that will surely help each listener.

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    Lourdes Rene 05-01-15
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    "Impressive meditation approaches"
    What did you love best about Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality?

    I have been meditating for a couple of weeks and I really like it! This book have helped me so much, it provided a lot of meditation tactics and insights that can be very helpful even to those who have been doing meditation for a long time.


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    Happy Valley Happy Valley 04-14-15
    Happy Valley Happy Valley 04-14-15 Listener Since 2005
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    "Meditation for beginners....good book!"

    Good book for reducing stress, and overall wellbeing in this day and age....this is recommended to all seeking happiness and calmness in life.

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    Edward Ray 04-12-15
    Edward Ray 04-12-15
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    "Great Guide to Meditation"
    Where does Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Meditation needs a secure place. It needs concentration or focus of mindset towards peace and relaxation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darren Roebuck because he has a modulated voice. It was enunciated well with correct grammar, proper intonation and emphasis. The information that he presented was easy to understand and full of great details about meditation. I like the character's being optimistic and conscientious.


    Which character – as performed by Darren Roebuck – was your favorite?

    He utters words spontaneously and accurately. Aside from that when he gave lots of examples in doing meditation.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Meditation can maintain and strengthen your mind, to relax, to heal ,to balance and to gain vitality. Meditation can add years in our lives.


    Any additional comments?

    I was well-informed about the benefits of meditation. I deeply understood about the history of meditation. Great things that I bought this book.

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    Aga Manaros 04-11-15
    Aga Manaros 04-11-15
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    "THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Meditation: The Complete Guide to Meditation for Mental Balance, Health, and Vitality the most enjoyable?

    I wanted a beginning meditation dvd. I wanted something to give me an introduction, to get me started. To help me focus, to relieve stress, and help cut out much of the chaos that's all over out there. The dvd is divided into 4 parts. Introduction, Mindful Yoga, Body Scan, and Seated Meditation. I've found that yoga isn't for most 64 year old men who have no flexibility, so I pass on the first 3 parts and only use Seated Meditation. When looking for a beginning meditation dvd I visited Youtube and checked out a number of meditation videos. None were a good fit for me until I found a short 5 minute video of this one. I immediately liked her voice, and found it soothing. So many of the other meditation videos had narrators who didn't sound genuine. This lady does, and has a calmness and experience about her that appealed to me. The quality of the dvd is high. So I'm giving this dvd 5 starts regardless of the fact that I only use 1 part of it. I like that part so much that sometimes I put it on while doing exercises with dumbbells. It calms me and reminds me to slow down, use good form, instead of hurrying.


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