Practicing meditation can help people relieve stress and improve their mental health. It can also help them feel calmer in a constantly chaotic world.
According to a study conducted in 2020, mindfulness and meditation can help people cope with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The study noted that the pandemic showed that change is only constant. These practices can help people live with the constant changes that life throws at them.
Getting a book is a great way to start with meditation or learn more about it. A wide variety of knowledge about this practice can be found in books, making it a good starting point.
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
Various publications, such as The Washington Post and NPR, have praised this book. It has also been called the best book of 2020. Reviewers like the book’s fast pace and exploration of the importance of one’s lungs and breath. While it isn’t focused on meditation, it provides readers with various breathing exercises.
Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental meditation is a type of practice that requires people to practice quiet and continuous meditation for around 20 minutes a day. It was first established by the late Indian spiritual leader Mahesh Yogi over 50 years ago. It has been able to help people live a more balanced life. Certified teachers can teach this practice.
Bob Roth is a certified transcendental meditation teacher and this book’s author. He also serves as the CEO of a non-profit organization called The David Lynch Foundation. It works to help individuals dealing with toxic stress and trauma.
The Three Pillars of Zen
The practice of Zen meditation originated from Buddhist philosophy. It is known as Zazen, which involves focusing on the breath while clearing one’s mind. Most practitioners practice in the lotus position.
The founder of the Zen Center in Rochester, New York, Philip Kapleau, wrote this book about the various pillars of Zen. It covers the teachings, enlightenment, and practice of Zen.
The Art of Mandala
The book features over 50 unique mandalas, geometric shapes designed to represent a spiritual journey. They can be used for any skill level, and it has been proven that coloring can help people relax. According to a 2018 study, veterans who have PTSD showed a reduction in their anxiety after they had colored their mandalas.
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness
This book is for people who don’t think they have time for meditation. Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, author, and the voice of the Headspace app’s guided meditation sessions, wrote this book to demonstrate how easy it is to improve one’s overall well-being by just ten minutes daily.
In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of meditation, the book features easy-to-follow meditation techniques designed to help people improve their health. He also talks about the various science-backed benefits of meditation.