An introductory step-by-step guide to meditation, suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh their knowledge and practice.
Meditation Made Easy is a clear, how-to book on meditation aimed at complete beginners and practicing readers looking for easy, approachable meditation techniques.
In this book, readers will learn:
How to develop a consistent meditation practice at home and while traveling
Basic instructions and techniques of meditation
Instructions for seated, walking, and supine meditation postures
How to use the breath as an object of meditation
How to deal with distraction and lethargy in meditation
This book is for readers who do not know how to start a practice, or for those people who do not have access to teachers. It is especially useful for the multitudes of yoga practitioners who want to meditate but have never received solid instruction in the yoga studio. Using traditional Eastern practices, but aimed at a Western audience, the methods in this book can be utilized on the meditation cushion as well as in daily life when stress and challenges arise.
Previously published in the Hay House Basics series.
Matteo Pistono is a writer and meditation teacher. His books include Roar: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism (North Atlantic Books, March 2019) Meditation: Coming to Know Your Mind (Hay House 2017), Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Tertön Sogyal (Hay House 2014) and In the Shadow of the Buddha: One Man’s Journey of Discovery in Tibet (Dutton 2011).
Matteo’s photos and writings about meditation, Buddhism, yoga, and Himalayan and Southeast Asian cultural, political, and spiritual landscapes have appeared in The Washington Post, The Global Post, Buddhadharma, Tricycle, BBC’s In-Pictures, Men’s Journal, Kyoto Journal, and HIMAL South Asia.