Running With The Mind Of Meditation

Author: Sakyong Mipham
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307888185
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A unique fitness program from a highly respected spiritual leader that blends physical and spiritual practice for everyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to great benefits for both body and soul. As a Tibetan lama and leader of Shambhala (an international community of 165 meditation centers), Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. He's been trained in horsemanship and martial arts but has a special love for running. Here he incorporates his spiritual practice with running, presenting basic meditation instruction and fundamental principles he has developed. Even though both activities can be complicated, the lessons here are simple and designed to show how the melding of internal practice with physical movement can be used by anyone - regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability - to benefit body and soul. From the Hardcover edition.

Running With The Mind Of Meditation

Author: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307888169
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A Tibetan lama and leader of a global meditation network explains how the sport of running can be turned into a spiritual practice. By the author of Ruling Your World. 30,000 first printing.

Runner S World Train Smart Run Forever

Author: Bill Pierce
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623367468
Size: 54.91 MB
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From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. This book will teach you how to become a fit, fast, and healthy lifelong runner by following the authors' innovative 7-hour workout week. In this new approach, Bill Pierce and Scott Murr show how overall fitness and total body health are the secret to longevity as a runner. Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, but is especially helpful if you’re frustrated by injuries or looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle as you age. This book addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of over training and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. Complete with a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times, and support healthy aging, this book will show you how to achieve your fitness goals at any stage.

Idiot S Guides Meditation

Author: Domyo Sater Burk
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465450408
Size: 73.22 MB
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While meditation is viewed in many ways, it's essentially the slowing down of your thoughts in order to achieve awareness. Many use it as a daily form of prayer. Meditation can help focus your thinking, lower your stress levels, lower risks for medical issues (such as high blood pressure, glucose levels, and heart disease) and is considered to be preventative medicine. It promotes mind-body balance and fitness, mindfulness, and creativity. Idiot's Guides: Meditation offers a concise, easy-to-grasp primer on the numerous types of meditation and how to practice them. The book includes: * The definition and fundamental basics of meditation * Preparing to meditate: What, when, and where to meditate * Tips for dealing with distractions while meditating * Working meditation into your daily life * Types of meditation: Zen, Vipassana (breathing), Tibetan Buddhist, Mindfulness, Jewish meditation, Christian prayer, Sufi meditation, and Native American meditation * The physical and mental benefits of each type of meditation. * Mind/Body connection (dealing with emotional challenges and habitual patterns) * Meditation in adults and children * Healing mediation (dealing with pain)

Influence In Action How To Build Your Conversational Capacity Do Meaningful Work And Make A Powerful Difference

Author: Craig Weber
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260452573
Size: 26.86 MB
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The acclaimed author of Conversational Capacity shows you how to exercise more effective leadership—and find deeper purpose and meaning—by building your ability to engage in open, constructive, learning-focused dialogue when it counts. With his breakout book, Conversational Capacity, Craig Weber revolutionized the concept of business communication by teaching a veritable conversational martial art that allows teams to perform well and remain open, balanced, and nondefensive as they tackle their most troublesome issues. His proven methods have been used to bolster the performance of executive groups and flight crews, as well as surgical units and CDC emergency response teams. Even more impressive, in over a dozen U.S. states it is even helping Democratic and Republican legislators work together more effectively as they craft public policy. In Influence in Action, Weber goes deeper, showing you how to put these principles into practice―using a step-by-step program that includes case studies, sample dialogues, skill-building exercises, and powerful conversation techniques. This book will help you balance candor and curiosity under pressure by honing your awareness, shifting your mindset, and sharpening your skills. Better still, it will help you do this as you inspire constructive change all around you. Research shows that people yearn for more meaningful work. They want to feel like active participants in the workplace. They’re eager to be more engaged. They’re raring to make a difference. And what is leadership if not influence in action?

Simple Meditation

Author: Curt Remington
Publisher: Meditation Resources Inc
ISBN: 193661006X
Size: 73.55 MB
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The exercises and information in "Simple Meditation" can help people improve their relationships, tap into psychic abilities, and use quantum energy to release blocks to health and happiness.

Knowing Body Moving Mind

Author: Patricia Q Campbell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911363
Size: 49.93 MB
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Knowing Body, Moving Mind investigates ritualizing and learning in introductory meditation classes at two Buddhist centers in Toronto, Canada. The centers, Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti, are led and attended by Western (sometimes called "convert') Buddhists: that is, people from non-Buddhist familial and cultural backgrounds. Inspired by theories that suggest that rituals impart new knowledge or understanding, Patricia Campbell examines how introductory meditation students learn through formal Buddhist practice. Along the way, she also explores practitioners' reasons for enrolling in meditation classes, their interests in Buddhism, and their responses to formal Buddhist practices and to ritual in general. Based on ethnographic interviews and participant-observation fieldwork, the text follows interview participants' reflections on what they learned in meditation classes and through personal practice, and what roles meditation and other ritual practices played in that learning. Participants' learning experiences are illuminated by an influential learning theory called Bloom's Taxonomy, while the rites and practices taught and performed at the centers are explored using performance theory, a method which focuses on the performative elements of ritual's postures and gestures. But the study expands the performance framework as well, by demonstrating that performative ritualizing includes the concentration techniques that take place in a meditator's mind. Such techniques are received as traditional mental acts or behaviors that are standardized, repetitively performed, and variously regarded as special, elevated, spiritual or religious. Having established a link between mental and physical forms of ritualizing, the study then demonstrates that the repetitive mental techniques of meditation practice train the mind to develop new skills in the same way that physical postures and gestures train the body. The mind is thus experienced as both embodied and gestural, and the whole of the body as socially and ritually informed.

Fit In 15

Author: Steve Stiefel
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569757682
Size: 77.31 MB
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The Power Of Relaxation

Author: Yogi Ashokananda
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780288808
Size: 36.11 MB
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This book describes Yogi Ashokananda's unique, down-to-earth approach to meditation - one with strong connections to ancient Indian traditions but that is also fully adapted to the demands of modern Western living. Using evidence from medical and scientific research, Yogi explains the importance of relaxation, and draws on the wisdom of tantra to guide the reader to understanding the energy we control within our body. Unlike other meditation techniques, Yogi's method starts with the body rather than the mind as the centre for meditation, since his emphasis is on embracing our human side as well as our higher self. Challenging the body physically and focusing attention on the lower chakras allows us to bridge the gap between our material and spiritual self, to heal any conflicts or splits arising from living in today's society and to explore all aspects of our personality. The link between the body and the emotions is scientifically well-established, and the exchange and union between the body and mind that takes place in Yogi's meditations is particularly effective for relaxation. By using breath control and simple arm movements to channel and direct energy flow, Yogi also demonstrates how to create perfect balance in the body and rid it of samskaras, the energetic residue of our emotional scars, which can make us lethargic, depressed, stressed and anxious. The benefits of distributing breath and energy evenly are felt at every level: the essence of the five elements within the body's organs is balanced; emotional and spiritual renewal and transformation occurs; self-awareness, vitality, clarity, and a sense of calm, balance and harmony are increased; and the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems are all positively affected.

Mind Body Spirit

Author: Patrick McDermott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595420761
Size: 34.69 MB
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Do you know who you are? Do you know what you want from life? Can you control and channel your thoughts, actions and feelings? This book will help you answer these questions. -All you need to know-terminology, lore, philosophy and motivation-to succeed at Karate, and at Life. -Brings East and West together, taking the best from each. -Master a toolbox of techniques, such as meditation and visualization, that will help you along the way. -What to do before, during, and after class to maximize benefit-techniques that are applicable to any learning situation. -How to work on speed, balance, and power, but most of all control: control your punches, but also control your emotions to control your destiny. -Lessons you can really use-proven in the dojo and in the world! -You will learn about yourself from this book, and what you are made of. Achieve balance in the triangle of life-your Mind, Body & Spirit-in life as well in the martial arts. You will find ways to improve what you know about yourself, feel about yourself, and what you think about yourself.