Elevated Existence editor’s rounded up the latest in meditation resources to help begin a new practice or expand on a current one. From Eckhart Tolle’s latest DVD to guided meditations by Don Miguel Ruiz, here are our newest picks!
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Eckhart Tolle’s “Meditation: Practicing Presence in Every Moment of Your Life” DVD
Excerpted from Eckhart Tolle TV, the bestselling author teaches how to discover the present moment, how to meditate on an object and the role of meditation in everyday life.
“The Circle of Fire: Inspiration and Guided Meditations for Living in Love and Happiness,” by Don Miguel Ruiz
Author Don Miguel Ruiz offers a selection of prayers – including his popular “Circle of Fire” prayer – guided meditations, and inspiration on forgiveness, love, gratitude, inner silence and more.
“Meditating Selflessly: Practical Neural Zen,” by James Austin
Written by a Zen practitioner and neurologist, this uses question and answer formats to offer advice on different ways to meditate, explains different styles of meditation, and offers information about meditation drawn from the field of neuroscience.
Wild Divine, the creator of feedback-driven user technology opened registration to its upcoming Secrets of Meditation Retreat to be led by Dr. Deepak Chopra.
The online two-week retreat will begin on October 7, 2013 and is being offered by Wild Divine at no charge to all who register.
“The Secrets of Meditation Retreat features all new completely original content,” said Kyle Widner, president and CEO of Wild Divine. “This unique experience is suitable for anyone no matter what your level of meditative practice. And you’ll be guided through it by Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the most inspirational mind-body experts of the century.”
The retreat can be accessed via computer or mobile device, and registration is free – sign up using an e-mail address or Facebook account here!
“Join us and start the journey of integration between your body, your mind, your spirit,” said Chopra, CEO and Founder of the Chopra Center for Well Being. “And ultimately change your relationships through this in a nurturing manner, change your environment so it becomes nurturing to you and change your experience of the world.”
The many benefits of meditation continue to pour in from clinical studies and scientific research, and every issue of Elevated Existence Magazine features a “Meditation Room” column with the latest research, resources and products to help you find the silence within.
Here are three of the latest resources we uncovered to help both new meditators and those who have been practicing for years, including a guided meditation CD.
“How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind,” by Pema Chodron
Learn the basics of meditation, how to stabilize the mind, the six points of posture, working with the breath, and how to cultivate unconditional kindness from the bestselling author and Tibetan Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron.
“The Healing Power of Meditation: Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice,” by Andrew Fraser
Sharing insights on meditation and the mind, the book offers the latest scientific evidence on the array of benefits to the practice from a variety of contributors including Jon Kabat-Zinn. It also covers mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
“Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation-Guided Meditation/Relaxation Techniques Decrease Anxiety, Stress, Anger” by Lori Lite
Filled with guided meditations for decreasing stress and anxiety, this CD teaches four stress management techniques, and includes diaphragmatic breathing, affirmations, progressive muscle relaxation and visualizations set to relaxing music.
Looking for some regular guided meditation assistance either at home or on the go? Then check out Headspace, a new online membership site offering guided meditations on the computer or the mobile phone for only around $5 a month.
The company refers to it as a “gym membership for the mind,” and members simply login online or via an app available for both iPhone and Android platforms. The meditation guide “Andy” will walk members through a guided meditation – with a new meditation every day! There is 365 days of content to calm the mind, increase creativity or improve relationships.
Watch the introduction video below to understand how Headspace works:
Bestselling author and lecturer, Joan Borysenko, offers empowering, guided meditations, taking listeners through a series of breathing and stretching exercises to reduce stress and induce relaxation as part of the iPhone app “Meditations for Relaxation and Stress Reduction,”also available on CD.
The first meditation – Breath of Life, Breath of Love – guides listeners through each part of their body, helping to connect with the life force energy within each cell and balance the body’s energy.
The second meditation – Stretching and Relaxation – is a series of meditative stretches and self-massage instructions to restore the body, mind and spirit.
Listeners can also play random affirmations with the press of a button; view the entire playlist and select affirmations they like; mark off affirmations to create a customized playlist; and look the playlist to repeat.
The CD is available on Amazon for $9.36, the app is available on iTunes for $5.99, and Hay House’s Web site sells it as an audio download for $5.48.
Soundstrue, publisher of spiritual and self-help books, audio and DVDs, introduces its newest products for meditation – Deep Meditation and Brainwave Entrainment by iAwake.
And for a limited-time, the company is offering free audio download of Eckhart Tolle’s “Music for Inner Stillness,” with the coupon code iAWAKE.
Four different options are currently available on the site to assist with any mediation practice. These include:
– emWave2 Charcoal Gray – The emWave2 by HeartMath, a portable system using colorful LED displays, audio feedback and a stress relief technique to reduce anxiety and increase feelings of well-being, according to the Web site. It helps to overcome stress, balance emotions and more. Price: $229.00
– Profound 3.0 Meditation Program Starter Kit – Offers the foundation of the brainwave audio technology program to enhance a meditation practice. It features six tracks and a 20-minute bonus track to total more than two hours. Price: $97.00
– Profound 3.0 Core – With more than five hours of audio, including 12 tracks plus a 70-minute bonus track, this program includes three tracks scientifically correlated with deep emotional release. Price: $177.00
– Profound 3.0 Full Spectrum – The biggest kit yet features more than seven hours of audio, 18 tracks and a 70-minute bonus track. It also includes a deep emotional release meditation, as well as an Epsilion meditation to deepen the practice and more. Price: $227.00