Learn to Meditate: Elevated Existence Editor Latest Picks

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.