Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind: Simple Meditations for Overcoming Anxiety
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What is a “yoga mind?” And how can it help calm anxiety, heal painful thoughts, soothe stress, and bring a lasting sense of well-being?
If you’ve heard of the many health benefits of practicing yoga, but are unsure of the physical demands commonly associated with postures, this book is the perfect answer. In Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind, two seasoned yoga teachers present gentle meditations to help you overcome anxiety and stress so you can live a more enjoyable life. Furthermore, the book’s emphasis on yoga’s contemplative tradition, rather than postures (or, asanas), makes it perfect for people from all walks of life, including those with physical disabilities.
In the book, you’ll find 160 powerful, daily meditations that are filled with thoughtful, touching insights. Each of the meditations provides an inspirational quote, a discussion of teachings and instructions from the yoga tradition, and affirmations to remember and live by every day. If you are ready to overcome anxiety and stress and take back your life, the simple practices in this book will help you achieve true peace of mind.
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you experience your true self and gently release the grip of your false self. They will teach you to recognize your made-up self-identity so that you can say, “Wait a minute, I just fell into the old story of who I am,” turn your attention to your innermost self, and experience the heartfelt relief found there. The main message of this chapter is that all life, including yours, is sacred. You are worthy because you are. Peace Within Your personal history includes all the words that people,
yourself when you slip into painful habits, and gradually fills your mind with clarity and peace. After meditating for some time, you will become familiar with stillness. Then stillness can draw you into its arms. You will begin to recognize stillness everywhere, in you and around you. Gradually, stillness will become the center of who you are, the center of all you do. Spending time with stillness will gradually transform your character, relieving anxiety and despair. Focusing on the primary