The purpose of this book is to teach you to have a daily meditation practice. Meditation will help you feel less stressed, more peaceful, and happier.
Many of the myriad benefits of meditation are supported by scientific studies. Many people want to learn to meditate, yet many people do not know where to begin, feel intimidated and/or have concerns such as:
"I know I can't meditate because I can't stop my mind from wandering."
"I don't want to do something that conflicts with my religion."
"I can't believe how expensive it is to learn certain styles."
"I don't have the time."
"I can't sit still."
I understand these concerns, but I believe that all of them are misguided.
In fact, meditation is beneficial no matter how much your mind wanders. Many styles are completely secular. It can be very inexpensive to learn (The cost of this book, for example!). You don't need to sit perfectly still. And you only need 15 minutes a day.
Relaxation Meditation, the form of meditation you will learn in this book, is a straightforward, practical, non-religious, modern meditation technique. It is easy to learn and practice.
This book will demystify meditation and gently teach you everything you need to know to start a Relaxation Meditation practice. Once you begin and experience how easy and relaxing the practice is, you will be drawn to meditate daily.
Relaxation Meditation is designed for brand new beginners to meditation, anyone who wants to learn a method to relax, and people who have taken other meditation trainings, such as Transcendental Meditation or Mindfulness Meditation, and find that they are not meditating daily.