You should learn to meditate, because it’s a great way of slowing down the brain waves to alpha-level, and this can greatly help to feel less stressed in this busy world. You don’t even have to attend strange meditation classes, nor chant mantras if you don’t want. And you for sure don’t have to pay people to give you special ‘seed’ mantras. Just read or more of these books.
Although meditation only takes around 20 minutes to 1 hour daily, with regular practice the effects flow into daily life. You’ll find that you can make better decisions, you will react less, and that’s the best way to ‘manifest a better life’, rather than spending hundreds of pounds on online courses from ‘gurus’.
- Finding My Right Mind is a book by Vanessa Potter who woke up one day to find herself blind and paralysed. Yet it was meditation (not drugs) that saved her mind. So convinced she had more to learn, she explored the major schools of meditation, hypnotherapy, had Cambridge neuroscientists measure her brain activity and more. She offers detailed snapshots of each practice, and provides a genuine insight on whether after 300 hours of sitting still, meditation lives up to the hype and is the key to contentment.
- Meditations for the Soul offers a journey through accessible meditations to help you experience life in the immediate now. Join Neale Lundgren as he shares 30 awakening exercises to activate your soul’s senses, become more present to inner and outer worlds, and bring calm to relationships.
- Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics is by ABC News anchor Dan Harris, who used to think meditation was for people who collect crystals and play the pan pipes. After he had a panic attack on live TV, he went on a journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal fans. Science suggests that meditation can lower blood pressure, help depression and anxiety and rewire key parts of the brain. Yet millions of people want to meditate but don’t do it. What’s holding them back? In this guide, Dan (and his friend Jeff) walk you through, to help you start, and reap the benefits.
- My Mind Won’t Shut Up! is a book by two sturdy-legged Glaswegians, with short attention spans. This cheeky and easy-to-read book can get anyone meditation, especially if you are stressed out with odd relationships, money worries or haemorrhoids. This book won’t take you a spiritual journey. But it will help you be kinder to yourself, stop you from spinning out of control, and make you less prone to emotional wobbles.