"The best technique is the one that works for you at this moment in your life," notes Australian meditation teacher and podcaster Giovanni Dienstmann in this highly visual, practical guide. Meditation is an exercise to help you explore, understand, and focus your mind. It can take different forms but in general it involves relaxation (relaxing your body, slowing your breath and calming your mind) and stillness (stilling the body, either seated or lying down, though there are also active meditations). Dienstmann's guide introduces all major techniques of meditation, without the spiritual associations these forms can entail, allowing you to find which style serves you best.
Author: Giovanni Dienstmann. Keith Hagan, illus.