Release on 2009-10-13 | by Camille Maurine,Lorin Roche
Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace
Author: Camille Maurine,Lorin Roche
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
Finally—an approach to meditation especially for women! The benefits of meditations are manifold—but so few practices are tailored to the special needs and interests of women. Now, with Meditation Secrets for Women, you can discover how to love your body and find a time and place to tune into yourself and restore inner balance. Get in touch with your body's natural rhythms. Honor your instincts, and tap into your feminine power so that you can emerge nourished, revitalized, and joyful. Meditation Secrets for Women offers all the tools and insights necessary for women to design their own custom meditation techniques, without all the restrictions of traditional practices. Learn How To: Make use of sensual, pleasurable meditation techniques Gain a refreshing, rejuvenating rest that is deeper than sleep Relieve stress and promote good health Relax and be yourself as you reap life-affirming benefits Live in harmony with your world Enhance your relationships and creativity
In times of crisis, countless women have turned to Simple Abundance for comfort and joy -- and now this mega-bestselling guide is updated and expanded for everyone who loved the original book, as well as a new generation that needs it now more than ever. First published in 1995, Simple Abundance topped the New York Times Bestseller list for over two years and is responsible for introducing two hugely popular concepts -- the "Gratitude Journal" and the term "Authentic Self." With daily inspirational meditations and reflections, the Simple Abundance phenomenon became a touchstone for a generation of women, helping them to reclaim their true selves, find balance during life's busiest moments, and rediscover what makes them truly happy. Simple Abundance's powerful messages are needed now more than ever, as we navigate the discord and stress instigated by a constant stream of "breaking news" cycles, and our 24/7 social media culture. Sarah Ban Breathnach has refreshed her bestselling phenomenon to address the needs of a new generation, with her signature candor, wit, and wisdom that made her a trusted and compassionate confidant for millions of women. A perennial classic whose time has come again, Sarah's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments and reminds us how to find the beauty in the everyday.
With her groundbreaking debut book, Birthing Ourselves into Being: A Year Long Women's Empowerment Program, author Baraka Bethany Elihu transcends the restrictions of intellectually-based therapy by offering an experiential curriculum of personal healing centered not only in doing but in being. "Many women are naturally heading towards this gentler, organic approach in personal therapeutic work. Women are ready to be simply witnessed in their own mastery. We do not need to be managed, facilitated, taught or guided," explains Baraka. "The experts live within us." Birthing Ourselves into Being is fully situated in the metaphor of childbirth. The book consists of twelve chapters that explore the symbolic rhythms of the childbearing year, including pre-conception and postpartum. Offering clear, innovative, and effective steps, this creative arts-based curriculum provides readers tools to emerge with an entirely new life and stories of adventure and love to inspire the journeys of other women. "We can surrender to our process and trust that a greater peace in the world will emerge naturally, from the very belly of our personal, quiet revolutions," Baraka writes. "The space we hold for ourselves and for one another becomes the standard by which the planet responds. It is time. And we are ready."
Release on 2004-09-01 | by Camille Maurine,Lorin Roche
Practices to Enlighten Every Moment of the Day
Author: Camille Maurine,Lorin Roche
Pubpsher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Many misunderstand meditation as an ethereal state only achieved by the likes of monks and yoga experts. But its power is available to everyone, if they know how to tap into it. For those who have been curious, fascinated, or intimidated by the practice of meditation, Meditation 24/7 is the perfect guide for mastering practical techniques for getting the most out of your daily walk through life. Just imagine... Eating a simple meal and taking great delight in each bite. Lying down and relaxing so deeply that in a few minutes you are rested and ready for action. Walking and feeling the simple joy of movement as you stride along. Drinking your morning beverage with intense pleasure, as if it were an elixir of life. Rich moments like these slip past people every day because they're too distracted, fatigued, or stressed-out to notice or enjoy them. This book and CD ensemble gives you the easy-to-follow practices that will enable anyone to tap the full enjoyment from moments in time that too often flash by without being fully appreciated. With patented, easy-to-follow techniques such as "Fill Your Cup," "Wait Up," and "Groom and Zoom," Meditation 24/7 offers readers of all generations the chance for profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual enhancement.
Read Amy Tiemann's posts on the Penguin Blog. MOJO MOM helps you answer the question, "Who Am I Now that I'm A Mom?" What is Mommy Mojo? It's the feeling you get when you're a parent at the top of your game, juggling the kids and the many facets of life, and keeping your own needs in balance. Motherhood is a tremendous gift, but it's also a huge identity shift. Becoming a Mojo Mom means bringing your self and your dreams back into focus, while still giving your family the loving attention it needs. It may sound like a fantasy, but it can be done. Mojo Mom shows women practical ways to: *Prepare to become a Mom without losing your identity *Survive and enjoy the intense early years *Save some of your best energy and creativity for your own ideas and dreams *Reenter the workplace or take on a new path with confidence and ease *Learn the key elements to the long-term success of your marriage *Become a Naptime Activist-and change the world in just an hour a week *Rise above the "Mommy Wars" between stay-at-home and working moms *Use motherhood as an opportunity for reinvention Getting your mojo back is not just another item for your to-do list-it's your right. Amy Tiemann, MomsRising.org executive team member and founder of MojoMom.com, will help every woman explore her true self.
Hip Tranquil Chick addresses that huge but unacknowledged demographic of fashionistas equally at home at Bergdorf’s and the yoga studio. The book is divided into two major sections that cover all bases for the style-minded seeker. "On the Mat" shares seven must-have modern-girl yoga sequences, such as "Healing Hip Openers" and "Negativity Releasing Heart Openers,” and explains yoga philosophy in hip chick language. "Off the Mat" showcases nine ways to become more fabulous and balanced by incorporating yogic qualities like introspection, strength, and flexibility into daily life. The nine lifestyle chapters reveal how to turn on-the-mat wear into on-the-town style, how to create soulful surroundings at home and work, mindful money management, finding a passion-filled career, how strategic soiree-throwing creates community, tips for practicing social consciousness, and more. Each chapter is accompanied by helpful "OMwork" to translate these concepts into reality. Abundant illustrations accentuate the text, and a "savvy sources" section encourages further exploration.
The gateways to wonder and delight are flung open wide for all to enter. At once a beautiful love song and an encyclopedia of yogic techniques, the cherished text known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra shimmers with new effulgence in Lorin Roche's The Radiance Sutras. Lorin brings us his unique perspective on each of 112 Sanskrit teachings, along with his one-of-a-kind guidance in how to meditate with, embody, and practice them—what he describes as "answering the call of the sutras you love." Here is an invitation to experience directly the ecstatic depths of yoga as revealed by the divine partners Shiva and Shakti, through an intimate exploration of: The divinity that is permeating your body at this very moment The alchemical power of Sanskrit Yoga meditation—harmonizing all the elements and levels of your being The depths of your connection to the energies of life Taken as a whole, this teaching is startling in its breadth and the huge range of human experience that it encompasses. This is a book to savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime. With The Radiance Sutras, yoga and meditation students everywhere can nurture their own relationship with these living wisdom teachings.
• Explains how the primal energy generated by physical desire can be used to achieve enlightenment • Reveals the techniques used by Tantric adepts to attain mastery over breath, thought, and all physical processes Nothing can match the explosive energy created in the body by pure desire. For millennia, Tantric adepts have harnessed this force as a means of attaining the summits of the mystical life. The energies fueled by passion are used to nourish the inner flame that burns away the egotistical perception of the mind. Desire explores the subtle techniques of Tantra that enable the seeker to attain the triple mastery of the breath, thought, and the natural processes of the body. Tantrics believe that the body is the temple and divinity lies at its heart. In order to arrive at profound awareness, the body needs to be perfectly tuned and working toward a state of perfect fluidity. Desire reveals many of the secret practices intended for this purpose that have been passed down in the major Tantric treatises such as the Vijnanabhariva Tantra and Ch'an master Chinul's treatise on the Secrets of Cultivating the Mind, including the important techniques of the ritual sexual observances known as Maithuna.