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How to Meditate Using Chakras, Mantras, and Breath

Dennis Chernin, MD, PhD

This book offers both beginning and more experienced students a concise and thorough analysis of the theory and practice of meditation. The physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits of meditation are outlined in a clear manner. There is an excellent step-by-step guide on how to meditate using several objects of concentration including chakras (energy centers in the body), mantras (subtle vibrations), yantras (geometric forms), light and breath. The system presented here is based on the ancient teachings of Tantra, Vedanta, and Samkhya (yoga) philosophies and has been handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years.

Product Details

Publisher: Think Publishing, LLC
Copyright: 2001, Current printing 2010
ISBN: 978-0-971455801
Paperback
150 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Optional 2 CD Packet (purchase "Book and CD's" option)

CD One
Introduction to Meditation
Preparation for Meditation - Om with Drum and Cymbal
Meditation One - Focusing on the Sixth Chakra
Preparation for Meditation - OM with Drum and Cymbal
Meditation Two - Raising Kundalini

CD Two
Introduction to Meditation
Meditation Three - Visualizing all the Chakras
Meditation One - Focusing on the Sixth Chakra
Preparation for Meditation - OM with Drum and Cymbal
Meditation Four - The Complete Meditation

About the Author

Dennis K. Chernin, MD, MPH, graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and its School of Public Health. He did a residency in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin and a residency in Preventive Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Chernin has used homeopathy since 1976 and currently practices preventive and holistic medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is co-author of Health: A Holistic Approach and a contributing author to Spiritual Aspects of the Healing Arts.

More on How to Meditate Using Chakras, Mantras, and Breath

People with specific physical illnesses or mental health concerns can also use this book if they are interested in using meditation and breathing techniques as part of their treatment plan. There is an overview of the goals of meditation. We explore the question of why we practice meditation, and look at what it means to attain expanded states of consciousness. Different forms of meditation are described from both Eastern and Western perspectives. Misconceptions about meditation are clarified, and there is a discussion of the differences between meditation and concentration, contemplation, and prayer. We explore emotional, psychological, and spiritual benefits of meditation as well as the similarities between meditation and psychotherapy. Personal qualities that we must cultivate to begin the process of meditation and to sustain an ongoing practice are detailed, including openness, curiosity, effort, persistence, simplicity, tranquility, and mindfulness. We discuss the importance of applying the principles and approaches of meditation to daily activity.

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