A Shopper's Guide to Meditation

If you're interested in pursuing meditation more seriously, there's a whole world of magazines, books and websites to explore. The practice itself comes in many flavors, from the purely spiritual to m


CONCENTRATIVE Meditative technique that directs the mind to a single focus, such as on the breath or a mantra

MINDFULNESS Teaches an evenhanded, accepting awareness of whatever arises in the senses

MOVEMENT Heightens awareness of the sensations of movement, such as in walking or Tai Chi

VISUALIZATION Generates a mental image, from simple crosses or a single square of color to complex symbols such as the elaborate mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism

LOVINGKINDNESS Cultivates a positive mood or beneficent outlook through the contemplation of such feelings as compassion for all people

TRANSFORMATIVE Seeks solace or the solution to specific problems...

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