Cover image for Meditation
Andrews, Linda Wasmer.
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, [2004]

Physical Description:
79 pages ; 21 cm.
Explains popular methods of meditation such as zen, transcendental meditation, and yoga and discusses their effects on stress and general mental health.
Meditation myth-busters -- The relaxation response -- The mind/body/spirit link -- Minding your mindfulness.
Reading Level:
880 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 2.0 82441.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.3 6 Quiz: 34626 Guided reading level: V.
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BF637.M4 A53 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Have you ever tried to focus on a particular task, only to find your thoughts racing and your mind wandering? In fact, most people have trouble concentrating on one thing at a time, which creates stress and affects our daily activities. One solution to this problem is meditation, or the practice of intense concentration. The ability to meditate can be applied to almost anything in life, from playing sports to painting pictures. Find out how meditation can help you to be stressed less and enjoy life more. Step-by-step instructions for breathing and meditation exercises are included. Book jacket.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Andrews emphasizes that meditation is not a flaky practice, or a particularly religious one, but one that's designed to reduce stress and help individuals manage their lives. Four chapters explain the why and how of meditating. Questionnaires dealing with self-awareness and feeling overwhelmed are inserted into the text. Two drawings-one of a full lotus, the other of a half lotus, are included. Landau defines dyslexia as a "learning difference," not a "learning disability." In four clearly written chapters, she describes the condition and suggests methods for managing it. There is no "cure," nor does one outgrow it. The book offers solid, basic information; there are no illustrations. Trueit explains ADHD well, also addressing the issue of overdiagnosis. Illustrations show the brain and neurotransmitters. Three books that offer solid, easy-to-understand information, without flashy designs.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Meditation Myth Bustersp. 5
Chapter 2 The Relaxation Responsep. 19
Chapter 3 The Mind/Body/Spirit Linkp. 33
Chapter 4 Minding Your Mindfulnessp. 53
Glossaryp. 69
Further Resourcesp. 73
Indexp. 76
About the Authorp. 79