Meditation Resources

Paturel, Amy M.S., M.P.H.

Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000418739.49423.eb
Departments: Resource Central

    BOOKS:

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    * The Attention Revolution by Alan Wallace: A straightforward introduction to improving concentration, calming the mind, and cultivating benevolent aspirations.

    * Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.: A primer on mindfulness practices.

    * Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana: One of the most influential books on mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation.

    * The New Three Minute Meditator: 30 Simple Ways to Unwind Your Mind Anywhere Anytime by David Harp: Helpful techniques that can be used in extended form or incorporated throughout the day at different times.

    WEBSITES

    * Learn to meditate online: getsomeheadspace.com

    * Mantra meditation: easwaran.org/mantrams-recommended-by-easwaran.html

    * Sharon Salzberg, one of America's leading meditation teachers and cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society: sharonsalzberg.com

    CDs

    * Defeat Pain: Meditations to Transform Pain to Peace by KRS Edstrom, M.S.

    * Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

    * Pain Relief by Martin Rossman, M.D.

    MOBILE APPS:

    * Insight Timer: Tibetan singing bowls peacefully guide you through a meditation session. Also includes advanced features such as interval bells, presets, and a meditation journal.

    * Meditator: A premium, programmable meditation timer.

    * Naturespace: Provides nature sounds to promote relaxation.

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