In Focus Meditation

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Pub Date 31 Jul 2018 | Archive Date 16 Oct 2018

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Author Jacqueline Towers expertly explains the history and multiple branches of the ancient practice of meditation, as well as how to extend your knowledge, make spiritual connections, obtain spiritual protection—and just relax.

Included inside the back cover is a set of 7 beautifully illustrated reference cards that provide quick-and-easy guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.

With our lives a hectic combination of work and family responsibilities, planning events, and building personal relationships, we are on overdrive for the better part of each day. Add in the impossible task of keeping up in our social media lives, it’s no wonder we are stressed out and yearning for spiritual meaning.

In Focus Meditation begins with an introduction to meditation, followed by details about meditation equipment and the history of meditation. A wide breadth of meditation topics are covered:
  • Spiritual guide and angelic
  • Emotional or psychological
  • Spirit and totem animals
  • Mindfulness
  • Visualization
  • Reincarnation
The In Focus series applies a modern approach to teaching the classic body, mind, and spirit subjects. Authored by experts in their respective fields, these beginner’s guides feature smartly designed visual material that clearly illustrates key topics within each subject. As a bonus, each book includes reference cards or a poster, held in an envelope inside the back cover, that give you a quick, go-to guide containing the most important information on the subject.
Author Jacqueline Towers expertly explains the history and multiple branches of the ancient practice of meditation, as well as how to extend your knowledge, make spiritual connections, obtain...

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In Focus Meditation is a great book for those interested in meditation. I, personally have used meditation for many years. This book explains what meditation is. It is more than sitting on the floor and going om, but is it fine to do that if it works for you. It delves into the different positions you can use (whatever works for you), how long you should meditate and why. There are too many to count. I use it to relax, but I know many who use it for other health problems in conjunction with their regular medical care. The history is explored. The different religions who use meditations are discussed. I learned so much more than I already knew and am eager to use what I have learned. I received this book from Net Galley and Quarto Publishing Group for a honest review and no compensation otherwise.

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This is a beautiful and extensive look at the various types of mediation. The book takes the reader through the basics, the tools needed and the benefits of meditation. It also has a wonderfully enlightening chapter on the use of meditation in the various religions; something I will use in teaching this year.

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I enjoyed this book. Not only did it talk about the history of meditation and discuss the different kinds, the book gives clear-cut instructions so ou can practice on your own. The medication cards are beautiful and handy. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about meditation.

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This concise book provides information about the background and origins of meditation, how to approach meditation, which music to play and which incense to diffuse. Chapters on different forms of meditation, e.g. for relaxation, for knowledge, angel meditation, or to find your spirit guide, introduce different meditation techniques and traditions.

This is probably best for people who are new to meditation and want to try out different forms to find the one that suits them most.

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Thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press for the ARC!

We live in a very stressful world. Every day, we face new challenges and situations that can really leave us drained. Lately, I've been feeling very into meditation.

I watched a few videos on youtube, I downloaded some apps, but honestly, nothing helped me as much as this book. "In Focus Meditation" is a very complete guide, not only telling us what to do, but also explaining the meaning behind every action. The 7 cards are very helpful. The graphic work is absolutely beautiful. The author did a great job making everything easy to understand, even if you're not much experienced in the subject.

I'm still a beginner, but I already feel much better. Thank you!

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In focus Meditation by Jacqueline Towers

Interested in meditation and unsure where to begin? This might be the book for you since it gives not only the history and equipment one might need but provides a wide variety of meditation ideas/examples that are varied and plentiful. Some of the topics include: seeking knowledge, finding ones spiritual guide or guardian angel, animal totems, chakras, reincarnation, spirits, mindfulness and more. One of the new things to me was the idea of bringing in positive and visualizing the color gold then pushing the gold throughout the body to improve positive energy. Usually I have read that one breathes in positive and exhales negative so this was a tidbit I enjoyed.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review.

4-5 Stars

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This book takes the time to break down meditation in a very simple yet pretty in depth way. It not only goes into how different religions and practices use meditation, it also provides examples. This is also great for someone who wants to create their own meditations, as it provides examples not only of words to use but environments that are best for what you want to achieve.

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Very informative, complete with steps by steps, and I especially like the meditation cards.
This book is suitable for those who wants to deepen their meditation knowledge along with chakras knowledge.
There are many meditations to choose depending on your situation.

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I absolutely loved this book! I’ve been a fan of meditation for about a year now, and am always looking for new hints and tips on how to make meditation more effective. This book was a wonderful, helpful way to make you get the most out of your meditation time.

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'In Focus Meditation' is the perfect guide on how to ease the stresses of our busy modern lives, and although this will be particularly beneficial for beginners, it also has some interesting, in-depth information for those more experienced in the art of meditation. It's simple and accessible with easily understandable concepts that most people will gain a lot from. Not only does it cover the basics such as how to meditate, in what position and why meditation can make a difference to both an individuals physical and mental health, it also looks at the various meditation techniques, its history and links to religion, the use of music or scent to help get into a meditative state and chakras.

There are also tips on how to avoid being distracted which can often be something many novices struggle with, and I know when I first started this was one of the main issues for me, so I am pleased there is guidance given here on how to minimise the potential for that to occur. The design of the book is excellent with the accompanying illustrations very much complementing the information. I cannot recommend this highly enough for people who are looking towards a more spiritual existence.

Many thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press for an ARC. I was not required to post a review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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This is a very through and informative book on meditation. I really have problems shutting off my brain sometimes and it has been suggested I try to meditate. This is why I wanted this book. I especially like the different types of meditation that I did not know there were. The guide to incense and information on Chakras is also a very good addition in the book. This book also goes into the history of meditation and more. I really found this book very helpful.
I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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I have always wanted to learn to meditate and this book really gives you step by step instructions and a few different methods to try to see which method works best for you. I received an advanced copy through NetGalley but the review is voluntary

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In Focus: Meditation by Jacqueline Towers is a comprehensive overview of meditation that serves as a perfect introduction to the subject. It looks at what meditation actually is, how different religious and spiritual practises view it, and the various tools of common meditation practises. I appreciate that the author stresses that no tools or equipment are actually necessary, only that you sit in a comfortable position, where you are unlikely to fall asleep. And that it is okay if you do fall asleep the first few times when just beginning to learn or occasionally, with an established practise. She puts emphasis on not letting this destressing tool become a source of stress, and to remember there are many ways to achieve a meditative state. Several forms of meditation are introduced. There is a chapter for 'master key’ meditations that serve as a prep for deeper forms. These master key meditations help open the chakra channel, wash away dense energy or set up protections and strength. There's an entire chapter devoted to the chakra system, and meditations to open, close, and cleanse blockages from them. Other chapters have meditations to access inner knowledge, meet spirit guides or angels, help with specific emotional and psychological issues, and working with totem animals. There's a chapter devoted to spellwork as meditation, in order to solve problems or draw things to you. Another chapter goes over psychic techniques

The archaeologist in me was quite pleased that the author used the abbreviations BCE and CE, instead of BC and AD. The chapter devoted to psychic techniques, while interesting, seemed quite out of place in a meditation book. I felt the same about the reincarnation chapter, though that one had a neat journeywork meditation. Overall, this was a great introduction to meditation, offering plenty of different types. Recommended for any with an interest in meditation, be they established practitioners or those new to the practise.

***Many thanks to the Netgalley and Quarto Publishing for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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A great starter book for anyone who wants to learn about mediation, chakras and energies. Perfect addition to any yogis bookshelf.

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