Refine and Inspire Your Meditation Practice
Featuring hands-on exercises to make your meditation more effective as well as science-based advice for using it in your daily life, The Art & Science of Meditation takes your practice to the next level. This vital resource provides ways to overcome common obstacles, easy-to-understand explanations of classic spiritual texts, guidance on choosing meditation teachers and retreats, and much more. Lisa Erickson presents practical, in-depth information drawn from both historical sources and contemporary scientific research. Explore ways to enhance your journey through each chapter's integration tools and contemplation methods. Discover how to achieve mystic states, meditate on the sacred feminine, and find the best modality for you. Easy to personalize to your own needs, this book helps you truly unite your life and meditation practice.
"Whether you are a new or experienced meditator, The Art and Science of Meditation is like a wise and experienced companion guiding you through the uncharted terrain of your own heart-mind. Drawing from a vast range of meditation experience, including yogic and Buddhist traditions, Erickson skillfully offers practical and joyful ways to nurture and expand your understanding of meditation. By knowing where and when to intuitively implement and modify certain practices, you can confidently awaken the parts of you that have been sleeping."—Kaveri Patel, DO, family physician and author of The Voice
"Lisa Erickson has written the ultimate meditation handbook that is at once deeply engaging, relevant to modern life, practical, and comprehensive. By mapping out a wide range of systems, potential traps, and the full set of meditative stages that may be experienced, she makes even the most advanced stages of meditation accessible and easy to understand. Lisa's book is potent because it will support you immediately and through a lifetime of practice."—Mu, author of From Here to Nowhere
"Lisa Erickson is the wisest of today's meditation guides. In The Art and Science of Meditation, she delivers, meeting you right where you are with a myriad of time-proven ways to explore the form of meditation that honors the uniqueness of you. This book is genuinely the most innovative and inter-spiritual resource for meditation I've ever read. I'll be recommending it to all of our students."—Dr. Janice Lundy, inter-spiritual educator and co-founder of The Spiritual Guidance Training Institute