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By practicing with the meditations in the book and meditation CD you’ll be able to transform your life in 20 minutes a day.

A new book & CD by one of the world’s leading meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg teaches you how to find happiness and contentment in 28 days. This book is the definitive guide on how to meditate and what is mediation. In The Power of Meditation Sharon distils 30 years of teaching in a wonderfully clear and accessible manner. By practicing with the meditations in the book and meditation CD you’ll be able to transform your life in 20 minutes a day.

Meditation helps us defuse stress, experience greater tranquility, find a sense of wholeness, strengthen our relationships and face our fears. Meditation helps sharpen focus, lower blood pressure, and reduce chronic pain. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. And it’s as easy as sitting down and taking a breath.

The Power of Meditation is the most effective, approachable guide to this transformative technique. Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, Sharon Salzberg, distilling thirty years of teaching experience, shows how to start and maintain an effective meditation practice. With clear lessons on concentration, mindfulness and lovingkindness laid out on the book and CD, you’ll see that transforming your life can be achieved in twenty minutes a day. It’s not religious. It’s not navel-gazing. Meditation will help you engage in the world and will help you find resilience, peace, clarity and balance

The Power of Meditation Hay House £10.99 Paperback/CD Published August 2011

If you can breathe, you can meditate.

Meditation practice is far simpler, more fun, less esoteric and much more relevant to the wide-ranging situations we encounter in everyday life than we might imagine. With a straightforward 28-day program led by one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, Sharon Salzberg, The Power of Meditation will get you started.

Rather than an ornate, arcane set of instructions this book teaches the practical tools to help deepen concentration, mindfulness and compassion, including the basics of posture, breathing, incorporating time to breath into your daily schedule and how to deal with specific problem areas such as pain or insomnia. Readers will learn to rely on a new found depth when things change, when they feel out of control of events, and above all when they want a quality of happiness that is not so fragile, so dependent on shifting conditions.

In addition to the practical advice, Salzberg explain how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation.

Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, and reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness.

With The Power of Meditation: A 28 Day Programme for Real Happiness Salzberg delivers a completely accessible guide to beginners who want to understand meditation, and through it, make better decisions, break bad habits, bounce back from disappointments, connect with family, and generally become more at ease with their own bodies.

"Beautifully simple, simply beautiful…this book makes Sharon Salzberg's calm presence accessible wherever and whenever she's needed. No one could ask for a better teacher."
--Martha Beck, columnist for O magazine

“Salzberg speaks from experience … an extraordinary teacher.” --O, Oprah Magazine

Read an Extract from the book here

Download a photo of Sharon Salzberg here

Download the cover of The Power of Meditation here

Listen to the introduction to the Meditation CD here

Notes to Editors:

•Sharon Salzberg is available for interview
•The Power of Meditation is available for extract and serialization
•Includes a unique meditation CD that will see you transforming your life in 20 mins a day’
•Sharon will be visiting the UK in 2011 and will be available for interview and one to one sessions
•This is the definitive book on mediation and is a New York Times bestseller already!

About Sharon Salzberg:

Sharon Salzberg is one of the leading meditation and spiritual teachers in the world. She co-founded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, and is the author of eight books, including the bestselling Lovingkindness and Faith. A teacher for more than 30 years, she has been a contributing editor at O, The Oprah Magazine.

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