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5 meditation books to help you beat stress

By David Lawrence |

In a world dominated by technology, with every website and app competing for our attention, it's easy to lose our heads. Integrating a meditation practice into your daily routine can help keep stress to a minimum. Here are a handful of books that can help you be a little more mindful.

 
The Little Book of Buddhism

 
Most of the meditation techniques that we practise in the west originate from Buddhism. This book written by the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, offers spiritual wisdom in bite-size chunks. No need to read long, ancient texts. The little book of Buddhism will provide you with insight and practical tips.
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Zen: The Art of Simple Living

 
Meditation and mindfulness are not just about sitting crossed legged for a few minutes a day. The aim of such practices is to bring peaceful awareness to your life and in everything you do. In this book, Shunmyo Masuno, gives you 100 lessons on how you can simplify your life, so you can be calmer and more focused when you need to be.
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The Little Book of Meditation: 10 minutes a day to more relaxation, energy and creativity

 
Many of us have families and demanding careers, meaning we don’t have time to dedicate hours or years to developing a spiritual practice. This book by Dr. Patrizia Collard gives simple practical advice on how you can meditate to make yourself happier and healthier in just ten minutes a day.
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Stress Less, Accomplish More

 
This is an exceptional book for those put off by anything too spiritual. Emily Fletcher has taken meditation to the corporate world, working with companies such as Google and Barclays Bank. Her book offers practical wisdom that you can action in your life to help you achieve extraordinary performance.
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The Power of Now

 
Eckhart Tolle has been one of the biggest influences in bringing mindfulness and meditation to the western world. The Power of Now regularly appears on best-seller lists, having sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The book teaches you how to be more present in your life and to take a meditative approach to everything you do.

David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.