Breathing Meditation with Sharon Salzberg

Taken from "Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, A 28-Day Program" this meditation uses the breath as an anchor. Noticing the breath and returning to it when the mind wanders forms the foundation of this practice.Real Happiness guides us through the basics of posture, breathing, and a daily schedule as well as the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) and the larger issues of compassion and awareness. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and offers twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation, lovingkindness meditation and walking meditation.