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Everyday Meditation by Tobin Blake
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Practicing Everyday Meditation with Tobin Blake

Tobin Blake Tobin Blake is the author of Everyday Meditation: 100 Daily Meditations for Health, Stress Relief, and Everyday Joy. He has taught meditation and spiritual awakening at Unity centers, private schools, and colleges. Visit him online at TobinBlake.com.

About Everyday Meditation

Meditation 101 Series"Everyday meditation offers the guidance, encouragement, and structure both beginning and advanced meditation students need to either start a new practice or take an exciting one to the next level. It does far more than just introduce the practice of mediation on a theoretical level. It is designed to get readers meditating from the get-go so they can experience its joys firsthand.

Most meditation teachings primarily provide students with techniques, such as mantra, zazen, and visualization, while offering very little real help in overcoming the obstacles to deep meditative states. Everyday Meditation is different in that while it does teach the ABC's and techniques of meditation, its primary focus is on the following three key points, which are essential to developing a successful, long-term practice:

Daily Practice — Tobin explains that we do actually have to meditate, and regularly, in order to benefit from it, which is why he included 100 days worth of original meditations designed to get readers meditating regularly.

Uproot the blocks — In order to achieve deep meditation, we must uncover the things within us that interfere with our progress. The exercises Blake offers are set up to help meditators get to the root cause beyond their resistance to meditation, so they can go beyond it.

Reprogram the waterfall — A constant waterfall or thoughts runs in the background of our minds forming and endless stream of words and images, which never cease. The meditations Tobin offers are designed to transform this often negative waterfall of thoughts into one based on gentleness, loving kindness, and forgiveness." — New World Library

Everyday Meditation Interview & Excerpts

The following are excerpts from Everyday Meditation © 2012 by Tobin Blake and printed with permission of New World Library, www.newworldlibrary.com, Novato, CA.

Everyday Meditation Interview with Tobin Blake
Why is meditation attracting so much attention these days, and what science has found on the health benefits of meditation.

Meditation 101
By Tobin Blake
Introduces beginner meditators to the health benefits of practicing meditation, the three steps to the experiential journey, expanding your consciousness, and how long to meditate.

Daily Meditations
By Tobin Blake
Beginners should probably aim to meditate between five and twenty minutes per session, while more advanced students may choose to meditate for up to an hour or more.

Meditation Day 1
By Tobin Blake
Beginning the hundred-day journey with a simple exercise, a form of zazen. If this, or any other practice, seems a bit pointless, keep in mind that the simplest meditations are often the most effective.

Updated 1/20/14