The usual, new age mysticism that comes with most meditation guides has always been a turn-off to me. I wanted to write a book for people who wish to learn how to meditate but without any religious or heavy spiritual overtones.”
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
“If You Can Breathe, You Can Meditate: A Practical, Secular How-To Guide to Meditation” (ISBN 147830197X) by Morgan D. Rosenberg provides a concrete how-to manual for the soothing practice of meditation. Unlike other meditation guides, Rosenberg’s book strips away religious and philosophical tones that are typically included.
“The usual, new age mysticism that comes with most meditation guides has always been a turn-off to me,” Rosenberg says. “I wanted to write a book for people who wish to learn how to meditate but without any religious or heavy spiritual overtones.”
In “If You Can Breathe, You Can Meditate,” Rosenberg explains that meditation is not magic nor a religion. Meditation is simply a process of using focused attention to improve your health and quality of life. The physicist by trade and training highlights the potential benefits of meditation, from relief from stress and anxiety and lowered blood pressure to improved sleeping patterns and an increase in energy, creativity and intuition.
A skeptic by nature, Rosenberg originally put meditation into the same category as other new age practices, such as chakras, crystals and auras. After learning the calming effects that meditation can offer, he researched the topic and became interested in the health benefits and other positive effects that meditation can have on your life. Now, meditation is part of his daily routine.
Broken down in step-by-step chapters, “If You Can Breathe, You Can Meditate” guides readers through the various aspects of meditation, while incorporating tips and anecdotes from Rosenberg. The book also includes a section addressing frequently asked questions and a bibliography that will assist with further investigation and reading on meditation.
“If You Can Breathe, You Can Meditate: A Practical, Secular How-To Guide to Meditation” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author:
Morgan D. Rosenberg is a physicist by training and vocation, receiving a graduate degree in the subject from the University of Maryland. The Mensa member’s scientific work has been recognized with the Society of the Sigma Xi award, the Dr. Robert H. Goddard award, the Bausch and Lomb Science Medal and the Allied-Signal Science Award. His personal investigation of Zen has taken him to Japan, which inspired his previous 2011 work, “Dark Buddhism: Integrating Zen Buddhism and Objectivism.”