With today s demands and hectic pace, stress has become more common on a daily basis. Oftentimes, there are not enough hours in the day, and our to do lists grow longer and longer. It is no surprise that, according to a recent report by HiFX, the United States is the second most stress-ridden country in the world. With looming outside forces such as the depressed job market and the 9.4 percent unemployment rate, you need make a calm mind your priority. But when there is barely enough time for breakfast, it can be difficult to find time to balance your life. Ten Minutes to Deep Meditation is here to help. In a simple, step-by-step format, this book helps beginners increase focus and decrease stress through the art of meditation. According to a recent report from American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, meditation is a proven relaxation method that can lower blood pressure without chemical supplements. You will learn what meditation is (and is not), why you get stressed out, and how meditation can truly help calm your nerves. This book presents you with the two main types of meditation analytical and placement and how both can help you in different ways. You will also learn the answers to common questions regarding this soothing process: How is meditation different from relaxation, concentration, and self-hypnosis? Which techniques are right for you? Are there any physiological effects? This book will clear up the common myths of meditation and present you with structured methods to relax your body without medication. You will learn practical, easy-to-use instructions on the meditation process, with dozens of specific techniques and practices, including the Buddha Vairochana posture, Lamrim meditation, and the popular cross-legged lotus position. You will learn where to focus your attention and what to contemplate to fully clear your mind of outside stress. You will also learn how and why coupling meditation with yoga can create a greater calming effect. Going a step further, this book also contains images of correct meditative postures and yoga stretches, so you can get it right the first time. Most importantly, this book explains how to steady and control your breathing to bring oxygen to your mind. You will learn how to position your body, the best clothes to wear, how to stretch, and what to do when you run into problems and cannot seem to clear your head. Meditation specialists and real-life people who have experienced the benefits of meditation have been interviewed, and their expertise is dispersed throughout this book. Best of all, this book is written to fit into your busy lifestyle. With only ten minutes a day, you can let go of your stress for 24 hours. If you are looking for a natural way to ease your stress, Ten Minutes to Deep Meditation will help you focus your mind and balance your life.