SRS Best self-yoga/self-meditation book?

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  1. Thorgrim

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    Me and my girlfriend wanted to start yoga and some other meditation stuff to relax (both graduate students, so we need to chill out :)

    However, we didn't want to join a class or anything, so what are some books that we could use that would we could teach ourselves
     
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  3. Thorgrim

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    I couldn't find any books

    And there was a mess of DVDs with no order that were 30 bucks each... :)

    I'm looking for a beginners Yoga book, and probably a DVD instructional
    For meditation...perhaps a book, but most importantly a DVD for music and imagery, im too anxious to just sit in a room in silence and "focus"
     
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  5. Thorgrim

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    Here's some stuff im looking at, because I know I need actual books and DVDs, not just web material

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006JJLK/ref=pd_sim_d_1/104-7707271-8923162?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=130
    relaxation/meditation DVD

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000648AV/qid=1149986117/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/104-7707271-8923162?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130
    better, but supposedly full of advertisments?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000094J6K/qid=1149986117/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-7707271-8923162?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130
    best, but supposedly really small and limited

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007JME6/qid=1149985963/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-7707271-8923162?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130
    best yoga DVD i could find

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805210318/qid=1149985589/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-7707271-8923162?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
    supposedly best yoga book but its 544 pages!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/089281764X/ref=pd_sim_b_4/104-7707271-8923162?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155
    277 pages, yoga beginners guide i guess, for personal use, which is good cause I think i'd feel weird doing yoga WITH my gf

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1572244135/qid=1149985306/ref=br_lf_b_1/104-7707271-8923162?n=11128&s=books&v=glance
    anti-anxiety workbook
    something i could use in conjunction with the meditation and yoga to make sure im not just feeling the right way, but thinking the right way


    Dunno if anyone has any advice on those, like maybe some of them are crap, or some have obvious better replacements...id really appreciete
     
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    :werd: There are lots of free sources on the internet.
    If you WANT to buy stuff....
    There is a set I bought called Yoga Class (Gary Bromley, Hinkler Books) that came with a book, a dvd and a yoga mat. I got that from Border's.

    Lots of dvds are available for rent at the Blockbuster or other video rental place.
     
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  9. Thorgrim

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    well i did have some spare money...i dont really spend it on anything else

    i was just wondering if anyone thought any of those choices were bad?

    I can't just sit back and relax and do some of those things, I need music or an interactive program, i know they tell you things to do but without my headphones on i can hear the neighbors and outside and thats REALLY distracting
     
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    Yes, you CAN sit there and do those things. Its hard as fuck all, and you will struggle, but you CAN DO IT. You will be bad at it at first, your mind will drift like an angry animal and you won't be able to control it. This is normal. Keep trying. Don't get angry at yourself. Just keep trying.

    You will get better at it. Thats the point. Its just like physical exercise. Then you'll notice your mind is better honed all the time. The benefits of meditation.

    When I started Anapana (anapada?), I couldn't focus my attention on the sensation of breath entering and leaving my nose, on the edge of the nostrils and top of the lip, for more than a single second. I kept drifting and having thoughts. But I kept trying. And I got better at it. Its still this way when I start meditating. But then as I get deeper into it I go long moments without thinking. And those long moments are the best ones in life. Bliss.
     

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