Recommended Reads - National Relaxation Day

Be sure to take some time for relaxation. These books, DVDs, and music selections may help you along the way.

Simple Meditation & Relaxation

by Joel Levey

“Learn to balance hard work, spiritual growth and Zen tranquillity with this guide to living a conscious life while juggling careers, family, and personal growth.”

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Breathe Slower, Deeper, Better: Make Deep Breathing a Habit With Simple Yoga Exercises

by Yael Bloch

“An illustrated, quick-start guide to help readers boost their overall health with conscious breathing and other daily habits inspired by principles of yoga and meditation”

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Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being

by Baxter Bell

“Yoga for Healthy Aging is [an] accessible and usable guide available on how yoga can address concerns related to strength, flexibility, balance, agility, cardiovascular health, brain health, and stress management, among other issues.”

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Meditation for Dummies

by Stephan Bodian

“If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully.”

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The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje

“In this guide to safe and effective aromatherapy, Aromahead Institute founder Andrea Butje brings 40 essential oils' unique properties to life for easy home usage. With accessible information and recipes, both budding and experienced aromatherapists alike will be able to create personalized essential oil blends for happier, healthier bodies, minds and homes.”

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Guided Meditation: Six Essential Practices to Cultivate Love, Awareness, and Wisdom

by Jack Kornfield

“With Guided Meditation, this renowned Buddhist teacher brings you six practices that will open the door to the serenity and joy of meditation, and serve as your foundation for years to come.”

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Easy yoga for easing pain

“Instructor leads participants through easy yoga poses for upper and lower body while seated, standing poses for hips and legs with the aid of a chair (if needed), and relaxation and meditation.”

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Soft Jazz: Meditation

The title says it all… relaxing jazz music.

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Relaxation & Meditation 

by Jeffrey Thompson

New Age music to calm the senses

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