Meditation for Wimps: Finding Your Balance in an Imperfect World by Miriam Austin



The author of Yoga for Wimps (Sterling, 2000), a surprise best-seller, returns with a similarly low-key but authoritative volume that does for meditation what her previous effort did for yoga: demystify it and make it accessible to those who believed themselves incapable of even trying it. She offers simple instructions and tips, provides some restorative yoga poses to help prepare the reader for sitting practice, and again uses models that are dressed in everyday garb (polo shirts, jeans, and the like). Her warmly ecumenical voice, especially in her discussion of the timeless wisdom of various faiths, invites every reader--whatever his or her background or denomination--to inquire within.