The Best Meditation Books - Yoga Journal

The Best Meditation Books

Meditation books are more than just guides on how to breathe and sit while meditating. They will guide you in topics to meditate on and unlock parts of yourself that you were unaware of. We’ve put together a list of our favorite meditation books of all time.
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Best for Self-Realization

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself


Embark on an inner journey to learn more about yourself.

What We Liked:

This book guides you in finding answers about your own nature with simple questions and wise advice. Using meditation and mindfulness techniques, you will journey through your relationship with your own thoughts and emotions and uncover the source of your inner energy. By the time you finish this book, you will be ready to live your life to its fullest as your innermost self. Get it here.

Best for Beginners

Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You


Learn different ways to meditate in 10 days.

What We Liked:

This book will guide you through 10 different meditation techniques in a step-by-step process. In 10 days, a beginner can easily become immersed in meditation by using this book. You can learn about how each exercise will benefit you and practice them in a structured and easy environment. Each chapter has a thoughtful writing prompt for users to record their thoughts after meditating. It's available here.

Best Code of Conduct

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)


Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, this book provides a simple code of conduct.

What We Liked:

This book takes on self-limiting beliefs that we all hold inside ourselves and create needless suffering. By using ancient Toltec beliefs, author Don Miguel Ruiz put together The Four Agreements, a simple and powerful code of ethics. This bestseller has been coveted by people around the world for years and will transform the way you look at the world. Get it here.