Most of us experience some degree of stress and anxiety, and many people are too frustrated and exhausted to deal effectively with life's pressures. This guide by an expert on meditation takes an approach to coping with stress that's radically different from other books. Author Ed Shapiro trained with Swami Satyananda Saraswati, the originator of yoga nidra - an in-depth method of achieving deep and profound relaxation that leads to a natural state of ease and helps unlock our true potential. Endorsed by Headspace's Andy Puddicombe, this easy-to-follow mindfulness routine draws upon the timeless wisdom of centuries of Eastern meditation teachings. AUTHOR: Together with his wife, Deb Shapiro, Ed is the author of 18 books published in more than 20 languages on personal development, meditation, and social action. The couple lead meditation retreats and personal development programs worldwide and acts as corporate consultants and personal coaches, working with CEOs and senior management. They hosted the television series Chill Out, which was rated the most popular show on London's Channel Health TV.