Relaxing into Meditation

ABOUT Nordzin Pamo

Nordzin Pamo
Ngakma Nor’dzin is known for the natural down-to-earth realism of her presentation – and her wealth of experience in helping people with everyday problems.  She is loved particularly for her warmth and friendliness, her sense of humour and her down-to-earth answers to students’ ques More...


"This is a wonderful introduction to relaxation and meditation - its message offers peace and tranquillity in this stressful world"
-- Joanna Lumley

Described by one reviewer as "the best book on meditation I've ever read", Relaxing into Meditation is an accessible guide to relaxation and meditation.

Relaxing into Meditation begins with relaxation and breathing techniques specifically aimed at creating relaxation of the body and calmness of mind before embarking on meditation practices which may be more demanding.  In this way it provides a place where anyone can begin, without any prior experience.

Relaxation techniques and breathing exercises enable us to be calmer human beings. Through learning to quieten the breath and relax the body, we can approach the circumstances of our lives in a calmer and more relaxed manner. Discovering relaxation offers the opportunity to begin to practise meditation

Meditation enables us to unravel unhelpful emotional fixations. Our intellect can become clearer and more focused through allowing the chatter of our minds to subside. We can discover the nature of who we are at a deep and profound level through meditative practice.

As well as explaining relaxation and meditation, Relaxing Into Meditation also describes how to make aids to practice including various styles of cushion and a Tibetan sitting strap.

Relaxing into Meditation is illustrated throughout, showing the postures that are used in each of the practices.

Relaxing into Meditation has been indexed by Rossinna Ippolito.

Relaxing into Meditation draws on my experience teaching relaxation and meditation through community education. Every year a new group of people would arrive wanting to learn meditation and nearly every one of them would say that they thought meditation would help with stress. Meditation will help with stress – but not immediately and only once one has sufficient experience to bring one’s meditation practice into all areas of life. We need to relax – in the ordinary sense of the word – to deal with stress, and then engage with meditation so that its many benefits can be discovered. So this book is for those who want to start to meditate, or who have tried it and not got on very well, or who are unclear about whether they are practising correctly. It is a beginners book in one sense, but is not shallow or superficial in its approach.

"This is a wonderful introduction to relaxation and meditation - its message offers peace and tranquillity in this stressful world"
— Joanna Lumley

"[...] it's the best book on meditation I've ever read, and I've been browsing them since the mid-70's. I say this because of the distinction made between relaxation and meditation, and the explanation ...of why relaxation must happen before meditation can begin. I have never seen it spelled out so clearly before, and in such a gentle, non-didactic manner. The writing draws you in and you come to love the teacher as if you were also a member of one of her meditation groups.

— Rossinna Ippolito, Indexer. (

Although she writes about a subject that others have been prone to mystify and deliberately, it often seems, obscure, she writes in such an accessible and approachable way that you are drawn to listen avidly to what she has to say. She is, in fact, overwhelmingly kind and gentle in her approach, so that, no matter your age or background, you are likely to be comforted and inspired by her work.
— Lois Henderson (