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The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired, and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment in just ten minutes a day Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine--proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Accessible and portable, The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...the benefits are limitless. The result? More headspace, less stress. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us. Switch off after work * Fall asleep at night * Feel less anxious, sad, or angry * Control your cravings * Find a healthy weight
Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness For Busy Moms
Moms can feel as if they are sprinting through life, crashing onto the pillow at day’s end only to start again the next morning. In Breathe, Mama, Breathe, psychotherapist Shonda Moralis outlines the benefits of daily meditation and shows moms how to do it - in just five minutes! Plus, she shares over 60 "mindful breaks" that will help moms tune into their own well-being (along with everyone else’s):Eat a mindful breakfast - with no phone, TV, or newspaper!Cuddle your child and take three deep breaths together.Give yourself a mindful-mommy high five - because moms can use positive reinforcement, too.Every mom - whether caring for a new baby, an overscheduled grade-schooler, or an angsty teen - can become a mindful mama!
A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness (Flow)
A mindfulness retreat between two covers, A Book That Takes Its Time is filled with bound-in postcards, mini-journals, stickers, decorative papers for collaging, and many more surprises to encourage slowing down and appreciating the little things.Move slowly and with intention through the pages, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.
Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity (10th Anniversary Edition)
For the 10th anniversary of David Lynch's bestselling reflection on meditation and creativity, this new edition features interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.When it first appeared in 2006, David Lynch’s Catching the Big Fish was celebrated for being "as close as Lynch will ever come to an interior shot of his famously weird mind" (Rocky Mountain News) Now for the bestseller’s 10th anniversary, Lynch dives deeper into the creative process and the benefits of Transcendental Meditation with the addition of his exclusive q-and-a interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.The musicians open up to Lynch about their artistry, history, and the benefits they have experienced, artistically and personally, from their decades-long practice of Transcendental Meditation -- a technique that they and their fellow Beatles helped popularize in the 1960s.Catching the Big Fish is a revelation for all want to understand Lynch’s personal vision. And it is equally compelling for any who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.
Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Heart of Consciousness
Dr. Eben Alexander, author of international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness and how to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose.In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander's brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. It was almost certainly a death sentence, but he miraculously survived and brought back with him an astounding story. During those 7 days in coma, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and came to understand profound truths about the universe we inhabit. What he learned changed everything he knew about the brain, mind, and consciousness and drove him to ask a question confounding the entire scientific community: How do you explain the origins of consciousness if it is not a byproduct of the brain? His challenge relates to a revolutionary shift now underway within our modern scientific understanding. Ultimately, direct experience is key to fully understanding how we are all connected through the binding force of unconditional love and its unlimited power to heal.
Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live
Stop doing, stop moving, stop twisting and turning. These are the first steps toward inner calm and increased mental clarity, says psychiatrist and leading meditation practitioner Christophe André, who in this book guides us through the art of mindfulness, beginning with art itself. Looking at Mindfulness collects classic and esoteric paintings, from Rembrandt to Hopper to Magritte, and offers a lucid commentary on the inner workings of each. André describes the dynamic on the canvas, and turns to the viewer's own reactions, exploring the connection between what we see and what we feel. Moving beyond the art on the page, André teaches us what it means to consider our surroundings, our daily interactions and obligations, and their effect on our inner well-being. The paintings are a visual and tangible first step to understanding mindfulness and the benefits of living in the moment. In practicing mindfulness, within ourselves and out in the world, each of us can make immediate, meaningful, and permanent changes in our well-being and the well-being of others.Beautifully written, wonderfully accessible for any novice or expert, Looking at Mindfulness delivers practical steps and a comprehensive understanding of the practice and meaning of mindfulness and meditation. An authentic and effortless voice, André brings clarity to what it means to live mindfully and how we can make a more conscious effort to do so.
Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us
Williams, Justin Michael
A no-nonsense guide to establishing a personal meditation practice, changing your life, and taking hold of your dreams.CONFESSION: This is not really a meditation book.Yes, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about meditation, but if you came looking for a typical guide to mindfulness, you’re in the wrong place. We are modern people in a high-tech world. We have first world problems and long to-do lists. And if you grew up in struggle - overcoming homophobia, sexism, trauma, shame, depression, poverty, toxic masculinity, racism, or social injustice - you need a different type of meditation . . . one that doesn’t pretend the struggle doesn’t exist.Here you will discover:- How to actually find stillness when your mind is going crazy- Why most guided meditations get boring after a while- What nobody tells you about “setting intentions” and the scientific process to manifesting- Four hidden habits that sabotage your growth - and how to move past them- Proven techniques to overcome anxiety, stress, and trouble sleeping- Daily rituals that cement and enrich your practice- How to use mindfulness to take action toward the causes you believe in and get sh!t doneWhether you’ve tried meditation but it never sticks, or you’ve heard about it but never gave it a shot, Justin Michael Williams guides you step by step in creating a custom meditation ritual that fits in with your busy (and sometimes messy!) modern life. With free downloadable audio meditations every step of the way, Stay Woke gives people of all genders, identities, colors, religions, ages, and economic backgrounds the tools to stop wasting time, overcome self-doubt, and wake up to the lives we were really born to live.
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness
Yoga master Erich Schiffmann offers readers a clear introduction to the wonderful world of Hatha yoga in this helpful book. Filled with photographs, step-by-step instructions and meditation techniques, this book can show you how to soothe away your stresses and boost your mental and physical health.
Meditation for Beginners
For readers who have thought about trying meditation but weren't sure how to get started, Meditation for Beginners presents a complete introduction to "Insight" meditation with bestselling author and trusted teacher Jack Kornfield. Through step-by-step instruction in everything from breathing, posture, and attention to working with difficult emotions and physical discomfort, readers from any spiritual tradition will learn the essentials for creating a daily meditation practice. CD includes five guided meditation sessions to help cultivate the inner tranquility, natural joy, and mental clarity that are just some of the fruits of meditation.
Sticker Yourself Calm: Makes 14 Sticker-by-Number Pictures - Remove the Pages to Create Ready-to-Frame Art!
Step away from the demands of your daily routine to center yourself with a creative project. Select a sticker-by-number template and make a piece of beautiful, frame-ready art by filling it in with a soothing palette of stickers (including gold). Accompanying each of the fourteen projects are insights on mindfulness and prompts for reflection. Discover new ways to relax, sticker by sticker!
The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness
A practical guide to experiencing natural awareness - an effortless and spacious state of resting in the depth or our being.Do you recall, as a child, being enthralled by a drifting cloud, a rain-soaked leaf, a wandering ladybug? Or suddenly having a sense of timelessness, contentment, and ease? If so, then you've already had a taste of natural awareness.Known and revered in many traditions as a complement to focused mindfulness training, natural awareness transcends even these wondrous childhood moments. Some describe it as a profound "awareness of awareness" - an effortless, boundless state of resting in the depth of our being.For those new to meditation and experienced meditators alike, these 72 "mini-chapters" guide you on an in-depth odyssey into natural awareness, illuminated by many simple and enjoyable insights and exercises. The Little Book of Being invites you to explore: • The spectrum of awareness practices, from focused mindfulness to flexible mindfulness to natural awareness• How classical mindfulness and effortless natural awareness enrich and shape each other, and how to practice both• Three ways to move into natural awareness - relaxing effort, broadening awareness, and dropping objects• A treasury of "glimpse practices" to spark natural awareness anytime, in just a few moments• How to bring this way of "simply being" into your daily life, into your connection with others, and into the world
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, A 28-Day Program
Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Lovingkindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric - it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of her students’ FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate - “Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”Book includes either an audio download or a CD with 4 guided meditations.
Rosenthal, Norman E.
Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a celebrated psychiatrist and psychiatric researcher, brings us this generation's most important work on Transcendental Meditation - and one of today's most significant books on achieving greater physical and mental health and wellness.
Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance
In our high-stress, overworked lives, we think the answer to accomplishing more is to do more. But the best advantage we can give ourselves is to take a mental break—to spend a few minutes of the day giving the body and brain rest. Did you know that a brief meditation can offer rest that’s five times deeper than sleep? When you make time to practice the Z Technique this book teaches, you’ll actually be more productive than if you took an hour-and-a-half nap or had a cup of coffee.A leading expert in meditation for high performance, Emily Fletcher has taught meditation at numerous global corporations, including Google, Barclays Bank, and Viacom, to help their employees improve their focus and increase their productivity levels. With Stress Less, Accomplish More, anyone can get the benefits of her 15-minute twice-daily plan. Emily specifically developed the Z Technique for working people with busy lives. Now, you can learn to recharge anywhere, anytime—at home or at your desk. All you need is a few minutes and a chair (no apps, incense, or finger cymbals required).This is not just another meditation book. In Stress Less, Accomplish More, Emily teaches a powerful trifecta of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Manifesting to improve your personal and professional performance, clarity, health, and sleep. You’ll learn how to cultivate Mindfulness through brief but powerful exercises that will help you stop wasting time stressing. Plus, you’ll get Manifesting tools to help you get crystal clear on your personal and professional goals for the future.Filled with fascinating real-life transformations, interactive exercises, and practical knowledge, Stress Less, Accomplish More introduces you to a revelatory daily practice and shows you how to make it work for your modern life.
Turning the Mind Into an Ally
Strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind is the essential first step in accomplishing nearly any goal. Growing up American with a Tibetan twist, Sakyong Mipham talks to Westerners as no one can: in idiomatic English with stories and wisdom from American culture and the great Buddhist teachers. Turning the Mind Into an Ally makes it possible for anyone to achieve peace and clarity in their lives.
The Big Book of Less: Finding Joy in Living Lighter (Flow)
From Flow, a beautiful, mindful guide to having less stuff. Less stress. Less distraction. Less everything.In less comes the freedom of letting go. This thoughtful and surprising book shows us how to get there, by paring down not just the jumble of things around us, but the clutter in our heads, too. And to help, interact with special paper goodies, including a one-thought-a-day diary, a foldout tiny house to let you imagine the pleasures of living in a small and cozy space, and art posters that depict a beautiful picture of what it means to do less, not more.Paper goodies from The Big Book of Less include:• 2 journals• A dot journal poster• 4 art posters• 1 foldout tiny house with 20 accessories• And even more hidden treasures
Sumi-E Painting: Master the Meditative Art of Japanese Brush Painting (Mindful Artist)
Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting teaches you to create your own beautiful, Japanese-inspired ink wash paintings while cultivating a mindful approach to making art.Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting opens with an introduction explaining the links between mindfulness and sumi-e and how they enhance one another. Sections on “The Four Treasures,” as the tools needed for sumi-e painting are called; brushstrokes and painting techniques; and “The Four Gentlemen,” or the most common subjects in sumi-e painting, ensure that you have a solid background before getting started on the simple, approachable step-by-step painting projects. Throughout the book you can find stunning full-page artwork, tips for remaining mindful while you work, creative prompts and exercises, inspirational ideas, and suggestions on how to add color to black ink pieces.Learn to practice mindfulness while you master the popular art of ink wash painting with this inspiring and supportive guide.
Find Your Mantra
Be mindful and present in your daily life with these 75 uplifting messages, organized by theme. Founder of MantraBand Aysel Gunar provides an inspiring introduction on the importance of positive, meaningful mantras in your life.Whether your focus is peace, love, happiness, strength, or your journey - you'll find the perfect mantra for every day of your life. Some of the positive messages you'll find:• Be Present: Be present, free of past and future, and enjoy this moment, that is filled with love, awareness, peace, and joy.• Love and Light: May love and light always find you, and may you be a vessel of love and light. Let these powerful forces pull you away from your fears and open you to the understanding of oneness.• Choose Joy: A phrase so simple, yet so powerful that it changes one's outlook on life. It helps us realize the power of our minds and the power of our attitude. A simple step in the path to a more positive life and a constant reminder to choose happiness.• Blessed: You are greatly blessed and deeply loved. Count your blessings, not your troubles. I am awake, I am alive, I am blessed.By reading these affirmations—one a day, several at a time, or just by opening the book at random—you're taking the first step toward building a more rewarding life.
A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives
The highly acclaimed thought leader and English translator of the Dalai Lama shows us how compassion works as a powerful inner resource that can yield surprising and compelling benefits--not just for others, but for ourselves. The Buddhist practice of mindfulness first caught on in the West when we began to understand its many practical benefits. Now Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., introduces a practice with even greater life-changing power: compassion. Based on the revolutionary course in Compassion Cultivation Training at Stanford that Jinpa helped to create, A Fearless Heart shows us that compassion can be a path through suffering, a key to robust health, and even an effective way to reach our goals. Yet we fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others, they will take advantage of us, and too much self-compassion will make us slackers. Pulling from the latest Western research as well as traditional Buddhist psychology, Jinpa offers simple daily practices that will help readers train their compassion muscle for a greater meaning, connection, and fulfillment.
Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation
Rosenthal, Norman E
The noted research psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author explores how Transcendental Meditation significantly alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and capacity for success.In Super Mind, Norman E. .Rosenthal, M.D., points out that TM does more than reduce stress and promote general wellness. It is a gateway to functioning physically, emotionally, and intellectually at levels we never knew we could attain. Written in Rosenthal's trademark style of restraint and intellectual carefulness, Super Mind explores how we can aspire to much more than we ever thought possible.
The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life
What if you could open into a natural flow of wisdom, compassion, and joy in any moment? According to renowned meditation teacher Loch Kelly, this possibility is closer than you think. Whether you're an experienced meditator or are new to mindfulness practice, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness offers a new and effective approach to awakening and healing.Loch teaches "effortless mindfulness," an advanced yet simple form of mindfulness that can liberate the deepest levels of suffering. Effortless mindfulness immediately introduces you to your awake, loving nature. By making a small initial effort of "unhooking" awareness from chattering thoughts, you can begin the journey home.
Mindfulness on the Go (Shambhala Pocket Classic)
Bays, Jan Chozen
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Know Yourself: A Book of Questions (Flow)
Part-book, part-game, this collection of 165 insightful questions is a fun, surprising path to deeper self-knowledge.What do you think about before you fall asleep?What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done?When have you stood up for yourself?Questions to inspire you to reflect, questions to reveal memories and ideas, questions to tap into your sense of adventure, and questions to point the way to your inner strength. This whimsical illustrated collection presents a wonderfully unexpected way to learn more about yourself, a friend, or a loved one. Best of all, there are no right answers - only the imperative to stay curious, honest, and open.
Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way
Ubuntu is a Xhosa word originating from a South African philosophy that encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live life well, together. It is the belief in a universal human bond: I am only because you are. And it means that if you are able to see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of ubuntu and living it out in daily life it’s possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges, not walls.These 14 lessons from the Rainbow Nation are an essential toolkit to helping us all to live better, together. In stories that recognize our common humanity, our connectedness and interdependence, Everyday Ubuntu helps to make sense of the world and our place in it. Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, it shows how we can all benefit from embracing others. Including practical applications and mindful exercises, it is an inspirational guide to a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong.
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