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10 books about mindfulness
Pick up one of these featured titles on mindfulness in May 2021.
Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday by Matthew Sockolov
This book was published 3 years ago by Althea Press and takes approximately 7.0 hours to read.
It's easy to disconnect when life moves fast. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective exercises and meditations to live every moment of your daily routine, in the moment. From finding your breath to feeling grounded, these practice-based exercises make integrating mindfulness into your routine easy. With over 75 essential meditations--that take between 5-20 minutes from start to finish--Practicing Mindfulness is an approachable way to apply mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Reduce stress, improve mental health, and stay present no matter what the day holds when you practice mindfulness, with: Mindfulness 101 that provides clear explanations of what mindfulness is, along with why and how it helps in your day-to-day life 75 mindfulness exercises that are organized by difficulty to help develop your practice Practical advice for overcoming obstacles to your mindfulness practice like how to deal with distracting noises or fight off sleepiness Today and every day, mindfulness takes practice. Practicing Mindfulness offers effective, modern meditations and exercises to start practicing everyday mindfulness, today.
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
This book was published last year by Riverhead Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren't found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere by Kira Willey
This book was published 4 years ago by Rodale Kids and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school. Based on Kira Willey's Parents' Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day, and encourage families to establish a fun and consistent mindfulness practice, whether at home or on the go.
Happy: A Beginner's Book of Mindfulness by Nicola Edwards
This book was published last year by Rodale Kids and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
We breathe deep and expand like the galaxy, We breathe out many thousands of stars, And if ever we start to feel panicky, this reminds us of just who we are. The perfect soothing read for quiet time, Happy gently encourages young readers to explore their emotions and the beautiful world around them, with stunning illustrations and thought-provoking rhymes on every page. This poetic journey to a place of happiness and calm will inspire and empower your child to enjoy the practice of mindfulness.
Retrain Your Brain (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety) by Seth J. Gillihan
Category: Anxiety Disorders
This book was published 5 years ago by Althea Press and takes approximately 7.9 hours to read.
No synopsis available at the moment.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama
This book was published 5 years ago by Avery and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
"From the beginning [this] book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: [the authors'] own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal"--Amazon.com.
Bruce Lee: A Kid's Book About Pursuing Your Passions (Mini Movers and Shakers) by Mary Nhin
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press LLC and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
Some people call me the father of mixed martial arts. Others see me as a movie star. But what some might not know is that I struggled to get there... In the new Mini Movers and Shakers children's book series comes a cast of characters who have failed, yet succeeded despite overwhelming obstacles. In the fifth volume, we meet Bruce Lee. Find out what happens in this kids book about pursuing your passions. Sometimes, we are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. But with grit and hard work, one can achieve great things! Mini Movers and Shakers was developed to inspire children to dream big and work hard. Fun, relatable characters in graphic style books easy enough for young readers, yet interesting for adults. The Mini Movers and Shakers book series is geared to kids 3-11+. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for educators, parents, and teachers alike. Collect all the Mini Movers and Shakers Books!
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (20th Anniversary Edition) by Mark Nepo
This book was published last year by Red Wheel and takes approximately 15.2 hours to read.
No synopsis available at the moment.
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 10 years ago by Wisdom Publications and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Presents an introduction to meditation according to Buddhist principles, describing the advantages of the practice and addressing some of the difficulties that can come up.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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