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There's no trying in meditation.
Just as water runs naturally downhill . . . just as leaves float naturally to the ground . . . anyone can settle naturally into meditation. Not trying, just allowing—not doing, just being.
The key is effortlessness. Whether you're a complete novice or you've 'tried it before,' if you can breathe you can meditate. Guided by veteran teacher Dean Sluyter's easygoing, down-to-earth approach, you'll test-drive a variety of meditative 'vehicles,' such as breath, sound, the senses, the sky, and the simple sense of 'I,' and discover which ones fit you best.
You'll find all the practical tips you need for adapting these methods to your daily life, even for a few minutes a day on the subway or in an office cubicle. And as your life opens to deep happiness, clarity, peace, and creative energy, you'll be inspired to keep on practicing—naturally.
Jy wil graag soms asem skep, die mooi dinge om jou raaksien en tyd bestee aan dit wat regtig saak maak. Maar die realiteit is dat jy van punt A na punt B jaag, altyd moeg en erg gestres is. Hoe kan jy hierdie situasie verander? Deur die tegniek van bedagtheid (mindfulness) en meditasie is dit moontlik om met vars, nuwe oë na die wêreld om jou te kyk. Leer aan die hand van die stories van gewone mense hoe om bedagtheid deel van jou lewe te maak sodat jy die wonderskone in elke oomblik - ook die moeilikes - kan sien. Deur bedagtheid te beoefen sal jy beter met mense oor die weg kom, weer lief vir die lewe raak, ontspanne wees en jou werkslas beter kan hanteer. Laat Kalmte in die malle gejaag jou inspirasie wees. Geskryf met baie humor deur 'n kundige wat self die pad geloop het en hope praktiese wenke.
After a sell-out two-print run, The Energy Code has been rereleased as BREATHE: Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout. Now more than ever, humans are facing a global personal and collective energy crisis. Being too busy and exhausted has become a shared narrative of modern living. Energy is not just an expression of our physical health, but also of our mental and emotional functioning. The nature of digitally based modern lives means that our natural energy sources are under constant demand, leading us to often feel washed out, depressed and depleted. The skill we now require is no longer balance, but rather integration. BREATHE: Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout provides practical and accessible tools. It teaches the reader to move through the intensity of life without getting caught up in the chaos of it. BREATHE brings awareness to the basic laws and principles of energy by weaving together the science of western medicine, neuroscience, and eastern philosophy. It is the crystallisation of Dr Ela Manga’s experience and insights gained in the cutting-edge science of mindfulness-based energy management. It is relevant for anyone who faces the challenge of supporting health and meaningful relationships while pursuing their passion and vocation.
As an Anglican priest and former Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, a lecturer in Buddhism, and a devoted walker, Adam Ford is an inspiring guide with a refreshingly eclectic viewpoint. Contemplating the concept of a purposeful walking, he applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a personal odyssey in the Australian outback. Exploring the idea of the walk as both medium and metaphor, and considering ideas of pilgrimage alongside the notion of the walk in literature, he draws on his personal experience of both spirituality and walking. This book celebrates and enchances those moments: both for the hardened hiker and those who like to contemplate past walks from the comfort of their armchair.
IT TAKES JUST TEN MINUTES a day train your mind - you will feel more awake, more alive and more creative. Using these carefully researched exercises you can increase your attention span, realise your potential and use your mind to its full capacity. Yes, just ten...short ... minutes. Nearly half of our waking hours are spent thinking about something other than what we are doing. We are only aware of a tiny fraction of what we are thinking, feeling and sensing - so we're barely conscious of how and why we behave the way we do. This book sets out to help you get your mind out of automatic more often. The human mind is an extraordinary thing. It determines the way we experience and respond to whatever life throws at us. Yet most of us live as though we have no control over our minds. This is simply not true. If we want to change our lives in any way, the most effective way to do that is to change the way our mind is shaped - the way in which we interpret and respond to everyday events as well as to our own thoughts and feelings. Mind Time contains simple, clear exercises that take only ten minutes per day and our research tells us that if you do these exercises, your life will change. The exercises build three core capacities - curiosity, self-awareness and acceptance. If you do them, and build these capacities, you will become less reactive and more responsive. This will lead to positive benefits in several key areas: your relationships, your ability to deal with unexpected events and your capacity to stay purposeful and to see your life as a matter of choices rather than seemingly impossible challenges. Just set aside ten minutes each day to engage in a few simple practices, then after a short while you will start to see a transformation for the better. That's our promise to you. Isn't it time we learned to shape our minds - not be shaped by them?
Wake up to the Joy of You is the simple way to find grace and meaning in your life. Inspirational motivational speaker and blogger, Agapi Stassinopoulos offers 52 weeks of super-accessible meditations that allow you to overcome disappointment, rejection, fear,and self-doubt - and to find something more in your life. With an approachable style and uplifting spirit, Agapi shares stories and explanations that illuminate topics such as... * How to Ask for Help * How to Stop People-Pleasing * 5 Questions to Find My Calling * Finding My Authentic Voice * Am I Running on Empty? And many more... As she walks you through a guided meditation for each theme, Agapi helps you to overcome inner roadblocks and enables you to achieve a happier, calmer and more balanced life. Wake Up to the Joy of You is the perfect introduction to meditation and mindfulness, and a book to treasure at any point on your journey through life.
Shinrin = Forest Yoku = Bathing Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is the practice of spending time in the forest for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, Shinrin-Yoku is a way to reconnect with nature, from walking mindfully in the woods, to a break in your local park, to walking barefoot on your lawn. Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li's research has proven that spending time around trees (even filling your home with house plants and vaporising essential tree oils) can reduce blood pressure, lower stress, boost energy, boost immune system and even help you to lose weight. Along with his years of ground-breaking research, anecdotes on the life-changing power of trees, Dr Li provides here the practical ways for you to try Shinrin-Yoku for yourself.
The Art of Mindful Gardening explores how mindfulness can bring a new dimension to gardening. Ark Redwood guides you through the changing seasons, expanding your knowledge of how to be conscious of the present and providing expert insights on meditating into your natural environment.
Sophrology is a dynamic relaxation, stress-management and personal development technique, which is steadily growing in popularity in the UK. Sophrology is already extremely popular on the continent - especially in France, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium, where sports stars and popstars, among others, have used the techniques to overcome fear of failure, manage stress and anxiety, beat insomnia, prepare for big events and fulfil their true potential. It is also used as a tool to help women prepare positively for birth, and in the workplace to enhance employees' wellbeing. This accessible book by a London-based expert in this field will open up the world of Sophrology to a worldwide audience and help readers feel equipped to cope with the ups and downs of life with a flexible and effective method. By learning to relax and connect with your inner resources you will discover strength and power you never knew you had, and feel happier and more balanced. Featuring practical tips, case studies, and a Sophrology practice audio, this is a must-have self-help resource. 'Sophrology looks set to be the...answer to all our problems' - The Guardian 'Sophrology is big news in the wellness world.' ELLE 'I like Antiglio. She is calming.' - The Times 'Sophrology is set to be the next wellness trend... If it's used effectively by everyone from women in labour to Olympic athletes, it can only be a matter of time before sophrology enters our wellness lexicon.' - Refinery29 'While many people try and fail to reap the benefits of meditative practices, taking up Sophrology could be the key to unlocking your mind's potential.' - The Independent 'Sophrology is most definitely something you can practice day to day in your own time, with your own schedule and direction.' - Harper's Bazaar 'The science is there. Resilience, better sleep and less stress? This is one wellness trend we'll be watching.' - Get The Gloss
The Times Top 10 BestsellerTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, WITH OVER THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?'The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Haemin Sunim's simple messages - which he first wrote when he responded to requests for advice on social media - speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.Hugely popular in Korea, Haemin Sunim is a Zen meditation teacher whose teachings transcend religion, borders and ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, the bestselling monk succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.
A one of its kind biography, The Only Life is the story of a woman who blazed a path for herself and others in the presence of one of the greatest mystics, Osho. Growing up an ordinary Indian girl in British India, and rendered powerless in a domineering world, Laxmi went on to become Osho’s ﬁrst disciple and secretary.
What follows is an account of not just a life, but of the massive international movement which grew around Osho in the 1970s and 80s—one that Laxmi was at the helm of. Equally, what unfolds is a narrative, full of pathos, where her protégé usurps her place. Heartbroken, ostracised and later banished, she wanders the wastelands of America in isolation, seeking to rediscover herself by choosing devotion for her master over despair.
The Only Life is an extraordinary account of a life of starkly contrasting ups and downs. Laxmi’s journey and the way she lived continues to serve as a crucial illustration for dealing with life’s adversities. It shows that the path of kindness, devotion and awareness trumps all in these present chaotic and precarious times.
Fun, sparkly and empowering, this small and cute book is full of big ideas, words of ancient wisdom and modern mantras to live by, alongside inspirational photography to energise and inspire. Open it on any page and you will find positive vibes and motivational musings - with thoughts on gratitude, happiness, mindfulness, self-esteem, well-being, relationships and success - to put you in the right frame of mind to take on your day, your week or the rest of your life.
Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga. Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed illustrations, programmes, mindfulness techniques, diet advice, and recipes, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities. Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier more yogic way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious plant-based recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedana Centres, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion has everything you need in one complete package.
Happiness and How it Happens reveals how happiness-the state of being we all aspire to-is a natural state for us, and so is attainable for all. The Happy Buddha explores what happiness actually is and how we all can achieve it through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation. Sharing personal and philosophical reflections, practical teachings, and enlightening insights into trust, compassion, radical self-acceptance, and the value of contentment, The Happy Buddha draws upon Buddhism, psychotherapy, and focusing (a method of listening to our intuitive wisdom) to reveal the true riches of wellbeing.
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