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Mindfulness for Beginners

Reclaiming the Present Moment-and Your Life
Book + CD Set
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
July, 2016
ISBN:
9781622036677
In stock now: 
6
$20.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness in mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson-a-day” primer on mindfulness practice.

Anything and everything can become our teacher of the moment, reminding us of the possibility of being fully present: the gentle caress of air on our skin, the play of light, the look on someone`s face, a passing contraction in the body, a fleeting thought in the mind. Anything. Everything. If it is met in awareness.

Beginning and practiced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including:

  • Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness
  • The value of coming back to our bodies and our senses over and over again
  • How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness
  • Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience
  • Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities
  • The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes, and more.

The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world.

Includes a complete CD with five guided mindfulness meditations by Jon Kabat-Zinn, selected from the audio program that inspired this book.

Also by Jon Kabat-Zinn is the classic Wherever You Go, There You Are.

Publisher’s Description: 

Now in paperback, the perfect starting place to learn mindfulness meditation and return ourselves to wholeness and presence.

With Mindfulness for Beginners, Jon Kabat-Zinn guides readers through the simple steps for transforming our relationship to the way we think, feel, love, work, and play, to more fully embody who we really are.

Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine shares the key perspectives and practices that hes found most useful with his students and patients.

Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make the shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world.

Includes a CD of five guided mindfulness meditations by the author.

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