Meditation

Unplug: a simple guide to meditation for busy skeptics and modern soul seekers

Suze Yalof Schwartz, Debra Goldstein

 

 

Healthier life is to hurry up and slow down, to unplug. Studies show that you can get more done and do it better by doing less, just by consciously unplugging for a few minutes each day and meditating.  Schwartz debunks the common misperceptions about meditation, including the notion that you need to sit still for long periods of time, or that you need to "turn off your brain." She also shares the life-changing benefits you will experience, the proven science of how meditation literally changes your brain, as well as easy techniques and tips to easily incorporate meditation into your daily life.

Mindfulness on the run : quick, effective mindfulness techniques for busy people

Chantal Hofstee

 

We all know how good mindfulness practice is for us, but how do you implement it in your life if you're so busy you simply don't have time for anything else? This is precisely where Mindfulness on the Run can help! As a busy psychologist, wife and mother, author Chantal Hofstee has developed a quick, effective program that enables you to slot mindfulness into your life without the need for formal meditation practice. The result will be a calmer mind, less stress, more focus, greater productivity, increased efficiency, enhanced creativity, and most importantly, a happier, more enjoyable life. Mindfulness on the Run is accessible, entertaining and written with heart. Packed full of practical exercises that can be done in minutes, anywhere, anytime, this is mindfulness for those on the move.

 

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Dan Harris

 

ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word “namaste” without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public proponents.            
Here’s what he’s fixated on now: Science suggests that meditation can lower blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain, among numerous other benefits. This book is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions.