At the heart of mindfulness is simplicity. And Jon Kabat-Zinn - the teacher who awakened western medicine to its powerful health benefits 32 years ago - just made it even simpler and more inviting.
Mindfulness for Beginners is a new treasury of teachings and practices to inspire those new to meditation - 40 small, bright candle-flames of wisdom that show us how to:
• Dissipate stress and enter the joyful stream of present moment awareness
• Reenergize the body and clear the mind to navigate the storms and crises of life
• Bring compassionate attention to challenging situations and relationships.
Here, Kabat-Zinn reveals the beauty and wonder hidden within the practices taught within MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) to create a book that can be enjoyed in different ways: as a box of teaching gems to be opened and explored on whim, as an unfolding "practice-a-day" program, or as an engaging start-to-finish primer on living a more mindful life. For the millions transformed by Jon Kabat-Zinn's classic writings on mindfulness, the mind-body connection, and health - or for anyone seeking the benefits of this profound interior work - Mindfulness for Beginners will be a welcome source of inspiration and instruction.