In this book Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). MBSR has enhanced the physical and emotional well-being of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, you'll be taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations and easy yoga exercises. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting.
Take time for yourself
I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to slowing down and truly taking time out to relax, which made the book challenging at first. You really need to make a conscious effort to partake in the exercises to receive the maximum benefit. That being said, once you get into a stride, you'll find that the exercises become more natural every day and you'll feel a renewed sense of calm in previously stressful situations.
So, if one of your New Year's resolutions was to become 'more mindful', now's the time to start your journey to a less stressful year.
The Mindful Way Through Stress: The Proven 8-Week Path to Health, Happiness and Well-Being from Guildford Press is available from February 2015 in hardback, paperback and e-book.