Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired, and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment in just ten minutes a day
Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.
Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine--proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.
Accessible and portable, The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness
offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...the benefits are limitless. The result? More headspace, less stress. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us. Switch off after work * Fall asleep at night * Feel less anxious, sad, or angry * Control your cravings * Find a healthy weight
About the Author
ANDY PUDDICOMBE is currently the only Clinical Meditation Consultant in the United Kingdom with Medical Advisory Committee clearance for private practice. As a former Buddhist monk, he has trained extensively in meditation all over the world for more than 15 years and has been acknowledged as one of the UK's foremost mindfulness experts. He is the author of three Headscape Guides (The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness; The Headspace Diet; The Headspace Guide to a Mindful Pregnancy) which are now available in 25 countries and 10 languages, and has been featured widely including in Vogue, the New York Times, Financial Times, Entrepreneur, Men's Health, and Esquire. He also makes regular appearances on TV and online, having been featured on BBC, Netflix and TED. Andy currently lives in Venice, California with his wife and son.
"Teaches techniques that can be practiced on a crowded subway or even while wolfing a sandwich.... Ed Halliwell (The Guardian) said Mr. Puddicombe is 'doing for meditation what someone like Jamie Oliver has done for food.' And like Mr. Oliver, he's ready to conquer the United States." --The New York Times
"Arriving at the office already stressed and tense sounds way less than ideal--and it is totally avoidable, according to Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of Headspace, a super popular meditation app. The former Buddhist monk and author of The Headspace Guide to Meditation & Mindfulness believes that the key is, quite simply, just a little mindfulness." --Well+Good
"This is the only book on meditation you will ever need. Andy Puddicombe demystifies what is commonly an esoteric practice and brings it right into your living room, your office and your heart." --Patricia Ryan Madson, author of Improv Wisdom
"Discover what neuroscience has known for a very long time...meditation works! [This book] shows you how. A delightfully written and thoroughly enjoyable book." --Judson Brewer MD. PhD, Medical Director, Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine