Ten Breaths to Happiness: Touching Life in its Fullness

Ten Breaths to Happiness: Touching Life in its Fullness

by Glen Schneider, Jason DeAntonis
     
 

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Simple practices to help us cultivate happiness and fulfillment in the course of our daily lives.

Happiness is far more than a positive feeling that comes and goes, happiness is wired into the physiology of our brains. It is a skill we can all develop through cultivating mindfulness and concentration. In Ten Breaths to Happiness Schneider presentsSee more details below

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Simple practices to help us cultivate happiness and fulfillment in the course of our daily lives.

Happiness is far more than a positive feeling that comes and goes, happiness is wired into the physiology of our brains. It is a skill we can all develop through cultivating mindfulness and concentration. In Ten Breaths to Happiness Schneider presents a series of simple practices and guided meditations that allow you to literally rewire your neural pathways to experience deeper and more lasting fulfillment and peace.

Studies in neuroscience show that it takes about thirty seconds to build a new neural-pathway. Schneider takes these findings and combines them with mindfulness practices based on the teachings of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. For example, he encourages us to take ten conscious breaths whenever we encounter something beautiful or have a meaningful experience. Consistently exercising this simple practice creates an opportunity for the brain to move from its default reaction of protection to one of appreciation and spaciousness.

In ten short chapters, Schneider discusses the nature of happiness and its role in our evolution. He shows how our brains can make us happy or create suffering, and he introduces simple, proven techniques that will shape our brains over

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"While the Ten Breaths Practice is ancient, Schneider connects it to neuroscience with explanations that flow easily enough for beginners... This fifty-page book is like a poem in the sense that every word resonates, nothing is out of place, and the images carry us beyond our usual thinking."—Mindfulness Bell

“I have found that the deepest fear of many of us is that we will miss this life; that we will go through our days and life will somehow pass us by and we will not have touched this miracle authentically. Ten Breaths to Happiness is a wonderful way of deepening our encounter and connection with life; deepening our experience of life.” — from the introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937006419
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,189,167
File size:
0 MB

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“I have found that the deepest fear of many of us is that we will miss this life; that we will go through our days and life will somehow pass us by and we will not have touched this miracle authentically. Ten Breaths to Happiness is a wonderful way of deepening our encounter and connection with life; deepening our experience of life.” — from the introduction

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