5-Minute Mindfulness: Simple Daily Shortcuts to Transform Your Life

5-Minute Mindfulness: Simple Daily Shortcuts to Transform Your Life


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5-Minute Mindfulness: Simple Daily Shortcuts to Transform Your Life by David B. Dillard-Wright PhD, Heidi E. Spear, Paula Munier

Mindfulness is just a moment away!

You don't need to hide yourself away on a mountaintop for decades to achieve enlightenment. You can do it right in your own home, at work, even in the car on your daily commute. All it takes a 5 minutes—and an open mind. With 5-Minute Mindfulness, readers find quick and easy ways to calm their minds, soothe their psyches, and sustain their spirits. These potent, portable practices, meditations, postures, and exercises can be done anywhere, anytime—mini-enlightenments that can create a lifetime of joy, peace, and serenity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440529795
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 12/18/2011
Series: 5-Minute Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Dillard-Wright, PhD, teaches philosophy, religion, and ethics at the University of South Carolina, Aiken. His academic work focuses on philosophy of the mind and animal ethics. His practice in meditation originated in the Trappist tradition of contemplative prayer and then segued into Eastern practices. He is the author of A Mindful Morning, A Mindful Evening, A Mindful Day, Mediation for Multitaskers, The Everything© Guide to Meditation for Healthy Living, 5-Minute Mindfulness, and At Ganapati’s Feet.

Table of Contents

Introduction What is Mindfulness? Iv

Chapter 1 Living A Mindful Life 1

Chapter 2 Stress Relief for Your Brain 11

Chapter 3 Goodbye, Monkey Mind 24

Chapter 4 Don't Think, Breathe! 42

Chapter 5 Stress Relief for Your Body 52

Chapter 6 Mindful Body, Luminous Body 67

Chapter 7 Stretch, Breathe, Relax! 111

Chapter 8 Say A Little Mindful Prayer 119

Chapter 9 Sutras for Your Soul 136

Chapter 10 Be A Mindful Mystic 153

Chapter 11 Tune in to Mindfulness 175

Chapter 12 Set Your Sights on Mindfulness 186

Chapter 13 Breathe in Mindfulness 197

Conclusion 5 Minutes to a Mindful Life 208

Index 209

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