Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing explores how the simple act of putting pen to paper creates a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us. Through mindful creative exercises, personal anecdote, and a fresh outlook on perception, flow and instinct, doodlers and artists at any level in their craft can discover the mindful joys of drawing. This pack include a journal to explore your new drawing practice, or simply use at its own entity. The Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing pack includes: * 144-page handbook * 144-page blank journal
If yoga and doodling had a baby, this book would be it Explore your breath mindfully through a series of simple, relaxing and creative drawing exercises in this meditative and gorgeously illustrated book. You don't need to be good at drawing; you don't need to be a yogi, or an expert at meditation; you don't need anything but a pencil, and your breath. Combining the hot-trend topics of health, mindfulness and yoga along with adult creativity and coloring books, this is the perfect book to help you make breathtaking art.
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes
Discover the basic principles of Mindfulness and find lesson plans for seven art projects, with guidelines for creating a safe class culture and scripts for teaching Mindfulness. Through drawing, painting, expressive calligraphy, clay sculpture, photography, and more, students learn to be in the present moment, quiet their inner critics, and express themselves authentically"--Back cover.
This eBook is derived from the hardcover book called 'the Zen drawing Pack', which was published in October 2014 by Rockpoint publishers and as an eBook called 'The Zen drawing eBook' by the authors. In this eBook version called 'Zen drawing - a new way to become mindful', the reader finds lots of extra background information on Zen Buddhism. It also includes additional meditation techniques that can be combined with Zen drawing. The drawing exercises included in this eBook focus on applying drawing to reach self awareness, inner peace and stillness. Zen drawing is based on the work of Frederick Franck. Artist Michelle Dujardin explains how to use realistic drawing as a meditation technique in a practical and contemporary way. This ebook is for people who are interested in finding new ways to become Mindful. Michelle shows you how to connect with the world around you and achieve a meditative state while drawing. Zen drawing will awaken your 'inner artist’ and allow your hands to follow the movement of your eyes. This inner artist will change the way you see a subject, helping you to create art that is more expressive and more beautiful than what you've ever done before. Not great with a pencil? Don't worry, everyone can learn to draw this way and you don't need any special talent or class. For any level of artist, from a beginner with little talent to an illustration expert, Zen drawing is not about making perfect pictures, it is about the experience of drawing, finding inspiration, and connecting to the world around you.
The Art of Mindful Gardening explores the activity of gardening as an exercise for both body and mind. Ark Redwood, head gardener at one of Britain's most sacred gardens, guides the reader through the changing seasons.
In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh——one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today——reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life’s deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire. Thich Nhat Hanh presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. Based on the last full talks before his sudden hospitalization, and drawing on intimate examples from his own life, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how these seven meditations can free us to live a happy, peaceful and active life, and face ageing and dying with curiosity and joy and without fear. Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come from and where we are going. And most of all, it will generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.
LaBerge explores how we are able to restrict the input of extraneous and confusing information, or prepare to process a future stimulus, in order to take effective action. As well as describing the pathways in the cortex presumed to be involved in attentional processing, he examines the hypothesis that two subcortical structures, the superior colliculus and the thalamus, contain circuit mechanisms that embody an algorithm of attention. In addition, he takes us through various ways of posing the problem, from an information-processing description of how attention works to a consideration of some of the cognitive and behavioral consequences of the brain's computations, such as desiring, judging, imaging, and remembering
Drawing on the Buddhist tradition, The Art of Being Decent is full of entertaining and useful advice on everyday mindfulness, from the Chief Spiritual Officer at MNDFL. We live in difficult times. When you’re stressed out it’s hard to practice self-care let alone be mindful of the people around you. But being selfish, angry or downright rude isn’t going to make you a happier person. And it isn’t going to help make the world a better place. The Art of Being Decent is a practical guide to a more mindful relationship with your everyday activities. It's about dealing with the way things are, rather than melting down because they’re not how you think they should be. Using simple mindful techniques taken from the Buddhist tradition, learn how to stay calm in everyday scenarios: from remaining gracious when a waiter delivers the wrong food to keeping your cool when someone cuts in front of you in a queue. A roadmap for being a kind, compassionate and decent person, this is a little book about being less insulted by the world, and less insulting to the world.