Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing: A Creative Path to Awareness

Author: Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

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Page: 144

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Wendy Ann Greenhalgh explores how drawing creates a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us, and is as natural to us as breathing. Through mindful creative exercises and personal anecdote, she reveals how artists can rediscover the playful pleasure of drawing, and doodlers can experience wellbeing through mark making. With fresh materials of perception, flow, and instinct, an insightful author shares how we can all experience the mindful joys of drawing.

Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing Pack

Book and journal

Author: Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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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

Draw Breath

The Art of Breathing

Author: Tom Granger

Publisher: Summersdale

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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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 Art of Being Decent

The Mindful Guide to a Messed-Up World

Author: Lodro Rinzler

Publisher: Bantam Press

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Page: 256

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Drawing on the Buddhist tradition, The Art of Being Decentis 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 Decentis 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.

The Art of Mindful Gardening

Sowing the Seeds of Meditation

Author: Ark Redwood

Publisher: Crows Nest

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Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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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.

The Science of Meditation

How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual in arguing for the benefits of meditation. Now, as mindfulness and other brands of meditation become ever more popular, promising to fix everything from our weight to our relationship to our professional career, these two bestselling authors sweep away the misconceptions around these practices and show how smart practice can change our personal traits and even our genome for the better. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Goleman and Davidson expertly reveal what we can learn from a one-of-a-kind data pool that includes world-class meditators. They share for the first time remarkable findings that show how meditation - without drugs or high expense - can cultivate qualities such as selflessness, equanimity, love and compassion, and redesign our neural circuitry. Demonstrating two master thinkers at work, The Science of Meditation explains precisely how mind training benefits us. More than daily doses or sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious worldview. Gripping in its storytelling and based on a lifetime of thought and action, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level.

The Secret Art of Boabom

Awaken Inner Power Through Defense-Meditation from Ancient TibetMeditation from Ancient Tibet

Author: Asanaro

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The success of The Secret Art of Seamm Jasani by Asanaro surprised many who wondered whether a little-known Tibetan movement system would be able to compete with yoga, Spinning classes, and tai chi. After several printings and thousands of Seamm Jasani converts, the secret is out. Seamm Jasani schools have cropped up across the country, thanks to the popularity of Asanaro's book, and more people than ever are discovering Seamm Jasani. For students eager to continue learning about ancient Tibetan body movement arts, or for anyone curious about cutting-edge strength and spiritual training, The Secret Art of Boabom is a must read. A cross between martial arts and yoga, Boabom is an ancient system of relaxation, meditation, breathing, and defense originating in pre-Buddhist Tibet. The movements contained within the collective "Arts" of Boabom are designed to develop vitality and internal energy, as well as mind and body balance, which are achieved through movements of defense, self-healing, relaxation, and meditation. Boabom provides quick relief from stress, and improves focus and confidence, as well as physical condition and mental well-being. The Secret Art of Boabom includes detailed descriptions and more than three hundred instructional drawings of Boabom movements, as well as information about its positive effects. But The Secret Art of Boabom is more than just a how-to book. Combining the thrill of adventure nonfiction, the depth of history, and the profundity of philosophy along with the practicality of a guidebook, Asanaro offers this companion to those eager to explore the secrets of ancient Tibet in order to improve their health and well-being.

Sitting

The Physical Art of Meditation

Author: Erika Berland

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"Sitting" is a handbook for deepening your experience of the ancient posture of sitting meditation. Drawing on research in somatic education and experiential anatomy, many guided exercises offer you imagery you can use to release tension and stress, contemplations to increase your body awareness, tips for making gravity work for you rather than against you, physical and energetic methods for relating with the systems in your body, and much more-including ways to bring your new awareness into daily life.

Mindful Being

Mindful Being towards Mindful Living Course

Author: Nataša Nuit Pantović

Publisher: Artof4elements

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 187

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Mindful Being is AoL Book #4. Mindful Being towards Mindful Living Course is a 12 Modules Personal Growth Course full of "Green Life-Style" exercises including self improvement and spiritual questionnaires, soul’s diary, behavior pattern modification, relationship contracts, and many other daily self-growth transformation tools on Nutrition, Core Beliefs, Emotional Intelligence, Mind Power, Creative Thinking, Joy and Love. Within the Mindful Being, during the 12 weeks we examine Nutrition, Core Beliefs, Emotions, Thoughts, Mind Powers offering 100s of transformation tools to increase Mindfulness, Mind Power, Creative Thinking, and ways to achieve Free Mind...

Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting

Master the meditative art of Japanese brush painting

Author: Virginia Lloyd-Davies

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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Category: Art

Page: 128

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Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting teaches you to create your own beautiful, Japanese-inspired ink wash paintings while cultivating a mindful approach to making art. Centuries ago, Buddhist monks used black ink and brushes to practice mindfulness and create gorgeously harmonious works of art called "sumi-e paintings." The popularity of sumi-e, or ink wash painting, continues to this day. Mindfulness remains an essential element of sumi-e painting, allowing artists to focus on their surroundings, live in the moment, and feel present—thereby reducing their stress. Walter Foster’s new Mindful Artist series encourages you to enjoy working in your favorite media to create art from a reflective point of view—an inspiring, relaxing experience that emphasizes the creative process, rather than the end result. These books are designed to help you move past creative obstacles, like a perfectionist attitude toward making art or self-defeating concerns about your personal talent and abilities. These guides will not only help you stay mindful throughout the process, but also to find personal meaning in the artwork you create. Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting opens with an introduction explaining the links between mindfulness and sumi-e and how they enhance one another. Sections on “The Four Treasures,” as the tools needed for sumi-e painting are called; brushstrokes and painting techniques; and “The Four Gentlemen,” or the most common subjects in sumi-e painting, ensure that you have a solid background before getting started on the simple, approachable step-by-step painting projects. Throughout the book you can find stunning full-page artwork, tips for remaining mindful while you work, creative prompts and exercises, inspirational ideas, and suggestions on how to add color to black ink pieces. Learn to practice mindfulness while you master the popular art of ink wash painting with this inspiring and supportive guide.