Saturday, May 6, 2017
Book Review: How To Train a Wild Elephant & other Adventures in Mindfulness
Jim Pagiamtzis Review:
"It was an amazing read! insights on meditation on being more aware how our body works feet, hands, eyes. Being more perceptive and understand ourselves reveals much on who we are and what we can do to improve our lifestyle!"
A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.