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The Best Books on Mindfulness and Meditation

Find a calmer and more present perspective on life. Start your mindfulness journey with these beloved books about practicing yoga, nurturing creativity, and finding peace and positivity.

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    Forest Bathing Book Cover Picture

    Forest Bathing

    by Dr. Qing Li

    In this beautiful book–featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan–Dr. Qing Li, the world’s foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer.

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    Forest Bathing Book Cover Picture

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    Everyday Grace Book Cover Picture

    Everyday Grace

    by Marianne Williamson

    Marianne Williamson acts as a guide back to the spiritual source, exploring the ways to nurture a thriving soul in a harsh world. The large and small difficulties of our days challenge us to open our hearts and minds. With an attitude of hope, a call to forgive, and a celebration of miracles, Williamson helps readers to find sacred footing on ordinary ground. For no matter what, there is always an opportunity to be happy. Everyone is entitled to the pleasures of everyday grace.

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    Everyday Grace Book Cover Picture

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    Meditations on Intention and Being Book Cover Picture

    Meditations on Intention and Being

    by Rolf Gates

    In Meditations on Intention and Being, acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gatesdraws on twenty years of teaching experience to explore and explain how to take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life.

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    Meditations on Intention and Being Book Cover Picture

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    The Urban Monk Book Cover Picture

    The Urban Monk

    by Pedram Shojai

    Pedram Shojai shares how to refuel and focus on the things that really matter, even among the chaos that constantly surrounds us. His no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools to elevate your existence. He guides you in learning to honor the body and mind, discharge stuck energy, and shake free from toxicity and excess stress.

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    The Urban Monk Book Cover Picture

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    The Book of Joy Book Cover Picture

    The Book of Joy

    by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

    In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?

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    The Book of Joy Book Cover Picture

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    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

    by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren and Carlye Adler

    In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Harris and Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver,” embark on a gonzo cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that keep people from meditating. It is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions.

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    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Book Cover Picture

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    My Friend Fear Book Cover Picture
    My Friend Fear Book Cover Picture

    My Friend Fear

    by Meera Lee Patel

    Author and illustrator Meera Lee Patel takes us deeper into her artistic vision and emotional journey in this stunning four-color book. A mix of personal reflections, inspirational quotes, questions for reflection, and breathtaking watercolor visuals, My Friend Fear asserts that having big fear is an opportunity to make big changes, to discover the remarkable potential inside ourselves.

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    My Friend Fear Book Cover Picture

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    Silence Book Cover Picture

    Silence

    by Erling Kagge

    In this astonishing and transformative meditation, Erling Kagge, famed Norwegian explorer and the first person to reach the South Pole alone, explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to our sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.

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    Silence Book Cover Picture

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    Meditation Book Cover Picture

    Meditation

    by Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson

    Drawing on modern science as well as ancient Eastern traditions and the authors’ own extensive personal experience as practitioners and teachers, this guide offers the techniques and understanding needed to explore meditation practice deeply. It is also an invaluable resource for meditation teachers from all background.

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    Meditation Book Cover Picture

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    Aware Book Cover Picture

    Aware

    by Dr. Daniel Siegel, M.D.

    Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life.

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    Aware Book Cover Picture

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    Yoga and the Quest for the True Self Book Cover Picture

    Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

    by Stephen Cope

    Stephen Cope demystifies the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga, and shows how it applies to our most human dilemmas: from loss, disappointment, and addiction, to the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship

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    Yoga and the Quest for the True Self Book Cover Picture

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    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Book Cover Picture

    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

    by Haemin Sunim

    The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. This bestselling mindfulness guide by Haemin Sunim (which means “spontaneous wisdom”), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life.

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    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Book Cover Picture

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    Hallelujah Anyway

    by Anne Lamott

    “Mercy is radical kindness,” Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It’s the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.

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    Hallelujah Anyway Book Cover Picture

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    I Am Here Now Book Cover Picture

    I Am Here Now

    by The Mindfulness Project

    I Am Here Now inspires readers to explore the world with greater curiosity and find moments of mindfulness in everyday life, while unleashing your creativity along the way.

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    I Am Here Now Book Cover Picture

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    Inner Engineering Book Cover Picture

    Inner Engineering

    by Sadhguru

    Thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi Sadhguru presents Western readers with a time-tested path to achieving absolute well-being: the classical science of yoga.

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    Inner Engineering Book Cover Picture

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