A Practical Guide for Living
by Kira M. Markoff, LCSW-C
Have you ever wanted to learn more about mindfulness? Wanted to see if its’ practices could help you? If yes, this title provides a good guide and introduction.
The book begins with some history of mindfulness and its wide usefulness across many religions and belief systems. Ms. Markoff then goes on to offer an 8 week introduction toaspects of this way of life. Chapters discuss Presence, Breathing Techniques, Body Related Practices, Working with Emotions, Traditional Mini-Meditations, Breathing Plus, Chakras and Creating Connections along with Where to Go From Here. There are many practices to try. Just one example is Thich Nhat Hahn’s Anger Mantra which is clearly explained. There is also a recommended reading list.
The author invites readers to engage and see if mindfulness makes sense for them. She also suggests that readers can explore chapters in any order. Markoff notes that some readers may want to try out mindfulness with an in person guide in addition to with a book.
There is a good exploration of concepts in here. Readers may well refer back to this title many times.
Many thanks to NetGalley and John Hunt Publishing Ltd for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 01 June 2023