The Mindful Walker: Rediscovering the Simple Path to a Healthier, Happier, More Peaceful Life (Paperback)

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If you are looking for metaphysical jargon, a pretense of depth, or advanced "techniques", keep looking. This is not the book for you.But if you have ever been moved by birdsong, inspired by trees, or soothed by a breeze, you will be delighted by science writer Alex Strauss' simple but profound little book on walking in Nature. Part memoir, part how-to manual, this down-to-Earth guide is a refreshing detour from the New Age notion that true mindfulness is reserved for those with the right "technique". With warmth and candor - and with the backing of current scientific research - Strauss' invites (and gently prods) us to explore the hidden riches available just outside the door...riches such as better health, lower stress, improved mood, decreased disease risk, and more compassion, all of which have been linked to a deeper, more personal connection with the Earth. Forest bathing, nature therapy, Shinrin Yoku, and walking meditation all point in the same direction Strauss points in "The Mindful Walker": Step outside, breathe, be aware, move your body.The gentle, uplifting message of this book is more than a time-honored way to quiet the mind, strengthen the body, and lift the spirit. It is a recipe for living and a path toward a richer, deeper experience of ourselves and our place in the more-than-human world.The book includes original artwork, simple instructions, 10 walking prompts, and links to an audio guided walk and other free resources. Praise for "The Mindful Walker": "I'm hooked This was the jumpstart I needed to start my own practice. Who knew something so simple could do so much?""...provides a thoughtful introduction to walking in a way that invites being present to the wonders of nature that surround us..." "Excellent book with easy instructions that will change your life for the better.""Very doable for someone who enjoys the outdoors and wants to connect & disconnect at the same time ""This book is remarkable and way overdue "Scroll to the top and click "Add to Cart" to start your own journey and visit www.AlexStraussOnline.com for more Nature Connection resources.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781539072034
ISBN-10: 1539072037
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 24th, 2016
Pages: 120
Language: English

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