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How to train a wild elephant and other adventures in mindfulness

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve our overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, physician and Zen teacher, has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Chozen Bays
ISBN: 9781590308172 1590308174
OCLC Number: 671703786
Description: 230 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Use your nondominant hand --
Leave no trace --
Filler words --
Appreciate your hands --
When eating just eat --
True compliments --
Mindfulness of posture --
Gratitude at the end of the day --
Listen to sounds --
Every time the phone rings --
Loving touch --
Waiting --
A media fast --
Loving eyes --
Secret acts of virtue --
Just three breaths --
Entering new spaces --
Notice trees --
Rest your hands --
Say yes --
See the color blue --
Bottoms of the feet --
Empty space --
One bite at a time --
Endless desires --
Study suffering --
Silly walking --
Water --
Look up! --
Defining and defending --
Notice smells --
This person could die tonight --
Hot and cold --
The great Earth beneath you --
Notice dislike --
Are you overlooking something? --
The wind --
Listen like a sponge --
Appreciation --
Signs of aging --
Be on time --
Procrastination --
Your tongue --
Impatience --
Anxiety --
Mindful driving --
Look deeply into food --
Light --
Your stomach --
Become aware of your center --
Loving-kindness for the body --
Smile --
Leave things better than you found them --
Beginning a sitting meditation practice.
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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve our overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, physician and Zen teacher, has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives.

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