"We can intentionally befriend the breath to great advantage. And that is what Danny Penman's beautifully tactile and invitingly pleasing and uplifting gift to us is all about." —Jon Kabat-Zinn
You breathe 22,000 times every day. How many of those breaths are you really aware of?
For thousands of years, people have used the art of breathing for equally profound effects on the mind and body. In The Art of Breathing, international bestselling and award-winning author Dr. Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go and finding peace in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe.
Dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity with the simple exercises included. With each little moment of mindfulness, you’ll discover a happier, calmer you.
Mindfulness really is as easy as breathing. Some known side effects: You will smile more. You will worry less. Life won’t bother you so much.
This new edition includes a new afterword by Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness.
About the Author
Dr. Danny Penman is a qualified meditation teacher and an award-winning writer and journalist. He is coauthor of the international bestseller Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. He has received journalism awards from the RSPCA and the Humane Society of the United States. In 2014, he won the British Medical Association’s Best Book (Popular Medicine) Award for Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing (sold as You Are Not Your Pain in the US). Danny’s books are now used in health care systems around the world to help people cope with anxiety, stress, depression, and chronic pain. He can be reached at franticworld.com or on Twitter at @DrDannyPenman.
“If you want to wake up to life as it is while you still can, beginning to sense the breath is a great start. But this book doesn’t stop there…. offering simple meditation practices that can bring you into another mode of being—more aware, less stressed, more compassionate, more alive—without having to stop the world and get off.” — Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
“A marvelously beautiful and sensitive book.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are
“The book does not disappoint. In fact, there is a lighthearted joyfulness to it which is sometimes missing in meditation and mindfulness books. If you have family or friends who may have expressed an interest in mindfulness, this little book would make a great introduction and a beautiful gift.” — The Velvet Soapbox
“The prettiest, most accessible and most beautifully laid-out book on mindfulness I’ve ever seen. A true delight for the mind and the sense.” — Victoria Woodhall, Deputy Editor of Get The Gloss