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This moment is your life (and so is this one) : a fun and easy guide to mindfulness, meditation, and yoga /

by Gates, Mariam [author.]; VanderPloeg, Libby [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Dial Books, [2018]Description: 241 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780399186622 (hardcover); 039918662X (hardcover).Subject(s): Hatha yoga for teenagers -- Juvenile literature | Hatha yoga | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / GeneralSummary: "This lively, hands-on guide to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga is a perfect introduction for tweens and teens. Don't just do something, be here.The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely present and not distracted by regrets, worries, and plans, even for a little while, you begin to feel more confident and can deal more easily with everything you experience. This is mindfulness: paying attention to this very moment, on purpose and without judgment--simply being present with curiosity.This engaging guide, packed with simple exercises and endearing full-color artwork, provides a handy starting point for bringing mindfulness into your daily life. Chapters on meditation, yoga, and mindful breathing explain the benefits of these practices, and you are free to pick and choose what to try. There are quick exercises throughout, and a more extensive tool kit at the end of each chapter. The final chapter offers satisfying five-day challenges that map out ways to pull all of the book's mindfulness techniques together in your day-to-day life. With the appeal of a workbook or guided journal, and full of examples relevant to tweens and teens today, this book will be your trusted companion as you begin the valuable, stress-relieving work of being still with skill"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "A hands-on guide to mindfulness for teens and tweens, with focuses on yoga, breathing, meditation, and everyday practices"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Don't just do something, be here.<br> <br> The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely present and not distracted by regrets, worries, and plans, even for a little while, you begin to feel more confident and can deal more easily with everything you experience. This is mindfulness- paying attention to this very moment, on purpose and without judgment--simply being present with curiosity.<br> <br> This engaging guide, packed with simple exercises and endearing full-color artwork, provides a handy starting point for bringing mindfulness into your daily life. Chapters on meditation, yoga, and mindful breathing explain the benefits of these practices, and you are free to pick and choose what to try. There are quick exercises throughout, and a more extensive tool kit at the end of each chapter. The final chapter offers satisfying five-day challenges that map out ways to pull all of the book's mindfulness techniques together in your day-to-day life.<br> <br> With the appeal of a workbook or guided journal, and full of examples relevant to tweens and teens today, this book will be your trusted companion as you begin the valuable, stress-relieving work of being still with skill .

Age 10-14.

"This lively, hands-on guide to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga is a perfect introduction for tweens and teens. Don't just do something, be here.The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely present and not distracted by regrets, worries, and plans, even for a little while, you begin to feel more confident and can deal more easily with everything you experience. This is mindfulness: paying attention to this very moment, on purpose and without judgment--simply being present with curiosity.This engaging guide, packed with simple exercises and endearing full-color artwork, provides a handy starting point for bringing mindfulness into your daily life. Chapters on meditation, yoga, and mindful breathing explain the benefits of these practices, and you are free to pick and choose what to try. There are quick exercises throughout, and a more extensive tool kit at the end of each chapter. The final chapter offers satisfying five-day challenges that map out ways to pull all of the book's mindfulness techniques together in your day-to-day life. With the appeal of a workbook or guided journal, and full of examples relevant to tweens and teens today, this book will be your trusted companion as you begin the valuable, stress-relieving work of being still with skill"-- Provided by publisher.

"A hands-on guide to mindfulness for teens and tweens, with focuses on yoga, breathing, meditation, and everyday practices"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-239).

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Mindfulness (p. 10)
  • Chapter 2 Mindful Yoga (p. 54)
  • Chapter 3 Mindful Breathing (p. 86)
  • Chapter 4 Mindful Meditation (p. 104)
  • Chapter 5 5-Day Mindfulness Challenges (p. 126)
  • Notes (p. 233)
  • Bibliography (p. 236)
  • Resources (p. 238)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 241)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

Your life is only ever happening right here, right now." Gates makes the case to tweens and teens that mindfulness is a way of life and the simplest path to health and happiness. Her chatty guide includes chapters on the practices of mindful breathing, yoga, and meditation, all with easy "try it" activities; "five-day mindfulness challenges" at the end should help readers translate these new skills into a lifestyle. Bib. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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