The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

"Tessa Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide” - Times Literary Supplement The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living.

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

Author: Tessa Wardley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782404295

Page: 144

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The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

Journey Into the wILd ◇ Endeavouring to find your Zen while perfecting the mindful art of wild swimming is a journey of discovery.

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

Author: Tessa Wardley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 178240628X

Page: 144

View: 184

"Tessa Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide” - Times Literary Supplement The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.

The Art of Mindful Reading

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The Art of Mindful Reading

Author: Ella Berthoud

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 178240810X

Page: 144

View: 290

"The beautiful new book from Salon bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud ... explores how reading mindfully enhances our lives and asks, if reading is our daily nourishment, how best should it be consumed?" - Damian Barr The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of mind as deeply therapeutic and vital to our wellbeing as breathing. The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act. Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud explores how reading mindfully can shape the person you are, teach empathy with others and give you your moral backbone. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdote and expert insight, discover the enriching potential of reading for mindfulness. Learn: • How to use reading to develop your emotional intelligence • Different ways of reading • Reading like a child – without preconceptions and in exciting places • The benefits of reading with others • How to find yourself in a book – remembering what you have read If you like this, you might also be interested in Writer’s Creative Workbook, Mindful Thoughts for Walkers and Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing. . .

The Art of Mindful Gardening

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The Art of Mindful Gardening

Author: Ark Redwood

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406778

Page: 200

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The Art of Mindful Gardening explores how mindfulness can bring a new dimension to gardening. Ark Redwood guides you through the changing seasons, expanding your knowledge of how to be conscious of the present and providing expert insights on meditating into your natural environment.

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

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The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

Author: Claire Thompson

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406271

Page: 144

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"In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson elegantly weaves a narrative full of her own delightfully documented encounters with birds in amongst sage guidance on using mindfulness to help readers become deeply aware of the present moment. Following Claire's clearly described exercises has the potential to lead one from mere identification to making deeply insightful observations into the life of birds." – British Trust of Ornithology Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity of the avian world. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky? Or delighted in the uplifting tunes of nature’s songsters? Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds – if we simply pay them attention. With The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson reveals how the practice of mindfulness enriches our birdwatching experiences – and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness. Enjoy the magnificent diversity of colours, songs, flight patterns and behaviours displayed by birds while reaping the benefits of mindfulness: Increased concentration Increased creativity Increased vitality Reduced stress and anxiety Better overall physical and emotional well-being Better sleep Bird flight is a symbol of freedom to soar through life without constraint, and mindfulness similarly enables us to invite freedom and happiness into our own lives. Find even more ways to practice mindfulness with the Mindfulness series: Mindfulness in Sound, Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing, Mindfulness in Knitting, Mindfulness & the Journey of Bereavement, Mindfulness of Work, Art of Mindful Singing, Art of Mindful Crafting, Mindfulness and Compassion, Mindfulness for Black Dogs & Blue Days, Mindfulness for Unraveling Anxiety, Practice of Mindful Yoga, The Mindful Man, Mindfulness and the Natural World and more.

The Mindful Universe

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The Mindful Universe

Author: Mark Westmoquette

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 0711252831

Page: 144

View: 599

The Mindful Universe takes you on a journey through the outer cosmos, exploring its inherently spiritual nature and mindful connection to our inner cosmos.

The Mindfulness in Knitting

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The Mindfulness in Knitting

Author: Rachael Matthews

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782407588

Page: 144

View: 385

Anyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this renowned calming craft, and reveals how the act of “knit and purl” can be the epitome of conscious living. Ethical textile artist Rachael Matthews unpicks the threads of this popular pastime to explore how knitting connects us to each other and to the world around us. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, its therapeutic benefits, and the joys of mindful making.

The Practice of Mindful Yoga

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The Practice of Mindful Yoga

Author: Hannah Moss

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782407367

Page: 144

View: 908

The Mindful Practice of Yoga teaches beginners and experienced practitioners alike how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into their yoga routine. Part of the Mindfulness series, this book explores the spiritual foundations of yoga, the importance of the breath and practical exercises that can be used in everyday lives, finishing with an extended mindful yoga routine. Through insightful ideas and personal anecdotes, author Hannah Moss explains the ways in which mindfulness is fundamental to yoga and how the breath becomes a bridge between the two. She invites the reader to join her on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and conscious awareness through the enriching practice of mindful yoga. If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindfulness and Compassion . . .

Mindful Travelling

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Mindful Travelling

Author: Sarah Samuel

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782409300

Page: 144

View: 603

Travelling can be frustrating as well as wonderful, and the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness in technicolor! Mindful Travelling explores why broadening our horizons is good for the heart and soul! Sarah Samuel shines light on why travelling offers the glorious opportunity to learn more about who we really are–outside of our daily routine and conditioned self. By embracing the sense of freedom of leaving everyday life and material possessions; facing fears and opening to trust; to setting intentions and connecting with our own wildness, she reveals how travelling and mindfulness are natural companions. Through personal anecdotes and meditative insights, discover how to bring the joys of mindful travelling back home in your suitcase–staying open, curious, and present wherever you are.

Mindful Pregnancy Birth

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Mindful Pregnancy   Birth

Author: Riga Forbes

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406336

Page: 144

View: 602

Focusing on the entire journey; from pregnancy through to early parenthood, this guide to living mindfully for expectant mothers helps prepare you for birth and improve your wellbeing with the ancient practice of mindfulness. When we talk about making something, it usually refers to creating, manipulating, or forming a material. In pregnancy, our bodies are wrapped up in doing all of these things at once, and on a grand scale. But in the act of making space in ourselves through mindfulness, none of these things apply. In Mindful Pregnancy & Birth we engage in an act of "not doing". Of not changing, but of simply "being" in the experience of ourselves. Pregnancy is a phase in which to reconcile what has been, with what will become. It is a process, a time of change, and even more so for a first-time mother. It is a recognition of our dreams for the future being in transit, in gestation, in the making.

The Joy of Mindful Writing

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The Joy of Mindful Writing

Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406328

Page: 144

View: 917

Embrace the process of writing and the rich potential of conscious creativity and mindfulness with this enlightening insight into mindful writing. Exploring how writing mindfully can create deeper connections with your words, your characters, and yourself, this carefully crafted manual invites you to embrace the writing process as much as the completed work—plotting out sparkling stories with Zen-like awareness. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdotes, and astute notes on perception, imagination, and focus, Joy Kenward helps you to flow, flourish and lose yourself in writing. Containing 20 mindful writing exercises, this unique guide explores how conscious writing creates mindful awareness, offering a fresh angle on shifting writer's block.

Mindfulness in Sound

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Mindfulness in Sound

Author: Mark Tanner

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 178240998X

Page: 144

View: 444

Our world is brimming with sound: from the detonation of distant thunder to the drip, drip drip of a rusty drainpipe. Once we’ve been shown how to listen more attentively and creatively, we can access a deeper, more lasting meditation. Our thoughts, dreams and daydreams might be carried along a stream of birdsong, or punctuated by a rush of unexpected laughter. Learning about sound––where, how and why it comes into being––is learning about the world itself. In Mindfulness in Sound, Mark Tanner encourages us to consider afresh the origins of resonance and the wider impact of natural sound in our daily lives. Through simple meditations, he shows us how we can become more receptive to a hinterland of beautiful as well as challenging noise, and tune into the soundtrack of our own imagination. As we consider the nature of sound––and the sound of nature––we will find ourselves connected more vibrantly to the world we live in and to a more sustainable inner peace.

Mindful Crafting

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Mindful Crafting

Author: Sarah Samuel

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406484

Page: 144

View: 817

Apart from the sheer enjoyment of using our hands to create something new, crafting helps us to connect with who we are. Mindful Crafting explores our relationship with our creativity and self-expression, and reveals how the act of making is the beautiful epitome of conscious living. Sarah Samuel casts fresh light on how the basic human need to create is often forgotten as mass-consumerism grows, and how we can all still find our unique path, craft and our own means of individual, joyful self-expression. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, this book unearths the true value of craft, and how we can meet our soul’s yearning to be creative and open ourselves up to infinite possibilities.

Mindfulness for Students

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Mindfulness for Students

Author: Natasha Kaufman

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782407677

Page: 144

View: 671

Life can be tough. With so many decisions to make at such a critical time, it’s easy to feel weighed down. What’s more, there is the pressure to gain good grades, to find a good job, to be a good person. Your mind may feel clogged up with no way to filter your circulating thoughts and pressures. From a young age we are taught the significance of a solid education and a fruitful career, yet with such an emphasis on academic and monetary success we often fail to prioritise a healthy mind and body. It is essential to know how to deal with life’s many challenges; Mindfulness for Students will help you. Through insightful ideas and personal anecdotes, this book will introduce you to the many benefits and applications of mindfulness - from mindful breathing, eating, exercising, sleeping, studying and communicating. There will be opportunities within each chapter to have a go at mindful meditations ranging from three to twenty minutes. There is no right or wrong approach, just what works for you. Mindfulness is a way of being, and this book will help you lay the foundations for a mindful future. Choose to be mindful and live your life in the moment, living fully and wholeheartedly, aware of self and others.

Mindful Thoughts for Runners

“Designed to coach us to see running as a spiritually enriching activity that connects us to our breath, body and the natural world.” - Healthy - Holland & Barrett magazine “In this beautifully illustrated book, author Tessa Wardley ...

Mindful Thoughts for Runners

Author: Tessa Wardley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782408347

Page: 160

View: 952

“Designed to coach us to see running as a spiritually enriching activity that connects us to our breath, body and the natural world.” - Healthy - Holland & Barrett magazine “In this beautifully illustrated book, author Tessa Wardley meditates on the holistic nature of running through 25 focused reflections offering meaningful insights that every runner will value and remember” - Your Healthy Living “An inspiring guide to cheer you on through the ups and downs of running.” - Fit & Well Mindful Thoughts for Runners explores the ways in which running offers us an opportunity to deepen our levels of awareness, lifting our souls as well as our endorphin levels! Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this beautifully illustrated little book meditates on all aspects of running, including: Running rituals The running community Running for charity Dealing with injury The power of breath Listening to the body . . . and much more Running can be a spiritually enriching activity, as well as a physical one—reconnecting us to our breath, our bodies, and the natural world around us with every steady step. Author and environmentalist Tessa Wardley meditates on the holistic nature of running, through 25 focused reflections offering meaningful insights that every runner from barefoot to track will value and remember. If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Walkers . . .

Mindfulness for Unravelling Anxiety

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Mindfulness for Unravelling Anxiety

Author: Richard Gilpin

Publisher: Mindfulness

ISBN: 1782406409

Page: 144

View: 812

Mindfulness for Unravelling Anxiety helps loosen the knots and tangles of anxiety and explores the ways we can break their stifling bonds through better understanding of the root of the problem, the mind.

Thoughtful Leadership

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Thoughtful Leadership

Author: Fiona Buckland

Publisher: Mindfulness

ISBN: 0711261717

Page: 144

View: 946

Follow the path to holistic and mindful leadership, and unlock your skills as a conscious leader.

Blue Space Health and Wellbeing

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Blue Space  Health and Wellbeing

Author: Ronan Foley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042963160X

Page: 242

View: 151

Health geography makes critical contributions to contemporary and emerging interdisciplinary agendas of nature-based health and health-enabling places. Couched in theory and critical empirical work on nature and health, this book addresses questions on the relationships between water, health and wellbeing. Water and blue space is a key focus in current health geography research and a new hydrophilic turn has emerged with a particular focus on the aspects of water which are affective, life-enhancing and health-enabling. Research considers the benefits and risks associated with blue space, from access to safe and clean water in the Global South, to health promoting spaces found around urban waters, to the deeper implications of climate change for water-based livelihoods and indigenous cultures. This book reflects recent theoretical debates within health geography, drawing from research in the public health, anthropology and psychology sectors. Broad thematic sections focus on interdisciplinary, experiential and equity-based elements of blue space, with individual chapters that consider indigenous and global health, water’s healing properties, leisure and blue yogic culture, coastal landscapes, surfing, swimming and sailing, along with more contested hydrophobic dimensions. The interdisciplinary lens means this book will be extremely valuable to human geographers and cultural geographers. It will also appeal to practitioners and researchers interested in environmental health, leisure and tourism, health inequalities and public health more broadly.

Everybody Needs Beauty

So too Tessa Wardley in The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming (2017): 'Our minds are no longer as turbulent as we swim ... with this calmer mood, our bodies are ...

Everybody Needs Beauty

Author: Samantha Walton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526620707

Page: 336

View: 818

'Beautifully written, intimate and intellectually fascinating' Nathan Filer 'Impeccably researched . . . A call to us all to find a place within the simplicity and complexity of nature' Lara Maiklem, bestselling author of Mudlarking 'Essential reading for our trammelled, troubled times' David Farrier Everybody is talking about the healing properties of nature. Hospitals are being retrofitted with gardens, and forests reimagined as wellbeing centres. On the Shetland Islands, it is possible to walk into a doctor's surgery with anxiety or depression, and walk out with a prescription for nature. Where has this come from, and what does 'going to nature' mean? Where is it – at the end of a garden, beyond the tarmac fringes of a city, at the summit of a mountain? Drawing on history, science, literature and art, Samantha Walton shows that the nature cure has deep roots – but, as we face an unprecedented crisis of mental health, social injustice and environmental devastation, the search for it is more urgent now than ever. Everybody Needs Beauty engages seriously with the connection between nature and health, while scrutinising the harmful trends of a wellness industry that seeks to exploit our relationship with the natural world. In doing so, this book explores how the nature cure might lead us towards a more just and radical way of life: a real means of recovery, for people, society and nature.