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How to Train a Wild Elephant & Other Adventures in Mindfulness

Simple Daily Mindfulness Practices for Living Life More Fully & Joyfully
Narrated by: Jan Chozen Bays MD
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one's overall quality of life.

Jan Chozen Bays, MD - physician and Zen teacher - has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

©2011 Jan Chozen Bays (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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This is an audio book that I will return to playing many times. Well read by author.

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  • Terry K. Fowler
  • 01-03-15

Outstanding

Best way understand and begin to practice Mindfulness that I've seen. Also gets you to the point where a realistic meditation practice could begin.

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  • Michael
  • 31-08-16

Mindfulness Aphorisms

This book is full of maxims, aphorisms of mindfulness. It's written to assist and keep one on the path to enlightenment. Interestingly, you'll find, if you're already "practicing", that you've already experienced most of what is being read. Therefore, it becomes gratifying to know that the path you're walking is genuinely beneficial to you and indirectly everything. Be well, happy and peaceful.

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  • ssd
  • 13-10-17

Great Book

I listened to this book at least three times. It is easy to follow and if you want to be trained in how to be mindful it is a good book to read and learn from.

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  • Customer
  • 21-06-17

A mindfulness guide

This is a year long guide to bringing mindfulness more fully into your life. It is an easy to follow guide that will bring self discovery.

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  • MR JOHN PUGH
  • 05-03-16

Keeping in the present

Some good insight into mindfulness, things we take for granted in our daily lives. .

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  • Bill Kennedy
  • 29-04-15

Great book!

Great book. Picked up some good tips. Would definitely recommend purchasing. Everyone should work on being in the present place

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  • Robert
  • 07-04-19

Superb!!!

A fantastic and enjoyable practical guide to mindfulness and its applicability to everyday life. Simply a great work, which I will “read” again and again.