The Headspace Guide to... Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 26, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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First published as Get Some Headspace, this reissue shows you how just 10 minutes of mediation per day can bring about life changing results.

'It's kind of genius' Emma Watson

Andy Puddicombe, founder of the much publicised Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Here he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation.

Accessible and portable, these powerful techniques promise amazing results. Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfilment. By following the daily exercises you will start to experience literally life changing results. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are now well documented with doctors advising their patients to give it a try. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.

For beginners and seasoned meditators alike, here is the opportunity to harness and develop skills that will combat the negative symptoms of our fast paced world, and that once learned, will last a lifetime.

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User Review  - aine.fin - LibraryThing

Builds on the aims of the Headspace app. Lots of interesting biographical details and anecdotes to illustrate the teachings of meditation and mindfulness. Will need to reread parts of this more slowly! A lot to take in, even after using Headspace for a year. Read full review

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User Review  - krazy4katz - LibraryThing

Of course this book was written to advertise Andy's Headspace website and meditation system. However the autobiographical details are really interesting. I enjoyed reading about his journey from normal lost guy to where he is now. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Andy Puddicombe is a meditation and mindfulness expert. An accomplished presenter and writer, Andy is the voice of all things Headspace.

In his early twenties, midway through a university degree in Sports Science, Andy made the unexpected decision to travel to the Himalayas to study meditation instead. It was the beginning of a ten year journey which took him around the world, culminating with ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India.

His transition back to lay life in 2004 was no less extraordinary. Training briefly at Moscow State Circus, he returned to London where he completed a degree in Circus Arts with the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, whilst drawing up the early plans for what was later to become Headspace.


He has been featured widely in international press, appearing in Vogue, NYT, FT, Entrepreneur, Men's Health and Esquire, to name but a few. He also makes regular appearances on TV and online, having been featured on BBC, Dr Oz, Netflix and TED.
Andy currently lives in Venice, California, with his wife Lucinda.

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