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Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being

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Published July 28th 2008 by Parallax Press (first published May 1st 1998)
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Riobhcah
May 17, 2012 Riobhcah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, zen, yoga
What a beautiful and precious little book. Thich Nhat Hanh never ceases to amaze me that he can write so much meaning into his wonderful little books. The "mindfulness movements" that are the centre of this book are great low-stress exercises and definitely made me feel better when I was a little stressed. They don't take too long and are a great way to stop during the day and practice some mindful breathing. They will continue to be a part of my daily repertoire.
Skathi
Mar 12, 2013 Skathi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this cute little thing! And the ten mindful movements! Just tried them after a crazy day, coming home exhausted and stressed out. Instead of collapsing on the couch with a thousand thougts whirling in my head I put on the dvd, did the program and felt grounded, calm and more like myself afterwards. The movements are lovely actually, feels good and does good :)
Nikki
This book is a gem! I always enjoy Nhat Hanh's work. This one feels especially magical because of the beautiful illustrations included. The ten mindful movements then are described carefully in the book, or you can watch them on the accompanying DVD. I just found them to be a great way to really wake up into the body, to quiet the mind, and start the day. :)
C.
Jan 16, 2013 C. rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Although I practice yoga, I don't always have the time I would like, and this is a nice way to still check out and check in with myself. It has also proven a great way to engage my children. My toddler is especially willing to engage in the process with me, which is enjoyable for both of us. My son is a little more resistant, being 9, but he's capable of doing all of the poses, and when he's in the mood, it's a good way to relax together. The book is highly accessible ...more
Joe
Feb 21, 2016 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
10 mindful movements are described in detailed brevity. The illustrations are wonderful - very inclusive and welcoming. I'm hoping the book will be a great addition to my classroom library - the book as a whole is very kid-friendly. Will try the DVD with students soon.
Nickie
Jan 15, 2016 Nickie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll use this book and it's movements along with the dvd for teaching children and adults. Another way to bring attention to the body and mind and preparing for yoga and meditation.
Fiona
Apr 05, 2016 Fiona added it
I enjoyed the exercises. Very calming.
Marissa Barbieri
This is a reprint (with DVD!) of a book that came out a decade ago from Thay and the other fine folks at Plum Village (where I'd love to spend time some day) Now entering my 5th month of both a)being extremely mindful of my movements and b)losing my shit, I figured it'd be good for me. I can't do a lot of yoga poses without fear of dislocating a hip or two, but these are fairly simple and gentle, so I think I'll be cool. As long as I don't have to cross my legs, which is now forbidden. :(
Karen
Short book, but the 10 movements are well laid out and easy to follow. Worth the read.
Melissa Shirley
Jan 13, 2012 Melissa Shirley rated it really liked it
A wonderful little book! This would be an excellent and thoughtful gift. It's just a little picture book/DVD with very easy exercises that bring your mind to the present and leave you with a long-lasting feeling of well-being.
Megan
Dec 23, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it
Great ideas for movement practice with children or older folks. I may do some of these with my students during our "brain breaks."
Michael
Oct 28, 2012 Michael rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality
Not really calibrated to the kind of exercise I like. It's a little too quiet. That's probably the point. Good for kids though.
Nina1982
May 09, 2014 Nina1982 rated it liked it
Good reminder to live a mindful life.
Ame
Dec 04, 2008 Ame is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
this caught my eye right away; I stayed within budget and got a dvd to boot!!
Carrie
Sep 22, 2013 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Ten great mindful movements to incorporate into a Yoga practice.
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“If we bring mindfulness into every aspect of our life, we cannot help but experience life’s miracles.   THE FIRST MIRACLE is to be present and able to touch deeply the miracles of life, like the blue sky, a flower, the smile of a child.   THE SECOND MIRACLE is to make the other—the sky, a flower, a child—present also. Then we have the opportunity to see each other deeply.   THE THIRD MIRACLE is to nourish the object of your attention with full awareness and appropriate attention.   THE FOURTH MIRACLE is to relieve the suffering of others.” 0 likes
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