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Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  25 reviews
For kids ages 8 to 12, this is an accessible and fun meditation and mindfulness how-to book filled with full-color illustrations, written by Mallika Chopra and with a foreword by Deepak Chopra.

Just Breathe is a fun and accessible, fully illustrated go-to meditation guide written by none other than Mallika Chopra, wellness expert and the daughter of Deepak Chopra. For kids
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Running Press Kids
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Kate Olson
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Running Press Kids for the free review copy!
This is such a welcome and necessary addition to the middle grade market, and one that I think could be used quite effectively as a guided reading experience in grades 4-8 - a textbook, if you will. I will be purchasing it for my elementary and middle school libraries, and will also be highly recommending it my staff as a title to incorporate into daily classroom time. It may not be a page-turner fiction title, but it will be one that many s
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
A really great overview of mindfulness and meditation for older school age kids. The illustrations are calming and gorgeous.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I got a copy of this at TLA and decided to pick it up and read it today. I would have loved to have had this book as a kid.
This is an excellent, easy-to-understand overview of mindfulness and meditation practices for young people. It covers a full range of topics and issues relevant to kids and teens and provides practical advice for coping and staying calm through meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and intention-setting. What a wonderful introduction to these practices!
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-net-galley
As an only child I can sing the praises of quiet, quiet time and stillness, but these days, even for many singleton children quiet, stillness, and time to recenter can be a challenge. Modern life is filled with so much stimulatory information for children. For an anxious child, this can spell overstimulation and thus greater stress. Just Breathe provides kids (and their parents!) with an arsenal of methods to learn to slow down, take time to breathe and move and think mindfully. While the publis ...more
Cassandra Hawkins
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was immediately interested in reading Just Breathe by Mallika Chopra because she is the daughter of Deepak Chopra. I was curious to see what information was provided that I could share with my 12-year-old daughter to help her maneuver through life. I liked how straightforward and simplistic the breathing exercises and guided meditations are for children.

Recently, a research study highlighted that suicide is rising among children. This alarming fact proves that books like this one, which provi
Lauren- The Smile Lines
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to #kidlitexchange for sharing a review copy of this book!
✨ One Kind Thought Can Change Everything. ~ Deepak Chopra✨
I have so many memories of reading quotes, books, and watching Deepak Chopra with my mom. When I saw Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More by Mallika Chopra (his daughter!) I was very excited to share it with my kids. I had some serious memories rushing in!
Just Breathe is a great book for kids to learn simple, quick, realistic w
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
This book was fantastic. I adored it and have used it so much with my boys. My older son has struggled with anxiety because he is so smart and driven. He can get caught up in negative mind loops. This book has helped him to focus, mindful and more relaxed. He has begun sleeping better because it is more restful and peaceful sleep. I have also loved this book. I do yoga weekly and try to practice meditation and mindfulness practices in my life. But I feel away from the mind part of the practice. ...more
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
More like 4.5. Really good at fulfilling its stated purpose. I think a lot of kids would benefit from this book, which is simple without being condescending. One minor quibble is that, for Tree Pose, it’s recommended that you put your foot on your knee, which is a good way to damage your knee joint. It’s such a little thing in the big picture, though, that I wouldn’t let it stop me from handing this book to people. Well done.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
While this isn't a book I would recommend to read on your own because it's hard to meditate and read at the same time, a teacher wanting to adopt mindfulness meditation in their classroom, this could read the meditations aloud
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This insightful book provides useful strategies for young ages to reap the benefits of mindfulness and meditation!
Jackie Brewer
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book that I’ve used with all my boys, ages 9, 11, 14. I recommend it to everyone I can.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I cannot wait to share this book with my daughter. I plan on sharing some of the strategies with her now, and hopefully she will enjoy them.

I read an ARC from NetGalley.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, re-read
the diversity in the illustrations, beautiful. the words, filled with power.
Stevo Brock
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a Best of the Best for the month of November 2018, as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juv-non-fiction
Really love the illustrations and its very easy for kids to understand.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imagine that you feel stressed, tired, and scattered. Rushing from one task to the next, family dynamics pushing and pulling your patience, feeling like you are constantly taking orders from others.

Now, imagine that you're a kid with limited skills to handle these demands.

That is where Mallika Chopra's Just Breathe comes in.

After reading this on NetGalley (thank you!), I was convinced that my tutoring students and parents would benefit from deep breathing, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and move
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Nov 27, 2018
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVE IT! My daughter is only seven but can be an anxious perfectionist, and has happily delved in with me. It's a book that will be a helpful addition to our parenting stack for many years.. it's benefitting the whole family to work through this together, so we are exceptionally grateful for the opportunity to "test and review" via NetGalley. won't be deleting this from my Kindle, as it will see use for quite a while around here. I look forward to dropping a copy off with my daughter's counselor ...more
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Oct 04, 2018
Joline Godfrey
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Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a student of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for many years now and was fascinated by this book. I read it cover to cover and found some new breathing techniques to try for myself. I was unfamiliar with the breath the author shared for anger and found it works beautifully. We have several grandchildren who will soon be in pre-adolescent stages and I am going to be sure that this book gets in their hands very very soon. Powerful, positive suggestions, ideas and techniques for managi ...more
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was perfect introduction to mindfulness and meditation for pre-teens and teens. I enjoyed reading it and could see myself giving it as a gift to young people in my life.
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Jesica DeHart
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deepak Chopra's daughter has written an eloquent, thorough and inviting guide to meditation with plentiful practice exercises for all ages. Optimal for home, classroom or travel this is the quintessential guide to mindfulness exercises and experience.
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Aug 20, 2018
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
A book about meditation for children and adults alike. Learn how to remain calm no matter what is thrown your way!
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May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A wonderful, empowering book about mindfulness and meditation geared for children although people of all ages will benefit from its wisdom and practical advice. As someone who practices and teaches mindfulness, I will be trying some of the exercises and sharing them with my children and students.
With gratitude to Mallika Chopra for sharing her wisdom and to Perseus Press, and NetGalley for the ARC.
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Nov 02, 2018
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MALLIKA CHOPRA is the successful author of two previous gift books for parents, 100 Promises to My Baby and 100 Questions from My Child. She is a busy mom of two, a successful entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of and Intentblog, a successful social media site and its sister blog. Chopra grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and graduated from Concord Academy, Brown University, and the ...more