How to Relax Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

How to Relax

  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941529096

How to Relax Excerpt :

How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge. Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we relax, we "become calm water, and we will reflect reality as it is. If we’re not calm, the image we reflect will be distorted. When the image is distorted by our minds, it’s not the reality, and it causes lots of suffering." Relaxation is essential for accessing the tranquility and joy that lead to increased personal well-being. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, being peace, and more, How to Relax includes meditations you can do to help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Relax is a unique gift for those who want a simple guide to achieving deep relaxation, controlling stress, and renewing mental freshness and clarity, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditations. With fifteen two color drawings by celebrated artist Jason DeAntonis.

The Relaxation Response Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Relaxation Response

  • Author : Herbert Benson, M.D.
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061966002

The Relaxation Response Excerpt :

In this time of quarantine and global uncertainty, it can be difficult to deal with the increased stress and anxiety. Using ancient self-care techniques rediscovered by Herbert Benson, M.D., a pioneer in mind/body medicine for health and wellness, you can relieve your stress, anxiety, and depression at home with just ten minutes a day. Herbert Benson, M.D., first wrote about a simple, effective mind/body approach to lowering blood pressure in The Relaxation Response. When Dr. Benson introduced this approach to relieving stress over forty years ago, his book became an instant national bestseller, which has sold over six million copies. Since that time, millions of people have learned the secret—without high-priced lectures or prescription medicines. The Relaxation Response has become the classic reference recommended by most health care professionals and authorities to treat the harmful effects of stress, anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure. Rediscovered by Dr. Benson and his colleagues in the laboratories of Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, this revitalizing, therapeutic tack is now routinely recommended to treat patients suffering from stress and anxiety, including heart conditions, high blood pressure, chronic pain, insomnia, and many other physical and psychological ailments. It requires only minutes to learn, and just ten minutes of practice a day.

Whoa  Dog  Whoa  How to Relax Book

Whoa Dog Whoa How to Relax

  • Author : P.D. Eastman
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593181218

Whoa Dog Whoa How to Relax Excerpt :

Illustrated with classic artwork from P.D. Eastman's Go, Dog. Go!, this charming little gift book featuring unrhymed lines about mindfulness is ideal for encouraging readers of all ages to relax--and a perfect choice instead of a card! What do you give the person who is always racing through life? A gentle and funny reminder to slow down and live in the moment! This small hardcover gift book of unrhymed observations about enjoying simple pleasures stars the canine stars of P.D. Eastman's beloved children's book Go, Dog. Go! Featuring comical illustrations of dogs resting in the shade, relaxing in a hamock, playing checkers on a boat, partying in a tree, and much more, this is the perfect little book to encourage anyone--from fans of the Netflix Original Go, Dog. Go! animated preschool series to adult retirees--to stop and smell the roses!

10 Simple Solutions to Worry Book

10 Simple Solutions to Worry

  • Author : Kevin Gyoerkoe
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2006-12-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608822607

10 Simple Solutions to Worry Excerpt :

We all worry about things from time to time, but some of us just can’t seem to stop expecting the worst—even when our expectations are very unlikely to occur. This condition, chronic worry, is disruptive all by itself, and it can lead to other, more serious anxiety problems. This little book—the fifth in New Harbinger’s Ten Simple Solution series—offers a handful of easy and effective techniques for getting rid of worry once and for all. Drawing on powerful psychotherapeutic techniques, 10 Simple Solutions to Worry is a succinct resource of cognitive-behavioral techniques for controlling worry and reducing stress. Exercises include self-assessments, motivation builders, relaxation training, and cognitive restructuring. After identifying and changing the negative thoughts that result in worry, you’ll learn to replace worry behaviors with other, more positive and constructive activities.

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self Care Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self Care

  • Author : Anna Borges
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615196111

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self Care Excerpt :

From a top mental-health writer most recently at BuzzFeed, an A to Z guide to all things self-care—from aromatherapy, to finding a therapist, to catching zzz’s

Forest Bathing Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Forest Bathing

  • Author : Dr. Qing Li
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525559863

Forest Bathing Excerpt :

The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness.

Breath Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings


  • Author : James Nestor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735213630

Breath Excerpt :

A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR “A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

A Calm Brain Book

A Calm Brain

  • Author : Gayatri Devi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Cognitive-analytic therapy
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 1322825556

A Calm Brain Excerpt :

How To Calm It Book

How To Calm It

  • Author : Grace Victory
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-01-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529119305

How To Calm It Excerpt :

Introducing the new 'How To...' series from #Merky Books: unlock your potential with our short, practical pocket-sized guides. _________________________________ How to Calm It: Relax Your Mind This is not your typical book about mindfulness. This book is an insight into how we can learn to process what's going on inside our heads, heal our bodies for the better, and learn to love ourselves. Full with tangible tools, creative exercises and tailored tips. This book is yours to read at your leisure and use when you want. The perfect accompaniment on your journey to detangling your mind, and making a commitment to value yourself each and everyday. Written by Grace Victory Foreword by Black Minds Matter UK _________________________________ Designed to inspire and encourage readers to unlock their potential and provoke change, the How To series offers a new model in publishing, helping to break down knowledge barriers and uplift the next generation. Creatively presented and packed with clear, step-by-step, practical advice, this series is essential reading for anyone seeking guidance to thrive in the modern world on their own terms. Curate your bookshelf with these collectible titles.

How to Relax and Unwind Book

How to Relax and Unwind

  • Author : IglooBooks
  • Publisher : Igloo Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1838525386

How to Relax and Unwind Excerpt :

Engage your inner calm and find your serenity with this book of techniques, activities, and phrases, written specifically to help you relax. From breathing exercises to peaceful sayings, you only need to open this book for a couple of minutes at a time to help you unwind and de-stress, mind, body, and soul.

You  Happier Book

You Happier

  • Author : Daniel G. Amen, MD
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-03-22
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496454553

You Happier Excerpt :

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen reveals the seven neuroscience secrets to becoming more than 30 percent happier in just 30 days—regardless of your age, upbringing, genetics, or current situation. Happiness is a brain function. With a healthier brain always comes a happier life. After studying more than 200,000 brain scans of people from 155 countries, Dr. Amen has discovered five primary brain types and seven neuroscience secrets that influence happiness. In You, Happier, he explains them and offers practical, science-based strategies for optimizing your happiness. Dr. Amen will teach you how to discover your brain type based on your personality and create happiness strategies best suited to you; improve your overall brain health to consistently enhance your mood; protect your happiness by distancing yourself from the “noise” in your head; and make seven simple decisions and ask seven daily questions to enhance your happiness. Creating consistent happiness is a daily journey. In You, Happier, Dr. Amen walks you through neuroscience-based habits, rituals, and choices that will boost your mood and help you live each day with clearly defined values, purpose, and goals.

Relaxation Book


  • Author : Liggy Webb
  • Publisher : LWL Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-03-13
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913530563

Relaxation Excerpt :

We are living in the busy ages and modern life seems to be so much about rushing around, trying to keep lots of balls in the air. It is so important to bear in mind that for all the time you are on output you need to balance this with rest and relaxation so that you can recover and recharge. This bite-sized book has been designed to give you a useful overview of relaxation and help you to achieve the following: understand the value of building time into your day for relaxation; learn about the benefits of taking time to relax; discover ways to recharge and boost your energy; find ways to switch off and calm your mind chatter manage stress and avoid burnout.

How to Relax Book

How to Relax

  • Author : John D. Curtis
  • Publisher : WCB/McGraw-Hill
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B162269

How to Relax Excerpt :

Blue Mind Book
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Blue Mind

  • Author : Wallace J. Nichols
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2014-07-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316252072

Blue Mind Excerpt :

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

Be Yourself Book

Be Yourself

  • Author : Lynda Field
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-03-31
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446458983

Be Yourself Excerpt :

Be Yourself is an inspiration for all of us who are so busy trying to get our lives 'sorted' that we have forgotten our true purpose. The demands of the material world can keep us rushing about, doing this and doing that, until we find ourselves on a hamster's wheel of life; going round and round in circles and being unable to get off. Excessive activity can make our daily reality feel like a relentless routine. To lead a meaningful and happy life we need to develop our inner strengths and qualities and we do this by balancing our 'doing' and our 'being'. Life is here to be lived and loved, so step off that wheel and look around you: you are so much more than you think you are. This book takes you on a journey to your best self. You can make things happen in the world without losing your deep inner connection. You can be a success and still let go of tension and relax and enjoy the trip. Learn how to be yourself: how to be active but still aware and conscious of the beauty of each present moment.