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The Art of Breathing
How to Become at Peace with Yourself and the World
Danny Penman, PhD, Afterword by: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
ISBN: 9781642970425
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
5.5 x 7.5 Inches
128 pages
Line Drawings Throughout
May 1, 2022


“If you want to wake up to life as it is while you still can, beginning to sense the breath is a great start. But this book doesn’t stop there…. offering simple meditation practices that can bring you into another mode of being—more aware, less stressed, more compassionate, more alive—without having to stop the world and get off.” —Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford

“A marvelously beautiful and sensitive book.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are

“The book does not disappoint. In fact, there is a lighthearted joyfulness to it which is sometimes missing in meditation and mindfulness books. If you have family or friends who may have expressed an interest in mindfulness, this little book would make a great introduction and a beautiful gift.” ―The Velvet Soapbox

“The prettiest, most accessible and most beautifully laid-out book on mindfulness I’ve ever seen. A true delight for the mind and the sense.” —Victoria Woodhall, Deputy Editor of Get The Gloss
You breathe 22,000 times every day. How many of those breaths are you really aware of?
For thousands of years, people have used the art of breathing for equally profound effects on the mind and body. In The Art of Breathing, international bestselling and award-winning author Dr. Danny Penman provides a concise guide to letting go and finding peace in a messy world, simply by taking the time to breathe.
Dissolve anxiety, stress, and unhappiness, enhance your mind, and unleash your creativity with the simple exercises included. With each little moment of mindfulness, you’ll discover a happier, calmer you.
Mindfulness really is as easy as breathing. Some known side effects: You will smile more. You will worry less. Life won’t bother you so much.
This new edition includes a new afterword by Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness.

Danny Penman, PhD, is a meditation teacher and award-winning writer and journalist. After gaining a PhD in biochemistry, he worked for The Independent and the BBC. He is the co-author with Mark Williams of the million-selling Mindfulness. He lives in England.
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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. has been a student and practitioner of meditation and yoga for three decades. He is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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