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Riot Recommendation: 15 of the Best Books About Mindfulness



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Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny

Who really understands the concept of karma? Half the time when people are referencing it, it sounds like some form of revenge. But karma is a much deeper and richer concept than that. As explained by Sadhguru, yogi & mystic, karma means action. Sadhguru turns the tables by showing us clearly that karma is an empowering possibility for taking charge of our lives by choosing how we respond to what is happening to us. With celebrity fans from Will Smith to Tom Brady, this enlightening book offers in depth insights on the concept of Karma and shows how to achieve true happiness.

One particular superpower of readers is that we can transport ourselves anywhere through books. We can venture to the most remote places that exist on this green earth, or even to the rich tapestry of some imagined land. Well, what about when you want to focus that superpower inward? This is what it means to be mindful. It is the ability to be fully in the moment with ourselves, with all our attention not focused on future or past events, but completely concerned with the here and now. There are a fews ways to attain mindfulness, but perhaps the most commonly known way is through meditation. Even though you don’t need anything to be more mindful — or anything to meditate — it can still be a hard thing to achieve and takes some practice.

Last week we asked you what were the best books for improving performance, creativity, or neural connections through mindfulness. Here are the books you recommended!

How to See by Thich Nhat Hanh

Practicing Mindfulness by Matthew Sockolov

The Headspace Guide to Meditation & Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde

You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Tae-eun Yoo

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV and Desmond Tutu

How to Meditate by Pema Chödrön

The Urban Monk by Pedram Shojai

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor 

Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation by Bob Roth

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Into the Heart of Mindfulness by Ed Halliwell

Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More by Mallika Chopra

Mindful Kids by  Whitney Stewart

The Mindful Teen by  Dzung X. Vo