Between the smartphone, laptop, tablet, and whatever else is demanding your attention, sometimes you just need to unplug! Room to Breathe brings you a series of beginner-friendly guided meditations and mindfulness techniques to help you regain a sense of spaciousness and ease.These essential practices were created to give you the feel of a meditation retreat at home, but can be enjoyed in any place conducive to a period of undisturbed quiet. Enhanced by a guidebook with teachings for breaking free from stressful habits and remembering what's most important, Room to Breathe leads you through eight refreshing exercises including:
Calming the Mind, breathing practices to replace anxiety with composure and strength
Facing Challenges, cultivating courage and compassion to transform your relationship to suffering
Opening the Heart, a self-directed lovingkindness meditation
"Going on retreat doesn't remove us from the ups and downs of life," explains Sharon Salzberg, "but it provides a way to understand ourselves more fully, to care more deeply for ourselves and others, and to do nothing for a while, with awareness and love." Find respite whenever you need it with Room to Breathe.
Sharon Salzberg has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1971. She is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, both in Massachusetts. She is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness.