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If you have a suggested reading for any of the topics below, please email Ty@TaiChiFlow.club or Ty@VitalLifeYoga.com



Breath

"Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art" by James Nestor
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.
Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
I feel like a learning sponge - learning and learning and then learning more. The book is eye opening, life giving, ... amazing!




Yoga



Qigong/Tai Chi



Mindful Movement

"Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being" by Thich Nhat Hanh
A great way to introduce children to mindulfness

"Breathwalk: Breathing Your Way to a Revitalized Body, Mind and Spirit" by Gurucharan Singh Khalsa
Breathing and walking comprise two of our simplest activities, yet they are also two of our most powerful actions. By bringing them together in a systematic and meditative way, we can enhance our physical, emotional, and spiritual fitness.




Mindfulness

"Make Peace with Your Mind" by Mark Coleman
How Mindfulness and Compassion can free you from your Inner Critic.
Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real people's journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life.

"Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life" by Jon Kabat Zin
No matter how busy you are, find quiet reflective moments in your life -- and reduce your stress levels drastically -- with this classic bestselling guide from a mindfulness expert.

"Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment?and Your Life" by Jon Kabat-Zinn
We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

"Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl
Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.









Meditation

"Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important" by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Welcome to a master class in mindfulness.





Flow

VIDEO: Flow by Csikszentmihalyi -- Animated Book Summary


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