• The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness

  • How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
  • By: Andy Puddicombe
  • Narrated by: Andy Puddicombe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-05-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (289 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This program was previously published as Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day.

Quiet the mind, feel less stressed and less tired, and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment in just ten minutes a day.

Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.

Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine - proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.

Accessible and portable, The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...the benefits are limitless. The result? More headspace, less stress. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.

  • Switch off after work
  • Fall asleep at night
  • Feel less anxious, sad, or angry
  • Control your cravings
  • Find a healthy weight

©2011 Andy Puddicombe (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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Andy Delivers

The only thing that I dislike about liking Andy's work and this book is that he's become "too popular."

It's against my nature to follow a popular trend or person.

That said, Andy sticks to his authenticity, both in life and in this book. I've read the hard copy twice, and have listened to this book three times. Andy's ideas, experience and voice keep this book alive, and functioning both as a tutorial and a compelling story.

A man, a monk and then a man again. That's the simple story.

But the longer story is of a serious student who spent 15 to 18 hours a day in meditation for 10 years. This man spent somewhere between 5 and 7 years in meditation. Full years, after allowing for sleep, travel and whatnot.

Andy's commitment to sharing his experience in meditation/mindfulness is not just some former monk cashing in on a good thing at a popular time. He has a great discipline in the manner used to communicate his accumulated experience. He reads and is committed to another great book, "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism."

If you want to read a great book that can and will change the way you see the world, treat others, and care for and about yourself, this is it.

If you want to pursue the integrity of that experience, then read "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism."

There are many books that can make you think. This one will allow you to deal with the silence between your thoughts.

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The best book on mindfulness.

I have been a user of the author's headspace app for over a year now, so I had a good idea of what to expect in this book. He is able to explain how to be mindful in a simple and understandable way. I've read many books by zen masters that I value, but I feel like I got more out of this book. It is narrated by the author and he does an excellent job. He tells personal stories that keep you engaged. Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in mindfulness and/or being more calm.

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Practical, Simple, and Effective

Andy is experienced in the art, educated on the science, and gifted in the ability to teach and help apply the practicality of mindfulness and meditation. Not religiously assertive, but given as a guide for using it all in life regardless of who you are.

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Outstanding for a beginner

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I suspect this book is too basic for people experienced in meditation. As a beginner, it was absolutely perfect for me! I highly recommend the headspace app as well which I used before I purchased this book. The app got me started meditating very quickly. Then listening to this audiobook gave me a more thorough understanding of the concepts that are described briefly in the app.

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Beautiful book.

Loved the stories, the pacing of the reading, but most of all, the mind shift it offers.

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A keeper!

It’s his voice that I love. And the way he explains everything. I will listen to this again and again.

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great book on mindfulness

love this book, Practical and Simple explanations. listening to this audiobook gave me a more thorough understanding of the concepts of mindfulness

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Get a grip on yourself.

I chose a 5 star rating because this is a great book with practical advise about how to meditate/be mindful for real, average people. It walks you one step at a time through the reasoning and actual process of meditating. Andy sprinkles studies throughout the book that support sound reasoning for practicing mindfulness lending credibility to the purpose and benefits of the activity as well as Andy. Andy’s own personal experiences as a monk and using meditation/mindfulness in his life also lends tremendous credibility as well as fun/informative stories that make Andy’s teaching easier to remember when doing your own practice. I personally used the accompanying Headspace app for a year prior to getting this Audible book. The book was a great compliment and further study of meditation to the App. I would recommend both to anyone wanting to get a grip on meditation/mindfulness and themselves. Thanks.

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Let it Be

Subscribing to Headspace and using it regularly was definitely augmented by listening to this audiobook. All I can ask for now is for Andy to get in contact with Joe Rogan and make it on the podcast! 😌

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This helped me tremendously.

I had toyed with meditatiin in the last few years. I didn't realize the beauty of it until I listened to this book. Because of this book, I am no longer a laizzes-fare, on again off again meditator. I have incorporated it into my life and have made great gains in headspace and determining the difference between what matters in life and what doesn't. The narrator/author's voice is calming and friendly. Sometimes I felt that I had a buddy next to me telling me the beauty of meditation and real-life stories to strengthen his points.