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The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
Narrated by: Andy Puddicombe
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (496 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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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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Full Of Good Mindfulness Tips

If you're just trying to get your distracted self into meditation or trying to get your high-anxiety parents to try it too, this is a great book. It simplifies the the core importance of the practice and eases the audience into its ideas with an awareness of the current culture and it's views of meditation and mindfulness in 2019. Moral of the story, the world simply needs more calm and more people to read this book and we'd all benefit from it. After reading, I've found myself trying to get a little better at being aware throughout my days and routine actions, recalling the sky is always blue in dark times, and also wondering if Andy is the same voice for the Gieco Gecko.

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Excellent! A+

I Learned Step-By-Step :
1. Kindness
2. Empathy
3. Gratitude
4. Compassion &
5. Wisdom - Presence Of Mind
How To Live Life Skillfully!

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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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  • Ace
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love andy!

soothing. informative. helpful. simple explanations . I am now meditating twice a day. has made quite an impact.

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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.

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Andy is the best

Where does The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's the top of my list.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness?

Andy's ice cream story in the Burmese monstrosity.

What does Andy Puddicombe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing his voice and the inflection will help anyone understand the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I started practicing meditation because of Andy.

Any additional comments?

I can't give this book enough praise.

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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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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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