17 Books That Shine a Light on Mindfulness

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Practicing mindfulness means living in the moment — here and now — and being aware of your feelings, body, surroundings, and experiences. It can help you decompress, reflect, or clear your mind. Some activities used to help people achieve mindfulness are meditation, yoga, tai chi, and qigong.

Mindfulness can be an especially valuable technique in our fast-paced society, in which many people deal with stress, anxiety, and depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 30 percent of U.S. adults deal with an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime, and in 2015 an estimated 16.1 million U.S. adults had experienced at least one depressive episode that year.

Mindfulness is all about slowing down, being aware of your feelings and thought process, and really being present in the moment. These books explore mindfulness in a variety of different ways, shedding light on the technique and how to apply it to your own life.

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