This ground-breaking book combines mindfulness, martial arts and neuroscience in an accessible meditative practice for a journey to a happier, healthier, more integrated self.
Mindfulness in Motion is a major new approach to allow you to thrive. It can help you manage stress, anxiety or depression, and can lead to unprecedented self-awareness through body-centred mindfulness. Dr Tamara Russell has created this unique practice by combining meditation, martial arts and the latest research in neuroscience, and it is designed to be accessible to everyone, helping you cope more effectively with the most challenging emotions and feelings.
Dr Russell has used these in a range of personal and professional capacities, from helping managers in corporate settings to manage high levels of stress, to teaching elite athletes to integrate seamlessly body and mind. As her approach is grounded in the body Dr Russell has found it effective for people who find a traditional “sitting still” meditation approach very difficult.
Chapter by chapter the book explores how we can slow down, engage in the present moment, train our attention, understand ourselves and be truly at ease. Each chapter is full of diagrams, thought-provoking and informative illustrations (such as time-lapse photography and brain neuroimaging) and simple exercises and breathing techniques that anyone can perform.
Many of the exercises (such as ‘mindful walking’ or the ‘day of pausing’) can be fitted into your daily routine; others, such as ‘mindful backward swimming’, offer a fresh and intriguing approach to the concept of exercise. For the first time, brain neuroimaging is used to prove the beneficial effects of physical and mental exercise. This ground-breaking book makes accessible to everyone the healing power of meditative practices supported by the latest scientific evidence.
About the author: Dr Tamara Russell is a neuroscientist, author, clinical psychologist, martial arts expert and leading mindfulness trainer. She has helped people all around the world transform their lives using her ground-breaking mindfulness techniques.
Tamara works as an academic, clinician and consultant – teaching groups and individuals in the public and private sector. Her clients include NHS trusts, arts organizations, professional athletes, businesses, teachers, artists, lawyers, journalists, parents and students.
Tamara is also involved in international research investigating how Mindfulness changes the structure of the brain and exploring how mindful movement taps into these neural circuits in a particularly powerful way. She lectures in Neuroscience and Mindfulness at Kings College London, has been in dialogue with his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and speaks regularly on Mindfulness around the globe, appearing both on stage and radio – you can find links to videos of these appearances here – http://mindbodymot.com/videos