Author(s): Douglas Baker
Learn to walk with purpose and clarity. Each and every day we do things that, though potentially rewarding, are too easily taken for granted or performed on auto-pilot. Five Minute Mindfulness: Walking is designed to help you take a mindful approach to these commonplance experiences and activities, making them more enjoyable, fulfilling, and relaxing. Walking is the perfect activity for reflecting and relaxing. Approached mindfully, it can provide a window of calm in our everyday routine. And yet we tend to focus on simply getting from A to B, giving little thought to how this time might be used more productively. Five Minute Mindfulness: Walking contains thought-provoking essays and short exercises that will help you follow the path to inner calm while on the move as well as meditations that can be completed in just five minutes. "Five Second Thought" feature boxes that take just a few moments to read will give you food for thought for an entire day.Attractive, compact, and accessible, these books work in harmony with the fast pace of modern life.
Douglas Baker has worn out many perfectly reasonable shoes in his practice of mindful walking. He often sits down to practice seated meditation as well. He's the owner of three bicycles and countless yoga mats. When he isn't biking, walking, doing yoga, or meditating, he writes, speaks, and leads workshops on yoga and meditation. He has a counseling practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using yoga and meditation as medicinal practices. He considers being a parent and the luxury of walking to work among life's great riches.