Title: Just Sit: A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should But Don't
Authors: Sukey Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz
Publisher: Harper Wave
Publish Date: December 26, 2017 (Today!)
Source: TLC Book Tours
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "We’ve all heard the
reports about meditation: that it helps us relieve stress and anxiety,
improve our moods, lose weight, and sleep better. We know that it can
make us healthier, nicer, a kinder parent, a better coworker, a more
thoughtful spouse. But there’s a catch—you actually have to do it.
Written for the many, many people whose schedule or skepticism has kept them from trying meditation, Just Sit
is an approachable and visually engaging beginner's guide. Assuaging
fears, answering questions, and providing real-world information to
demystify the process, Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz provide a hands-on
look at what meditation really is, what is does, and how to do it. The
authors make clear that meditation doesn't have to be complicated or
follow a specific protocol. The most important part, to "just sit," can
lead to a lifelong practice, tailored to anyone's lifestyle."
My Two Cents:
"Just Sit" is exactly what the subtitle says; it's a book for those that have thought about meditating even briefly but haven't taken the plunge. I try to meditate but for some reason, even finding five minutes in which to be quiet and do it seems hard many days. I was looking for this book for a little inspiration and this book had it in spades!
Meditation has so many benefits. Not only will it help you manage emotions more effectively but it can make you happier and healthier. Unfortunately as the authors point out, meditation is still one of those things that seems like some kooky thing for the fringe to participate in. The authors tackle that notion head on. The authors do a great job of making meditation feel like it's something you may want to actually do and like it's accessible to all!
The book also has a lot of tips that helped me, even as someone who is not exactly new to meditation (I just need to be better)! This book is great for those looking to start to their practice or those who are looking to reinvigorate their practice. It is a great reference book and I know that I will go back to it when I need a little inspiration. It's also a very pretty book and I love the illustrations in it!