Now Is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness

Cory Allen. TarcherPerigree, $25 (208p) ISBN 978-0-5255-3804-2
Allen, an audio engineer, meditation teacher, and host of the podcast The Astral Hustle, invites readers feeling distracted, anxious, or depressed in the constant chaos of the modern world into the “wow of now” in his insightful debut. Covering the why, what, and how of mindfulness, Allen does not spend too much time on metaphysical theories or esoteric traditions. Instead, through explanations of Buddhist tradition, ancient and modern techniques, and a dash of his own practical and personal wisdom, he guides readers toward greater happiness and clarity through no-nonsense exercises such as deep breathing, sitting meditation, or using “binaural beats” to achieve temporal bliss. Allen’s work represents an impressively comprehensive look at current research and trends in the mindfulness movement, and a strong bibliography is included for readers interested in further exploration. Anyone looking for a practical, no-frills introduction to meditation and its potential benefits will readily benefit from Allen’s affable and upbeat style, and his practical tips for getting comfortable on the mat. (Aug.)
Reviewed on : 05/30/2019
Release date: 09/24/2019
Genre: Nonfiction
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