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Just breathe : meditation, mindfulness, movement, and more
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For kids ages 8 to 12, this is an accessible and fun meditation how-to book filled with full-color illustrations, written by Mallika Chopra.

Meditation and Mindfulness for Kids is a fun and accessible, fully illustrated go-to meditation guide written by none other than Mallika Chopra, wellness expert and the daughter of Deepak Chopra. For kids ages 8 to 12, this book is full of specific exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and tips to lead a healthier, happier, and more connected life. The book includes practical advice on breathing techniques and guided meditations for a number of topics and scenarios, including:

* Dealing with stress
* Getting to sleep
* Building self-confidence
* Focusing on school/tests/other work
* Ridding oneself of anxiety

Beginners will learn the basics of meditation and how to get started, and those more experienced will learn how to improve their practice. This book will also teach kids how to prepare their own meditation spaces.

It will be similar in presentation as the American Girl The Care and Keeping of You , filled with four-color illustrations. With a foreword written by Deepak Chopra, this will be the go-to book for kids who want to learn more about mindfulness and meditation.

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School Library Journal Review
Gr 3-8-A comprehensive and approachable guide to managing stress and understanding one's body and mind through meditation. Directed at middle graders, the book presents specific practices and meditations to calm breath and slow down thoughts. The introduction endorses an accessible, flexible approach at meditation for beginners, with an emphasis on doing what is most comfortable. The book is divided into six different sections and presents a refreshingly wide variety of actions, from sleeping and breathing exercises to being aware of the taste of food to reflecting on gratefulness. Each meditation is described in simple, easy-to-follow steps, along with the time needed and ideal location to complete the exercise ("a dark room," "a quiet place"). While this book is written for young people, counselors and caregivers seeking meditation activities will also find this guide useful. Black-and-white illustrations of children engaged in mindful activities are sprinkled throughout; while these are a pleasant addition, they do not instruct readers on how to physically position themselves. VERDICT A solid -addition to collections in need of meditation and mindfulness titles for tweens.-Kathryn -Justus, -Renbrook School, West Hartford, CT © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
Foreword    Deepak Chopra, M.Dp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Who Am I, and Why Am I Writing This Book?p. 1
What Are We Talking about Here?p. 2
What Is Stress?p. 3
Understanding Your Brain and Your Bodyp. 4
How Meditation Can Help Youp. 5
Building a Habitp. 6
How to Do the Exercises in This Bookp. 6
That Safe, Happy Placep. 9
Breathep. 11
What Your Breathing Tells Youp. 12
Just Breathep. 13
Breathing Meditationp. 15
Blow Those Butterflies Awayp. 16
Falling Asleepp. 19
Help, I Have a Headache!p. 20
A Meditation for Painp. 22
Cooling Downp. 25
Bumblebee Breathp. 26
Movep. 27
Moving Is Good!p. 28
Walking Meditationsp. 28
A Routine Walk in a New Wayp. 29
A Real Slow and Quiet Walkp. 32
What Is Yoga?p. 35
Yoga Posesp. 35
Be Silentp. 47
The Sounds around Mep. 48
The Power of Silencep. 49
I Amp. 50
Find Your Wordp. 53
A Quiet Mealp. 54
Disconnect, Please?p. 56
The Clouds in the Skyp. 58
Being Alonep. 60
A Meditation for the Planetp. 63
Kindness for Yourself and Othersp. 64
Noticep. 67
The Power of Noticingp. 68
What's Happening Both Inside and Outside?p. 69
Be Aware of Your Bodyp. 71
Notice What You Are Eatingp. 74
Notice Your Inner Voicep. 77
Notice Your Words to Othersp. 78
Just Stop for a Momentp. 78
Test Jittersp. 79
Transitionsp. 80
Be Aware of Listeningp. 83
A Different Perspectivep. 85
Trusting Your Inner Voicep. 88
Bully Bewarep. 90
Ask Questionsp. 91
Intentsp. 92
How Does an Intent Work?p. 92
Setting an Intentp. 93
Who Am I?p. 95
What Do I Want?p. 96
How Can I Serve?p. 96
What Am I Grateful For?p. 98
Who Are My Heroes?p. 100
Createp. 101
Your Special Placep. 102
Color! Color!p. 103
You Can Create the Life You Wantp. 104
The Power of Your Mindp. 107
How Do You See the Glass?p. 108
Choosing How You Treat Othersp. 110
Imagine Who You Can Bep. 111
Author's Notep. 115
Resourcesp. 116
Acknowledgmentsp. 117
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