Mindful in Minutes: Meditation for the Modern Family: Over 100 Practices to Help Families Find Peace, Calm, and Connection (Hardcover)
Slow down, calm down, and come together with this complete guide to meditation for the whole family—featuring targeted practices for parents, teens, and kids of all ages.
As a certified yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and host of the chart-topping podcast Mindful in Minutes, Kelly Smith is no stranger to the wide-ranging health benefits of meditation. And she discovered she needed them more than ever when she became a mom for the first time. Suddenly finding herself coping with sleepless nights, disheartening physical changes, uncontrollable worries, and near constant sensory overload, Kelly found solace in the same thing she always had: her daily meditation practice. In doing so, she discovered how meditation could help not only moms cope with common family challenges, but every other member of the family as well.
Kelly shares her hard-won wisdom with listeners across the country in her second podcast Meditation Mama, and now, in this fully illustrated book. Mindful in Minutes: Meditation for the Modern Family helps families of all kinds learn how to use meditation to cope with the everyday struggles of being a person who is also part of a family. Covering topics ranging from quieting the mind and managing stress to handling resentment and cultivating compassion, this book offers specialized practices for each family member by age—adults, teens and older kids, and small children. Topics include:
- Being Present
- Finding Joy
- Connecting with the True Self
- And much more
With three distinct, age-appropriate practices for each topic, Kelly ensures that every member of the family has access to a practical, focused meditation “toolkit” to draw on when they need a little extra help. The book also includes a series of dedicated meditations for expectant parents, a series of meditations to promote a healthy, loving relationship between partners, and over 250 mantras to help you focus your mind and go deeper into your practice.
Whether you are a meditation beginner or a long-term practitioner, this book will help you and your family feel calmer, happier, and more connected.
About the Author
Kelly Smith is the founder of Yoga For You, the host of the iTunes chart-topping meditation podcast Mindful in Minutes and Meditation Mama, and the author of Mindful in Minutes: Meditation For the Modern Family. She is an E-RYT 500, YACEP, and master trainer in meditation, yoga nidra, and restorative yoga. Her meditations and work have been featured in Meditation Magazine, Popsugar Fitness, ABC News, The Bump, Twin Cities Live, and the Lavendaire Lifestyle Podcast. She lives in Minneapolis with her family. You can find her on Instagram as @yogaforyouonline.
"An essential and helpful guide. Ideal for readers just getting started with meditation and for anyone wanting to bring more mindfulness and peace into their life."—Library Journal
"Exceptionally well written, deftly organized, and thoroughly reader-friendly in presentation, Mindful in Minutes: Meditation for the Modern Family is especially appropriate for the reader wanting to instill in their family life an effective means of mediation and dealing with the inevitable stresses and strains of family life."—Midwest Book Review