2.5 Star Books · Book Reviews · non fiction · Self Help

The Art of Mindful Relaxation by Ed Shapiro



The Art of Mindful Relaxation by Ed Shapiro

Published: August 15, 2018

Publisher: Ixia Books

Pages: 112

Genres: non fiction, self help

Rating: 2.5 stars

Recommend to fans of: learning more about Yoga Nidra, ways to relax 

Foodie Vibes: healthy vegetarian dishes 



Most of us experience some degree of stress and many are too frustrated and exhausted to deal effectively with life’s pressures. Consumed by the mind’s chatter, we cannot appreciate the beauty and wonder of creation and we lose touch with the real purpose of our lives.
Ed Shapiro trained with the originator of yoga nidra and draws upon the timeless wisdom of centuries of Eastern meditation teachings to offer an in-depth, easy-to-follow path to profound relaxation and relief. By following these techniques, we can truly still our minds, tapping into a tremendous inner source of richness and creativity, and finding the freedom to realize our true potential.



Thank you to NetGalley, Ixia Press and Ed Shapiro for an ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. 

Throughout the book the author tells his journey of learning to relax. Studying Yoga Nidra helped to greatly inform his beliefs and outlook on life. The book isn’t quite what I expected. More is his life journey, rather than information that may help the reader on their journey towards a more relaxed life. For a book that was only a little over 100 pages, it took me forever to get through it. The book isn’t bad, it just didn’t resonate with me.

The sections about various types of breathing exercises could be helpful for people who are unfamiliar with them. If you’re looking to learn more about yoga practices, especially the mental aspect, then The Art of Mindful Relaxation might help you. But not the book for me. 


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