Are you interested in Andy Puddicombe meditation techniques? 10 minute meditation sessions can have a these powerful techniques promise amazing results
In the article excerpted below, the prestigious London Times calls Andy Puddicombe and his various meditation techniques “Britain’s top meditation guru”.
Breathe in deeply through your nose and then let the breath out through your mouth. Become aware of your breath. Is it coming from your abdomen, your diaphragm or your chest? Is it slow or fast? Shallow or deep? Just observe the way you breathe, and what happens to your body.”
I’m having my first meditation session, instructed by one of the most influential men you’ve never heard of, Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk who is now a meditation teacher and the “go-to guru” for Cabinet ministers, corporate big-wigs, Premier League footballers, leading actors, musicians and famous shrinks.
But the friendly, shaven-headed man sitting next to me is not your standard celebrity healer. Puddicombe, 37, was a tennis coach and personal trainer from the ages of 18 to 21, went to university to do sports science, then dropped out to study meditation and train as a monk. He grew up near Bristol but now lives in Islington, North London. He’s open, likeable, direct, the kind of man my mother would approvingly call “down to earth”. He glows with health and energy and has an aura of natural calm. He also has two characteristics that distinguish him from most self-styled gurus: he is unaffected and modest, and he is eminently qualified to teach his subject.
As an ordained monk, Puddicombe spent ten years in monasteries in Nepal, India, Tibet and Russia, often meditating for up to 18 hours a day. He left the monastic life to teach meditation and to fulfil what he believes is his vocation, “to bring meditation [or ‘mindfulness’, as it’s often called] to as many people as possible, and especially to people who wouldn’t usually consider it”.
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It appears that the New York Times is impressed that Andy Puddicombe is teaching his meditation techniques to top London stock brokers, financiers, and even at Google.
Mr. Puddicombe has already struck a chord in the United Kingdom, where he has become something of a Dr. Phil of the yogi set. His new book, “Get Some Headspace: 10 Minutes Can Make All the Difference,” was part of a three-book deal that earned him an advance in the mid-six figures, in dollars.His group’s Web site, getsomeheadspace.com, features beginner-friendly instructional videos and had 200,000 visitors last year, due in part to Mr. Puddicombe’s regular appearances on BBC Radio. He is also branching into television. In September, Channel 4 in Britain will start a series of 10-minute meditation videos that he stars in. They will be broadcast between regular programs, like tiny TV shows.
His growing media presence has been built on top of a clinical practice in the Kensington district of London that caters to hard-charging achievers: bankers, actors, Premier League soccer players and members of Parliament. He also consults for corporations like Nomura securities and Google.
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Andy Puddicombe, founder of the much publicised Headspace, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.
In his new book, he shares his simple to learn, but highly effective techniques of meditation. Accessible and portable, these powerful techniques promise amazing results.
Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment. By following the daily exercises you will start to experience literally life changing results. The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are now well documented with doctors advising their patients to give it a try.
Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.
For beginners and seasoned meditators alike, here is the opportunity to harness and develop skills that will combat the negative symptoms of our fast paced world, and that once learned, will last a lifetime. (quoted from an Amazon review with permission).