There are hundreds of fantastic books focussed on mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and self-improvement.
However, a handful really stand out from the crowd because of the incredible inspiration and information they provide.
They can help you master your mindfulness practice, learn more about yourself, and inspire you to do greater things.
Here are the 5 of the best books published in the past couple of years.
Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time
This book is an excellent introduction to mindfulness.
Author Brenda Salgado helps the reader understand how to deal with major life changes and challenges using mindfulness.
It is targeted at beginners who are interested in the practical uses for mindfulness in their daily lives.
Real World Mindfulness for Beginners shares many simple mindfulness techniques that you can begin using immediately.
You won’t have to read through 100 pages about the Buddhism or meditation before learning some useful techniques.
It also includes expert guidance from 10 leading mindfulness teachers on how to deal with common problems including anxiety, stress, grief, and anger.
The skills learnt in this work will help you negotiate the many curve balls that daily life may throw at you.
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
This book attempts to answer a very big question — “What does everyone in the modern world need to know?”
It answers this question using a combination of ancient tradition, conventional wisdom, and groundbreaking scientific research.
The end result is 12 simple rules that will help you navigate the chaos found in the modern world.
The book’s author is renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson.
Dr. Peterson discusses everything from personal freedom and discipline to the need for adventure as he formulates his 12 Rules for Life.
It is a fascinating work that is very inspiring.
Show Up as Your Best Self: Mindful Leaders, Meditation, & More
In this book, author Cathy Quartner Bailey presents a roadmap for becoming a better leader by practising mindfulness.
She shares the techniques that she has used with leaders of numerous fortune 500 companies.
Each technique is designed to help you maintain your confidence and remain grounded in the midst of a chaotic workplace.
It will also help you maintain control of your emotions and make smart decisions.
The author explains the importance of daily meditation and how it will help you set priorities, improve your communication skills, develop better relationships, and deal with uncertainty.
The book also shares a number of real world stories to illustrate how other leaders have used mindfulness to improve their professional life.
The Yoga Mind: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen Your Practice
This is a very inspiring book ideal for anyone who has been enjoying their yoga practice.
Author Rina Jakubowicz helps the reader learn more about the philosophy of yoga and how to use that knowledge to enhance their yoga sessions.
Unlike many books that delve into philosophy and spiritualism, it is written in a way that is simple to understand.
You will gain more knowledge about the philosophical underpinnings of yoga and be able to apply this knowledge in a meaningful way.
The Yoga Mind uses a series of memorable lessons to help you understand the core yoga principles.
It then teaches some guided meditations and exercises that make it easier to include yoga principles in your daily life.
It is an inspirational book that can transform your daily yoga practice.
The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity
This is one of the best stress reduction books to have been published in the last decade.
The Stress Proof Brain provides you with a variety of effective tactics that you can use to reduce your stress levels.
Each tactic is based on neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
They will change how you respond to stressful situations and stop any unhealthy responses to stressful situations, including that negative thinking, fear, avoidance.
Using the tactics in this book will also help you conquer bad habits that are related to your stress including excessive drinking, smoking, and binge eating.