How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen Bays MD
And Other Adventures in Mindfulness

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A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

About Jan Chozen Bays MD

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Jan Chozen Bays, MD, is a Zen master in the White Plum lineage of the late master Taizan Maezumi Roshi. She serves as a priest and teacher at the Jizo Mountain-Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon. She is also a pediatrician who specializes in the evaluation of children for abuse and neglect.
Published July 12, 2011 by Shambhala. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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“Only after the batteries were exhausted, and I had called both the electric and water companies just to say hello did I get off the phone. After that, I found that I was comfortable enough to spend one full evening without television before things returned to normal the next morning.”

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