Wednesday, August 29, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #JustBreathe by @mallikachopra via #partner #RunningPressKids who provided a #free #reviewcopy


An Illustrated Meditation Guide for Kids 8 to 12
By Mallika Chopra, Foreword by Deepak Chopra, MD

“I wish I had learned to Just Breathe when I was younger. The lessons inside are priceless, and you will be able to use them for the rest of your life. All kids—and all adults—should read it.”
—Cara Natterson, pediatrician and New York Times bestselling author of
The Care and Keeping of You series 
Stress is an increasingly dominant part of young life. Over the last decade, the number of American teens feeling overwhelming anxiety has surged. Whether it’s fleeting butterflies before a test, or a constant stomach knot that seems only to tighten, kids and their parents are left wondering what they can do to relax.
Meditation teaches your brain how to stay calm in stressful situations. Wellness expert Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, learned to meditate when she was nine years old. Her two daughters, ages fifteen and twelve, also practice meditation. Drawing on their experiences and her own, she wrote JUST BREATHE: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More (Running Press; August 28, 2018)—a fun and accessible guide to meditation. Mallika’s exercises show kids how to feel less overwhelmed, more in control, and generally happier. With full-color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, 8 to 12 year olds will love this book written just for them. It is the Care and Keeping of You for meditation and emotional wellbeing.
JUST BREATHE includes prompts for sleeping better, curbing a headache, calming an upset stomach, cooling down, and more. It shows kids how to find an anchor inside them that is safe, happy, and quiet—a place they can go whenever stress and its side effects are taking over. By connecting with their innermost being, kids can choose how to interpret experiences and be confident about expressing themselves.  
Step-by-step instructions include:
  • Meditation techniques to quiet your mind
  • Mindfulness to become aware of your body, thoughts, and environment
  • Yoga to let go of tension, breathe, connect, and get more energy
  • Motivation to think positive, feel happier, and achieve your goals
  • Intents to name the feelings you want to experience each day
With JUST BREATHE, kids can finally exhale. They’ll learn effective ways to deal with anxious feelings, laying a sturdy foundation for healthy teen years and adulthood.

Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More by Mallika Chopra
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was fantastic. I adored it and have used it so much with my boys. My older son has struggled with anxiety because he is so smart and driven. He can get caught up in negative mind loops. This book has helped him to focus, mindful and more relaxed. He has begun sleeping better because it is more restful and peaceful sleep. I have also loved this book. I do yoga weekly and try to practice meditation and mindfulness practices in my life. But I feel away from the mind part of the practice. This book has helped me to re-center. It is a gift for the whole family and a book I highly recommend. View all my reviews

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Mallika Chopra
MALLIKA CHOPRA is the author of Living with Intent100 Promises to My Baby, and 100 Questions from My Child. She is a busy mom of two girls, a sought after speaker, and the founder of She lives in Santa Monica, CA.

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