What are the best resources for mindfulness?

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    #1Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life

    Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life
    A cool beginners guide for people interested in mindfulness. The only downside about the ebook is that doesn't include the spoken-word audio component of the original printed version.
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    Bryan Ellis
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "A good book for wanting to start down the path of mindfulness, to a lead more calm, grounded, stress-free life. There is a lot of advice and information on this topic out there, but I feel like this is a good book to start with if you haven't done it before, and it's catered toward people who are trying mindfulness for the very first time. It explains the concepts behind it and also the techniques needed to achieve it in a clear, easy to ready language."
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    #2Mindfulness Meditation - Guided 10 Minutes

    Mindfulness Meditation - Guided 10 Minutes
    A short and simple but powerful mindfulness guided meditation that can help you to reduce stress in any kind of moment. Just invest 10 minutes for yourself and then you can continue with your life.
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    Jordan Cooper
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "This video really got me into mindfulness in an effective way. It's not a long video, but it is very straight-forward about how to find mindfulness instead of telling you WHY you should be doing it. The voice is very soothing and easy to focus on."
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    #3Study Music Alpha Waves: Relaxing Studying Music, Brain Power, Focus Concentration Music

    Study Music Alpha Waves: Relaxing Studying Music, Brain Power, Focus Concentration Music
    Nice and long video-audio that will help you enter "the zone" while you are writing, studying... any task that needs a peaceful mind
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    Free

    Charles Arnold
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "This helped me a lot with relaxation. I put these on on my head phones while studying. It really helped me focus on my task at hand. I was able to completely ignore any outside influences and focus only on the what I needed to do. It was absolutely fantastic. I don't think I have ever been as relaxed as this before while doing my work. I generally fidget around a lot, and my mind wanders. However, with this playing in my headphones I was able to focus."
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    #4buddhify

    buddhify

    Buddhify is a mobile app to help you whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety or get a better night's sleep buddhify has easy-to-follow guided meditations to help with all parts of your life.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Ruth Jordan
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I recently began practicing mindfulness meditation. So I have been on the lookout for good resources for mindfulness. The other day I decide to try an Android app called buddhify - modern mindfulness for busy lives. It was not helpful at all. Instead of providing guided meditations it provides informational lectures. While informative to be sure. It wasn't what I was looking for in a meditation app."
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    #5[DISCUSSION] Meditation

    [DISCUSSION] Meditation
    If you have any doubts about meditation Quora will put you in touch with a lot of experts who are eager to help you. Many questions have already been answered.
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    Free

    Philip Howard
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "I checked it out the page and, boy, why didn't I do it before? Quora is definitely 'the place' if you're looking for different kinds of people and opinions, after reading some tips and recommendations I could manage to relieve stress and relax a lot. Try it today, you won'r regret it. "
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    #6The Power of Now

    The Power of Now

    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a spiritual book written by Eckhart Tolle. This non-fiction philosophy book is about the source of Chi. It was published in 1997 by  New World Library. 

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    Harry Cox
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "A book that is supposed to allow a person to make a journey into the "Now". This book purports to allow me to move from a person who is thinking analytically to a person who is thinking completely in the here and now. I feel like this book is more of a description of a opinion rather then of a step by step way to be mindful. "
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    #7Practicing the Power of Now

    Practicing the Power of Now

    Eckhart Tolle's most practical book. Practicing the Power of Now has plenty of tips and tricks as well as plenty of sagely advice. 

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    Anthony Ramirez
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I like the idea of reading a book to learn mindfulness, and I like that this book is presented with several options, including kindle, paperback, and audio. I would rather have had something free, like a youtube video, but only because I feel like I would actually take the time to do it that way over reading a book. "
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    #8Welzen Meditation Mindfulness

    Welzen Meditation Mindfulness
    With Welzen you can learn about mindfulness and meditation with the 5 days of Welzen, categorized Meditation Series, free guided meditations and coaching sessions.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    David Gardner
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "I am currently using this app and it is so helpful in doing my meditation early in the morning. I can feel that ever since I started using this app my stress levels have somewhat gone down."
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    #9Headspace

    Headspace

    Headspace is your own mindfulness coach, who will provide daily meditations and exercises to stay mentally healthy. It covers most issues, like sleeping disorders and stress problems, and it also includes some exercises for kids. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Castro
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "Using Headspace has been a wonderful way for me to mellow out. I love that in only ten minutes a day I could learn the basics on ways of meditation. My stress level has gone done immensely just by using those basics in my everyday life. I love that there are even more functions when I subscribe to get a more detailed meditation for different facets of my life!"
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    #10Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life is a spiritual book written by Zen master and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. This Buddhism book was published in 1990 by Bantam. 

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    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "It's not always easy to take the time to meditate or practice mindfulness. Sometimes life keeps getting in the way. This is what Peace Is Every Step tries to eliminate. This book showed me how I can practice mindfulness and meditation no matter where I am during my busy life."
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    #11Calm

    Calm

    This app includes guided meditation sessions of different lengths that will help users calm anxiety, manage stress, get deep sleep. Developed by Calm.com, Inc., this app is compatible with Android and iOS devices, along with a web version. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Samuel Hall
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "This app is a great way to take a break from everything and force yourself to breathe. Meditation is a skill, and can have a steep learning curve. Calm helps simplify it, and is highly customizable, with even a sleep option for bedtime."
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    #12Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life

    Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
    If you want to learn how to meditate. This is the only book that you need to take your first steps. It is short and easy to read. A real classic for beginners.
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    Austin Cole
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "I felt so stressed, I felt I was at my wits end. Then, I picked up Wherever You Go, There You Are and the lessons I learned in this book changed everything. I learned to breath, appreciate the present moment and slow down the manic, crazy thoughts that take place when you are stressed. My ability to manage my stress and my mind have improved dramatically. Highly recommended. "
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    #1320 minute Guided Mindfulness Exercise

    20 minute Guided Mindfulness Exercise
    Guided Mindfulness Exercise combining the practices of Observing the Breath and Passive, Progressive, Relaxation (PPR).
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    Craig Nichols
    Written on March 22, 2017
    "It helps you tap into your inner spirit. It helps you find peace. It helps you destress and decompress. It is relaxing and fun. it makes you feel whole. It keeps you centered."
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    #14[DISCUSSION] Mindfulness

    [DISCUSSION] Mindfulness
    If you have any doubts about meditation Quora will put you in touch with a lot of experts who are eager to help you. Many questions have already been answered.
    Websites

    Free

    Manuel Godínez
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "Mindfulness and meditation is tricky, this is a great platform to help you reach you highest potential. I had a lot of my questions answered, as well as learning how to access my own level of mindfulness. I found this as a great resource. "
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    #15Mindful

    Mindful
    Complete web resource on mindfulness explaining how to practice it and the benefits you can gain from this practice.
    Websites

    Free

    Matthew Patterson
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "Mindful has really helped me to take time to focus on myself and do more than just go through my day breathing. I have a problem with letting my mind wonder and over think things that I can't control an practicing mindfulness has helped me to let it go. These meditation and thinking practices have really eased my stress and helped focus my mind."
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    #16The Art of Happiness

    The Art of Happiness
    The Art of Happiness is a book by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, originally published in 1998. It includes stories and meditation guides from the Dalai Lama to help the reader defeat negativity and achieve happiness.
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    Juan Fowler
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "Reading through this book makes me feel hopeful and optimistic. The problem is that while this advice seems simple and easy to follow, "real life" often makes this kind of mythical advice less-than-practical."
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    #17The Wisdom of Insecurity

    The Wisdom of Insecurity
    Philosopher Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not and cannot know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present and live fully in the now.
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    Patrick Alvarado
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "By looking inside myself, I gleaned what I did and did not know. I learned to stop forcing myself to try and be something I wasn't. It made my life better through mindfulness."
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    #18Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

    Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
    Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds" the rational and the emotional and how they together shape our destiny.
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    Ryan Coleman
    Written on June 3, 2017
    "I love Daniel Goldman's book "Emotional Intelligence." It's a great resource for thinking about what makes you you, and gives hope that you can become a better you, as well as guide others (such as your children) to have better prospects for success and more mindfulness in their lives."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for mindfulness
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life Books 30 Paid
2Mindfulness Meditation - Guided 10 MinutesVideos 27 Free
3Study Music Alpha Waves: Relaxing Studying Music, Brain Power, Focus Concentration MusicVideos 25 Free
4buddhifyApps 21 Paid
5[DISCUSSION] MeditationWebsites 17 Free
6The Power of NowBooks 15 Paid
7Practicing the Power of NowBooks 12 Paid
8Welzen Meditation MindfulnessApps 10 Free
9HeadspaceApps 9 Free
10Peace Is Every StepBooks 8 Paid
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