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Still Life

The Myths and Magic of Mindful Living

by Rebecca Pacheco


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From renowned yogi meditation teacher and author of Do Your Om Thing Rebecca Pacheco comes Still Life, offering an in-depth exploration of mindfulness and meditation misconceptions to arm the reader with inspirational and practical tools for cultivating a consistent mindfulness practice.

For years Rebecca Pacheco has taught readers and students alike how to embrace the wisdom of the yoga sutras and reap their mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. In Still Life, she turns her focus to mindfulness, demystifying a seemingly esoteric practice and giving readers practical, real-life tools to implement mindfulness in their own lives—regardless of experience level or lifestyle.

Pacheco begins by deconstructing the common arguments against meditation—from "meditation is easy" to "you have to sit still with your eyes closed' and the infamous "I don't have the time." Pacheco offers valuable insight into what mindfulness entails, and why the process of cultivating more of it can improve not only our own lives, but also the lives of others.

Pacheco also takes on the reductive messaging about mindfulness commonly heard from the contemporary wellness community, including the popularly-held tenet that meditation is about "good vibes only." A contemplative life, Pacheco argues, isn't synonymous with bliss and positivity, but rather a degree of mental, emotional, and spiritual grappling.

Still Life challenges readers to dig deep, to learn and practice tools that can ultimately lead to joy—to waking up in the present, reclaiming the moment, and living life fully.

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Rebecca Pacheco (Author)

Rebecca Pacheco is the author of Do Your Om Thing as well as yoga teacher, speaker, and creator of the popular yoga blog She has been practicing yoga for nearly two decades and began teaching while studying English Literature at the Uni...

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