Ed and Deb Shapiro

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Mindfulness, Meditation, Personal Development and the Bodymind

“Random acts of kindness are essential to our wellbeing, as they liberate us from self-obsession, selfishness, and isolation; they are the result of an open and loving nature.”


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Ed and Deb Shapiro

Ed and Deb Shapiro are the authors of many books on relaxation, meditation, the bodymind relationship, and personal development, published in over 20 languages. They are columnists for Awaken.com, Oprah.com, Care2.com, HuffPost.com and others.

Ed and Deb trained with both Yoga and Buddhist masters; Ed trained in India, where Yoga Nidra was his specialty. They have been teaching together for over 30 years, leading mindful relaxation and meditation retreats worldwide. They are personal coaches who work with senior management.

Ed Shapiro’s latest book is The Art of Mindful Relaxation, the Heart of Yoga Nidra, endorsed by Congressman Tim Ryan, Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe and yoga expert Seane Corn and others.

Ed was a New York City dance champion, now a yogi, skier, and skydiver. Deb is a respected Bodymind expert and the author of Your Body Speaks Your Mind. She is from the English countryside, the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill’s editor.


    Articles and Videos

  • Santa-awaken
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    A Letter From Santa: Oh Yes We Can!

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: We consider Santa to be the greatest mindfulness practitioner, given his powers of awareness. We have said before how Santa is multi-talented: He makes us to do good and feel good. Now that’s a big [...]

  • Awaken
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    Mindful Relaxation Will Change Your Life

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Our human life is the means we have to be deeply at peace and to realize our true nature… Yet it can often appear far too full of problems, disappointments and suffering to realize such [...]

  • Awaken
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    The Art Of Mindful Relaxation And Why We Need It

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro:  I was discussing stress at a mindfulness retreat when Joe, an attendee, shared how he didn’t get stressed over any one thing because  everything was stressful to him, so he would wake up already stressed. [...]

  • gandhi-awaken
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    The Greatest Of All Yoga

    By Ed and Deb Shapiro:  Although ‘make love not war’ may be the key to a better life it’s sadly not what we see when we look around us. Imagine, as John Lennon said, what a wonderful world it would [...]

  • guided-imagery-awaken
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    Mindful Relaxation: The Coolest Way To Release Stress

    by Ed Shapiro: Ever wondered what the biggest problem in life is? Yes, it’s the inability to relax! This is a true story: I met John at a stress-release workshop I was teaching in Scotland. He was a schoolteacher in [...]

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