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, Car
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
- The Myth of Freedom - Ed and Deb Shapiroviews: 366
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Ed was part of the flower power love generation of 1960’s hippies, the essence of which was the freedom to be ourselves… The explosion of yoga and meditation began then, as Ed and others headed to [...]
- Awaken Interviews Ed and Deb Shapiro Pt 3 - Be In the World, But Not Of Itviews: 1400
Donna Quesada: Well, with both of you starting on your spiritual paths at such a young age… You spoke about how important it is to practice forgiveness in a long-term relationship. Could that have been possible without a spiritual practice? [...]
- Awaken Interviews Ed and Deb Shapiro Pt 2 - Awakening Is the Evolution of Consciousnessviews: 1891
Donna Quesada: And that is one of my favorite books that you two co-wrote together: The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation. And, since you brought up this word mindfulness, can you just define what that means to you, and [...]
- Awaken Interviews Ed & Deb Shapiro Pt 1 - We Are Not The Movie - We Are the Blank Screen and the Observerviews: 2098
Donna Quesada: Well, Ed and Deb… Welcome! And it is just wonderful to see you again, especially during this festive holiday season. Deb Shapiro: It’s delightful to see you, Donna. DONNA: Well, I look forward to sharing you with our [...]
- Are You A Monk, A Frog, Or A Scorpion?views: 854
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: After extensive travel in India and Australia we came back to visit with Ed’s family in New York. At dinner we were relating a story of a train journey we took across India. It was [...]