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
- Are You A Monk, A Frog, Or A Scorpion?views: 758
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 [...]
- If There Is No Solid Me, Then Who Am I?views: 1174
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: “The future is a concept—it doesn’t exist! There is no such thing as tomorrow! There never will be because time is always now.” – Alan Watts When Deb was a teenager in London, her mother [...]
- Why Meditation Can Appear Challengingviews: 938
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: What is it about something as simple as sitting still and watching our breath that evokes panic or even fear? No matter how much information there is proving the mental, emotional and physical value of [...]
- What’s The Big Fuss About Mindfulness & Meditation?views: 1082
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: It’s really happening! Mindfulness and meditation are infiltrating our lives like old friends… But this poses a conundrum. With health reports saying we would all benefit practicing mindfulness and meditation, and with classes easily available, [...]
- Is There A Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation?views: 1085
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Nowadays, mindfulness and meditation are often used to mean the same thing, which can be confusing… while not many of us are clear on what ‘mindfulness meditation’ is and how it differs from either of [...]