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.


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  • Awaken
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    What’s The Big Fuss About Mindfulness & Meditation?

    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, [...]

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    Is There A Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation?

    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 [...]

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    The Unexpected Power Of Mindfulness And Meditation - Ed and Deb Shapiro

    Ed and Deb Shapiro’s THE UNEXPECTED POWER OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION, the perfect book for “anyone interested in meditation.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Behind the dramas and conflicts of life, there exists a quiet [...]

  • Awaken
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    If Nothing Ever Changed There Would Be No Cherry Blossom

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy Do you notice how one moment you can be ecstatically happy and then, just as easily, you can be depressed [...]

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    Mindfulness Stops Negativity From Sticking Like Glue

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Did you ever get into a heated argument with someone over a meaningless issue… only to find it constantly replaying itself in your head, as if it’s stuck to you like glue? You don’t want [...]

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