Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Tackle Myths and Misconceptions of Meditation
By Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren and Carlye Adler
Too busy to meditate? Can't turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you.
ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals and use the word namaste without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation's most vocal public proponents.
Harris found that meditation made him more focused and less yanked around by his emotions. According to his wife, it also made him less annoying. Science suggests that the practice can lower your blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain.