This bitesize book falls into two parts, starting with an introduction to Zen and a description of the way to get the best out of it. It gives a short history of the practice, which originated in Japan after adaptation from a Chinese philosophy, and shows how the benefits of Zen are just as relevant today. It also includes a variety of easy-to-use meditations for relaxation, stress relief and enlightenment. The second half of the book features categories of Zen-type quotations on life, happiness, nature and more.
'Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.'
- Gautama Buddha
'The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.'
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
About the Author
Tina Chantrey is qualified as a massage therapist, reflexologist, and Reiki practitioner. She is the Fitness Editor of Women's Running UK magazine and previously was an editor at Women's Running and deputy editor of Running Fitness magazine. She regularly writes for health, fitness, and outdoor women's publications.
Tina is an award-winning blogger at SheWhoDaresRuns.com. Recently, her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Express, Outdoor Fitness, Running, BBC Sport, Top Sante, Women's Health, The Divorce Magazine, and she has contributed to the This Girl Can campaign, as well as numerous podcasts and radio interviews. She regularly coaches women in her local community to run better and believe in themselves.