8 Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life.

Newly expanded: the bestselling beginner’s guide to  mindfulness and better health in eight minutes a day.
These days everyone is learning mindfulness, from  the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to stars like Goldie Hawn and Ellen Degeneres. But mindful meditation is not just for celebrities, CEOs, and professional athletes. Mindful meditation is an incredible tool that anyone can master for a better life. This newly expanded edition features the original, easy, and complete eight-minute-a-day program with a new introduction that aligns the concepts of mindfulness and meditation more closely together. In just the amount of time between television commercials, you can develop a powerful mindfulness practice that can last a lifetime.

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By Matthew (The United States) · ★★★★★ · August 25, 2010
8 Minute Meditation took me on an 8 week journey through the various meditation styles. I started as a meditation novice: each and every page and concept was new to me. I took the authors advice and read each chapter only after I finished a week of meditation in the last style laid out by the aut... ...more
By Eduard (Riga, 25, Latvia) · ★★★★★ · February 06, 2013
I think it is a very great introductory book for meditation.
Author is American and he removed almost everything unnecessary be it religion, jargon etc. Considering I am agnostic and may be somewhat atheistic in some topics this book was perfect for me.

Its 8 weeks of 8 exercises 8 minutes a day. F... ...more
By Lisa (Provo, UT) · ★★★★☆ · November 05, 2013
I had been wanting to begin a meditation practice for a while and decided to have that be my New Year's resolution for 2013. This is the first book I used to get me started and it was perfect for that. I wasn't perfect at meditating every day, but he was so encouraging that I never felt like I wa... ...more
By Jenine (Tampa, FL) · ★★★★★ · September 02, 2009
For anyone who is a perfectionist and is trying to practice meditation, this is a wonderful, simple book that helps you to not give up on the practice. The author repeatedly reminds you that just because you sit down, cross your legs and close your eyes that the stream of thoughts in your mind wi... ...more
By Nicole (Turners Falls, MA) · ★★★★★ · March 03, 2014
My mom bought me a copy as an early birthday prezzie, and when it arrived yesterday I sat down a buzzed through it. Davich's book is an easy read, his writing style kind of happy-go-lucky...really he reminded me of a Labrador puppy: really friendly, really enthusiastic, and really eager to help y... ...more
By Lloyd (Los Angeles, CA) · ★★★★★ · June 05, 2009
I finished this book and it has really relaxed me a great deal, I can tell the difference when I when I go to sleep at night I am knocke out, and when I awaken the next morning I can't believe that I was out of it. I increased my meditation time from 8-10 minutes/day, what an incredible read, I h... ...more
By Becki (Oakland, CA) · ★★☆☆☆ · September 17, 2007
So far it's a ton of fluff and I have to skim it because it's like a big infomercial. I have not tried the system yet, which sounds like it will be good but the book itself is pretty annoying. It's like it's written for people who are wusses and won't just make the time and take the energy to med... ...more
By Noah (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★☆☆ · November 08, 2012
I completed the book as well as 8 weeks of meditation. The book was structured well but many of the weekly exercises did not resonate with me (although a few did quite a bit). The author has a very positive, although somewhat over enthusiastic style. In general, I would recommend it as a solid in... ...more
By Elise (Little Rock, AR) · ★★★★★ · February 02, 2010
I think this is the best book for anyone interested in meditation to start with. It's easy, down to earth, and not goofy! ...more
By Ginger (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · April 29, 2011
Great tips, very accessible. But it still hasn't motivated me to regularly meditate yet and I read it 6 weeks ago. ...more