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Just as with learning any new skill, it pays to have guidance and support. Here are our favorite guides, props, and online classes for finding your moment of Zen.
More Minfulness Meditations
How to Sit; How to Love; How to Eat
By Thich Nhat Hanh
These pocket collections of wisdom from one of the world’s most popular Buddhist teachers help bring mindfulness into everyday life. $10 each, parallax.org
See also How to Embrace Reality
Love My Mat Sitting Pretty Pillow
Ease your hips and back into a seated meditation practice with support from a handmade meditation cushion, crafted from buckwheat hulls and reclaimed fabric. $60, lovemymat.com
Muse Brain Sensing Headband
For those who need a tech aid, this brain-wave monitor and accompanying app can sense when you are agitated and help you calm down. $299, choosemuse.com
Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Work your way through the MBSR curriculum or venture into shorter guided meditations with CDs or MP3s. $20 each, mindfulnesscds.com
See also 6 Yoga Props to Boost Your Practice
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) Meditation Classes
Dedicated to mindfulness education, MARC offers free six-week online courses in how to start and grow a mindfulness practice. Free, marc.ucla.edu