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Mindful Thoughts for Surfers explores how meditative a life on the surfboard can be. These 25 insightful musings will inspire beginners and experts alike. The heightened attention in surfing and the meditative nature of water facilitate the perfect opportunity to practise mindfulness. Sam Bleakley is an international longboard champion and advocate for all forms of waveriding. With an interest in Buddhism and Taoism, he discusses: Blue mindfulness - identifying with the ocean The connection to nature Dropping the ego Embracing imperfection Responsibility and diversity The opportunity for play, beauty and music Through these reflections, Sam explores how riding the waves is the ultimate meditation and offers an astute awareness of what the oceans tell us about our place in the natural world - if we would just listen. His illuminating meditations, each beautifully illustrated, make this book perfect for dipping into and offer a gentle gateway into life-affirmingawareness for everyone. If you like this you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Runners . . .
|Publication date:||3rd March 2020|
|Publisher:||The Ivy Press|
|Categories:||Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation,|
Sam Bleakley is an international longboard champion. During his competitive career he won a veritable hoard of silverware including multiple English, British and European titles. His travel writing has been published in international surfing magazines such as Carve, Pacific Longboarder, Surf News and The Surfer's Path, and he is the author of Mindful Thoughts for Surfers, Mindfulness & Surfing, Surfing Brilliant Corners and Surfing Tropical Beats. He lives with his wife and children in Cornwall.More About Sam Bleakley