Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. Whatever the source of stress--work pressures, dealing with difficult people, financial strains, or family demands--mindfulness offers new tools for remaining calm in challenging situations and attaining a new level of physical and emotional well-being. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, the reader is taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations and easy yoga exercises. Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self-reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works--and now it is easier than ever to get started.