From the popular host of The Astral Hustle, an accessible guide to hacking your mind--and life--to feel more fully present and alive, even if you're not the "the meditating type."
Through his popular podcast The Astral Hustle and online meditation course Release into Now, Cory Allen has helped thousands of people better cope with the stress of daily life through meditation, mindfulness, and mental clarity. With concise advice and profound simplicity, he manages to cut through the jargon and speak to people where they are, giving them the tools to live in "the wow of now."
In this accessible and supportive guide, Allen walks readers through the basics of mindfulness--not as something you should do, but as a tool to achieve greater peace of mind, dial down anxiety and stress, and truly feel like yourself. Informed by a lifelong personal journey, as well as insights gathered through podcast interviews with leaders in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy, Now Is the Way is a simple user's manual for living the life you want, one present moment at a time.
Allen, an audio engineer, meditation teacher, and host of the podcast The Astral Hustle, invites readers feeling distracted, anxious, or depressed in the constant chaos of the modern world into the "wow of now" in his insightful debut. Covering the why, what, and how of mindfulness, Allen does not spend too much time on metaphysical theories or esoteric traditions. Instead, through explanations of Buddhist tradition, ancient and modern techniques, and a dash of his own practical and personal wisdom, he guides readers toward greater happiness and clarity through no-nonsense exercises such as deep breathing, sitting meditation, or using "binaural beats" to achieve temporal bliss. Allen's work represents an impressively comprehensive look at current research and trends in the mindfulness movement, and a strong bibliography is included for readers interested in further exploration. Anyone looking for a practical, no-frills introduction to meditation and its potential benefits will readily benefit from Allen's affable and upbeat style, and his practical tips for getting comfortable on the mat.