There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons (Hardcover)
Take a Moment and Breathe!
In There Is No Right Way to Meditate, award-winning artist Yumi Sakugawa helps you tap into your inner self and finally find the peace that you've been seeking. Each page offers a unique perspective on how to lead a more mindful life, with captivating ink illustrations and encouraging words like, "it's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe." From simple ways to get rid of a bad mood to instructions for making your intentions come true, her lessons will inspire you to become more aware of the present moment and find stillness no matter where you go.
With Yumi's uplifting guidance, you will dig deeper into your soul to discover the tranquility already surrounding you.
About the Author
Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist, illustrator, and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she is a regular comic contributor to WonderHowTo (www.wonderhowto.com) and The Rumpus (www.therumpus.net). Her short comic stories have been selected as Notable Comics of 2012 and 2013 by the Best American Comics Anthology editors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and her comic works have also been published in Bitch, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014, Folio, Fjords Review, Slake, and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at www.yumisakugawa.com.
"Here's the perfect guide for those sort of type-A, overachieving, shoot-themselves-in-their-own-foot sort of people (who, me??!!). Yumi Sakugawa [is] my favorite imaginative messenger of simple clarity in the midst of all-out chaos! Yes, listen to guru Sakugawa...it really can be that simple. As you take in Sakugawa's reassuring text, her fluid, humorous, resonating, off-the-wall illustrations will gently lead you to next steps, whether guided by turning the page, or moving on to your own next thought."
“An uplifting guide… featuring stunning illustrations.”
"Take it from an artist: There is no right way to meditate. Sakugawa is not just a writer or an illustrator. She's an advocate for millennial-age understandings of love, hope and fulfillment.... She uses her equally inspirational and wistful language to guide readers through de-cluttering, being a better listener and solidifying friendships--generic advice not included. There's no right way to meditate, she confesses up front. And, actually, that's all a lot of us need to hear."
Yumi Sakugawa...provides a highly accessible, and quite invigorating, look at a peaceful world full of peaceful people. Yumi maintains a lighthearted tone throughout with her prose and whimsical artword. There's such a genuine expression of joy and reassurance here that you'll find irresistible. No right nor wrong. No irony. Just a goal of self-love"
"There are time when you can benefit from real, science-based strategies for fighting off negative thoughts. Other times, you simply need a dash of whimsical, imaginative solutions, like these quirky yet poignant ink drawings. We guarantee that Sakugawa's playful illustrations alone are enough to give you an instant mood lift."
"This book...really changed the way I look at meditation altogether. An incredibly beautiful and easy to digest book...Sakugawa brings home the fact that meditation is whatever you want it to be. It's not about HOW you choose to meditate, it's that you do it at all. It's funny, it's fun, it's cute, and it's exactly the sort of book that I think EVERYONE—whether you're a meditation believer or not—should have on their shelf."
—The Tipsy Writer
"This comic proves you have no excuse not to meditate. You can do it anywhere, any time."
"Though Sakugawa's comics can easily be broken down into basic building blocks, they have a sincere complexity to them. There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons...utilizes tasteful watercolors to offer advice on everyday banalities, such as getting rid of bad moods, or larger-view goals, such as making intentions come true. Sakugawa details these lessons with epic statements that stir up deeply cosmic emotions as well as through the use of outlandish humor--but all ideas are connected by simple visual frameworks."