Summary of Just Sit
JUST SIT: A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should But Don't by Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz. Copyright © 2017 by Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz. Published by arrangement with HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Sukey Novogratz and Elizabeth Novogratz offer tools to help you start meditating today. Co-founders of the popular newsletter The Well Daily, they provide a history of meditation, describe its psychological and medical impact, and offer entertaining personal anecdotes. Their guidance is meant for those who need intellectual prodding as well as those who want a straightforward account of what to do – with no spiritual propaganda. Clever illustrations by Niege Borges highlight their pivotal concepts and help you visualize and defeat preconceived notions that might keep you from meditating. The authors offer abundant exercises to help you try different kinds of meditation and learn what works for you. They lace their advice with humor and encouragement, and they explain various optional accoutrements, such as pillows, gongs and bells. Their book will give you a context for selecting different meditation techniques, traditions, classes and retreats.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to understand meditation and its effects,
- How meditation can improve all aspects of your life, and
- How to meditate and build a meditation practice.
About the Authors
Sukey Novogratz is an executive producer of two documentaries, The Hunting Ground and I Am Evidence. Elizabeth Novogratz has published books on the home. As co-founders of the online newsletter, The Well Daily, they travel globally to study diverse meditation practices.