A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should but Don’t

An informative, playfully illustrated, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook that helps even the busiest—and most skeptical—would-be meditators embrace meditation and incorporate the practice into their daily lifestyle.

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About the Book

Millions of people love—and live by—their meditation routines and reap the physical and emotional benefits of their daily practice. JUST SIT is written for the many people whose schedule or uncertainty has kept them from trying meditation and is an approachable and visually engaging beginner’s guide. Assuaging fears, answering questions, and providing real-world information to demystify the process, Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz provide a hands-on look at what meditation really is, what it does, and how to do it. The authors make it clear that meditation doesn’t have to be complicated or follow a specific protocol. The most important part, to “just sit,” can lead to a lifelong practice tailored to anyone’s lifestyle.

A perfect blend of information and instruction, JUST SIT covers everything you wanted to know but were too intimidated to ask. Sukey and Elizabeth debunk meditation myths, offer advice on how to combat awkwardness, highlight the physical and emotional benefits of meditation, and help readers find those precious minutes to meditate every day. They also include an eight-week plan to help readers kick-start—and stay with—their own daily practice. Time to ditch the excuses. With this warm, encouraging, spirited guide, everyone will want to show up—and sit down—every day.

Meditation 101

Tips to eliminate awkwardness


You don’t have to sit in the middle of the floor. You can sit in a chair. You can sit anywhere.


Put on some music. Nothing too loud or crazy but something to keep you company.


Use a blanket. This can make you feel cozy and safe, like a baby.


Download a guided meditation to listen to. It’ll give you something to focus on.


Set a timer. This will give you an end point.


SIT and let it go. Let tomorrow be a new experience.

We're Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz

Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz are two of the founders of the celebrated newsletter The Well Daily. Elizabeth is the co-author of Downtown Chic and Home by Novogratz, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Sukey is the executive producer of the acclaimed documentary The Hunting Ground. Together, Elizabeth and Sukey have travelled the world to study meditation in every kind of classroom, from Lakota sweat lodges to Tibet House, from ashrams to vision quests to Oneness retreats. They have learned from many renowned teachers, including Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, Ram Dass, Amma, and the monks at One World Academy in Chennai, India. Their inspiration for writing this book is drawn from friends, readers, and complete strangers who echoed their own questions about…