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.