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HEALTH AND WELLBEING | TEACH US TO SIT STILL: A Sceptic's Search For Health And Healing

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TEACH US TO SIT STILL: A Sceptic's Search For Health And Healing
ISBN: 9780099548881
Author: Tim Parks
Publish Date: SEPT 11
Format: PB

TEACH US TO SIT STILL is the visceral, thought-provoking and improbably entertaining story of Tim Parks' quest to overcome ill health. Bedevilled by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, he confronts hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body, the hectic modern world and his life as a writer. Following a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system he finds solace in an improbable prescription of breathing exercises that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks expected or wanted to find answers; anything New Age simply wasn't his scene. Meantime, he is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religions in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sport and art in our attitudes to health and well-being. Captivating and inspiring, TEACH US TO SIT STILL is an intensely personal - and brutally honest - story for our times. Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for Medicine In Literature.

$30.00 NZD

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