The mind often behaves like a drunken monkey-unfocused, uneasy, and uncontrollable. Taming the Drunken Monkey shows how to tame your consciousness and manage the stress, anxiety, and frustration that we experience all too frequently. With thorough mental training provided by renowned teacher William L. Mikulas, you'll effectively enhance the health of your body, mind, and spirit. Drawing from Western and Eastern psychology, health systems, and wisdom traditions, this easy-to-follow guide to mindfulness provides a reader friendly system that progresses steadily through five levels of study, from novice to master. Develop and improve the three basic behaviours of the mind: concentration, awareness, and mental flexibility. Discover the power of breathwork with yogic pranayama, Chinese medicine, and Western respiratory science. Apply useful exercises and practices to your life based on health, meditation, body awareness, spiritual awakening, and more.
William L. Mikulas, PhD is the author of numerous books and articles on interfacing Western psychology and Eastern wisdom and health traditions. He has been a college professor for forty years, during which he earned many awards for teaching, research, and service, and became Professor Emeritus in 2009. Mikulas has also done lectures, interviews, and workshops around the world on Buddhist and Western psychology.