The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming (Hardcover)

Reflections for Zen Seekers (Mindfulness)

By Tessa Wardley

Leaping Hare Press, 9781782404293, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2017

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"Tessa Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide” - Times Literary Supplement

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming
explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.

About the Author

Tessa Wardley is a river-lover and mini-adventurer who has worked and played in waters worldwide from New Zealand to the Arctic Circle. She is a global environmental consultant and water manager for the UK’s environment agency. Tessa is the author of The River Book (2012), The Woodland Book (2014), and The Countryside Book (2015), and practices mindfulness in her everyday life.

Praise For The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming: Reflections for Zen Seekers (Mindfulness)

"“Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide”
- Times Literary Supplement

"Turn your outdoor bathing into an enriching meditation with this exploration into the emotional benefits of swimming in nature."
- Health & Fitness