Origami for Mindfulness

ISBN 9781782494058

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by Mari Ono

Use mindful origami everyday with these 35 projects designed to de-stress, calm, and help you live in the moment.

The art of origami and the concept of mindfulness go hand-in-hand.  Both have therapeutic effects, helping people to relax and relieve stress, as well as increasing creativity and concentration.  In this book Mari Ono teaches you the mindful art of origami, with a collection of 35 origami patterns designed to bring a moment of mindfulness and calmness into everyday busy lives.

Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of life, from Love & Hope to Belief & Willingness and every project has clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, so you can fold your way from a simple Rose to the more complicated Crane.  The book comes with a selection of beautiful origami papers for you to fold with, including sheets to colour yourself – another activity that reduces stress and enables you to find inner calm.  This book is the perfect tool for anyone creative looking to taking their first steps towards a mindful lifestyle.

The therapeutic effects of origami are well known in Japan and here Mari Ono—an expert in Japanese papercrafts—reveals how a few simple folds can reduce stress, improve concentration, and help overcome negativity.

Origami is also the perfect tool for anyone interested in taking the first steps toward a mindful lifestyle—it is a very pure discipline where no expensive equipment is required and you can do it anywhere.  To get you started, over 60 pieces of origami paper are provided, including a selection of sheets you can colour in yourself—another activity proven to elicit a calming response in the body.

Would you like to try a project? Have a go at this gorgeous Origami Rose - you can find all the steps for this romantic project on the publisher's blog.

Softcover, 128 pages.  9.0 X 9.3 inches.

Published by Ryland, Peters, & Small.



'Mari Ono's elegant book is a fine introduction to this most soothing of crafts.' ~ S magazine (Sunday Express), October 2 2016

About the Author

Mari Ono is an expert in origami and all forms of papercrafts. Born in Japan, she has lived in the United Kingdom for many years with her artist husband, Takumasa, where both work to promote Japanese art and crafts. Her previous books include The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts, published by North Light Books.