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The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming: Reflections for Zen Seekers – Mindfulness Series is a new book written by Tessa Wardley.

The Ivy Press describes the fourth book written by the member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and a former senior water ecologist and policy advisor to the Environment Agency. “The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how open water 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.”

Wardley’s other books include The Woodland Book: 101 Ways to Play, Investigate, Watch Wildlife and Have Adventures in the Woods, The Countryside Book: 101 Ways to Play, Watch Wildlife, be Creative and Have Adventures in the Country, and The River Book: 101 Ways to Relax, Play, Watch Wildlife and Have Adventures at the River’s Edge.

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