Teach Us to Sit Still

A sceptic's search for health and healing.

By Tim Parks

Autobiography

Non-Fiction

Published by Harvill Secker

Shortlist 2010
Teach Us to Sit Still

When Tim Parks fell ill with a crippling disorder that the medical profession were unable to diagnose, or alleviate, he reluctantly turned to breathing exercises and meditation.

Through this book, Parks considers illness and how our cultures' beliefs and practices inform our attitudes to health and wellbeing.

 

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