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. By focussing on the experience of creating beautiful paper flowers, objects, animals and more, this collection of 35 projects will guide you on a path to connectedness, awareness and improved physical and emotional health. Not only that, the feelings of joy and satisfaction gained from completing a model will bring inner peace and help to redress emotional imbalances in our daily lives. 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 color in yourself-another activity proven to elicit a calming response in the body.
Mari Ono is an expert in origami and all forms of papercrafts. Born in Japan, she has lived in the UK for many years with her artist husband, Takumasa, where they both work to promote Japanese arts and crafts. Her other books include the best-selling The Simple Art of Origami, Origami for Children, More Origami for Children, How to Make Paper Planes and Other Flying Objects, Dinogami, Wild and Wonderful Origami and Origami Farm, all available from CICO Books.