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Take control of your fitness and training with this easy-to-use handbook to building a stronger core. This simple guide includes more than 150 core-strength exercises, each with clear explanations and illustrations so that you can perfect your technique. Step-by-step visuals for exercises and stretches will help you work out correctly and safely, while focused explanations and anatomical diagrams of the body will deepen your knowledge of the science behind your workout. Customise your routine according to your goals and fitness level by using the suggested training programmes and visual exercise directories. Improve your general mobility, strength, and flexibility or focus on improving your core for a specific sport - such as football, running, and many more. Strengthen your physique pre- and post-pregnancy or simply beat the physical symptoms of desk work! Whether you're thinking about going to the gym for the first time or looking to take your workouts up a level, Core Strength Training is an easy-to-follow guide that will help you to know your body, its muscles, and how core training can work for you.
Find the perfect way to take a meaningful break and relax your mind and body in just five minutes with this handy, portable guide featuring 100 different yoga sequences to improve focus, mood, energy level, and more. In 5-Minute Yoga, you'll find 100 yoga sequences that can help you refresh your body and mind in only five minutes. Each sequence-designed to provide a specific benefit to your body, mind, and spirit-contains a detailed explanation with illustrations of each pose so it's easy to follow along. This guide also includes a glossary with illustrations and short explanations of each yoga pose featured throughout the book-perfect for beginners! Whether you need a quick moment of peace during a hectic day or a chance to promote strength and flexibility to benefit your body, 5-Minute Yoga is sure to give you the restart you need.
"This useful title, which will also work well as a circulating item, presents that something extra for fitness enthusiasts who want to become serious about their conditioning." -Library Journal (starred review). The revolutionary series Anatomy of Exercise includes eight specialized titles that followed the first title, Anatomy of Exercise, each focusing on a specific sport or exercise programme. Since the release of the first book, the titles in this innovative series have sold over 250,000 copies. Compiling content from all nine titles, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy enables the reader to tailor a personalized and professional programme that will meet specific needs. A runner can dip into yoga to improve his breathing; a muscle builder can shape her legs with cycling workouts; a gymnast can combine yoga with core stability and strength exercises, and a woman over 50 can design a programme that fits into her busy life. Comprehensive and informative, this big compendium includes these standard features: Full-body anatomy illustrations, front and back; Annotated full-colour anatomical illustrations for all exercises; Full-colour photographs of exercises; Visual identification of active and stabilizing muscles; Concise step-by-step how-to instructions and guidance; Level-of-difficulty modifications; "Best For" information boxes; Safety tips boxes; Pre-designed workouts; Visual index of exercises; Glossary of anatomical terms. For anyone who works on their fitness routines, whether at a gym, health club or in a sport personally, professionally or academically, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy is the ideal resource for a lifetime of healthy living.
Yoga and the City photographically documents a variety of people who are committed to yoga philosophy and yoga lifestyles in big cities - people, who live in the middle of hustle and bustle, but manage to maintain their harmony and happiness. It doesn't matter what is surrounding them, what really matters is how they look at everything around them. Possibly, when people see this photography, they will decide to try yoga or meditation. Yoga and the City combines art, spirituality, and sport. It is a reflection of strength and power - strength to overcome adversities and to find balance while living in a fast paced environment. Yoga is a way to find alignment, to become closer to your spiritual core.
"Anatomy of Hatha Yoga"--revised and updated with full color illustrations and photos--is the most comprehensive and authoritative work available correlating the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. It is a must have for anyone who is serious about studying or teaching yoga, and an invaluable resource for anyone in a field relating to physical conditioning. The author holds a PhD in Anatomy and was a sought after professor, teacher and yoga practitioner for over 30 years. He lived and taught at the Himalayan Institute for Yoga Science and Philosophy, and the University of Minnesota and Columbia University medical schools.
This book is unique in the literature, combining the breadth and depth of a textbook with the readability, humor and flow of the great science writers of our time, while bridging the gap between biomedicine and complementary medicine.
The Science of Yoga draws on a hidden wealth of science, history, and surprising facts to cut through the fog that surrounds contemporary yoga and to show - for the first time - what is uplifting and beneficial and what is delusional, flaky, and dangerous. At heart, it illuminates the risks and rewards. The book takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of undiscovered yoga that goes from old libraries in Calcutta to the world capitals of medical research, from little-known archives to spotless laboratories, from sweaty yoga classes with master teachers to the cosy offices of yoga healers. In the process, it shatters myths, lays out unexpected benefits, and offers a compelling vision of how to improve the discipline.
For more than twenty-five years, until her death at the age of 91, Vanda Scaravelli was transforming bodies and lives with her innovative approach to yoga through the proper alignment of the spine. She listened to the body and worked with instead of against it. She used gravity, grounding, and breath to achieve dramatic improvements in health and well-being. Scaravelli reminds readers that: "if you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way." Awakening the Spine offers a gentle way to achieve and maintain overall health and a naturally supple spine - at any age. Lovingly revised by Vanda's daughter Paola Scaravelli Cohen, based on the extensive notes Vanda left behind, Awakening the Spine is published for the first time as the author intended. With a new foreword by B.K.S. Iyengar, this is the definitive edition of one of yoga's all-time classics. With photographs of Vanda Scaravelli by Rob Howard
Essential reading for those looking to customize their practice to life's changing needs.
- Includes sections on vedic chanting, throat breathing, and exercises for women.
- Presents a unique portrait of T. Krishnamacharya and his teachings.
For 33 years Ramaswami studied with the legendary T. Krishnamacharya, teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and T.K.V. Desikachar and perhaps the most influential figure in the field of yoga in the last 100 years. Since that time he has developed Krishnamacharya's teaching into what may be the most highly evolved program available for making yoga a way of life, rather than simply a routine. In seventeen chapters Ramaswami lays out the whole philosophy of yoga, including principles for right living, postures, breathing practices, meditation practices, and mental disciplines.
Key to Ramaswami's teaching is the focus on adapting yoga to individual needs and to different stages of life. During the early part of life, learning yoga as a physical art form is most beneficial for the self-confidence and discipline it instills. In middle age, yoga should focus on physical therapy and maintaining optimum health as far into life as possible. In the last stages of life, the practitioner will be ready to focus on the ultimate goal of yoga--true understanding of the philosophy behind it and the realization of truth.
Although women are often advised to exercise during pregnancy and after birth, there is little information available about the tremendous benefits of physical activity for both mother and baby, or what kinds of exercise are safe and appropriate. In Why Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Matter, Rehana Jawadwala, an exercise physiologist and perinatal yoga teacher, looks at the evidence for supporting physical activity in mothers, as well as how women's physiology changes during pregnancy and after they give birth, answering in detail the questions that mothers and those supporting them may have.
With his bestselling books, Dr. Michael F. Roizen has helped people reverse their chronological aging by ten, fifteen, and up to twenty-nine years. Now, with "The RealAge(R) Workout," he explains the importance of gradually phasing exercise into your everyday routine, because even the smallest changes in behavior can make you feel, look, and be younger. No matter how busy your schedule, Dr. Michael Roizen will show you how to gain the "maximum" age-reduction benefits from a "minimum" amount of time and effort. He'll help you create an exercise program that meets your needs and he'll offer tips on how to actually enjoy--yes, even love--exercise. So get ready to achieve optimal health and be as young as you can be!
A book for women who want to improve or start a weight-lifting routine.
Another follow-up to our successful "101 Ways to Work Out on the Ball," this book targets another piece of inexpensive yet powerful equipment - dumbbells. Many people buy them but either use them incorrectly or not at all because they're not sure how. This book gives 101 different exercises for upper and lower body that you can do in the gym or at home. Strength training can actually change the shape of your body, improve your metabolism, and build bone strength - but most women aren't sure how to do it. This book makes it easy to reap the enormous benefits of weight training?in your own home.
Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty-enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings-to help us heal, evolve, and change the world "My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think." So begins Revolution of the Soul. What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor. Except, this book is so much more than that. Seane's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing-not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully felt wisdom. Why? To spark a "revolution of the soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change. Just a few of the stops along the way include: The everyday "angels" Seane finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village; her early struggles as a total yoga-class misfit; the profound shadow work and body-based practices that helped her to heal childhood trauma, OCD, unhealthy behaviors, and relationship wounding; hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet; and many other unforgettable teaching stories.
DO YOU WANT TO... Find out how regular running can prevent and reduce the risk of many illnesses? Start running but want advice on how to start slowly and gradually, and discover the right pace for you? Know how to use running for weight loss and how to build mileage? Improve your running technique to help reduce the risk of injury? With tips and tricks, training plans, dietary advice and inspirational case studies, Run Yourself Fit will help you break down those mental barriers, build your confi dence and reap the benefits of a healthier, happier and longer life!
'Endlessly fascinating and full of surprises. Easily one of my books of the year' BILL BRYSON The myth-busting science behind our modern attitudes to exercise: what our bodies really need, why it matters, and its effects on health and wellbeing. In industrialized nations, our sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases like diabetes. A key remedy, we are told, is exercise - voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. However, most of us struggle to stay fit, and our attitudes to exercise are plagued by misconceptions, finger-pointing and anxiety. But, as Daniel Lieberman shows in Exercised, the first book of its kind by a leading scientific expert, we never evolved to exercise. We are hardwired for moderate exertion throughout each day, not triathlons or treadmills. Drawing on over a decade of high-level scientific research and eye-opening insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, Lieberman explains precisely how exercise can promote health; debunks persistent myths about sitting, speed, strength and endurance; and points the way towards more enjoyable and physically active living in the modern world. 'Myth-busting, illuminating, brilliant - Lieberman will completely change the way you think about your body' Professor ALICE ROBERTS, presenter of Our Incredible Human Journey
There are plenty of reasons to try yoga - strengthen your body, soothe your soul, reduce stress and many more! This easy-to-digest guide has plenty of tips to help you get started and is packed with a variety of poses that target a range of abilities. Be inspired to enjoy all that's best about an AWESOME YOGA LIFESTYLE.
For the past 1500 years, the Qigong workout for longevity has been secretly passed from generation to generation at the Shaolin Temple of Zen in Henan Province, China. Now, for the first time, a 34th-generation fighting disciple from the temple shows how to optimize energy, alleviate stress, boost the immune system, and achieve optimum health. The complete workout is shown with easy-to-follow instructions and images, covering everything from stretches and stances to the Instant Health self-massage. This comprehensive guide provides detailed advice on adapting Shaolin Qigong to suit any life stage, and includes training tips, Zen wisdom, and a personalized mind-body workout created especially for the busy Western lifestyle.
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