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Your Body, Your Yoga goes beyond any prior yoga anatomy book available. It looks not only at the body's unique anatomical structures and what this means to everyone's individual range of motion, but also examines the physiological sources of restrictions to movement. Two volumes are provided in this book: Volume 1 raises a new mantra to be used in every yoga posture: What Stops Me? The answers presented run through a spectrum, beginning with a variety of tensile resistance to three kinds of compressive resistance. Examined is the nature of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, bones and our extracellular matrix and their contribution to mobility. The shape of these structures also defines our individual, ultimate range of movement, which means that not every body can do every yoga posture. The reader will discover where his or her limits lie, which dictates which alignment cues will work best, and which ones should be abandoned. Volume 2 will take these principles and apply them to the lower body, examining the hip joint, the knee, ankle and foot, and will present how your unique variations in these joints will show up in your yoga practice.
Lyon's book is designed specifically with men in mind, at a time when the number of male Pilates practitioners has rocketed to about three million and will likely continue to grow at an exponential rate. "The Complete Book of Pilates for Men" offers an inspiring self-guided program that adapts to all experience levels and requires nothing more than floor space, an exercise mat, and the desire to look and feel your best. Lyon walks you through forty "traditional mat" and sixty-plus "reformer on the mat" exercises, each one brilliantly illustrated and accompanied by inspiring, easy-to-follow instructions. While the Pilates philosophy applies to both men and women, Lyon has tailored his program to target trouble spots for men and help them achieve a strong, lean, masculine aesthetic. Men tend to have more body strength, but less integrated strength or flexibility than women; they tend to be tighter in the shoulders, back, legs, and throughout the hips. Following the six principles of Pilates - control, center, concentration, precision, flow, and breath - Lyon offers a straightforward, time-efficient program that has proven to make men fitter, healthier, sexier, and altogether more confident. "The Complete Book of Pilates for Men" will appeal to any man who believes in self-empowerment and seeks a competitive edge in all aspects of his life.
World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann now offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new technique - the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation - to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace. Through simple instruction and essential illustrations, Yoga reveals more than one hundred poses and yoga routines for all levels of ability that will slow or even reverse aging, increase stamina and strength, and slim and tone the body; a complete program of meditation to promote self-realization, decrease stress, and promote creativity and love; yoga's secrets of stillness and movement that will enable you to radiate energy and feel an inner luminescence throughout your body; exercises that will awaken joy, allowing you to feel good about yourself and experience happiness; and techniques for mindful breathing and conscious physical immobility to wonderfully transform your perception of yourself and your world. Discover how to feel balanced, centered, and coordinated, increase flexibility, eliminate pain, and become free of life's negativity through the spirit and practice of Yoga.
Legendary trainer Tim Grover's internationally acclaimed training
program used by the pros, including Michael Jordan and Kobe
Bryant--now completely revised, updated, and expanded, with 100 new
The Chapa Wellness Map: A Systematic Approach to Physical Activity redefines the three terms that are indispensable for the future of physical activity and sports: wellness, fitness, and high performance. These are the three fundamental concepts for this new system that will bring inactive people out of their sedentary lifestyle, will be a model for the sports industry, and will be a basis for a world classification system of the different levels of physical activity. The system presented in this book can be used by both active and inactive people, coaches and trainers, even corporations looking for ways to engage their employees and promote healthier lifestyles.
Help your kids de-stress and get healthy
"Yoga for Children" will encourage your child to learn about yoga with an attentive, at-home instructor--you Even if you are new to the practice, author, mom, and children's yoga expert Lisa Flynn will guide you and your child through more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications, "Yoga for Children" will help build your child's confidence, self-awareness, and focus while strengthening your connection--one yoga session at a time.
Show your athletes how yoga can propel their performance to the next level. Teaching Power Yoga for Sports prepares you to develop and teach yoga programs that are directly relatable to specific sports and player positions, resulting in more resilient athletes who consistently compete at the top of their game. Author Gwen Lawrence shares her approach, developed through years of work with sports' top professional teams; NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, and MLB coaches; and elite athletes. She takes into account the athlete's training cycle, the position they play, and common movements and injuries in the sport. In this book, she offers detailed, easy-to-implement instruction on the following: * Safe and effective poses that complement common movements in sport * Yoga routines, organized by sport and season * Ways to spot and fix posture and alignment imbalances before injury occurs * Five restorative sequences to facilitate recovery and long-term stability * Six facets of Power Yoga for Sports: balance, strength, flexibility, focus, breathing, and mental toughness * Mindfulness tools for developing focus, clarity, and determination Exclusive to this book are invaluable sport-specific sequences for athletes participating in a range of sports: football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, wrestling, golf, tennis and racket sports, skiing, swimming, running, cycling, and mixed martial arts. For each sport, you'll find the top five poses that most closely mimic that sport's movements, along with accompanying images that compare each pose to an athlete in action. Gain valuable teaching and coaching skills you can immediately put into practice with your athletes. Learn to train the whole body and mind with powerful yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mental focus activities. With Teaching Power Yoga for Sports you will develop balance, strength, flexibility, and performance in your athletes and help them thrive in a long and successful sporting career. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Teaching Power Yoga for Sports CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Teaching Power Yoga for Sports With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.
Astanga Yoga is a system of practice and philosophy that has been shaped over several thousand years. Consistent practice is profoundly transformational: developing the body, evolves the mind and inviting access to our true nature. In his second book on the subject Petri Raisanen illustrates the Intermediate series positions, which are done to purify and strengthen the nervous system and energy channels throughout the body. The positions are presented both individually and as an integrated method of training, complete with clear pictures and detailed text. This inspirational guide acts as testament to the lineage of Astanga Yoga by including interviews with the Jois family: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Pramaguru R. Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Jois. Nadi Sodhana is best suited for practitioners who have been practicing yoga consistently for several years; however, it offers a fascinating glimpse into a more advanced practice for all who wish to explore yoga beneath the surface.
"Essential Yoga" is perfect for the beginning student who wants to begin practicing yoga--and getting the benefits--immediately. Covering all of the essential skills, poses, and postures, this essential guide breaks down the practice into 24 one-hour lessons that readers can take at their own pace whether they want to do several lessons in a row or one lesson per day, week, or month. Step-by-step photos, captioning, timing instructions, and tip/caution sidebars take the guesswork out of learning and get readers up to speed in no time.
The exercise programming guidelines provided in this book focus on functional fitness training and safety and demonstrate how physical activities supervised by activities personnel can strongly benefit participants'quality of life. Exercise Programming for Older Adults guarantees that exercise programming attains a balance between the three major physical components--aerobic, strength, and flexibility training--and that each component is properly administered. The techniques and applications described are geared toward those with prevalent conditions of aging such as arthritis, osteoporosis, joint replacement, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.This essential handbook arms the reader with a multidisciplinary approach to exercise management for elderly populations. The chapter authors are experts from the fields of fitness instruction, nursing, physical therapy, medicine, research, and exercise physiology. As they address the theory and practice of providing sound exercise programming, specific exercises are described and illustrated, with emphasis on functional fitness outcomes, safety precautions, fall prevention, and practical adaptations for low-fit and physically limited participants. Chapter discussions include: aerobic exercise strength training flexibility training the administration of mild posture and breathing exercises for debilitated individuals with poor prognoses positioning and transfer techniques essential for optimal activities management of neurologically impaired patients warm water exercise programs designed for persons with low tolerance of conventional training methodsExercise Programming for Older Adults serves as a vital resource for activity coordinators in long-term care settings and for group fitness instructors and personal trainers who serve older adult and frail elderly clientele. Readers will discover alternative techniques and applications for maximizing the physical and mental therapeutic benefits of exercise and developing the functional fitness of even the most physically challenged participants.
All men and women store a large percentage of excess body weight on the stomach and hips. The Butt and Gut Program focuses on those two areas, but is is an overall fitness regimen, not a spot-reducing program. It's not magic, easy, or quick. It's work, but only for 20 minutes, 6 days a week, for 120 days. It's an effective fitness program that can fit into anyone's schedule.
To mark the 15th anniversary of the bestselling series, Younger Next Year for Women now includes two new chapters on the link between physical exercise and brain health. Their message is straightforward: A program of consistent exercise and eating right not only helps us physically but improves memory, cognition, mood, and more. Which makes the promise of Younger Next Year for Women even more urgent than ever - the American population is getting older, living longer than ever, and wanting to stay strong, fit, sexy, and smart. This bestselling book shows us how to turn back our biological clocks - how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance), eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury, and now, become 10% smarter. The key is found in Harry's Rules, the linchpin of the Younger Next Year Philosophy: Exercise six days a week. Don't eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules altogether, based on cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work - and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness, gives the just-as-essential motivation. And in the two new chapters, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton explains how the program directly affects our brains - all the way down to the cellular level - while Crowley, in his inimitable voice, gives the personal side of the story. This book also includes important information on menopause, and includes an introduction by Gail Sheehy. The research is proving every day how and why Harry's simple but life-changing rules work, improving the quality of our lives, physically and mentally. With an updated look, and new chapters specifically addressing brain health, Younger Next Year for Women is the essential read for any woman fifty and over.
Pilates: The Complete Training Book provides comprehensive knowledge and contains a variety of exercises as well as professional tips and hints for trainers and exercisers. The Pilates method is a functionally oriented training program that has recently become an integral part of the training and therapy world. The exercises are based on strengthening the body's core and supporting muscles, including pelvic floor, abdominal, and back muscles. The basis of the training is to promote a correct and healthy posture. Pilates is not only a fitness program for women; it can be practiced by all fitness enthusiasts as well. The main part of this book gives targeted, group-specific exercise programs with and without small equipment--a bit different from the trend topic, Fascia Pilates. The versatile exercises can be easily integrated into any training program!
Achieve lasting happiness no matter what life brings. True Yoga is an inspirational guide to overcoming difficulties and creating sustainable joy through the Eight Limbs of Yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras. Whether challenged by work, health, relationships, or parenting, you'll find tangible practices to illuminate your material and spiritual life in this comprehensive book. Using daily techniques, self-inquiry questions, and inspiring affirmations, yoga therapist Jennie Lee presents a system that opens the path to fulfilment and helps you connect with your own divinity. Discover effective methods for maintaining positive thoughts, managing stress, improving communication, and building new habits for success. By integrating the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras into an accessible format, Lee puts the formula for happiness within your reach.
Bite-sized yoga that fits in with your everyday life and gives instant results.
Get all the benefits from yoga by practising for just 15-minutes during your normal working day. Whether at home, in the office, at classes all you need is 15 minutes to make a difference to your life.
Brief introduction to hatha yoga, and its benefits When and where to practise yoga Breathing and relaxation 15-minute morning yoga exercises (to wake you up and focus your mind and body) 15-minute evening/after work yoga exercises (to help you wind down) 15-minute bedtime yoga exercises (to help you relax, overcome insomnia and put the events of a busy day into perspective)
The 15-minute sessions within each section can be practised by all levels from beginner to advanced, and you can choose the time of day, which best fits your lifestyle to practice. Just decide which session suits you or vary them."
Carolyn Barnes has received attention and praise for her cLEAN Momma approach to fitness. With so many tasks getting in the way of her clients' ability to find time to work out, she decided to create the ultimate multi-tasking solution. In what she refers to as taskercizing, Barnes invented a program where her clients could get a burn while doing the household chores they needed to accomplish anyway. The benefits of the cLEAN Momma program are endless. Through the routine she lays out in her book, readers will be able to: maximize their time; strengthen, tone and sculpt their bodies; and, have sparkling, clean, and organized homes! In the cLEAN momma workout Carolyn not only shares with readers her workout routine through step-by-step photos, she also delves deeper into her cLEAN Momma lifestyle philosophies. From creating a Clean Mind, a Clean Diet, and a Clean Home, Barnes explains how living a healthy life is possible even for those with the busiest schedules.
"Teaching Yoga" is an essential resource for new and experienced
teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in
refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher
training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's
leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and
schools, "Teaching Yoga" is also ideal for use as a core textbook
in yoga teacher training programs.
With its superb provenance, encyclopedic coverage, meticulous allopathic medical vetting, and more than 400 illustration-packed pages, "Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood" will become the must-have guide for every yoga instructor, mother-to-be, and new mum who wants to continue her practice. Lavishly produced, and with a fresh contemporary look that's easy to follow, it's broken up into trimesters with thorough explanations of what you can do and when, shown in 350 detailed photographs. Each spread features extensive instructions and hints, notes on the position's positive effects and contraindications, and advice on "checking yourself" for proper form and technique - a hallmark of the Iyengar style of yoga. Add to this a huge section on nutrition (with recipes), along with invaluable information on female physiology, and the result is a manual that no "yoga mother" should pass up!
Finding your new lifestyleHealthy habits and finding your new lifestyle: When do we actually stop and notice that our lifestyles are causing us harm? Perhaps the trigger is a diagnosis of diabetes or high blood pressure; or perhaps our relationships are troubled - or non-existent. At some point, either events or other factors give us a firm message to stop and look at ourselves and to find a better way by developing healthy habits. Spiritual wellness and mental wellness: But if we barely have time for the basics of daily living, how then do we pay attention to our physical, mental and spiritual wellness? In the rush of life, many make poor decisions, turning to alcohol or drugs. Many others experience anxiety or depression. When life continues unchecked we find ourselves in crisis: a physical, mental or spiritual breakdown. Spiritual wellness and mental wellness are critical to recovery. Spiritual inspiration and designing healthy habits: The Incredible Power of Inspiration looks at the story of our lives first from the outside in, from our circumstances to our feelings, and then from the inside out, from our dreams into the world. This revolutionary holistic approach to body, mind and spirit helps readers deconstruct unhealthy habits and design healthier, more vibrant lives. Zetlan's book is an enriching journey through one's own life - our yesterday's, today's and into our tomorrows. As adventurers in our own lives, we will re-vision and re-cast our life's story through finding our deepest inspiration, our most joyful feelings and language our dreams into life. Jenifer Zetlan teaches readers to simply step through life's challenges and stay deeply centered and excited about their journeys. We can successfully live into our fullest potential; we can re-write the script and find a new lifestyle. With this powerful method, readers can inspire their own character, re-write their story and enable themselves to live into the lives they deserve.
Build muscle, burn fat, and sculpt the body you want--wherever, whenever you want--with the world's most respected fitness experts as your personal trainers. THERE ARE NO MORE EXCUSES With "The Men's Fitness Exercise Bible, "you will always have time to get in great shape--even if you only have no time at all.""You will always have the equipment you need--even if you have no equipment at all.""You will never grow bored or stop seeing progress--and your workout will never become routine. Whether you have access to an upscale gym or just a dumbbell in your garage, whether you're an elite athlete or a complete beginner, there's a workout in this book--101 of them, in fact--that will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Discover how to accomplish in 8 minutes what most people do in 80--because top exercise pros give you "only" the most effective and efficient workouts in the world. "The Men's Fitness Exercise Bible" gives you: - Routines for barbells, dumbbells, bands, machines, a suspension trainer, and body weight alone - Muscle and strength building full-body workouts, plus body-part-specific, and upper/lower split routines - Fat-burning, heart-strengthening cardio workouts for all the most popular machines--treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike, rower, and more - Expert programming from the world's best trainers, including explanations of how the workouts were designed to build muscle, burn fat, or increase endurance so you learn what works and why - Over 1000 different exercises with complete descriptions so you master perfect form - Complete, scientifically proven nutrition plans for muscle gain and fat loss No matter where you are, no matter what your goals, the perfect workout is at your fingertips. "The Men's Fitness Exercise Bible" will keep you burning fat, sculpting new muscle, and making great gains for life. Discover how to make the world your gym Praise for "The Men's Fitness Exercise Bible" " " "This reminds me of training I did in my early bodybuilding days in Austria. Simple programs like this have always worked and always will. Sean has put together a fantastic collection of workouts."--Arnold Schwarzenegger, 7-time Mr. Olympia, Governor of California, and terminator
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