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Hot yoga is practised in rooms heated up to 100 degrees, the high temperature enhancing muscle suppleness and releasing toxins from the body. Practising hot yoga regularly is believed to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of complaints, including back pain, sports injuries, insomnia, and stress. This book sets out all the preparatory information needed to understand the principles of Hot Yoga, from breathing techniques to the movement sequences. There is information on when, where and how often to practise, and what equipment is needed. The home- based instruction allows the student to practise wherever they feel comfortable - be it at home, on the beach or in the park - using a book that effortlessly guides through this energetic but nourishing style of yoga practice.
Having shed an incredible 12 stone, Lisa Riley has completely changed how she eats, how she thinks and how she feels, and now she's here to help you do the same - for good.
'If you eat well, move around more and find the right attitude, you can lose weight'
In this book she takes her advice a step further and shows how to form positive lifelong habits that will help you drop unwanted pounds and - more importantly- keep them off.
'You're going to do this, because you're amazing and you deserve to'
With Lisa's advice, you can learn how to:
· Ditch the excuses and just make a start, with her motivational tips and delicious kick-start eating plan.
· Eat better and move more, with 75 delicious, low-calorie recipes, easy, convenient recipes that anyone can cook . . .
· You'll love Lisa's fish and chips and minty peas with a difference, bean burgers and sweet potato wedges, butternut squash and goat's cheese filo tart, lemon drizzle tray bake, zesty zero cocktails and much more.
· Plus fun, fast, easy workout ideas to do at home.
· Unpick bad habits, combat negative thinking and find the right mindset - because losing weight begins as much in your head as it does in the gym or the kitchen.
Let Lisa inspire you to change your lifestyle, form healthy long-term habits and take control of your body - for good.
Long ago the ancestors of the Greeks, Romans, and Hindus were one people living on the Eurasian steppes. At the core of their religion was the andquot;shamanic trance,andquot; a natural state but one in which consciousness achieves a profound level of inner awareness. Over the course of millennia, the Indo-Europeans divided and migrated into Europe and the Indian subcontinent. The knowledge of shamanic trance retreated from everyday awareness and was carried on in the form of myths and distilled into spiritual practices--most notably in the Indian tradition of yoga. J. Nigro Sansonese compares the myths of Greece as well as those of the Judeo-Christian tradition with the yogic practices of India and concludes that myths are esoteric descriptions of what occurs within the hu-man body, especially the human nervous system, during trance. In this light, the myths provide a detailed map of the shamanic state of consciousness that is our natural heritage." This book carries on from the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell to show how the portrayal of consciousness embodied in myth can be extended to a reappraisal of the laws of physics; before they are descriptions of the world, these laws--like myths--are descriptions of the human nervous system.
Like a paper version of your funniest friend, this pocket-sized volume provides an honest look at the benefits of yoga, while also offering commonsense reassurance that everything's going to work out fine. Probably. Maybe. Definitely. The search for quirky gifts (or stocking stuffer ideas) for your favorite yoga-pant wearers is over! Hardcover; 3.75 x 5 inches; 112 pages, 29+ illustrations Written by Knock Knock and illustrated by Gemma Correll
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals who want to design and implement effective, safe, and fun physical activity programs for older adults with diverse functional capabilities. Along with an updated review of the research and literature, the second edition introduces a new chapter on the concept of whole-person wellness. It offers strategies for integrating the six dimensions of whole-person wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, vocational, spiritual, and social) into health promotion and physical activity programs for older adults. This cohesive blend of theory, practical content, and detailed instruction is divided into four parts, each of which addresses one or more of the nine training modules that comprise International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults, the expert-developed guidelines on which this text is based: * Part I presents an overview of the physiological aspects of aging and the field of gerokinesiology to help readers understand the psychosocial and cognitive benefits derived from regular physical activity. * Part II leads readers through the process of conducting preexercise health screenings and assessments, providing meaningful feedback to clients, evaluating program outcomes, and helping clients develop short- and long-term behavioral goals. * Part III emphasizes programming principles and training methods that will facilitate the development of well-rounded and effective exercise programs. It includes specific activities for engaging older adults mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually along with myriad dynamic and static flexibility exercises to address joint and muscle flexibility, muscle strength, balance, mobility, endurance, and power. * Part IV focuses on the teaching, motivation, communication, and leadership skills that are necessary for creating effective and safe programs for older adults, with or without specific medical conditions. The text also offers a variety of features devised to enhance reader understanding and learning retention. Chapters begin with a list of objectives to familiarize readers with the key concepts they will learn, and each chapter concludes with thought-provoking study questions and practical application activities to help readers use the information with real-world scenarios to prepare them to design well-rounded physical activity programs. Other student-friendly elements include chapter summaries and key terms. The content is supplemented with photos, figures, and tables, making the book interesting and visually appealing. Those graphical elements are included in an image bank for instructors to use in creating customized presentations for their course. Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, offers students and fitness professionals a contemporary approach that embraces a comprehensive wellness framework for designing health promotion and physical activity programs for older adults.
Lifestyles have changed dramatically over the past quarter century. Along with these changes come exciting opportunities, including new career paths in the professional domain of health and wellness coaching. Centered on an evidence-based process for guiding change, Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, Third Edition With Web Resource, offers a systematic approach to helping clients achieve enduring changes in their personal health and wellness behaviors through a supportive and forward-moving coaching relationship. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching has been thoroughly revised and updated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of wellness coaching. It is complemented by discussions, case studies, reflective opportunities, and practical aids and engages readers through multiple approaches to learning: The reader is encouraged to gauge comprehension and application of the content by reflecting on personal experiences within the context of coaching. Sample dialogues offer real-world examples of coaching situations and strategies. The International Coach Federation's 11 core competencies are thoroughly examined to prepare readers for certification in the profession of coaching. A new web resource houses easy-to-use forms, plans, and assessments that professionals can use immediately with clients. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching examines real coaching conversations to assess key considerations, such as the types of questions to ask, how to provide feedback effectively, and how to facilitate action planning. The text presents communication strategies to motivate, guide, inform, and support clients' processes toward personal change with a holistic approach. It addresses boundaries of care and advice appropriate to coaching relationships. Other issues explored include developing a trusting relationship, creating goals that are aligned with coaching processes, unblocking clients' energy and discovering resources for change, and generating forward movement through the skillful use of the International Coach Federation's 11 core competencies. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching introduces readers to models that clearly identify clients' progress through the stages of change. First, the text explores the popular transtheoretical model (TTM) of health-related behavior change and its delineation of six stages of clients' readiness to change. The discussion of TTM includes strategies appropriate to clients in various stages of readiness to change. The text also presents the learning-through-change model (LCM), revealing the deep layers beneath each phase of client movement toward change. Readers are offered a map for coaching clients toward goal achievement. The authors' unique flow model of coaching illustrates how professional coaches can help clients navigate the sometimes turbulent events of a person's life in order to change habitual patterns of behavior. The companion web resource offers a complete kit of assessment tools to help establish a strong framework for successful coaching. A welcome packet, coaching readiness index, introductory session form, and between-sessions questionnaire benefit both the professional and client in laying the groundwork. Other supplemental resources, such as a social and emotional intelligence assessment and a goal setting form, support the journey. Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, Third Edition, is the definitive resource for those seeking to embrace wellness coaching and propel clients to healthy, effective change.
Congratulations, you are about to get younger! Dr. Henry Lodge provides the science. Chris Crowley provides the motivation. And through their New York Times bestselling program, you'll discover how to put off 70 percent of the normal problems of aging--weakness, sore joints, bad balance--and eliminate 50 percent of serious illness and injury. Plus, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton now explains how following "Harry's Rules" for diet, exercise, and staying emotionally connected directly affects your brain--all the way down to the cellular level. The message is simple: Learn to train for the next third of your life, and you'll have a ball.
The only book that gives you a mindful guide to yoga to help future-proof your body. Avoid putting stress on your joints and heart with this slower yoga style. In today's fast-paced world it's easy to lose the balance in our lives and the connection with our bodies. Yin Yoga offers a remedy to the stress and hustle of everyday life. As yin balances yang in Taoist philosophies, so the slower yin-style yoga offers an alternative to the faster, more active forms of yoga such as ashtanga. Yin yoga concentrates on holding and breathing through floor-based poses, allowing you the time and space to clear your mind and stretch your body. The 54 meditative poses and 20 targeted sequences will help you attain a sense of mindfulness and physical well-being, making it the perfect complement to a busy, active yang lifestyle and bringing you back into balance.
MASSAGE / BODYWORK"Only a true master of Thai massage could present this profound healing art with such clarity and precision, and make it so accessible." Swami Ramananda, president of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York "Necessary reading for anyone interested in this indigenous healing art and its contemporary practice. Kam Thye Chow is a sensei of the art and spirit of his work." Robert Calvert, founder of Massage Magazine and author of The History of Massage "A supremely accessible teacher, Kam Thye is masterful with detail and nuance in the development and transmission of this ancient practice."Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self In the temples of Thailand many centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts was born. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage is practiced as a duet. Counterbalancing and levering the recipient's body with his own, the practitioner works with gravity, breath, and directed touch to create a harmonious and therapeutic "dance" with the recipient that imparts physical vibrancy, grace, and spiritual energy. In this fully illustrated guide to Thai Yoga Massage, Kam Thye Chow leads readers through every aspect of this ancient bodywork therapy using more than 125 detailed, step-by-step photographs. He also includes additional information on importantcontraindications and fundamental anatomy and physiology that integrates Western medical knowledge and theory with this ancient healing tradition. In the accompanying DVD Kam Thye presents techniques for performing a one-hour massage, demonstrating effective body mechanics and methods for moving with a gentle steady flow in real time, as a complement to the points discussed in the text. With this text and DVD set, massage therapists, physical therapists, yoga practitioners, and others in the somatic arts will find Thai Yoga Massage an important and innovative complement to their work. KAM THYE CHOW is one of the world's foremost practitioners and has taught massage in Thailand and throughout Europe and North America. He is the author of Tai Chi Chuan: Mindfulness in Motion and his writings also have been featured in Massage Magazine, Bodywork, and other healing arts journals. He is the founder and director of the Lotus Palm Schoolin Montreal.
In The Breathing Book, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. During infancy most of us breathed with complete ease. Since then, however, we have unconsciously altered our breathing in response to stress and other demands in our lives. Now, rediscover the wonders and freedom of unrestricted breathing. In this accessible and comprehensive manual you will learn how to get in touch with your own lost natural breathing so that you can develop effective strategies for using your breathing to relax your body in stressful situations and calm your mind during trying times; learn how to enhance your sexual pleasure, develop your concentration, and cultivate inner peace; use safe and easily learned techniques to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, pain, fatigue, headaches, and to quit smoking and a wide variety of other debilitating conditions; and improve athletic performance. Complete with more than 75 photos and illustrations to illuminate concepts and exercises, The Breathing Book presents a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you are hoping to increase your energy levels or looking for a better way to handle everyday pressures, you will find this an invaluable guide to promoting physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Voted Best Yoga Book in the Soul & Spirit magazine Spiritual Book Awards Heal your body, mind and spirit with these quick and easy yoga and meditation practices. Do you have a pain in your neck that won't go away? Are you feeling impatient and overwhelmed too often? Would you like greater love, balance or appreciation in your life? In The Yoga Healer, Christine Burke, owner of Liberation Yoga and teacher of 16 years, will put the power to heal and revitalize yourself into your own hands - mind, body and spirit! Practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, occasional to frequent, will love this accessible handbook of remedies based on the art and science of yoga. The first three chapters - Remedies for the Body, Remedies for the Mind and Remedies for the Spirit - cover a number of physical, mental, and emotional concerns and provide three simple, concise practices for each one to address the condition. The final chapter includes longer combined sequences for morning, noon and night to wake up, recharge and relax. All poses and sequences are illustrated with stylish, clear photography. Each yoga remedy is designed to last 15 minutes or less and targets a specific condition. From alleviating daily aches and pains to improving your state of mind and tapping into your creative spirit, here you will find succinct, powerful tools that can be practised anywhere, any time.
Leading yoga teacher trainer Melanie Cooper brings you the essential guide to teaching yoga and adjusting asana (yoga poses). The first part of the book explores the fundamentals of teaching in a simple, clear, accessible way. The author covers how to teach crucial concepts such as breath, muscle lock and gaze, as well as more general topics including injuries, ethics and the spiritual aspects of yoga. Part 1 also includes a quick-look guide to counting the Primary Series, and teaching points for each Primary Series posture. In the second part of the book the author demonstrates helpful techniques for deepening common yoga postures, and provides a complete guide to hands-on adjustment for the Ashtanga Primary Series. With a wealth of information, clear writing, and fresh, detailed photography, this is an invaluable resource for qualified yoga teachers, student teachers, and yoga students who want to take their practice to the next level.
From the unquestioned expert in the field, the authoritative guide to yoga for golfers
Working with Katherine for the last couple of years has allowed me to compete at a very high level.
--Gary McCord, CBS golf commentator and Senior PGA Tour player
Katherine Roberts, founder and host of the Yoga for Golfers program on the Golf Channel, offers her unique educational methods in this groundbreaking book, providing instruction to the millions of golfers--including many top tour professionals--who have turned to the art of yoga to improve their game. Based on 20 years of expertise, Yoga for Golfers connects the mind and body to create a powerful fitness regimen, including:
More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- forstress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women'sbodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard andwith the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns.Finally, there is a comprehensive guide exclusively for women whoexperience the pure joy of running, or want to.
It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and good health known to woman. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Now, Claire Kowalchik, former managing editor of Runner's World magazine, answers every question about the overwhelmingly popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness. In this total running book for women, you'll learn:
Authoritative and friendly, The Complete Book of Running for Women is a sourcebook for both beginners and long-time runners. Along with wisdom drawn from the author's personal experience, you'll find advice from the experts: coaches, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors, and other women runners. Including question-and-answer sections and a complete list of resources, The Complete Book of Running for Women tells you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health and richer living.
We've all side-eyed the chipper runners jogging by at 6 a.m. in their short-shorts and sports bras and felt a little envious, despite our simmering resentment. How do they get out there and do it every morning? How did they become Runners-with-a-capital-R? Though running is theoretically one of the most natural sports for humans, the general response to running tends to be, "It's hard. It sucks. I wish I could do it." For those who wish they liked to run, Lisa Jhung'sRunning That Doesn't Suck has arrived. In this pithy, humorous, and down-to-earth guide, Jhung gets back to basics, breaking down the barriers for aspiring runners. She encourages readers to "embrace the suckiness" and gives advice on how to get started -- and how to keep going. (Hint: You don't have to run at 6 a.m. and you definitely don't have to wear short-shorts.) Jhung also offers body maintenance tips, nutritional advice, and running etiquette pointers. Smartly organized with chapters that don't necessarily need to be read in order, full of sage advice garnered from Jhung's two decades of writing about running, and including insights from professional runners, sports psychologists, coaches, physical therapists and more, this book has all the meat an aspiring runner needs to get hooked on the sport.
Ready to transform your body and mind into the healthiest, happiest you? You're going to need enthusiasm, an open mind, and a good deal of grit. In It Takes Grit, fitness expert and mindset coach Rebecca Louise shares a practical no-BS guide to take your workouts, health, and motivation to the next level-along with a 30-day challenge to kick-start your results. Through her ultrapopular YouTube channel and social media, Rebecca Louise has helped millions of people improve their mindset and achieve their wellness goals. Rebecca knows what it's like to feel lost, unable to find the right career, live broke, go through a divorce, and struggle with a negative relationship with food. It wasn't until she changed her mindset and started to master high-performance habits that she truly found her way to a career she loved and a healthy lifestyle. Now, in It Takes Grit, Rebecca shares her tried-and-true tools to lock onto your purpose, uncover your inner grit, and get in the right mindset to go after your goals. She shares: Her 10-step guide to getting results in all areas of your life An action plan to get started, no matter where you are right now Tips to create a meal plan and training routine you can stick to forever How to get and stay motivated no matter what life throws at you Interactive tasks after each chapter to master your daily habits Rebecca also shares her 30-day targeted daily workout program (with bonus online workout videos), to make sure you're never overworking your body, recipes for every meal, and daily tasks that will help you get to the next level. It Takes Grit will give you the tools needed to take control of your health and happiness.
America's leading expert on yoga for active people, Sage Rountree, shares her approach to practicing yoga every day in this colorful, lay-flat guide to yoga poses and routines. Flexibility, balance, whole-body strength, recovery, range of motion, focus--a regular yoga practice brings many benefits to people who lead active lives. For athletes in particular, the dynamic stretching of athlete-friendly yoga poses and properly designed yoga exercises can counteract the tightness and imbalances that come from daily workouts. In Everyday Yoga, certified coach and registered yoga teacher Sage Rountree shares the yoga positions and exercises she has developed in her own yoga studio, at Kripalu, and working with active people during her popular yoga clinics around the country. She guides experienced yoga practitioners and yoga beginners on the best ways to design and develop their own at-home yoga routines. Everyday Yoga provides endless opportunities to explore and practice yoga in your own home: How to design yoga sessions to address the whole body or specific areasHow to sequence yoga poses for a satisfying practiceHow to create yoga routines of varying duration from 5 to 50 minutesHow to make yoga poses easier or more challenging Each Everyday Yoga routine moves the spine in every direction and loosens tight hips in routines that can last from 5 to 50 minutes, leaving readers satisfied and relaxed. By sequencing several routines together, readers can build stronger, more flexible, injury-resistant bodies.
This book is for yoga practitioners of all levels. It begins with the "know-how" and fundamentals of postural imbalances and guides the reader through the observation and adjustment of these imbalances, on the basis of the postural type of the practitioner. The book avoids complex anatomical references and opts instead to use over 250 simple colour diagrams and images, which make it easier to convey the ideas more clearly, and are simple for teachers and practitioners to follow during self-experimentation. Just as a doctor would prescribe the most relevant treatment after a thorough examination and diagnosis, the teacher will be able to recognize unbalanced postural patterns through observation, and "prescribe" the most appropriate alignments or adjustments. Understanding postural types will guide the teacher toward the correct adjustments in order to restore balance to the practitioner's body. In Part 1 of this book, the author explains how to observe imbalances. In Part 2, the reader will learn postural types systemically according to section imbalance patterns. In Part 3, the author recommends specific ways and principles of adjustment for the different postural types.
The world of yoga has exploded since the first edition of Instructing Hatha Yoga was published in 2006. Millions more enthusiasts worldwide are experiencing the physical benefits and mindful awareness of yoga in gyms and spas, the training rooms of professional sport teams, prisons and hospitals, and even classrooms. With the increasing demand for qualified yoga teachers who can meet the needs of a diverse group of students, this updated edition of Instructing Hatha Yoga could not have come at a better time. Featuring detailed instructions on teaching 68 yoga poses and more than 200 photos showing the postures, the text covers all aspects of safe and confident hatha yoga instruction. The second edition is enhanced with the following features: * Updated verbal and visual cues to use in teaching each posture * Sample children's and prenatal classes * 75 new video clips that demonstrate yoga poses and modifications and instruct on physically assisting and adjusting students * New online teacher resource with self-inquiry questionnaire, class evaluation, chapter review questions, and other printable instructional resources Master teacher and author Diane Ambrosini retains her original emphasis on simple cues for bringing students into proper alignment and deeper mental focus and detailed instructions for making safe and effective hands-on modifications and adjustments of yoga poses. The book highlights issues of importance to even the most experienced instructors, including creating a safe and comfortable learning environment, structuring a class, teaching pranayama (breath work), and handling personal integrity and ethics. Developed in line with the New Yoga Alliance Standards and the Yoga Teachers' Registry requirements, Instructing Hatha Yoga is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to becoming a confident and qualified yoga instructor. Students and teachers not only will learn how to teach yoga poses, but they will also know how to direct students toward deeper self-awareness to positively affect their lives for years to come.
The book gives teachers a grounding in biomechanics so that they can easily use yoga and/or stretching with their students. Most yoga teacher schools provide only limited training in anatomy and biomechanics, and the study of the effect of mechanical forces on structure and function is often overlooked and/or misunderstood. Aesthetic cues (ie instructing students where to place their hands and feet in yoga asana) may not be biomechanically appropriate for everyone. Readers will learn to fit the pose to the student, rather than making the student fit the pose. This book: Highlights useful, evidence-based applications and examples of yoga and/or stretching. Provides insight into critical interpretation of research findings helping the reader to avoid clinical assumptions. Encourages variety in popular modern day asana, using yoga props and a keen eye, based on the understanding of how tissues adapt to applied loads. Educates yoga teachers to think beyond common scripted yoga education. Supports teachers to understand biomechanics, rather than simply memorizing anatomy, empowering them to make smart choices for instructing a variety of populations in both private and group class settings.
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