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In this essential book, Dona Holleman blends her unique philosophy of yoga with substantial and detailed descriptions of the asanas. First self-published in 1999 as "Dancing the Body of Light" (from which the central chapter on asana is reprinted) this edition includes new material, including a foreword by the author. Drawing from over 50 years of experience in yoga practice and teaching, Dona's ambitious and uncompromising book, written in a crisp, clear and no-nonsense style, is a must for all serious yoga practitioners and teachers.
This book presents and discusses current research in the study of sports and athletics. Topics discussed include the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise; the role of physical exercise in Parkinson's disease; the health benefits of aerobic activity and physical fitness in young people; physiological evaluation of athletic performance in cyclic sports; social and environmental influences on athlete motivation in sports; self-talk in sports; mental toughness; the role of physical activity in the treatment and prevention of anxiety and depression in children and being superstitious in sports. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical Press)
YOGA / BODYWORK"Carol Mitchell has done a superb job of weaving ancient tradition with modern innovation. A must-read for all yoga enthusiasts!" Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of Meditation As Medicine"Yoga on the Ball combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern techniques to create a unique approach to building strength and flexibility. A fun, simple, and healthy way to fitness."Judith Hanson Lasater, PH.D., P.T., author of Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times "I recommend this book to anyone looking for a new way to practice yoga."Richard Usatine, M.D., author of Yoga Rx"At last! A new program that merges the ancient art of yoga with the modern science of exercise physiology. In an easy-to-use format Yoga on the Ball provides it all--training for flexibility, strength, and endurance of body, mind, and spirit."Sam Dworkis, author of Recovery Yoga"A clear, comprehensive, and user-friendly book that facilitates a deeper understanding of yoga and its benefits while traveling an unconventional path. The yoga practices are equally accessible to beginners and skilled practitioners, providing useable knowledge for every reader. Highly recommended."Leigh Crews, national spokesperson for the American Council on ExerciseMedical exercise specialist Carol Mitchell offers an innovative new workout that combines the science of yoga with the technology of the exercise ball. Executing yoga postures while using the exercise ball is true "meditation in motion." It allows you to engage several muscle groups simultaneously while challenging your balance and spatial awareness in order to create a total-body workout. With only a slight roll of the ball, the deep yoga stretches can bealtered to target different areas of the muscles, allowing each yoga posture to be as beneficial as possible.Yoga on the Ball presents 67 postures--from introductory to advanced poses--detailed in step-by-step instructions and accompanied by more than 225 photographs. You can customize your practice, choosing between sculpting your muscles with toning and strengthening poses or relaxing your body and mind with stretching and breathing exercises. The author also offers three progressive yoga workouts for all levels of ability.CAROL MITCHELL is a certified medical exercise specialist and international fitness trainer whose work has been featured in the Canadian Medical Journal. She is the educational director for the International Society of Yoga Education and teaches seminars on mind-body fitness to corporations, yoga and fitness practitioners, coaches, and health practitioners worldwide. She lives in Ontario.
The complete beginner's guide to Krav Maga An instructional book for athletes interested in this type of self-defense Updated edition that contains the basic rules and new tips to improve your form and prevent injury This training manual is ideal for anyone curious about Krav Maga. This noncompetitive self- defense technique began in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The guide's author, Boaz Aviram, has been a member of the IDF for years. Krav Maga brings together skills and training from many martial arts, ranging from jiujitsu to judo to boxing. It shares with is students critical lessons in maintaining awareness and making each strike count in self-defense. In its instructional and updated edition, Krav Maga: Use Your Body as a Weapon teaches athletes about their own anatomy and muscles to help them avoid injury. Aviram provides concrete and reliable information on how to tackle your opponent int he more efficient and effective way. Some methods include: Paying attention to possible escape routes Using your opponent's weakest areas to your advantage Using common objects at hand to fight with Preemptive counterattacks This book offers the basic philosophy and use of hand-to-hand training as it began, and the author meticulously describes the basis of each skill to help the reader and athlete understand it clearly. With more than 1,000 photos and 150 techniques, Krav Maga: Use Your Body as a a Weapon belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in this technique. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports-books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Experience the physical benefits and body awareness from hatha yoga--the most popular form of yoga today. "Hatha Yoga Illustrated" presents nearly 650 full-color photos to visually demonstrate 77 standard poses from hatha yoga that apply to all major hatha styles including Iyengar, Astanga, Anusara, and Bikram.
Individual poses are presented from start to finish, showing you how to achieve proper alignment and breathing to ensure challenging yet safe execution. The result is an increase in the effectiveness, both physically and mentally, you'll experience with each pose. Several pose variations based on your personal preference, ability, and fitness level are also included.
Eleven sample yoga routines show how to assemble the poses into workouts that meet your specific time, difficulty, and intensity parameters. Colorful and comprehensive, "Hatha Yoga Illustrated" is organized for your ultimate convenience and use. Use it to guide your muscles, as well as your mind, and increase strength and stamina, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and increase flexibility.
Learn the secrets to obtaining Bruce Lee's astounding physique with this insightful martial arts training book. The Art of Expressing the Human Body, a title coined by Bruce Lee himself to describe his approach to martial arts, documents the techniques he used so effectively to perfect his body for superior health and muscularity. Beyond his martial arts and acting abilities, Lee's physical appearance and strength were truly astounding. He achieved this through an intensive and ever-evolving conditioning regime that is being revealed for the first time in this book. Drawing on Lee's notes, letters, diaries and training logs, Bruce Lee historian John Little presents the full extent of Lee's unique training methods including nutrition, aerobics, isometrics, stretching and weight training. In addition to serving as a record of Bruce Lee's training, The Art of Expressing the Human Body, with its easy-to-understand and simple-to-follow training routines, is a valuable source book for those who seek dramatic improvement in their health, conditioning, physical fitness, and appearance. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
How do I keep my yoga practice going while I travel? What are the best postures for jet-lag? What stretches should I do after scuba-diving? Or cycling? Or the morning after a big night out? Is there a good yoga sequence for when I'm feeling tired and lonely? What do I do if there's not enough space for my mat? The answer to all these questions and much more lies within the pages of this little book. Written by a seasoned yoga teacher and international traveller, whose positive and compassionate wisdom comes through on every page, this is the only travel yoga book you will ever need.
If you have reached a plateau in your workout or your training routine has become stale and boring, it's time to shake things up. This is the essential workout guide for anyone looking to find new exercises, get stronger, and train more efficiently. The book contains over 80 unique exercises for every major muscle group. Each exercise is expertly demonstrated with photographs, detailed instructions, tips and tricks on how to incorporate the exercises into your workout, and how to avoid common errors. This book will help you get the most out of your workout at all times.
Created by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is a practical resource for current and aspiring strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers. With unmatched visual demonstration of a variety of free weight and machine exercises, the text is a valuable tool for those preparing for NSCA certification and for others who design programs for athletes and clients of all ages and fitness levels. The fully updated, full-color reference explains 70 resistance training exercises with step-by-step instructions, photos, and online video demonstrations. The third edition contains several new features: * Online video for each resistance training exercise, which demonstrates proper technique and highlights common errors in technique * Expanded coverage from 57 to 70 exercises (54 free weight and 16 machine exercises), with many exercises greatly revised * A special section on alternative modes and nontraditional implements, including kettlebell exercises Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is organized by body region, including total body, lower body, upper body, and core, and focuses on specific resistance training exercises that pertain to each region. Every chapter contains a table that describes each exercise's concentric action, predominant muscle groups, and muscles involved, enabling readers to understand the impact of the exercises on each body region. To reinforce fundamental techniques, the text includes guidelines related to general safety, tips for breathing and spotting, preparatory body position, and weight belt recommendations. Exercises are explained through sequential instructions and photos to ensure that readers will learn the safest and most effective technique. Accompanying checklists identify the correct grip, stance, body position, and range of motion for each exercise. Online videos demonstrate proper technique as well as common errors so that users can recognize incorrect techniques and make appropriate adjustments. These videos are an invaluable resource and visual aid for learning correct technique-in the strength and conditioning facility and in the classroom-and are available at www.HumanKinetics.com/ExerciseTechniqueManualForResistanceTraining. With the inclusion of additional exercises as well as online video demonstrations, Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training, Third Edition With Online Video, is the most authoritative and current resource in teaching safe and effective resistance exercise techniques.
One of the great gifts of the yogic path is that it returns us to a life of simplicity, even as we go about our lives in a world of growing complexity. Through practice, we ultimately find the freedom to be who we really are, and allow others do the same.
This was Patanjali's original intention when he penned his legendary sutras. But when a text is over 2,000 years old, important things can get lost in translation. For today's yoga student looking to take their practice off the mat and into the world, Nicolai Bachman presents The Path of the Yoga Sutras.
By organizing the sutras into 51 core concepts that support the
Western student in germinating and blossoming these potent seed
teachings, Bachman has created a breakthrough tool for integrating
yoga philosophy and practice, whatever your level of
What are the biggest obstacles to sticking to a workout plan? You don't have enough time? It costs too much? You don't have enough equipment? You don't know how to get the results you want? Now you can set those excuses aside. Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple gives you the solution you need with efficient and effective workout programs that use only one piece of equipment. You can work out in a short period of time without spending a lot of money on expensive equipment or gym memberships-all while targeting your personal goals. Exercise doesn't have to be difficult to figure out. In Smarter Workouts, fitness expert Pete McCall explains the effects of exercise on your body so you can identify what will work best for you. He gives you access to fat-burning workouts that help you work smarter to produce real results. First, choose your target: improving mobility for better balance and coordination, strengthening your core for better functional movement, or amping up your metabolism with sweat-inducing conditioning work. Then select one of seven equipment options to perform your workout: Bodyweight Dumbbell Kettlebell Medicine ball Stability ball Sandbag Resistance band Armed with a variety of exercises and organized plans, you'll flow quickly through your workouts, saving precious time and experiencing real results. Put an end to your frustration and let Smarter Workouts be your go-to guide for smart, effective workouts. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Smarter Workouts Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of Smarter Workouts With CE Exam, a package that includes both the book and the exam.
A 30 day programme for toning specific trouble spots in only 20 minutes a day, written by the bestselling author of "Callanetics". This new shape-up programme again applies the principles of her deep muscle-toning exercises, graded into different levels of skill.
Train to perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury. New Functional Training for Sports, Second Edition produces the best results on the court, field, track, and mat, not just in the weight room. Michael Boyle, one of the world's leading sport performance coaches, presents the concepts, methods, exercises, and programs that maximize athletes' movements in competition. A series of functional assessments help in determining the design of a specific plan for each athlete. Self-reinforcing progressions in exercises for the lower body, core, upper body, and ultimately total body give athletes the balance, proprioception, stability, strength, and power they require for excelling in their sports. Sample programs assist in the customization process and ensure each aspect of preparation for physical performance. Boyle also draws on the latest research and his wealth of experience to offer programming advice and recommendations on foam rolling, stretching, and dynamic warm-ups. New Functional Training for Sports goes beyond traditional exercise descriptions and explanations, incorporating full-color, high-definition composites of foundational movements as well as online access to video demonstrations, commentary, and analysis of key exercises. New Functional Training for Sports is a refined and expanded version of Boyle's original work published more than a decade previously. This edition offers the most current functional training expertise to apply to your specific purposes.
Yoga for Happy Mums focuses on the real issues that mums of young children face: lack of sleep, low energy levels, stress, negative emotions (anxiety, guilt, depression, anger and irritability), fluctuating hormones, a weakened immune system, issues with body confidence and difficulties with addictions and relationships. Each chapter includes a discussion about how the particular issue applies to mums, a questionnaire so you can identify which are particularly relevant to you, some suggested points for reflection, guidance from the Kundalini Yoga tradition (including Top Tips such as dietary suggestions), a breathing practice, a physical Yoga set and a meditation. The book is fully illustrated, with easy-to-understand instructions so that you can practise at home. You do not need any previous experience, or to be particularly flexible or physically fit in order to practise these sets. Kundalini Yoga is a comprehensive form of Yoga that uses the breath, sound (mantra), postures and meditation. It is an ancient tradition which can empower you to meet the challenges of modern life with grace and equanimity. Unlike other forms of Yoga which were originally practiced in isolation, Kundalini Yoga has always been a householder's yoga, designed for people with the commitments of family and work.
2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Each photograph features an expert yogi performing the pose to perfection. The aesthetic is clean and modern. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits.
Orthopaedic surgeon Ray Long blends modern science and the ancient art of hatha yoga to create an indispensable resource for every yoga practitioner -- from beginners to experts. A scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits. Specific anatomical descriptions highlight which muscles to activate in each pose, bringing the experience of the pose to new sensory heights. A novel approach to learning yoga poses: each of the four mat companions focuses on one type of yoga pose: standing poses, forward bends and hip openers, back bends and twists, and arm balances and inversions. The illustrations and descriptions describe the major movements that enable the poses, how to deepen the posture, and sequences of muscle activation. The concealed wire-bound pages make the books perfect mat resources during practice.
Elite-level athletes take great pride in their fitness and physical strength. You can't help but notice the muscular legs or well-defined arms. However, whether they are known for a powerful golf swing or a hard hockey slap shot, the best athletes all have one thing in common--a strong and well-conditioned core.
The world's leading organization in the field of sport conditioning, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), brings you the authoritative resource on strengthening the core to maximize sport performance. With contributions by 17 of the top names in sport training, conditioning, and science, "Developing the Core" features over 50 of the most effective exercises, science-based assessment tools, sport-specific programs, and expert advice for developing a personalized core program.
Basketball, football, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis--no matter what your sort, "Developing the Core" will place you on the path to success and your strongest midsection ever.
Benjamin Lorr walks into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious. A run-in with a competitive yoga champion means his simple desire to tone up soon transforms into obsessive training for a national championship. But this is Bikram Yoga, distinguished from more 'conventional' forms by extreme heat, an overt, almost masochistic focus on pain, and the rabid materialism of its founder, the enigmatic Bikram Choudhury. Hell-Bent is a look at the science behind a controversial practice, a story of greed and corruption, and a mind-bending tale of personal transformation that will change the way you view both yoga and the inspirational potential of the human body.
Discover one of the latest fitness trends. "Sling Training - Full Body Suspension Workout" finally makes an easy and portable resource available to all kinds of athletes. This book will show you how to stay in shape. Sling Training is the ultimate guide to bodyweight suspension training. This is functional fitness at its best: Agility, strength, and balance. Every exercise connects to your core muscles. 100 exercises range from easy to extreme. Individual chapters take you from targeting simple muscles to full-body movements including warm-up, lower body, upper body, core & back, super heavy exercises and stretching. Sling Training features 20 sport-specific programs by world- class athletes, coaches, and physical therapists. Whether you do golf, soccer, or snowboarding, you will improve your game by adding suspension training to your workouts. Sling Training is popular for home, outdoor, and sports center training. The equipment is portable and easy-to-use with the right instructions: This book shows you how to use the equipment, what kind of exercises can be done with it and how to exercise correctly and prevent injuries.
Aquatic fitness is not just for older adults or those with physical limitations. Water exercise is a proven fitness activity that is challenging and fun for all age groups and abilities. It offers reduced-impact options for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Seventh Edition, is the most comprehensive resource to help you design and lead effective exercise sessions in the pool. With contributions from 17 industry experts, you will learn how to energize your teaching with techniques and programs based on many popular fitness formats, such as kickboxing, yoga, body sculpting, Pilates, walking and jogging, circuits, intervals, and sport-specific training. You'll also find updated research on shallow- and deep-water exercise, as well as new and revised content on the following: * Specialty equipment such as bikes, treadmills, and gym stations intended for the aquatic environment * The latest interval training techniques, including HIIT and Tabata * Water safety guidelines * Aquatics recommendations from organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation * Nutrition and weight management guidance that reflects the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans * Business and legal insights on compliance with insurance, music licensing, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) In addition, the Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual covers basic exercise science concepts, including exercise anatomy and physiology. The text reviews injuries, emergencies, and working with special populations. For those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam, you'll find a detailed glossary and index, along with review questions at the conclusion of each chapter, to help you study. Nowhere else will you find the fitness applications and comprehensive programming you need in one convenient resource. The Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual contains essential foundational information on the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and the AEA Standards and Guidelines. Expand your teaching and career opportunities by cultivating the critical skills for leading safe, enjoyable, and effective aquatic exercise programs.
Yoga was created as a science for liberation, but in modern times it is used by many to improve physical and mental health, helping us become more productive at work, more caring in relationships, more responsible contributors to society, and better inhabitants of this planet. If yoga does accomplish all that-as many practitioners report-how exactly does yoga do it? How does yoga work? Believe it or not, the answers lie in how the human body and mind function. Eddie Stern's One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life explains from both a yogic and a scientific perspective how the human nervous system is wired. It describes the mechanics taking place beneath the surface of our bodies and shows how we can consciously use yogic practices to direct and change our lives in positive ways.
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