40 Days to Personal Revolution

A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul

Author: Baron Baptiste

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect From Baron Baptiste, author of Journey Into Power and the “spiritual master driving the yoga revolution” (Self), a hands-on, step-by-step guide to adapt to your needs and lifestyle to make your body sleek, your mind clear, and your spirit light. In 40 Days to Personal Revolution, Baron Baptiste—one of the world’s most beloved master yoga teachers—inspires us to transform more than body and mind: He gives us the tools we need to set ourselves free to live the healthful life we’ve always imagined. In the next forty days you will create a whole new way of being and living. Tapping ancient wisdom and his own personal experience, Baron has created a relevant and completely practical program that will lead you to the clarity of mind, body, and spirit that awaits on the other side of your revolution. Each week includes: -A yoga practice to do every morning -Principles to cleanse your diet along with eating plan -Instructions to begin and deepen a meditation practice -Excavation questions to root out limiting beliefs and patterns Let the Revolution Begin Now!

Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change

An Intersectional Feminist Analysis

Author: Beth Berila

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.

The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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Major changes have been occurring almost unnoticed in staple value chains in Asia. The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains documents and explains the transformation of value chains moving rice and potatoes between the farm gate and the consumer in Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, and India. The changes noted are the rapid rise of supermarkets, modern cold storage facilities, large rice mills, and commercialized small farmers using input-intensive, mechanized technologies. These changes affect food security in ways that are highly relevant for policymakers across Asia—the rise of supermarkets provides cheaper staples, more direct relations in the chains combined with branding have increased traceability, and the rise of cold storage has brought higher incomes for potato farmers and all-season access for potato consumers. The book also joins two debates that have long been separate and parallel—food industry and agribusiness development and market competitiveness—with the food security and poverty alleviation agend

Belgium and the February Revolution

Author: Brison D. Gooch

Publisher: Springer


Category: History

Page: 110

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Adding to the growing body of literature on 1848, this study amplifies the politieal and diplomatie posture of Belgium both before and after the February Revolution. The narrative is based on diplomatie and administrative correspondence, most of it unpublished, and also on the papers of Charles Rogier and Sylvain Van de Weyer, now part of the holdings of Belgium's Archives Generales du Royaume. These materials make possible a more complete account of the Liberal Ministry's first year in offiee, a fuller treatment of the impact of the February Revolution on the Belgian domestie scene, and, for the first time, a detailed tracing of Belgian negotiations with the new Provision al Government and other European powers during the few months just after the fall of Louis Philippe. To my knowledge this is also the first monographie work in English to discuss Belgian problems in 1847 and 1848. * * * * I should like here to record my indebtedness. My greatest obligation is to the Belgian Ameriean Educational Foundation whose support was not only contributory to this study but also led to a major step in my personal intellectual growth. Transportation to Be1gium was once provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and typing of the manuscript was the work of Miss Carolyn Embach of the Uni versity of Oklahoma Faculty Research Committee. Among many archivists and librarians who have readily assisted my efforts, par tieular mention must be made of P.-H.

Dungeons and Desktops

The History of Computer Role-Playing Games

Author: Matt Barton

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Computers

Page: 451

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Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. This genre includes classics such as Ultima and The Bard’s Tale as well as more modern games such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars. Written in an engaging style for both the computer game enthusiast and the more casual computer game player, this book explores the history of the genre by telling the stories of the developers, games, and gamers who created it.

History of Europe During the French Revolution

Author: Archibald Alison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 700

View: 471

This bestselling history, published between 1833 and 1842, interpreted the French Revolution as a warning about the dangers of democracy.

The Prelude

The Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850)

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Poetry

Page: 736

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First published in July 1850, shortly after Wordsworth's death, The Prelude was the culmination of over fifty years of creative work. The great Romantic poem of human consciousness, it takes as its theme 'the growth of a poet's mind': leading the reader back to Wordsworth's formative moments of childhood and youth, and detailing his experiences as a radical undergraduate in France at the time of the Revolution. Initially inspired by Coleridge's exhortation that Wordsworth write a work upon the French Revolution, The Prelude has ultimately become one of the finest examples of poetic autobiography ever written; a fascinating examination of the self that also presents a comprehensive view of the poet's own creative vision.


Author: David T. Courtwright

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 949

Few question the “right turn” America took after 1966, when liberal political power began to wane. But if they did, No Right Turn suggests, they might discover that all was not really “right” with the conservative golden age. A provocative overview of a half century of American politics, the book takes a hard look at the counterrevolutionary dreams of liberalism’s enemies—to overturn people’s reliance on expanding government, reverse the moral and sexual revolutions, and win the Culture War—and finds them largely unfulfilled. David T. Courtwright deftly profiles celebrated and controversial figures, from Clare Boothe Luce, Barry Goldwater, and the Kennedy brothers to Jerry Falwell, David Stockman, and Lee Atwater. He shows us Richard Nixon’s keen talent for turning popular anxieties about morality and federal meddling to Republican advantage—and his inability to translate this advantage into reactionary policies. Corporate interests, boomer lifestyles, and the media weighed heavily against Nixon and his successors, who placated their base with high-profile attacks on crime, drugs, and welfare dependency. Meanwhile, religious conservatives floundered on abortion and school prayer, obscenity, gay rights, and legalized vices like gambling, and fiscal conservatives watched in dismay as the bills mounted. We see how President Reagan’s mélange of big government, strong defense, lower taxes, higher deficits, mass imprisonment, and patriotic symbolism proved an illusory form of conservatism. Ultimately, conservatives themselves rebelled against George W. Bush’s profligate brand of Reaganism. Courtwright’s account is both surprising and compelling, a bracing argument against some of our most cherished clichés about recent American history.