WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT (TM): BACK PAIN

The 6-Step Program for Lasting Relief

Author: Debra K. Weiner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 763

In this authoritative guide, Dr. Weiner has distilled 20 years of research and clinical practice into an integrative six-step program to help relieve and eliminate back pain. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain, but what most don't realize is that their ailment is often caused by a combination of factors. According to Dr. Debra K. Weiner, identifying the disorders that contribute to chronic back pain is a critical part of the treatment process. To achieve lasting relief, a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach is needed--no single pill or therapeutic procedure will solve the problem. Readers will learn: how to identify the causes of their back pain and determine which treatments are most useful; how to distinguish their problem from potential misdiagnosis; traditional and alternative physical therapies and exercises; proven mind/body approaches; a guide to common medications and injections; pros and cons of different surgeries and invasive procedures; and much more.

Self-Healing with Breathwork

Using the Power of Breath to Increase Energy and Attain Optimal Wellness

Author: Jack Angelo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 313

Conscious breathing practices for health, healing, and connecting with the sacred • Provides 57 conscious breathing and visualization practices • Shows how awareness of the breath can relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep and digestion, increase creativity and mental focus, promote emotional calm, boost energy levels, clear negative energy, and provide support for physical healing • Explains how to use breathwork to commune with the elements and the sacred as well as how to train your voice for more effective chanting and prayer All effective healing begins with the breath, for our breath carries life force into our bodies. By becoming aware of our breathing, we can refine our receptivity to subtle energies for both self-healing and healing others and recognize our connection to all other living, breathing beings on Earth. Providing 57 conscious breathing and visualization practices, Jack Angelo shows how breathwork can relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep and digestion, increase creativity and mental focus, promote emotional calm, boost energy levels, enhance meditation, clear negative energy, and provide support for physical healing. He explains how to use breathwork to commune with the elements and the sacred as well as how to train your voice for more effective chanting and prayer. He shows how, through conscious breathing, we can harness the healing life force available in each breath for energetic balance, heightened consciousness, and overall wellness as well as a deeper connection to the sacred source of all life.

Breathwork

Use The Power Of Breath To Energise Your Body And Focus Your Mind

Author: Nathalia Westmacott-Brown

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 103

Use breathwork to transform every area of your life. New science confirms what traditional practitioners have known for centuries - that breathing mindfully can be key to achieving spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing. In a beautifully illustrated package, Breathwork gives you 50 simple, targeted, step-by-step breath practices and visualizations you can do at home to balance body and mind, access inner wisdom, overcome anxiety, anger or insomnia, alleviate pain and depression, nurture self-esteem and more. Internationally renowned author and teacher Nathalia Westmacott-Brown draws together a range of simple, safe, and transformational routines from a wide variety of traditions and modalities, including conscious connected breathing, pranayama, holographic breathwork, and qigong. Follow her guidance on the benefits of each exercise, how to position your body, the speed and depth of breaths, how long to spend, and how often to practise. With Breathwork, you'll discover how breathing with purpose and control can help you to heal - and to become the healthiest and happiest you can be.

The Power of Breathwork

Simple Practices to Promote Wellbeing

Author: Jennifer Patterson

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 119

Drawing on a multitude of breathing practices from different healing and spiritual traditions, The Power of Breathwork includes 25 simple exercises that can be practiced alone or with a partner to facilitate proper immune function and enhance connection, creativity, joy, intuition, or to reduce depression, anxiety, trauma, tension, physical pain, and more. Knowing how to breathe and how to use your breath purposefully has been proven to reduce negative mental and physical issues and actually heal the body and mind. A regular home breathwork practice is an affordable and easy way for you to engage in self-healing practices that can have a profound impact on your overall health. Author, practitioner, and grief worker Jennifer Patterson begins by explaining what breathwork is, why you should try it, and how it can be used to heal the bodymind. Then, you'll learn what happens in your physical body, energetic body, and emotional body as you practice it. Before you start the exercises, find useful tips on building an altar, using scent, visualizations and grounding, and somatic writing prompts to help support your practice. After achieving collaboration and deeper trust with your body through practices such as a nurturing body scan and learning to catch and shift out of breath-holding patterns, return to yourself with these solo breath patterns: 4-7-8 Breath, Energizing Breath, Box Breath, Pursed Lip Breath, Lion's Breath, Diaphragm Breath, Alternate Nostril Breath, Skull Shining Breath, Ocean Breath, and Multi-Part Fast-Paced Breath. With a partner, use breath to work with witnessing and being witnessed, giving and receiving touch, and navigating conflict. Through these practices, you can breathe into a deeper relationship with another. For more focused breathwork practice, you will also find exercises that work with themes such as creativity, easing perfection narratives, inviting laughter and joy, cutting energetic ties to harmful dynamics, plus dedicated practices for welcoming the new day and then, when it is done, releasing the day and inviting sleep. The Power of Breathwork provides you with simple and approachable ways to intentionally and effectively breathe to bring healing and joy.

Break Through with Breathwork

Jump-Starting Personal Growth in Counseling and the Healing Arts

Author: Jim Morningstar, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 473

When working with trauma and chronic health issues, it can often seem like the healing process gets stuck or is producing only minimal progress. In this groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist Jim Morningstar, PhD, shows therapists, bodyworkers, and other health care professionals how to achieve remarkable breakthroughs with their clients using the power of Therapeutic Breathwork. Unlike more commonly known mindfulness breathwork techniques—which typically only involve slower-than-normal breathing—Therapeutic Breathwork is designed to also include faster-than-normal breathing (35–75 breaths per minute) to enervate the sympathetic nervous system. This is especially useful in helping to release blocks that arise while working through difficult emotional issues, including PTSD, addiction, depression, and anxiety. While traditional talk therapy can take many years, sometimes decades, to produce minimal relief, Therapeutic Breathwork can help facilitate astonishing breakthroughs within a single session. Morningstar explains how therapists can reinforce these breakthroughs with additional techniques for self-regulation, dramatically reducing recovery time and often resolving challenges that might never have been worked through in standard practice. Break Through with Breathwork is an accessible and thorough introduction to one of the most powerful tools in supporting health and wellbeing, reducing stress, and stimulating deep emotional and spiritual growth.

The New Rules of Posture

How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World

Author: Mary Bond

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 438

A manual for understanding the anatomical and emotional components of posture in order to heal chronic pain • Contains self-help exercises and ergonomics information to help correct unhealthy movement patterns • Teaches how to adopt suitable posture in the modern sedentary world Many people cause their own back and body pain through their everyday bad postural and movement habits. Many sense that their poor posture is probably the root of the problem, but they are unable to change long-standing habits. In The New Rules of Posture, Mary Bond approaches postural changes from the inside out. She explains that healthy posture comes from a new sense we can learn to feel, not by training our muscles into an ideal shape. Drawing from 35 years of helping people improve their bodies, she shows how habitual movement patterns and emotional factors lead to unhealthy posture. She contends that posture is the physical action we take to orient ourselves in relation to situations, emotions, and people; in order to improve our posture, we need to examine both our physical postural traits and the self-expression that underlies the way we sit, stand, and move. The way we walk, she says, is our body’s signature. Bond identifies the key anatomical features that impact alignment, particularly in light of our modern sedentary lives, and proposes six zones that help create postural changes: the pelvic floor, the breathing muscles, the abdomen, the hands, the feet, and the head. She offers self-help exercises that enable healthy function in each zone as well as information on basic ergonomics and case histories to inspire us to think about our own habitual movements. This book is a resource for Pilates, yoga, and dance instructors as well as healthcare professionals in educating people about postural self-care so they can relieve chronic pain and enjoy all life activities with greater ease.

Breathwork

How to Use Your Breath to Change Your Life

Author: Andrew Smart

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 119

Harness the power of your breath to nourish your mind, body, and spirit. For anyone in search of peace, clarity, and calm, Breathwork is an all-levels handbook of breathwork techniques—the practice of combining breathing exercises with meditation. Decrease anxiety, foster energy, and build awareness using breathwork traditions. • Covers foundational breathing techniques from a range of traditions—including Zen breathing, Somatic breathing, and Holotropic breathing • Teaches simple-to-follow breathing exercises that you can do on your own • Unintimidating and highly accessible to beginners With practices for energy, healing, awareness, stress relief, and more, this all-levels guide gives you everything you need to find balance and clarity. All you need is your breath to foster health and happiness. • The perfect book for anyone seeking simple self-care techniques to help for their mind, body, and spirit • A useful skill to learn and pair with other mindfulness practices, such as meditation and yoga • Great for readers who enjoyed The Little Book of Mindfulness by Patricia Collard, Calm by Michael Acton Smith, and The Healing Power of the Breath by Richard Brown

Breath WorkOUT. Powerful Yoga Breathwork for Life

Fit, Strong, Happy. YOU

Author: Anu Lall

Publisher: Anu Lall

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page:

View: 788

Breath WorkOUT is a fantastic way of conditioning your mind and body. It has the potential to reset many patterns. It works from inside, to slowly develop your health, taking you back to your original blueprint. As one moves from unconscious to conscious breathing, the rhythm of breath changes gives rise to more synchronized states of mind and body, giving better health. We will explore many aspects of breathing and help you appreciate how yoga breathing is not just one single technique, but an armor of tools, to be used with precision to achieve the result you want.

Making you the champion of the sport called – Life

Breathing, when fine-tuned as an individual experience, can be used for many aspects of life. It connects and syncs with all experiences of life

Train your Dragon. Know your Why

(Each claim is backed by scientific evidence, lucid explanations, and Videos clickable through the book) 1. Run better. Swim faster. Climb Higher. Enhance Efficiency of your ‘machine’ in any sport 2. BreathWorkOut teaches you how to reset your breath to manage your moods, anxiety and stress. Bye Bye Monkey mind. 3. Breathe to release Nitric Oxide in the nasal track. Your Body’s natural bronchodilator. Bye bye clogged nose 4. Breath WorkOut naturally tones the parasympathetic nervous system, ‘rest and digest’ better, helping you sleep deeper. Don’t believe us? Track it on your devices! 5. Breath WorkOut improve voices modulation and acoustics of your voice. Don’t sue us if you fail the opera audition! Breathe for ‘your’ best voice 6. Manage chronic pain and inflammation better with Breath WorkOut ***

Praise for Breath WorkOut Programs

Check out our Facebook Page for more Reviews Breathwork programme was the first structured programme I undertook with a view to improve my breathing and lung capacity. It was a great experience, as we concluded the 21 day run today. a) Improvement in the way I breathe and being conscious of it b) Most importantly, establishment of a regimen which is clearly very hard to achieve on your own c) Anu Lall’s dedication in making sure that everyone gets it. And getting us into the flow patiently. d) getting us to appreciate the nuances of breathing, diet, our physiology. Very much recommended. Everyone should do this course. *** With Breathing exercises for just over two weeks, I have experienced conscious breathing that was otherwise an involuntary activity. I see a difference in my reactions to a situation, have a grip of my effervescent emotions. The result: a better balanced being. I also see how we naturally adapt our breath in response to a particular emotion or an evolving situation. *** In just the first two days with YogaSmith, I found myself finally breathing through BOTH my nostrils, simultaneously. Then clearly. Both in & out! Certain breathing exercises relax my mind. Others energise me for my outdoor sporty activity. Yet another helps me balance my emotions.. mind & body benefit from breathing consciously, through science & simplicity. *** I attended the 21-day Breathwork program by YogaSmith and am so glad that I invested my time doing that. It was an extremely well structured course and Anu Lall is an excellent teacher. Day 1 itself was a revelation and I looked forward to every single day of practise. While I can list out the numerous benefits, to me what stands out is the realisation that I missed out on so much by not doing this earlier. *** Her mission to make the planet yoga and nature aligned as district from pooping pills and getting under rays of scanner is commendable. I have personally have almost 3 Kgs She makes things very easy by using very daily life examples and keeping the integrity of Sanskrit scriptures in place. *** Both of us absolutely loved the Pranayam classes. It was very much a learning experience for us and we are getting better at exhaling and Drishtis!

Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being

Author: Brian Luke Seaward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 608

View: 900

Managing Stress, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive approach to stress management honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit unity. Referred to as the authority on stress management by students and professionals, this book gives students the tools needed to identify and manage stress while teaching them how to strive for health and balance."

Breathwork

Author: Sean Courey-Pickering

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

View: 259

Breathwork is known as a conscious practice of controlled breathing aimed to influence a person's mental, emotional, and/or physical state of being with therapeutic effects. There are many forms of breathwork, from meditating, to body movement, to writing, to so much more. Written between 2014-2018, this book holds a collection of meditative poetry and prose all inspired by the practice of breathwork. These thoughts, ideas, and feelings all represent a very real and raw human experience and have all been used to connect with (and heal) the body, mind, heart, and soul. May you find breath within these pages.

Mindfulness for Health

A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

Author: Vidyamala Burch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 462

Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. This new book shares the secrets of the Mindfulness-based approaches to pain and illness therapy, developed by Vidyamala Burch at the Breathworks centre in Manchester and which has its roots in the groundbreaking work of pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the US. The Breathworks Centre and its affiliates around the world have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

Breathworks for Your Bac

Author: Nancy Swayzee

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 745

If you -- • Have tension in your neck or upper back much of the time• Gave up most exercise because it bothered your lower back• Cannot exercise because back surgery or injury has lessened or restricted your movement --Then this book is for you!/b Discover: • A Unique Method of Breathing • The Power of Passive Resistance • Why Most Crunches and Curls Don't Cut It • Your Range of Motion and How to Extend It• And Much More! Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, special tips and personal cautions for each exercise, this revolutionary program will dramatically improve your body and posture with immediate results, thereby creating a healthier, leaner, taller, and shapelier you -- forever.

Shamanic Breathwork

Journeying beyond the Limits of the Self

Author: Linda Star Wolf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 825

Utilizing the healing power of breath to change consciousness • Explains how to enter altered states of consciousness, increase paranormal abilities, and resolve old traumas using breathwork • Introduces the Five Cycles of Change that bring about major life shifts and how to work with them Incorporating psychospiritual tools with her Shamanic Breathwork practice, Linda Star Wolf shows how to spiritually journey in the same way shamans entrain to the rhythms of drums or rattles using the breath, either alone or together with music. Much like traveling to sacred places or ingesting entheogens, this practice can be used to enter altered states of consciousness, connect to cosmic consciousness, increase paranormal abilities, and awaken the shaman within. Breathwork can also be used to resolve old traumas and shapeshift unproductive modes of thinking in order to move beyond them. Utilizing the healing power of breath along with chakra-attuned music, Linda Star Wolf explores the Five Cycles of Change--the Alchemical Map of Shamanic Consciousness--and how these cycles affect you as you move through major shifts in your life.

The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Libraries

Page:

View: 975

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Managing Stress

Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing

Author: Brian Luke Seaward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 560

View: 136

This is a comprehensive approach to honouring the integration, balance and harmony of mind, body, spirit and emotions. This holistic approach guides readers to greater levels of mental, emotional and physical well-being.

Healing Power: The Workbook

Pain-Method-Quality

Author: Philip Shapiro, MD, MPH

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 396

View: 185

This workbook is a companion manual to Healing Power: Ten Steps to Pain Management and Spiritual Evolution, Revised, 2010. It is a pain management manual, but much more. It outlines a path of healing and recovery from beginning to mastery. It defines the importance of unconditional love in the healing process. Here you will find the wisdom of the sages, translated into universal methods we can use in healthcare. The model offers a host of techniques and tools designed to help healthcare professionals and consumers transform physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual suffering into peace, strength, and wisdom. It addresses the root causes of our suffering and offers corresponding deep healing solutions. You control depth, speed, and complexity. You can take it as far as you wish, all the way to liberation or enlightenment. Dr. Phil Shapiro

This work is a masterpiece and a must read for anyone wishing to transcend their suffering. It's all here. The reasons we suffer, and more importantly, the way out. This is a tried and true life changing work. Beautifully presented, Dr. Shapiro shares his wisdom, experience, and the tools necessary to liberate ourselves from suffering and live our lives in freedom. Corbett Monica, Founder Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

If we receive our medication, surgery, or natural remedy and are still in pain, there are a variety of psycho social and spiritual methods that can help us manage that pain skillfully. To this end, Dr. Phil Shapiro created Healing Power, a self-help, self-healing model for healthcare professionals, patients, and consumers. Healing Power has fifteen methods, one hundred qualities, wisdom pearls, and a variety of religious traction devices—the best of the best, a highlight reel of sorts—extracted from great spiritual books, teachers, and masters and translated into spiritually-oriented, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and contemplative practices. These are your choices. You can go as far as you wish using this cafeteria of options for deeper healing. Dr. Shapiro's model lights a fire of hope and possibility under traditional medical practice. It allows us to function under the umbrella of a great idea: bringing the wisdom of the sages to health care and the street. It spiritualizes the practice of medicine by infusing it with a story and a soul. It improves healthcare outcomes. Healing Power's contribution to medical practice and mind-body-spirit medicine is unique and powerful. I highly recommend this work. Dr. John Bischof, Psychiatric Medical Director, Central City Concern, Old Town Recovery Center

The thing I really enjoy about this workbook is no matter the page we read, it is about love, manifested in many forms. Kealy Slaughter, Peer Support Specialist

The Healthy Back Exercise Book

Achieving & Maintaining a Healthy Back

Author: Deborah Fielding

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Backache

Page: 176

View: 602

Understanding our backs, and how to properly exercise them.

You Are Not Your Pain

Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Restore Well-Being---An Eight-Week Program

Author: Vidyamala Burch

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 200

Developed by two authors, Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman who themselves have struggled with severe pain after sustaining serious injuries, You Are Not Your Pain reveals a simple eight-week program of mindfulness-based practices that will melt away your suffering. Accompanied by audio to guide you, the eight meditations in this book take just ten to twenty minutes per day and have been shown to be as effective as prescription painkillers to soothe some of the most common causes of pain. These mindfulness-based practices soothe the brain's pain networks, while also significantly reducing the anxiety, stress, exhaustion, irritability, and depression that often accompanies chronic pain and illness. Whether you experience back pain, arthritis, or migraines, are suffering from fibromyalgia, celiac disease, or undergoing chemotherapy, you will quickly learn to manage your pain and live life fully once again. Note: Audio meditations are embedded within the ebook. If your device cannot play the audio, you will be redirected to the same content online

Soulshaping

A Journey of Self-Creation

Author: Jeff Brown

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 614

Soulshaping is the inspiring memoir of an archetypal "male warrior"–a trial lawyer–who struggled to find his heart and a more authentic, soulful path. Rivetingly personal and profoundly universal, this book is for anyone who has heard a whisper of something truer calling out to them amid the distractions of modern life. Jeff Brown’s dramatic and often funny story takes readers through remarkably human experiences–emotional, physical, and economic–as he vividly recounts his troubled childhood, his success in apprenticing with Canada’s top criminal lawyer, and his ultimate decision to leave the law and begin an inner journey to discover his soul’s purpose. A work of courageous self-creation, Soulshaping reminds us that we are all truly connected, that our seemingly isolated struggles are actually part of the shared human challenge to live a life that is heart-centered and soul-driven. Both down-to-earth and magically mystical, Soulshaping will meet you where you live–and where you long to live.

Mindfulness for Health

A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

Author: Vidyamala Burch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 458

WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.