Your Yoga Bodymap is a new concept among yoga manuals: it focuses on your living, breathing, moving body - joint by joint and limb by limb. Jenny Beeken is an exceptional teacher, renowned across the world for her focus on body awareness. For different parts of your body, the most relevant postures are taught in detail. Easy to follow instructions and stop action photographs almost guarantee success. All students, from complete beginners to the more knowledgeable student, will gain special insights from this new approach. You will feel more alive, more flexible. Sporting performance should improve, while those with illnesses or infirmities can learn what poses might bring help and aid recovery. If the philosophy of yoga is to make your body come alive, then Your Yoga Bodymap is your passport to vitality.
To breathe is to live, and yet we all take breathing for granted. In this unique book, Jenny Beeken helps us to understand how we breathe, and why most of us don't breathe effectively, so depriving ourselves of energy and vitality. Effective breathing is also the key to profound relaxation and deep meditation. It is the key to how we cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. In this illustrated guide, Jenny describes exercises and techniques that lead to better breathing. With a little daily practice, we can all feel more energetic and alert, relaxed and de-stressed, fit and healthy. The practices described require no other knowledge than is given in the book, and they can be used alongside other therapies to enhance their effect. DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH offers to transform our bodies, lives and consciousness and is a unique contribution to self-help literature.
An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English, 1981–2005
Author: Daren Callahan
Category: Sports & Recreation
Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English–language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master’s theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.
Edward Bach's discovery of the vibrational healing properties derived from the quintessence of particular plants - the famous Bach Flower Remedies - is now the basis for one of the best-known alternative medicine systems in the world. Gaye Mack now shows that Dr Bach's system of healing is wider ranging than has been demonstrated. Dr Bach was a true mystic and healer, and his system is one that profoundly and psychologically heals, and thus is one for healing today's society. A bacteriologist who practised homeopathy, Bach meditated deeply on the causes of illness. His studies led him to believe that personalities fall into 'soul-types', and that an awareness of these can permit the subtle application of specific remedies to aid soul-growth. Mack reconstructs this theory of soul-types for the contemporary user and shows how, through careful attention to the twelve 'Great Healers' among the remedies, the seven 'Helpers', and the nineteen final remedies, we can face our emotional dragons and generate major change in our selves. The end result of using the remedies in the fullest way is not simply healing but transformation: igniting soul fire! The author has unique experience both sides of the Atlantic working with the Bach remedies, having studied with a number of principal Bach practitioners. Out of Bach's writings and her own experience, she extracts a deeper formula linked with both the chakras and the zodiac. The beginner will find a newer, fuller Dr Bach in this book; the practitioner will be taken further in his or her studies.