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Honor your yoga students' unique practice with this essential guide to identifying and supporting healthy, safe movement for every body.…Includes more than 80 exercises and 43 instructional drawings.Teach People, Not Poses is the manual that yoga teachers and yoga therapists need to help their students step onto the mat on their own terms, comfortably and safely. Mary Richards, a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and expert in kinesiology and anatomy, says that we leave too many people off the mat, due to overly aggressive pace, sequence, and ambition in asana. She offers advice, techniques, observations, practices, and sequences to give teachers and yoga therapists the tools they need to move beyond the popular ideas of &“should&” on the mat. To safely guide others in asana, especially when people come to the mat for relief from residual effects of acute injuries, chronic pain, and repetitive strain, yoga teachers need to understand what is typical and atypical in terms of posture and movement. Richards offers teachers myriad exercises to address imbalances and strengthen, such as "Tighten the Corset" for deep core training"Forearm Chaturanga/Plank" to develop core strength and stability "Revolved Warrior I with Resistance Band" for core stabilization"Wall-supported Downward-facing Dog" to activate the abdominal muscles and support the lower backand much moreThis unique book masterfully blends yoga philosophy with practical body knowledge and physical core stabilization skills, so that asana is truly an individualized expression—and what the Yoga Sutras describe as sthira sukham asanam, asana that is steady and comfortable.
By Barbara Ann Kipfer. 1990
With more than 1.5 million copies in print, 14,000 Things to Be Happy About is the iconic impulse gift book…that celebrates all the little things that make life worth living. Now it is even more of a mood-altering pick-me-up, with the use of cheerful watercolors throughout plus redesigned pages, all of which give this new edition a fresh, joyous feeling. At the heart, though, is its unique list of thousands of items, places, thoughts, and moments that make us happy. No opinions, no explanations, no asides or footnotes. It&’s mesmerizing. And as an antidote to the all-too-many things to be unhappy about, it could not be more welcome. a sweet tooth twirling a baton driving as you wish your kids would artistic license an express lane reaching a compromise ripe peaches on a summer's eve dinner rolls playing in autumn leaves A unique way to unplug, relax, reminisce, practice gratitude, and change your mood to an upbeat and happy one!
By Lakshmi Voelker, Liz Oppedijk. 2023
This practical guide offers a pioneering method of chair yoga for every body: a full practice of asana, breathing, and…meditation with 250 instructional photos.Lakshmi Voelker&’s Chair Yoga™ method upends the myth that yoga is only for the flexible, strong, balanced, thin, and conventionally able-bodied. Whether you need or want chair support, or you would like to get in some yoga practice while you sit at your work desk, Get Fit Where You Sit offers 40 active and restorative poses, illustrated with 250 photos, along with breathing techniques and meditation practices—all adapted so that you don&’t have to leave your chair. Poses include: Tree Pose—for a flexible spine and to combat the &“slump&” we often get with a sedentary lifestyleEagle Pose—for healthy jointsSquat Pose—to relax the lower backKnee-to-Chest Pose—to support good digestionCoherent breathing—to bring the body&’s systems into balanceAnd much moreLakshmi Voelker and Liz Oppedijk offer a powerful, inclusive practice that is appropriate for new students or longtime practitioners and can easily be implemented by yoga instructors, educators, medical professionals, exercise professionals, or caretakers for work with their clients.
By Shmuley Boteach. 2023
Great sex consists entirely of motions, Kosher Sex consists of motions that elicit lasting emotions. Great sex is an undertaking…of two separate bodies, Kosher Sex is two halves of the same whole. Twenty-five years ago, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's celebrated international bestseller Kosher Sex changed how we view and approach sex, marriage, erotic attraction, and personal relationships by drawing on traditional Jewish wisdom. Based on his extensive experience counseling individuals and couples, the author breaks down sexual taboos and openly yet respectfully discusses the meanings, emotions, and hidden power of sex. With his unique anecdotal style, Rabbi Boteach illustrates each and every point, using real couples who have discovered the joys of "kosher sex"—sex that blends passion and lovers—and suggests revolutionary ways of synthesizing the best that each has to offer. When half of all marriages fail and one third are sexless and platonic, Kosher Sex has an astonishing and electrifying impact.
By Scott Miller, Neil Baum, David Mobley, Mindi Miller. 2023
"This book is a great asset to all men who need to make their own health a priority." --Joe Gibbs,…NFL Hall of Fame coach and owner of 4x NASCAR champion Joe Gibbs Racing Everything you need to know about men&’s health in one handy package—updated, revised, and expanded. The authors&’ first edition (2018) concentrated on the male pelvis and health concerns &“down there.&” Urologists Neil Baum and Scott Miller described the male pelvic region and its complex functions before moving on to a comprehensive list of related medical concerns, including pelvic pain, prostate problems, urinary leakage, urinary tract infections, testosterone deficiency, STDs, prostate cancer, and questions about infertility and sexual dysfunction. Both authors approached these very personal and sensitive topics with straightforward, reader-friendly language, using case examples, illustrations, research, and occasional humor to explain the potential causes and cures for each medical challenge. Five years later, the authorship has been doubled to include one more urologist, David Mobley, and a Doctor of Pharmacy, Mindi Miller. With this expanded team of experts, the goal is to provide men with health information—not only from prostate to penis—but from head to toe. Nine totally new chapters address a wide range of topics that altogether equip the reader with key information to assess and improve his mental, physical, and emotional health. The authors even provide step-by-step processes to use when selecting a doctor or surgeon, and what signs might indicate that a doctor&’s visit is a must. Men&’s Complete Health Guide means that men no longer need to suffer in silence or dwell in denial. This valuable resource enables every man to become his own health advocate, more likely to discuss body concerns with family or friends, and more open to seeking a doctor&’s advice for remedy.
By Alice Gendron. 2023
An inclusive guide to ADHD that explores its diverse types, symptoms, diagnoses, and misconceptions, and shares how to work with…your ADHD brain to fully understand yourself.Diagnosed at 29, Alice Gendron offers full and supportive insight into life with ADHD, addresses common challenges and hurdles, and provides tips and ADHD hacks that will help you to get things done and live a more peaceful daily life. This illustrated and informative guide is a must-have for anyone looking to better understand ADHD and how to thrive with ADHD. Through Gendron’s motivational voice and relatable illustrations, The Mini ADHD Coach will teach you: How to emotionally process your ADHD diagnosis.How ADHD can impact your daily life, from getting your morning started to time management, dating, making dinner, and more.What ADHD expressions, such as analysis paralysis, hyperfocus, and time blindness, really mean.ADHD hacks like habit-stacking and gamification to try out and find the solutions that fit your life. The Mini ADHD Coach is the perfect resource for flourishing with ADHD.FIRST TRULY ACCESSIBLE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR ADHD READERS: While there are many books about ADHD, this is a unique graphic approach that explores ADHD from daily challenges and how to overcome them to a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know. This book offers a great resource for readers of all ages with its accessible illustrations and thorough content, which is timely and essential given the increase of diagnoses of ADHD in children and women around the world.POPULAR EXPERT AUTHOR: Alice Gendron’s style and approach have struck a chord internationally, with a rapidly growing audience of nearly a half-million social media followers—including a strong following across her foreign-language accounts in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Japanese. Her growing website (theminiadhdcoach.com) has thousands of monthly visitors from across North America.A VITAL ADDITION TO ADHD BOOKSHELVES: For anyone diagnosed with or supporting family or friends with ADHD, this is a practical and informative guide to read along with such ADHD books for adults as Neurotribes, Invisible Women, Women with ADHD, The End of Average, Unwell Women, Divergent Mind, Your Brain’s Not Broken, Mother Brain, Still Distracted After All These Years, Taking Charge of ADHD, Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Hyperbole and a Half, Solutions and Other Problems, and Am I There Yet?Perfect for:Readers age 15+ with ADHD or those who believe they may have ADHD and are looking for better understanding and a diagnosisParents looking for guidance for their children with ADHDAnyone interested in learning more about ADHD or how to support their friends/family with ADHDFans of informative graphic nonfiction titlesTeachers seeking tools to support students with ADHDFans of Alice Gendron and @the_mini_adhd_coach
By Jody Early, Eva I. Doyle, Susan E. Ward. 2019
Health education promotes lifestyles and environments that enhance health, wellness, and quality of life for individuals and communities. This goal…serves as the cornerstone of The Process of Community Health Education and Promotion, Third Edition. The authors provide readers a comprehensive introduction to the information, perspectives, and competencies they will need to successfully promote health in community, school, workplace, and health care settings. Rooted in an inter-professional paradigm, the importance of collaborative partnerships is explored throughout the text. <p><p>The latest edition sparks critical thinking, discussion, and action by including real-world examples and engaging questions. A strong emphasis on social determinants and their influence shapes the updated section on health equity, which ends with a discussion on essential elements for promoting this universal human right. Special features highlighted throughout this action-oriented book showcase the authors' experiential learning approach. "For Your Information" boxes complement and expand on chapter content. "For Your Application" prompts provide a variety of self-directed or instructor-guided activities. Additionally, appendices include a community assessment project guide and a professional e-portfolio guide, to which many of the activities in the book build toward.
By Raymond Pearl. 2017
The material in this book is an expansion of a lecture given at the Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., on…May 15, 1933. I have thought it best to leave it in the somewhat informal discourse of the lecture platform. References to the literature, and other annotations, are numbered consecutively and placed together at the end of the book. It should be pointed out here at the start, as it is in the text, that the author is not a medical man, but merely a biologist greatly interested in human biology; aware of his deficiencies in knowledge and experience consequent upon not having an equally lively sense of his inalienable right as a biologist to study man, the most interesting of all animals.
By R. C. Sobti, Monika Aggarwal, Vipin Sobti. 2023
This book explores the unparalleled adversities and strain that the COVID-19 pandemic caused on the social and economic lives of…people. The book allows readers a glimpse into the experiences of death of near and dears, loss of livelihood, psychological trauma, restrictions on movement and social life, shifts in international relations, and effects on big and small industries caused by the pandvnemic. It focusses on the major shifts caused within communities and highlights how politics, power dynamics, and socio-cultural systems have been reset and recovered during recent times. The volume also offers suggestions to offset economic hardships the pandemic has caused especially to the poor and marginalized as well as policy changes to help governments and communities to build more resilient economic and health infrastructure and support systems. With interdisciplinary contributions, this book is an essential read for students and researchers of public health, social sciences, health economics, healthcare management, development studies, public policy, and South Asian studies.
By Rob Kitchin and Scott Freundschuh. 2000
This important work brings together international academics from a variety of disciplines to explore the topic of spatial cognition on…a 'geographic' scale. It provides an overview of the historical origins of the subject, a description of current debates and suggests directions for future research.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUnlock the secret to extraordinary health by reducing high uric acid levels—the hidden risk you didn't…know you had—by the author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash. What do obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and premature death have in common? All can be stoked by high uric acid levels. Our most respected scientific literature is bursting with evidence that elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions, but mainstream medicine for the most part remains unaware of this connection. This is especially alarming because a large number of Americans don&’t know they are suffering from increased levels, putting them at risk for developing or exacerbating potentially life-threatening illnesses. Offering an engaging blend of science and practical advice, Drop Acid exposes the deadly truth about uric acid and teaches invaluable strategies to manage its levels, including how to: Reduce fructose and foods high in &“purines&” through simple dietary edits Lower uric acid levels through natural hacks like consuming tart cherries, vitamin C, quercetin, and coffeeIdentify common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acidImplement lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exerciseEasily test your uric acid levels at home—a test routinely performed in your doctor&’s office during regular check-ups but typically ignoredFeaturing the groundbreaking &“LUV&” (Lower Uric Values) diet, 35 delicious recipes, self-assessment quizzes, and a 21-day program for dropping levels, Drop Acid empowers readers with the information they need to address this hidden danger and live longer, leaner, and healthier lives.
Your Energy Signature helps healthcare professionals serve their clients in a more comprehensive way. Healthcare professionals are often frustrated by…not being able to see the whole picture—only isolated symptoms and piecemeal information. Founder and Director of The McKay Method School of Energy Healing Bear McKay provides the key to going beyond the concept of the mind-body-spirit connection after practicing and teaching about energy healing—and energy types—for over fifteen years. Your Energy Signature provides a practical framework for working with energy signatures so healthcare professionals can create positive and productive healing relationships. Bear helps complimentary and integrative health professionals create practices that stand out for the depth and breadth of their work. They will learn, grow, help more people, and be happier in their practice through creating a more abundant life and serving their clients better by embracing Energy Signatures!
By Tricia Swanton. 2019
Learn the secrets of better health, beauty, and wellness for you and your home using common, inexpensive, all-natural ingredients!Essential Uses reveals…new ways to use baking soda, salt, vinegar, lemons, coconut oil, honey, ginger, and a myriad of other natural items. With these easy-to-follow recipes and instructions, you can make your own face masks, bath salts, herbal teas, cleaning products, and much more! Discover how to take better care of your skin, your health—and your home—all while saving money and using eco-friendly products. With a focus on personal wellness, home cleaning, and pet care, Essential Uses provides simple and effective options to live a healthier, more natural life.
My Doctor Never Told Me That!: Things You Always Wanted to Know About Our Health . . . Without All the Technical Mumbo Jumbo
By Dr Christine Spurlock, Dr Madison Spurlock. 2010
&“Clear, practical information on an abundance of today&’s most relevant health issues.&” —Patrick Woods, former director of Berkeley Holistic Health…Center During office visits, time is short. This is a big reason why so many health care professionals have difficulty communicating with, much less teaching, their patients. If you want to be knowledgeable about health topics, this book offers clear, simple language about everything from the way the body works, to the facts behind trendy treatments, to ways to minimize the risk of medical errors. Knowledge is power—and this book offers a better understanding about your health and how it is affected by the world around you.
By Nicholas Sutton. 2019
This short course sets out a detailed study of the text, philosophy, and significance of the millennia-old yoga system defined…in the Yogasutras. The popular practice of yoga finds its origin in one of the most venerated wisdom books of India: the Yogasutras. Comprised of 196 short statements on the essential teachings of yoga, Patanjali&’s Yogasutras holds the position of being the seminal work that defines the yoga system. Over the centuries many important commentaries have been written that seek to explain and extrapolate the full meaning of the sutras, and to this day, the text continues to be appreciated for the profound wisdom contained within it. While the Yogasutras were originally written in Sanskrit, this short course offers an accessible translation and commentary without sacrificing any of its profound wisdom. This edition will allow the reader to study and dive into the meaning and philosophy of this ancient text with its significant contemporary relevance. Yoga students, practitioners, and scholars alike will appreciate the way in which this short course guides the reader through the text.
By Healdsburg Press. 2013
Learn the healthy way to prevent acid reflux and GERD. Acid reflux and GERD are painful and frustrating medical issues…that can lead to serious health complications. With Prevent Acid Reflux you will be able to fight acid reflux by making smart changes to your diet. Prevent Acid Reflux is your step-by-step guide to reducing acid in your diet so you can stop acid reflux in its tracks. Whether you occasionally suffer from acid reflux, or have been struggling for many years, Prevent Acid Reflux will help you make simple lifestyle changes that will eradicate the problem forever and permanently improve your quality of life. Prevent Acid Reflux will make it easy to get rid of acid reflux, GERD, and heartburn, with: Over 75 easy, delicious recipes to prevent and cure acid reflux and GERD 14-day meal plan to quickly eliminate acid reflux and GERD Tasty recipes that will relieve both mild and severe symptoms Q&A to determine whether the acid reflux diet is right for you Find out how a healthy diet can eliminate the pain of acid reflux forever. Prevent Acid Reflux will help you to enjoy delicious food again."
Awaken your true self to happiness with the "yoga of sleep" In this moment of your busy day, you're invited…to experience deep rest and relaxation. Yoga Nidra, or "yoga of sleep," bridges the conscious and unconscious, allowing you to reconnect to your true inner self. The 10-step course in Practical Yoga Nidra teaches everything you need to know to start experiencing the proven benefits of Yoga Nidra meditation: clearer focus, better sleep, decreased anxiety, and more. This practical guide breaks the meditation down into simple steps, each with scripts that you can record and play back to lead yourself through the process. With this streamlined method, Yoga Nidra practice can be effective starting on day one. In Practical Yoga Nidra, you'll find: 10 steps to wholeness—The ten-step process begins with setting intentions and ends by bringing all the steps together in an integrated practice. Guided meditations—Each chapter includes long and short versions of the meditations so you can find rejuvenation in the time you have available. Pause and reflect—Whether you use a journal or not, the included reflection questions help you notice your responses as you grow in your practice. Your journey to insight, peacefulness, and renewed optimism begins now with Practical Yoga Nidra.
By Bonnie Golden. 2020
Relieve stress, aches, and pains with healing yoga sequences Whether you want to address a specific injury, alleviate general soreness…and stiffness, or simply take good care of your body and mind, this guide offers 10 easy and approachable sequences for relieving pain and stress so you can get back to feeling and functioning your best. Tailor your yoga healing practice to your needs with poses and sequences that focus on specific areas of your body, like your neck, back, hips, and legs. You'll find practical pose modifications based on injury, health condition, and flexibility level, plus helpful pointers for avoiding injury and getting the most out of each pose. This exploration of yoga therapy includes: A simple introduction—Explore an easy-to-understand guide that includes the most common forms, why it's used for healing, the role of yogic breathing, and much more. Tips for success—Get suggestions for successfully establishing a practice, like regularly changing your selection of poses and sequences to focus on both upper- and lower-body strength and flexibility. Guides to pinpoint your pain—Anatomical images help you better customize your practice to target your personal aches and pains. Heal yourself holistically with 10 simple sequences designed to ease your mind and body.
By Christina Anthis. 2020
Feel calm in an instant with essential oils If you're searching for serenity now, essential oils provide a simple, all-natural…way to feel calm and relaxed fast. Essential Oils for Soothing Anxiety is the only complete guide that delivers quick and easy remedies, rituals, and recipes to help address a wide range of symptoms—including stress, tension, headaches, and insomnia. From Grapefruit Lavender Body Butter Bars to Good Vibrations Mood Booster Body Spray, this comprehensive essential oils book gives you the tools you need to make soothing self-care products. Along the way, discover how to increase your focus through breathing, relax your mind and body to release tension, add essential oils to a massage, and so much more. Take a deep, cleansing breath and let the restorative healing begin. Essential Oils for Soothing Anxiety includes: Calming remedies—Get in-depth profiles on the 10 best essential oils for creating peace and calm, including bergamot, cedarwood, and lavender. Soothing rituals—Learn how to de-stress in an instant through meditation, massage, breathing exercises, and other self-care techniques. Refreshing recipes—Explore step-by-step recipes for powerful personal-care elixirs like aromatherapy bath salts and moisturizing body creams. Find relief in a flash naturally with Essential Oils for Soothing Anxiety.
By Rachel Scott. 2020
Stay Flexible and Fit for Life—Practical Yoga for Any Age Now, you don't have to take a yoga class to…learn how to relieve pain, improve posture, and feel healthy. Yoga to Stay Young is the perfect, practical guide for active seniors who want to start from square one to build strength and gain flexibility for a lifetime. From simple neck stretches to more advanced moves like the downward-facing dog and the tree pose, you'll explore beginner-friendly poses guided by clear, color illustrations. You'll perfect your form, find balance, get stronger, and manage pain. Yoga to Stay Young can help you get the most out of your new yoga journey. Yoga is a practice that can be tailored to everybody—all ages and physical ability levels. It's never too late to learn these helpful poses and embrace a healthier lifestyle. This essential yoga book includes: Get the facts—Discover the science behind yoga and learn how different poses can help with nagging pain and injuries. Master more than 40 poses—Follow step-by-step instructions for fundamental yoga poses—including low-impact chair yoga—organized by the parts of the body you'll be isolating. Step up to sequences—Combine multiple poses into a simple series that can train your body for specific tasks and types of yoga movement. Balance your way to healing and body bliss with this complete yoga guide for seniors.