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Pilates on the Ball: The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Pilates on the Ball
The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819812
A synthesis of two acclaimed fitness techniques, the body-conditioning Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball, presents a low-impact exercise program without the requirement of expensive equipment, and that can be adapted to all levels of athletic ability, as well as to those healing from injury or chronic back pain. Original.
Pilates on the Ball: The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Pilates on the Ball
The World's Most Popular Workout Using the Exercise Ball
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810955
In her bestselling book Pilates on the Ball, certified Pilates trainer Colleen Craig combines the effectiveness of the Pilates workout with the unique capabilities of the Swiss exercise ball, providing an innovative and low-impact way to stay fit. The accompanying DVD allows readers to see the body in motion and follow along as if in a class setting.
The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work
The Breathing Book
Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0805042970
A groundbreaking approach to improving the quality of your life through the most readily accessible resource: your breath. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma and ease stress, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions.
Tao and Tai Chi Kung
Tao and Tai Chi Kung
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812176
Describes both tai chi chuan, the Chinese system of exercise, and the Taoist philosophy behind it, and shows how they are related
The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance, and Spiritual Connection
The Spirited Walker
Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance, and Spiritual Connection
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060647361
A champion racewalker explores fitness walking as a meditative experience that supports and improves awareness, spiritual renewal, and physical vitality
The 7 Healing Chakras: Unlocking Your Body's Energy Centers
The 7 Healing Chakras
Unlocking Your Body's Energy Centers
Paperback      ISBN: 1569751684
Both practical and inspirational, The 7 Healing Chakras is a voyage of self-discovery that shows people how to achieve their full potential. Introducing the chakras, vortices of energy that connect the physical body with the spiritual, Dr. Brenda Davies follows a clear path through the seven power centers - each characterized by a different color - from the red-colored root chakra near the base of the spine to the white crown chakra at the top of the head. Exploring the significance of each chakra, the author offers personal guidance and leads the reader in a series of exercises and meditations to unblock each energy channel and clear the psychological, emotional, and spiritual debris of the past. She combines her training as a psychiatrist with ancient methods of healing to provide the tools needed to take charge of mental and physical well-being.
Qigong for Women: Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body
Qigong for Women
Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818387
• Low-impact, time-efficient exercises that relieve stress, restore physical health, and rebalance the mind. • Provides step-by-step instructions, with accompanying photos, for dozens of exercises specifically designed for women. • 300 black-and-white photographs. • Addresses concerns specific to women's health, including special sections on female sexuality, osteoporosis, stress, and pregnancy. • Techniques developed and perfected over the course of 2,000 years by Taoist and Buddhist monks and doctors. In today's high-powered world, women frequently find themselves pulled in many different directions. As they try to balance the demands of careers and family life, they are too often left with a feeling of imbalance, a feeling that can manifest in both physical and emotional stress. To reclaim their equilibrium and find relief, more and more women are turning to qigong, a low-impact, time-efficient daily practice of gentle exercises based on the ancient concept of acupuncture meridians. Developed and enriched over two thousand years by Taoist and Buddhist doctors and monks, chi kung offers techniques for improving breath control and mental concentration, releasing stress through self-administered massage and acupressure, and reaching and maintaining desired weight. In Qigong for Women, Dominique Ferraro gives step-by-step instructions, accompanied by photos, for dozens of exercises that address the specific concerns of women. Along with chapters on stress relief, aging, and physical toning, Ferraro includes information on female sexuality, osteoporosis, menstrual difficulties, and problems related to pregnancy. Through regular practice of chi kung, women can improve blood circulation, reinforce the immune system, and reestablish emotional equilibrium. Middle-aged and older women will enjoy the added benefits of recovering elasticity, whether in their joints or in their psyches. Valuable for all ages, Qigong for Women provides a system, both preventive and curative, to maintain the sense of well-being that we all deserve.
Dare to Be 100
Dare to Be 100
Paperback      ISBN: 0684800217
Drawing on recent research and his own observations, a renowned expert argues that aging's negative effects result from disuse, not disease, and provides an easy-to-follow regimen of diet, attitude, exercise, and renewal. Original. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to Total Health
Thyroid Power
Ten Steps to Total Health
Paperback      ISBN: 0060082224
Introducing a practical ten-step program, a guide to diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders explores the causes of the problem and various treatment options available to readers suffering from this increasingly common ailment. Reprint.
Water Exercise: 78 Safe and Effective Exercises for Fitness and Theraphy
Water Exercise
78 Safe and Effective Exercises for Fitness and Theraphy
Paperback      ISBN: 0873227263
Describes and illustrates a series of water exercises ranging from beginning to advanced levels, and outlines programs that concentrate on specific areas of the body