Author: Donna Farhi
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release Date: 1996-11-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
A new approach to improving quality of life through your most accessible resource: your breath. Internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. Complete with more that seventy-five photos and illustrations, The Breaking Book offers a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you need an energy boost or are seeking a safe, hassle-free way to cope with everyday stress, you will find answers here. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions. "Donna Farhi has been a student, researcher, and teacher of the breath for many years, and now we get to reap the results of her studies in this exquisite manual." -- Yoga Journal
Author: Donna Farhi
Release Date: 1996-11-15
Genre: Family & Relationships
In The Breathing Book, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health. During infancy most of us breathed with complete ease. Since then, however, we have unconsciously altered our breathing in response to stress and other demands in our lives. Now, rediscover the wonders and freedom of unrestricted breathing. In this accessible and comprehensive manual you will learn how to get in touch with your own lost natural breathing so that you can develop effective strategies for using your breathing to relax your body in stressful situations and calm your mind during trying times; learn how to enhance your sexual pleasure, develop your concentration, and cultivate inner peace; use safe and easily learned techniques to treat asthma, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, pain, fatigue, headaches, and to quit smoking and a wide variety of other debilitating conditions; and improve athletic performance. Complete with more than 75 photos and illustrations to illuminate concepts and exercises, The Breathing Book presents a thorough and inspiring program that you can tailor to your specific needs. Whether you are hoping to increase your energy levels or looking for a better way to handle everyday pressures, you will find this an invaluable guide to promoting physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Im Yoga vereinigen sich innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit mit einem starken, flexiblen Körper. Die Positionen oder Asanas kräftigen die Muskeln, entspannen den Geist und stärken die Konzentrationsfähigkeit. Aber was genau passiert eigentlich bei den verschiedenen Übungen im Körper? Der anerkannte Yoga-Experte Leslie Kaminoff hat in seinem Klassiker Yoga-Anatomie erstmals zusammengefasst, auf welche Organe, Muskelgruppen und Gelenke sich die einzelnen Asanas auswirken, wie sie das tun und wann welche Atemtechniken einzusetzen sind. Nun hat er den Bestseller komplett überarbeitet und mit zwei zusätzlichen Kapiteln zum Skelett- und Muskelsystem erweitert. Die wichtigsten Übungen und ihre Wirkungen werden auch in dieser Ausgabe durch exakte Illustrationen so detailgenau beschrieben, wie es anhand von Fotos nie möglich wäre. Mit diesem Buch erhält der Leser ein ganz neues Verständnis über die positive Wirkung von Yoga.
Author: Charlotte Carnegie
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01-27
Genre: Health & Fitness
Whether you are completely new to yoga, a more advanced practitioner who feels they can't see the wood for the trees or simply someone who would like to know what all these people who seem to go on about yoga are actually talking about, this is the first book you need to read. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive introduction and guide to yoga, covering everything from the philosophical background and history to the nuts and bolts of how to practice - and pretty much everything in between. There are hundreds of books about yoga, covering hundreds of topics and viewpoints, many conflicting with each other. If you have ever stood in a bookshop and thought I AM JUST A NORMAL PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOGA IS AND WHAT ON EARTH I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH IT, then reading this book will do the job nicely. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a unique synthesis of the many aspects of yoga, and its relationship with modern thinking. It provides clear, unbiased explanations and will leave you with your own coherent picture of yoga and how it will work for you.
Author: Nick Morgan
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics
Take control of your communications—before someone else does What if someone told you that your behavior was controlled by a powerful, invisible force? Most of us would be skeptical of such a claim—but it’s largely true. Our brains are constantly transmitting and receiving signals of which we are unaware. Studies show that these constant inputs drive the great majority of our decisions about what to do next—and we become conscious of the decisions only after we start acting on them. Many may find that disturbing. But the implications for leadership are profound. In this provocative yet practical book, renowned speaking coach and communication expert Nick Morgan highlights recent research that shows how humans are programmed to respond to the nonverbal cues of others—subtle gestures, sounds, and signals—that elicit emotion. He then provides a clear, useful framework of seven “power cues” that will be essential for any leader in business, the public sector, or almost any context. You’ll learn crucial skills, from measuring nonverbal signs of confidence, to the art and practice of gestures and vocal tones, to figuring out what your gut is really telling you. This concise and engaging guide will help leaders and aspiring leaders of all stripes to connect powerfully, communicate more effectively, and command influence.
The Fountain of Youth is Just a Breath Away; Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Health and Vitality Learn self-healing and stress reduction through proper breathwork. Experts say 80% of us are breathing incorrectly and don't know it. You can increase your energy and heal your body more quickly by learning to breathe correctly and incorporating breathing exercises into your daily routine. This book can show you how. Learn how to breathe correctly for maximum health Best-selling author Andrew Weil, M.D. says, "If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be to learn how to breathe correctly." This book can get you started on self-healing with breathing exercises. Research indicates healthy aging is dependent on strong respiratory capacity. Read about the research that shows lung capacity decreases as we age unless we pro-actively work to avoid it. The breathing exercises in this book will help you achieve healthy respiratory capacity. With clear descriptions, this book teaches how anyone can start a breathwork practice. Healthy breathing is a first step to mindfulness and meditation If you've always wanted to meditate, but don't know where to start, breathing exercises, chanting and toning are the practical first step, as they can help to put the body into a calm, peaceful step. This book will show you how. Learn how to reduce your stress and balance your emotions This book will teach you easy breathing exercises designed to help your body and mind relax. For those of you who find smoking relaxing, the reason is most likely the fact that you take slow deep inhales and exhales as you smoke. Learn how to breathe without the cigarette and the relaxation and health benefits will astound you! Enhance your spiritual practice In many ancient spiritual traditions the term for "breath" and "spirit" are used interchangeably. This book will show you why. Learn how the body's energy centers [chakras] impact our physical health and emotional well-being With clear descriptions of the energy centers [chakras] and the breathing exercises that enhance them, you can maximize your physical, emotional and spiritual health. "This is a fabulous book! It is clear, concise, and really helped me see how breathing can be an essential tool and important component in healing. Molly's enthusiasm is inspiring. After reading this book I was immediately able to begin a breathing practice and will share these gems with my clients." ~ Patricia Duncan, Counselor "This marvelous little book on the benefits of breathing almost took my breath away! It is packed with gems of wisdom on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of breathing, along with well researched evidence to support the claim that breathing well is a direct path to fullness of well-being, and indeed, a fountain of youth. You owe it to yourself to buy and try this book!" Rev. Marchiene Rienstra, spiritual leader, interfaith minister and author of Come to the Feast, Eisha's Search and The Future for Women About the AuthorMolly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller, The Wind is My Mother: The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman. She has taught spirituality workshops throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. Follow her blog on Ancient Wisdom for Balanced Living at www.MollyLarkin.comLearn how to breathe your way to relaxation, health and vitality. Scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.
Author: Dennis Lewis
Publisher: Quest Books
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Following up on author Dennis Lewis’ previous books on breathing, this represents his most straightforward, nurturing approach to the subject. Divided into brief, accessible chapters, the book features short, simple breathing exercises that lead readers to a profound awareness of their essential being through the miracle of the breath as it manifests in the body. Lewis presents breathing as an ever-present gateway to awakening to the true self. Based on his extensive teachings and workshops as well as his engagement with various traditions including Taoism, Advaita, and the Gurdjieff Work, Breathe into Being helps readers awaken to a larger perspective to receive new, direct impressions of the truth of their lives. Readers also become conscious of their bodies as a sacred temples that can lead to the source of all being; release constricting physical and emotional tensions; and enhance breathing itself in new self-created conditions of comfort, openness, and ease of being.
Unsere Gesellschaft hat ein Problem mit dem Thema Schlaf. Viel Schlaf wird assoziiert mit Faulheit. Wenig Schlaf gilt als Zeichen für Leistungsfähigkeit. Permanenter Schlafmangel ist eine Epidemie unserer Gesellschaft. Die Folgen für unsere Gesundheit, unsere Leistungsfähigkeit, unsere Beziehungen und unser Lebensglück sind dramatisch. Arianna Huffington sagt: »Wir brauchen eine Schlaf-Revolution!« Gestützt auf neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse erklärt sie: »Wir müssen unser Schlafverhalten grundsätzlich überdenken, um unser Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen.« Wie beeinflusst moderne Technik unseren Schlaf? Welche Rolle spielen Medikamente? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen geht die Bestsellerautorin kompetent und sachkundig nach. Das Ergebnis wird unser Schlafverhalten revolutionieren.
Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare
Break the Stress Cycle offers women a proven program for lowering their stress levels and promoting well-being through the following steps: identify the major stresses you face, focus on changing one behavior at a time, learn to delegate, learn meditation and breathing exercises, and know when to get professional support.
You're no idiot, of course. You know the importance of good nutrition, regular exercise, and stress reduction. But when it comes to relaxing and being more flexible, you doubt you'll ever feel like anything other than one giant knot. Don't give up yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga shows you how easy it is to get involved in yoga--from understanding the importance of breath control to starting your own practice. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: