Ilka Tampke, Skin Sunday 15 March 2pm at The Warehouse – Clunes, Fraser St. Our first Sunday Selections author talk for 2015 is Ilka Tampke, author of Skin. The Wheeler Centre’s ‘Next Big Thing’, Ilka was awarded a Glenfern Fellowship in 2012. Her short stories and articles have been published in several anthologies. […]
Modern living can be toxic to the human body–but these 14 tailor-made plans help combat the unhealthy effects of bad air, bad food, and bad habits. There are natural, easy-to-follow solutions for quitting smoking, increasing energy levels, reducing stress, busting the sugar habit, losing weight, and more. There’s even a pre-party plan to help minimize the unpleasant side effects of occasional overindulging, and one to handle a hangover. With simple and delicious recipes, thoroughly illustrated exercises, instructions for massage and other alternative therapies, and plenty of lifestyle tips, this guide has all the tools you need to look and feel your best.
The 2013 Book town review document. It covers the festival as a whole.
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Yoga: Discipline of Freedom. The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali. The classic text of mental and physical enlightenment. Translated by Barbera Stoler Miller, translator of the Bhagavad-Gita.
Learn how to make the most of your life with Moshe Feldenkrais’s unique holistic approach to achieving personal growth. This revolutionary technique has been specially designed to develop the body and the mind so that they work together in harmony. In a clear, simple and easy to follow text, here are twelve key lessons selected from those given at the Feldenkrais Institute in America.
National bestseller by the author of Healing Back Pain. Continuing his research, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health. Focuses on musculoskeletal disorders – neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash and tendonitis. The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.
Understanding of the yogic concepts and physiological mechanism of the yogic practices. Medicine and Spirituality Series
Teachings on Ethics and Social Action. With a foreword by BKS Iyengar.
Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of our actions. Second, once we see the effect of our actions in the human and non-human world, we need practical skills for learning how to make changes.
Using the five principles (yama) described in the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone offers a basis for rethinking ethical action and the spiritual path.
For expecting mothers, yoga is a great way to prepare for birth. Drawing on her long experience as a teacher, Theresa Jamieson has selected exercises and postures that are specific for pregnancy, safe and gentle, and take into account the pregnant body’s ever-changing needs. Color photography illustrates the postures, or asanas, that work best for relaxation and flexibility, while breathing techniques of pranayama, or conscious breathing, and meditation allow women to focus their minds. In addition, seven complete yoga programs are provided that can take pregnant women from the early stages of their journey through the post-natal experience.
A safe and natural way to prepare for a wonderful birth experience! Even if you have no prior experience with yoga you can increase your health, physical tone, and energy using a variety of stretches, positions, and breathing exercises especially selected for all stages of pregnancy. Harness your inner strength through visualisations and meditations, including some specifically intended for pregnant women that focus on the baby in the womb, the miracle of birth, and the wonder of being a woman. Six half-hour prenatal exercise programs are included, along with dietary suggestions to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. A section on important skills for labor, including meditations, positions, and essential oils, will help you ease the pain and make the most of the life-changing experience. You’ll also find inspiring birth stories in which 11 women explain how yoga played a significant role during pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum programs to help you get back in shape after delivery.
You don’t buy a car just so you can change the oil! And you don’t have a baby just to feed it and change his or her diapers. Yet most childcare books treat childhood like a series of problems and miss the heart of the matter–the loving communication and interaction that help your child become a unique individual who loves life. This book is about the fun and heart of parenthood, including: deciding when to have a baby, helping your relationship to stay strong, the special role of fathers, finding a pattern and routine that work for you and your baby, baby massage, “the tigress mother”–protecting your kids, how to chat with babies to stimulate brain growth, teaching good behavior without using fear or physical punishment, making bath times, car times, and shopping times easy and fun, teaching your child about feelings, when your own childhood wasn’t so good, what if you’re a single parent, and preparing for school.
FREE DVD CONTAINS: — Right postures while practicing Pranayama — Identifying correct pattern of breathing — Step-by-step technique of Pranayama — Imagery for: Stress Management, Energization, Joint Pain & Backache, Heart & Hypertension, Asthma & Allergies and Diabetes.
Pranayama is in vogue today but few are really aware of its subtle yet profound effects on the mind. Pranayama involves much more than a few breathing exercises; it is a holistic experience that encompasses the body and the mind. The book explains in simple terms: — How to identify and correct our faulty patterns of breathing — How to practice pranayama with understanding and safety — Logical explanations for various aspects of Pranayama – • why one nostril is usually more open than the other and what are its implications on our mindset and diseases • how Kapalbhati can offer peace of mind • how the vibrations of chanting soothe the mind and heal the body — How pranayama creates the interface to connect with the mind — How to program our mind towards self-empowerment, health & happiness. This book is for one and all who desire to create positive health.
Moola Bandha – the Master Key is for those dedicated yoga practitioners researching for the master key to unlock the abode of maha kundalini. Little has been written about the ancient practice of bandha, which is regarded as an important aspect of both hatha and kundalini yoga. Moola Bandha is a simple yet dynamic practice with profound physical, mental and spiritual benefits for the practitioner.
The text focuses on the theory and practice of bandha. The physical, pranic and psychotherapeutic effects are explored, including the relationship between moola bandha and acupuncture. A concise practical section includes both preliminary practices and advanced techniques to enable the practitioner to pursue this sadhana to the utmost, thus awakening the primal energy within. Includes the drawings and diagrams.
Bihar School of Yoga
Includes an Instructional DVD and 5 guided meditations on Audio CD. Brand New, unopened.
What if every step you took deepened your connection with all of life and imprinted peace, joy, and serenity on the earth? With Walking Meditation, you will enjoy the first in-depth instructional program in this serene spiritual practice to help you walk with presence and peace of mind whether in nature or on a busy city street.
Walking Meditation features esteemed Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh along with one of his principle students, Nguyen Anh-Huong, as together they illuminate the central tenets of this powerful meditative art, including:
- How to recognize the miracle in simply walking—not as a means to an end, but as the opportunity to touch the fullness of life
- Reversing habit energy through the unification of body and mind
- Using walking meditation to work with difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety, and much more
There is a Buddhist concept known as Apranihita, or the spirit of wishlessness, in which one neither pursues desires nor flees from discomforts. With Walking Meditation, practitioners from every spiritual tradition will rediscover our home in the here and now, as the long road we all must walk turns to quiet joy.
An easy-to-read, informative guide to recognising and managing the common discomforts of pregnancy and beyond. Filled with simple exercises and helpful tips for the prevention or relief of such concerns as back pain, leg cramps and pelvic pain, abdominal muscle separation, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome, this book should allow pregnant women to enjoy the experience of pregnancy to the full and help her to recover quickly after childbirth.
In this book, professional photographer and yoga teacher Cat De Rham brings her own personal vision to the yoga sutras in words and pictures. Written over 2000 years ago, the yoga sutras are a step-by-step guide to the attainment of true liberation. There are eight stages or limbs of this quest: the eight limbs of yoga.
Sacred Birthing: Birthing A New Humanity supports a baby’s whole being. By awakening to timeless spiritual wisdom, Sacred Birthing becomes a parent’s guide for protecting their baby’s consciousness as it moves from spirit to earth.
Hardback. Good condition. The natural body cycle, permanent weight-loss plan that proves it’s not what you eat but when and how!
A practical guide to the ancient science of health and well-being. Excellent quality paperback.
Create a strong defined body. Complete two-part workout to build stamina and strength plus in depth interview with Rodney Yee. Look strong and muscular without lifting weights. 80 min. Gaiam.
t’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.
In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”
Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.
A little wear & yellowing but otherwise good.
A decoding of Hindu mythology, Hindus have one God. They also have 330 million gods: male gods, female gods, personal gods, family gods, household gods, village gods, gods of space and time, gods for specific castes and particular professions, gods who reside in trees, in animals, in minerals, in geometrical patterns and in man-made objects. Then there are a whole host of demons. But no Devil. In this groundbreaking book Dr Devdutt Pattanaik, one of India’s most popular mythologists, seeks an answer to these apparent paradoxes and unravels an inherited truth about life and death, nature and culture, perfection and possibility. He retells sacred Hindu stories and decodes Hindu symbols and rituals, using a unique style of commentary, illustrations and diagrams. We discover why the villainous Kauravas went to heaven and the virtuous Pandavas (all except Yudhishtira) were sent to hell; why Rama despite abandoning the innocent Sita remains the model king; why the blood-drinking Kali is another form of the milk-giving Gauri and why Shiva wrenched off the fifth head of Brahma. Constructed over generations, Hindu myths serve as windows to the soul, and provide an understanding of the world around us. The aim is not to outgrow myth, but to be enriched and empowered by its ancient, potent and still relevant language.
Good. Some yellowing.
Fierce Medicine. Breakthrough practices to heal the body and ignite the spirit.
Learn to stalk fear and break free from it instead of running from it.
Be attentive to your body, discovering its own inherent healing properties.
Speak and act from a place of honesty and compassion.
Cultivate an open heart that is feeling, responsive, and reflexive and able to embrace change.
Harness your intuition and the courage to live in alignment with your Spirit.
Whether you’ve never done yoga or are a seasoned practitioner, Ana Forrest’s practices, stories, and exercises will help you uncover your own warrior’s heart. With this wise woman as your trusted guide, you, too, can become centered, strong, and more alive than ever before.
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART), yoga can help enhance your fertility and smooth the path to parenthood. This specialized Yoga for Fertility practice improves circulation and energy flow, balances hormone levels, and tones your reproductive organs. Jill Petigara and Lynn Jensen, who have lead fertility workshops for years, have seen many women successfully begin families and they know how to harness the power of yoga for your benefit. With plenty of photos and clear descriptions, they demonstrate optimal poses for fertility enhancement in every stage of your cycle. Routines are simple but effective for yoginis of all levels of experience.
As new – excellent condition.
The complete guide to avoiding or achieving conception. 4th Edition.
Natural fertility offers you: confident contraception, conscious conception, functional fertility, hormonal health, preparation for pregnancy.
Excellent condition, no wear.
Containing over 900 entries of general disease conditions and corresponding herbal treatments, this book covers: therapeutic action, 550 monographs of medicinal plants, and the properties of herbs and preparations such as inctures, liquid extracts, poultices and essential oils.
As new. Paperback.
There is more to the tradition of yoga than toning and strengthening. At the root, there is a vast and intriguing philosophy that teaches the ethics of nonviolence, patience, honesty, and respect. Michael Stone provides an in-depth explanation of ancient Indian yogic philosophy along with teachings on how to bring our understanding of yoga theory to deeper levels through our practice on the mat—and through our relationships with others.
Good condition. Paperback
Hatha Yoga Pradipika: light on Hatha Yoga.
The complete guide to Hatha Yoga. Bihar School of Yoga. With a commentary by Swami Muktibohdananda, under the guidance of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Includes the original sanskrit text of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika with translation in English.
1998 Paperback. Good condition. Some wear to the dust jacket, otherwise good.