The original edition of Body, Mind and Sport broke ground with its "gain without pain" approach to physical fitness. Now made even more accessible with updated health and fitness information and contemporary language, Douillard's program combines breathing techniques, daily and seasonal dietary recommendations, and workouts tailored to each reader's individual needs. Body, Mind and Sport puts everyone - from occasional to hard-core athletes - in touch with the exhilaration of peak performance.
Discover the Secret to Personal Excellence Hidden in Your "Mind-Body Code". You may know that your mind influences your health-but what's influencing your mind? Until you answer this question, you may be overlooking a key factor on the path to personal excellence. On The Mind-Body Code, pioneering neuropsychologist Dr. Mario Martinez invites you to discover the dynamic interplay between your thoughts, body, and cultural history to master the creation of wellness and fulfillment. Biocognitive Theory: A New Model of Health and Well-Being. Why do some people live well past the age of 100, without ever seeing a doctor? How can certain individuals reverse "incurable" disease, while others carry burdens of childhood wounds despite years of therapy? Dr. Martinez' Biocognitive Theory synthesizes insights from medicine and psychology, cultural anthropology, and Eastern and Western spirituality to find the answers to such baffling questions. The Mind-Body Code shows you how to speak the "biosymbolic language" of this new model of health. Six sessions of illuminating case studies complemented by relaxing yet potent mind-body meditations help you balance every facet of your life, from relationships and aging to abundance and ambitions. Embrace Your Greatness-and Empower Your Dreams. The first step toward the health and satisfaction we all desire begins with one act: allowing yourself to be great. For it is in reclaiming your natural state of worthiness that you come back to wholeness and see anew all that is possible for you. With The Mind-Body Code, you hold a blueprint to rebuild your dreams, and to take total control of your life's journey. Program Highlights:-The five portals of wellness and the biosymbolic language of your mind-body. -How to break through your "ceilings of abundance" by healing archetypal wounds -Debunking the myths of aging with the secrets of the centenarians. -From fibromyalgia to stigmata-fascinating case studies of the power of the mind-body-cultu
Many everyday discomforts and tensions arise from the fact that we are alienated from our bodies. With the help of "Body Mind Balancing," readers will learn to talk to and reconnect with their bodies. After just a short time, readers will begin to appreciate how much the body has been working for them and supporting them, and from this new perspective one can find new ways to work with the body and create a more harmonious balance of body and mind. The guided meditation and relaxation process, "Reminding Yourself of the Forgotten Language of Talking to Your BodyMind" is a CD that accompanies the text. Developed by Osho, this meditative therapy guides the listener in reconnecting with his or her body and creating a new and greater sense of well-being. The voice on the CD belongs to meditation teacher Anando Hefley.
An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure.
Explores the Buddha's own words on breathing meditation for healing, wholeness, and a deeper understanding of his teachings - Explains the complete series of steps in the Buddha's "Satipatthana Sutta" for refining awareness of the breath, from posture and center of gravity to extending breath awareness beyond the nostrils, lungs, and abdomen to the entire body - Shows that stillness in meditation refers only to the mind, not to the body - Reveals breath to be a direct agent of healing for chronic tensions and an agitated mind Explaining how stillness in meditation refers not to a rigid and frozen body but to a quality of mind, Will Johnson examines the Buddha's own words at the core of the "Satipatthana Sutta: " "As you breathe in, breathe in through the whole body; as you breathe out, breathe out through the whole body"-an instruction often overlooked in the majority of Buddhist schools. Exploring the Buddha's complete series of steps for deepening awareness of the breath, he shows how to invite natural, responsive movement back into the posture of meditation by extending breath awareness beyond the nostrils, lungs, and abdomen to the entire body-a practice that unifies the breath, body, and mind into a single shared phenomenon. Showing how the flow of breath is directly affected by chronic tensions in the body and in the mind, Johnson explains that when breath starts flowing through more and more of the body, it becomes a direct agent of healing, massaging and melting any areas of tension it touches and moves through, whether physical or emotional. By breathing through the whole body in accordance with the Buddha's instructions on breath, the body becomes much more comfortable, the mind starts resolving its addiction to thinking, and meditative practice deepens much more rapidly, allowing the teachings of the Buddha to be directly glimpsed and revealed.
This comprehensive guide introduces Body-Mind Centering, the internationally recognized field pioneered by dancer and occupational therapist Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Devoting thirty-five years to a systematic investigation of the relations between bodily experience and the anatomical maps of science, Bainbridge Cohen independently discovered many of the principles that underlie Feldenkrais work, cranial osteopathy, Rolfing, dance therapy, and Zero Balancing. Experienced BMC practitioner Linda Hartley demonstrates the basic philosophy and key elements of Body-Mind Centering. Drawing on animal and infant movements, she takes readers through the wondrous realms of Bainbridge Cohen's pantheon-from the 'minds' of the skeletal and muscular systems to the quite different inner lives of digestive, lymphatic, urinary, respiratory, vocal, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive organs. Her choreography ultimately brings us into the states of consciousness of skins, cells, blood, fat, cerebrospinal fluid, nervous system, and brain. Hartley's explorations of the images, feelings, sensations, and intuitions of the diverse organs and cells lead to exercises that gently guide students in ways of discovering and integrating their bodies' multidimensional aspects.
An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure.
A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. One in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence; veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades studying trauma. In "The Body Keeps the Score," he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain's wiring-specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments. including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk's own research and that of other leading specialists, "The Body Keeps the Score" offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy-and a way to reclaim lives.
This may well be a seminal book-a courageous eye-opener that could fundamentally alter our approach to the treatment of chronic fatigue." - From the foreword by Michael Rosenbaum, M.D. Answering the question on the minds of 75 percent of Americans, Why Am I Always So Tired? leading nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman shows us how we canbe more alert and active by eliminating excess copper in our diets and increasing our zinc intake. The time-tested formula points out which culprits steal energyfrom us-namely trendy, low-fat diets-that make otherwise healthy people feel drained. This revolutionary book offers Gittleman's insights into how we can modify our diets and lifestyles to increase our energy and prevail over the chronic fatigue thatplagues us with symptoms such as: anxiety, insomnia, skin problems, frequentcolds, and roller-coaster emotions. Using her research and breakthroughfindings, Gittleman helps us eliminate these problems and access the energywe didn't know we had.
Your body is a temple - one that has need of many different things that it normally does not get. The right mixture of oils, with the right amount of different minerals, vegetable, fruit, and plant extracts can provide the body and mind with a much needed, highly therapeutic boost that can have a myriad of different positive effects. With the health and wellness industry taking off in recent years, it has become apparent that Americans are highly interested in developing a keener relationship with their bodies, using oils and the like to improve everything from digestion to mental acuity. This book will walk you through the seemingly complex, but realistically simple process of creating your own oils, soaps, creams, and gels, utilizing them effectively to boost your health both in mind and body. You will learn how to start recognizing scents and how they interact with each other in the form of oils for your body and mind. You will learn how to start buying and using essential oils and how to recognize the properties of various pure essential oils. You will learn which common and uncommon essential oils are out there and what they entail as well as how to start blending them. The various equipment you will need, carrier and base oils, and solutions and dilutions used are outlined for you here. The top experts in aromatherapy and natural body care have been interviewed as well and alongside the recipes are a number of tips that help you to know exactly when and how to use each recipe, which variations you can make and what these various products can help you benefit from. You will learn how to create recipes for cleaning around your home and how to use essential oil mixtures for essential beauty, baths, bath salts, herbal baths, children's baths, foot baths, hand and nail care, hair oils, shampoos, rinses, and perfumes. Additional uses, including everything from oils for the elderly and sick to your pets are provided as well. No matter what you are using your oils and
Your body has a mind of its own. You know it's true. You can sense it, even though it may be hard to articulate. You know that your body is more than a vehicle for your brain to cruise around in, but how deeply are mind and body truly interwoven? Answers can be found in the emerging science of body maps. Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self. Your self doesn't begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people. The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better: play tennis, strum a guitar, ride a horse, dance a waltz, empathize with a friend, raise children, cope with stress. Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think about what it takes to have a conscious mind inside a feeling body. Praise for "The Body Has a Mind of Its Own" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD" "You'll never think about your body-or your mind-in the same way again."-Daniel Goleman, author of" Social Intelligence" "A fascinating exploration of senses we didn't even know we had."-Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of "Coming to Our Senses" "A delightfully original, understandable, and mind-stretching work."-William Safire, columnist, "The New York Times Magazine" "A marvelous book."- V.S. Ramachandran, M.D, director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego " An] accessible, practical overview of an important scientific story."-Antonio Damasio, au
The rest of your life lies ahead of you. Do you want to spend it fighting your body and worrying about things you can't change? Or do you want to live your life to its fullest by combining age, experience, and creativity to develop a new vision for your body and self? Women in midlife face many changes, such as children growing up, returning to the workforce, or retiring from it. Then there are the physical changes: crow's-feet, saggy arms, an expanding waistline. The transformations within us and around us can leave us feeling anxious, ineffective, and out of control, especially in a culture that defines midlife as the beginning of a decline. It's easy to look at our lives and ourselves and wish we could turn back the clock, but it doesn't have to be that way. Midlife is a time of opportunity to renew, grow strong, set new goals, and redefine who you are. "Change Your Mind, Change Your Body: Feeling Good About Your Body and Self After 40" gives you the tools you need to utilize your wisdom and experiences to shape a new vision of who you are and what you want your life to look like - right now. Learn how to: - Cope with the physical and mental changes that midlife brings - Revamp ideas of what is sexy and desirable - Turn fears of aging into tools for positive growth - Develop a positive, realistic body image - Embrace who you are and who you will become - Set weight and exercise goals you can really achieve - Help our daughters create a positive self-image You have the power to renegotiate your relationship with your body, yourself, and the world around you, and "Change Your Mind, Change Your Body" will help you discover and use it.
This "New York Times" hardcover bestseller is a remarkable journey through fame, tragedy, self-discovery, and triumph "Getting a Grip" chronicles Monica Seles's early success on the tennis circuit where, at age sixteen, she became the youngest winner in French Open history. For three years she dominated the tour, seemingly unstoppable, until a deranged Steffi Graf fan plunged a knife into her back during a match in Hamburg and turned her life upside down. Her injuries healed but the emotional trauma was deep. She spent more than two years in seclusion from the media and the tennis world, trying to fight off the fog of despair until she continued the battle against herself-grueling six-hour workouts were sabotaged by secretive late- night binges-and she was assaulted with criticism about her weight from her trainers and, most brutally, the press. After an excruciating injury forced her to take time off from tennis in 2003, Seles embarked on her own journey. As she uncovered the painful emotional reasons that had been the trigger for her binge-eating, she finally found the peace and balance she had been searching for. Seles's determination, amazing talent, and touching vulnerability make her story truly inspiring.
Gain an inside look at the molecular drama being staged within every cell of the human body-and a glimpse into the future of medicine-with Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind. In her groundbreaking research, Dr. Candace Pert-a featured scientist in the fi lm What the Bleep Do We Know? has unlocked the secret of how emotions literally transform our bodies and create our health. Now, in her own words, this bestselling author and world-class neuroscientist describes her extraordinary search over the past two decades for the grail of the body's inborn intelligence. Building on the material described in her landmark book, Molecules of Emotion, Dr. Pert describes how our emotions directly infl uence the body's production of "information molecules," such as peptides and their receptors that regulate every aspect of human physiology. From the wisdom of the body to the wisdom of the laboratory, Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind takes you on a scientifi c adventure of the fi rst order, escorted by this pathfi nder, iconoclast, and "goddess" of neuroscience.
The connection between your mind and body is close, powerful, and often a valuable tool in taking control of your life and ambitions. The power of thought can affect you in profound ways, particularly in regards to its truly incredible effect on your health, explored in detail within these pages. This fascinating book by cutting-edge scientist David R. Hamilton explores the power of visualization, belief, and positive thinking-and their effects on the body. He also presents a revolutionary quantum-field healing meditation-through which you can change yourself on an atomic level-and shows you how you can use your imagination and thought processes to combat disease, pain, and illness. You will see how science and belief systems can merge. so that you can heal yourself more effectively than ever before
When your body and mind are together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence of mindfulness practice. Body and Mind Are One brings listeners an unparalleled training course with the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, who for seven decades has practiced, shared, and lived this profound wisdom. Six sessions cover every step of the Buddha s specific exercises for using mindfulness to manage internal conflict, release tension and anxiety, and get in touch with the many conditions for happiness and freedom that are always readily available.
Combat fat and stress with this unique take on traditional bootcamp! Join 3 Gaiam fitness experts on a journey of burn and balance designed to challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally. "Cardio Combo with Tanja Djelevic" (30 minutes) Target all of your trouble zones with this total-body cardio blast! During this high energy mix of yoga, Pilates, and cardio, you'll burn calories, increase strength and build stamina! "Calorie Burn Yoga with Patricia Moreno" (30 minutes) Sculpt your muscles while demolishing unwanted pounds with this form-focused yoga practice designed to boost metabolism, build endurance, and increase flexibility. "Budokon Blast with Cameron Shane" (40 minutes) Feel the burn and get firm with the explosive movements of martial arts and then calm your mind with a peaceful closing mediation. You'll increase your heart rate while feeling the effectiveness of precise, fluid movement.
In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee - author of the bestselling series "OM Yoga in a Box "- shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the country's most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga levels how to combine the basic tenets of Buddhism and meditation with yoga practice. Her book offers simple meditation programs and exercise sequences that can be done just about anywhere, in addition to more advanced and rigorous regimens. Written in the same personal, comfortable, and charismatic style that Cyndi Lee has brought to her classes, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind is a comprehensive how-to guide for spiritual well-being and the ultimate enlightening experience.
Based on Dr. Borysenko's groundbreaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional wellbeing. The clinic's dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer-offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. Here are tips on how to elicit the mind's powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. Updated with the recent developments in the field, the new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in healing himself or herself.
Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind" teaches how to clean out your body, and in the process a metamorphosis happens: good health returns, weight normalizes, and the mind becomes clearer. A toxic body is not able to access quality of life. This is a great, important, timely, well-researched book."-Suzanne Somers Modern life is toxic. The average person accumulates more than 700 harmful chemicals in his or her body, making us fat, sick, and tired. But there's a safe, simple solution that brings noticeable results in as little as ten days. Debunking the myth that you have to drink odd concoctions or eat weird food to jump-start your body's natural detoxification, the clinically proven plan in this book eases symptoms from chronic ailments like allergies and autoimmune diseases as well as daily annoyances such as brain fog, fatigue, and insomnia-without strictly restricting your diet or lifestyle. Complete with a symptom-specific quiz that helps target specific areas for improvement, Dr. Morrison's customizable, inexpensive program helps reverse the symptoms of toxicity, drop excess weight, and keep your body healthy.
Harmoniously merging the mind and the body, Hsing-I Ch'uan is simultaneously one of the most simple and most complex of the Chinese martial arts. The five forms, based on the Chinese concept of the five elements, provide a toolbox of techniques that the skillful Hsing-I practitioner uses to box with himself, channeling ch'i into spirit and spirit into mindful stillness. From this synthesis of external and internal forces springs new energy and true ability. Engagingly written and amply illustrated with black and white photographs, Robert W. Smith's primer includes the history and meaning of Hsing-I, detailed instruction in the five forms and twelve animal styles, and cogent advice from the masters. First published almost 30 years ago, "Hsing-I: Chinese Mind-Body Boxing" was among the first books on Hsing-I and remains one of the best.
Is stress a deadly disease on the rise in modern society? Can mind-body practices from the East help us become well? When it comes to healing, we believe we must look beyond doctors and drugs; we must look within ourselves. Faith, relationships, and attitude matter. But why do we believe such things? From psychoanalysis to the placebo effect to meditation, this vibrant cultural history describes mind-body healing as rooted in a patchwork of stories, allowing us to make new sense of our suffering and to rationalize new treatments and lifestyles.
In this newly revised edition of the award-winning "Come to Your Senses: Demystifying the Mind-Body Connection," Dr. Stanley Block offers his Ten-Day Plan to optimize your life - a breakthrough program that has helped people all over the world heal from post-traumatic stress syndrome, combat trauma, substance abuse, mental illness, pain, and depression. The easy-to-apply method uses Identity System "resting" techniques that enable you to recognize and defuse the self-defeating mental tug-of-war that exists in all of us. Learn how stress, fear, and thought activate the sympathetic nervous system with increased tension, pain, insomnia, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. By literally "coming to your senses" of taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound, you begin to control negative responses, free yourself from a paralyzed state of mind, and live a happy, balanced life. The response is amazing because the results are immediate - ten days is all it takes - Dr. Block's techniques take no time out of a busy schedule, they are simply incorporated into whatever activity you are engaged. Bridging the Identity System empowers you to work from your own strength and wisdom to deal with situations that arise in your life.
This landmark volume brings together teachings formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and practitioners. "On Zen Practice" addresses every critical aspect of Zen Practice: beginning meditation, shikantaza (just sitting), the nature of koans, working with Mu, retreats, chanting and more. Its contributors are some of modern Zen's foremost teachers.
Stimulates thoughts and expands awareness of the philosophical dimensions of yoga in its many forms and practices"Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone" presents a wide array of perspectives by people whose lives have been touched by yoga. Addressing myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, topics include body image for men and women; the religious and spiritual aspects of yoga; and issues relating to ethics, personal growth, and the teaching of yoga. Written by philosophers and non-philosophers alike, with contributions from professional yoga instructors, lifelong practitioners, and first-timers, "Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone" offers a wealth of material for both enjoyment and deep reflection.
Yes, yoga will make you stronger and more flexible, " teaches Seane Corn, "but it offers so much more. " With the Yoga of Awakening training series, this acclaimed yoga teacher guides us into the three realms of consciousness the physical-mental, emotional-energetic, and psychic-symbolic to help us discover our full potential in each dimension. This first volume, Body-Mind Flow, teaches us the core foundational practices to connect body, mind, and breath. DVD 1 provides an all-level vinyasa flow yoga instruction, enriched with guidance on awareness of tension in the body. DVD 2 is a more advanced practice that stabilizes your foundation, allowing you to deepen the body-mind connection and release mental and emotional tension.