A bumper volume of yoga postures, practices and programmes to improve both your body and mind
There are many benefits of practising yoga and Pilates: as the body begins to function at its peak, stamina rises, strength improves and body confidence hits an all-time high. This three-in-one guide combines expert tuition with step-by-step photography to create an enjoyable series of exercises for body and mind. Begin by correcting habitual poor posture with simple realignment exercises, and progress towards greater mobility - in the comfort of your own home, and in your own time. Journey through the classic asanas of Iyengar Yoga, the most widely practised of all yoga methods. Asanas develop body awareness, muscles and flexibility, and have been grouped to allow movements to flow together with ease. There are opportunities to modify postures according to experience, and to focus on key areas of the body in order to perfect the pose. Simple props are also recommended for less flexible students. Rediscover core strength with Pilates, a jargon-free course designed to strengthen and streamline your body by working from its centre. Pilates aligns the muscles in the back and abdominals, to create a vital support for the torso and internal organs, with a revolutionary impact on posture. Follow target-muscle diagrams to keep on the right track, and complement your strength-based technique with recommended cardiovascular exercises. Yoga-Pilates fuses the stretching and balance of yoga with the muscle tone of Pilates. The objective is to promote "enjoyment of life through the body", creating balance between the muscles, lengthening the spine, and freeing the back and chest. Learn to "lift" the body during exercise, and see all movements become fluid and light. Specific sequences designed to relax or energize the body are the perfect foil to the stresses of modern living. Use this book as a safe, personal guide, or as an aid to further instruction. Over 700 colour photographs capture the intricacy of all poses and highlight common mistakes.
Uniting body and mind for greater wellbeing and serenity, shown in over 120 photographs. It is a simple guide to the ancient practice of yoga and its many healing benefits. It recommends beneficial postures for specific ailments such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and back, neck and head pain. It features 120 helpful photographs and clear step-by-step instructions for all the yoga postures, as well as easy-to-follow routines and exercises. It advises on the best practice to gain maximum benefit from each yoga session. Yoga has been enjoyed for thousands of years, bringing stillness to the mind, and health and vitality to the body. Today we are rediscovering how this ancient art can bring healing into our lives, especially by rebalancing the nervous system, which is thrown out of balance by the demands of modern life. This practical book explains how to achieve union, harmony and balance through posture, breathing and meditation. There are breathing exercises, step-by-step routines for stretches and relaxation sequences, as well as information on how yoga can help health problems. With 120 photographs, this is the perfect guide to all-round wellbeing through yoga.
Innerkip, Ontario is the subject of Book 17 in the Cruising Ontario series of books of photographs of towns and cities in Ontario. Included in this book are pictures in Woodstock, Huntingford, Punkeydoodles Corners, and Hickson. The photos show the architecture and design of old buildings, many that are over 100 years old. Sometimes there are descriptions of the buildings and some background information, but mostly it is a visual experience to enjoy.
Concentration signifies the state of being at a centre (con and centrum). Applied to thought, it is the act of bringing the mind to a single point. Each human being must practise concentration subjectively and objectively. In other words, each human being aims with more or less precision at concentration on a point within and a point without his own world. Concentration "without" is illustrated when you devote all your attention upon Nature, such as learning a trade, a profession, a science, an art or some form of business. This is Evolution, outgoing or positive mental energy. I shall call this Objective Concentration. Concentration "within" implies the withdrawing of attention from the external world and the placing of mind on "God," "Spirit," "Heaven," "Religion," "Peace," "Nirvana," "Eternity," etc. This is Involution, i.e., incoming or negative energy.
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