Author : Brad Willis
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN : 9781937856694
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 386 page

From covering the front lines of the Gulf War to investigating Colombian drug lords to living with freedom fighters in the mountains of Afghanistan, war correspondent Brad Willis was accustomed to risk. But when mortal danger came, it was from an unexpected direction. At the pinnacle of his career, a broken back and failed surgery left Willis permanently disabled and condemned to life in a body brace. Then came a diagnosis of terminal, stage IV throat cancer. At his 50th birthday party, friends gathered around Willis, who was crippled, almost mute, depressed, strung out on narcotic medications, and dying. Halfway through the celebration Willis realized the party's true purpose—his friends were there to say goodbye. Everyone knew Willis was on his way out...everyone except his 2-year-old son, who urged, “Get up, Daddy!" His son's words ringing in his ears, Willis chose to abandon Western medicine and embrace the most esoteric practices of Yoga to heal his body, mind, and soul—ridding himself of cancer and fully restoring his back. As a symbol of his journey, he took the spiritual name Bhava Ram, which stands for “Living from the Heart." Warrior Pose is an adventure chronicling some of the most momentous events of our time through a journalist's eyes, an unforgettable story about the power of love between father and son, and a transformational journey of self-healing, inner peace, and wholeness.

Author : Beryl Bender Birch
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Sounds True
ISBN : 9781622033867
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Here is a book for finding your way as a warrior and adapting to a peaceful life at home. The techniques of yoga and meditation have extensive scientific support for their effectiveness in relaxing the stress response, sharpening mental acuity, boosting immunity and recovery time, and promoting a general sense of health and psychological well-being. In Yoga for Warriors, acclaimed teacher Beryl Bender Birch presents a beginner-friendly approach that she originally developed while working with civilians and first-responders in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Adaptable for readers' individual needs, these step-by-step practices include: Basic Breathwork—learn the foundational skill of ujjayi breathing to get grounded, present, and in control Build Your Fire—yoga's traditional "sun salutations" to warm up the body while quieting the mind Power and Balance—standing postures to open up, stretch, and strengthen the joints and muscles Turning Inward—the practice of yoga nidra for a highly alert yet deeply peaceful state of mind that can lead to restorative sleep Powerful meditation techniques that help heal the body and balance energy War leaves more than physical scars. Military servicemen and women bear invisible wounds—including PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), anxiety, and depression—all just as real and painful. If you or someone you know are just entering military service, preparing for deployment, or returning home, Yoga for Warriors offers the tools for one of the most challenging of transitions.

Author : Mark Divine
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN : 9781466875227
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Kokoro Yoga, by New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Mark Divine, is an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual training, designed initially for the nation's elite special-ops soldiers and now taught to anyone seeking to develop the heart and mind of a warrior. Kokoro, the Japanese concept of warrior spirit—or merging heart and mind into action—is the central focus of Divine's new approach to teaching yoga. Coach Divine's yoga sequences are focused to adapt to all physical and mental capabilities, combining breathing, meditation, and visualization into both traditional poses as well as cross-training/combat-conditioning exercises. His decades of experience with amateur and professional athletes, active and aspiring Navy SEALs, and wounded warriors uniquely qualifies him as an expert motivator and teacher. With Kokoro Yoga the practitioner will: * Get an unbeatable full-body workout through body-weight functional movements that can be done at home or on the on go * Increase flexibility while building long, lean muscle mass * Improve physical and mental balance, focus, and control at all levels—including a special segment designed for those recovering from PTSD * Find emotional, intuitional, and spiritual harmony to achieve peak performance Coach Divine’s methods have been tested by the toughest warriors in the world. Use this book as a guide to experience the profound power of yoga as a developmental system that will allow you to break through any barriers holding you back.

Author : Kelly McGonigal
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
ISBN : 1608821161
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It's no secret that yoga increases muscular flexibility and strength, but you may not know that yoga is a proven treatment for back pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other chronic pain conditions. Yoga also helps to ease the stress, anxiety, and depression that can create and reinforce pain, making you feel more comfortable in both your mind and your body. Written by a yoga instructor and former chronic pain sufferer, Yoga for Pain Relief is packed with gentle postures and practical strategies for ending pain. This complete mind-body tool kit for healing also includes deep relaxation practices drawn from the yogic tradition and psychological techniques for helping you make peace with your body and dissolve pain. As the ancient practice of yoga releases the hold that chronic pain has over your life, you will begin to feel more like yourself again.

Author : Shannon McQuaide
Genre : Fire fighters
Publisher :
ISBN : 1593704399
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Shannon McQuaide's book explores the benefits and practical application of yoga and its benefit to first responders.

Author : Andrea Jain
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199390250
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Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture. In Selling Yoga, Andrea R. Jain explores the popularization of yoga in the context of late-twentieth-century consumer culture. She departs from conventional approaches by undermining essentialist definitions of yoga as well as assumptions that yoga underwent a linear trajectory of increasing popularization. While some studies trivialize popularized yoga systems by reducing them to the mere commodification or corruption of what is perceived as an otherwise fixed, authentic system, Jain suggests that this dichotomy oversimplifies the history of yoga as well as its meanings for contemporary practitioners. By discussing a wide array of modern yoga types, from Iyengar Yoga to Bikram Yoga, Jain argues that popularized yoga cannot be dismissed--that it has a variety of religious meanings and functions. Yoga brands destabilize the basic utility of yoga commodities and assign to them new meanings that represent the fulfillment of self-developmental needs often deemed sacred in contemporary consumer culture.

Author : Kyle Gray
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
ISBN : 9781781809556
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A sought-after angel expert offers advice on how to overcome your fears and embrace the light within As a child, angel expert Kyle Gray knew he was destined to make a difference in the world as a light worker. Now, he provides a manual for those who have heard a similar call but whose sensitivity, fear of the unknown, and feelings of powerlessness prevent them from taking real action. In this book, Kyle encourages you to identify the fears holding you back and gives you the spiritual tools to help you become the light warrior you were born to be. You’ll be introduced to a number of warrior workouts that will help you to: · Drop the shields of fear and accept support · Create a loving connection with your angels and guides · Increase your psychic protection and assertive voice · Overcome the fear of persecution · Step into the magic of ceremony Are you ready to overcome your blocks, create internal shifts, and embrace the light within? Let Light Warrior show you the way.

Author : Eve Adamson
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101222027
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File Download : 368 page

This book is for anyone interested in health, fitness, or the healing arts. It teaches you the basics of stretching, breathing, and meditation, with exercises designed to help you relax, become more flexible, more productive, and more self-satisfied.

Author : Cyndi Lee
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 1594480249
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File Download : 288 page

A complete manual for physical and spiritual well-being from the founder of the OM yoga center. 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.

Author : Imelda Maguire
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN : 1402719663
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File Download : 160 page

From stretching the body to calming the mind, yoga offers many benefits to those who practice regularly. Not only does this superbly photographed guide illustrate a variety of postures and combinations, but-since yoga is so much more than just an exercise regime-it also explains the philosophy behind the form and gives practical advice on simple routines to practice at home. With this at hand, there's no need to go to class.