The Stretching Bible

Author: Lexie Williamson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472929896
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Let The Stretching Bible guide you through the key exercises to gain mobility, improve your sporting performance and prevent common muscular injuries. Whatever your age or ability, you'll find a range of stretches suitable for you, clearly organised by body part, including lower leg, back and upper body, to help target key areas of concern. The book also features a series of sports-related stretches aimed at keeping athletes supple, and includes a section on stretching techniques to avoid and treat common injuries such as lower back strain or iliotibial band syndrome, as well as easy stretches to help office and manual workers.

Moving Stretch

Author: Suzanne Wylde
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 162317175X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Moving Stretch is an effective, powerful, and enjoyable program of resistance stretching that not only strengthens and frees the body, but reconditions the body's fascia, rejuvenates the tissue, releases adhesions, relieves pain, and increases flexibility. This accessible book gives easy illustrated step-by-step instructions for people who want to feel more upright, taller, more youthful and energized."--Page 4 of cover.

Yogilates R

Author: Jonathan Urla
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060010274
Format: PDF, ePub
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Yogilates is the future of fitness. It is the unifying essence of yoga and the powerful, therapeutic value of Pilates fused together into one system. Yogilates gives a more balanced and complete workout than when either discipline is done separately. With regular practice readers will progress safely and quickly to a stronger, more flexible body and a more relaxed state of being. Drawing from his background in sports and dance, Jonathan Urla, a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, has created original exercises that stimulate and enrich the mind, body, and spirit and is appropriate for people of all ages. Representing a new paradigm in holisitic fitness, Yogilates is perfect for anyone looking to improve their health and well-being.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

Author: Marlynn Wei, M.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738219371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An Easy, Accessible Yoga Program for Health & Wellness Are you looking for a new health practice to enhance your day-to-day routines? Have you been interested in trying out yoga, but are too intimidated by the seemingly fancy and challenging poses? The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is your guide to the true healing heart of yoga, sharing the techniques that Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used to tremendous success with their clients. In this simple, science-based eight-week program, you'll learn about the countless benefits of this proven practice, including: Increased flexibility and balance Greater muscle and bone strength Improved sleep Better stress management and resilience Strengthened immune system Enriched brain health And much more! Complete with illustrations, dozens of yoga breathing and meditation techniques, adaptable sequences, and principles of yoga safety, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga will guide you to health and wellness.

Yoga and Parkinson s Disease

Author: Peggy Van Hulsteyn
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303507
Format: PDF, ePub
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Encourages the use of yoga as a complimentary therapy for Parkinson's disease, including step-by-step instructions and seated and assisted postures for those with limited mobility.

Art of Attention

Author: Elena Brower
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 162203869X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Yoga begins with physical well-being—but it can also lead us into a lifelong exploration of presence, elegance, and possibility. With Art of Attention, Elena Brower and Erica Jago show us the way. Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and training programs, this multifaceted book can be used as: • A step-by-step illustrated workshop of five sessions to merge movement-based mindfulness with traditional yoga • A “tool kit” of asanas, meditations, self-inquiry questions, and healing practices for customizing your own daily practice • An uplifting source of visual beauty and wisdom insights for inner reflection and inspiration For students and teachers at every level, Art of Attention takes us further into yoga—and the art of living—with clarity, creativity, wonder, and depth.

Relax Into Stretch

Author: Pavel Tsatsouline
Publisher: Dragon Door Publication
ISBN: 9780938045281
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Conventional stretching attempts to literally elongate your tissues, which is dangerous and ineffective. Relax into Stretch simply teaches your muscles to relax into a stretch. If you compare traditional training to a messy hardware reorganization, then Relax into Stretch is an efficient software upgrade.While stretching tissues may take years, changes in the nervous system are immediate! Your muscles will start noticeably elongating from your first Relax into Stretch practice-and within months you will have achieved a level of flexibility uncommon in our species.-Pavel Tsatsouline. Own an illustrated guide to the thirty-six most effective techniques for super-flexibility. How the secret of mastering your emotions can add immediate inches to your stretch. How to wait out your tension-the surprising key to greater mobility and a better stretch. How to fool your reflexes into giving you all the stretch you want. Why contract-relax stretching is 267% more effective than conventional relaxed stretching. How to breathe your way to greater flexibility. Using the Russian technique of Forced Relaxation as your ultimate stretching weapon. How to stretch when injured-faster, safer ways to heal. Young, old, male, female-learn what stretches are best for you and what stretches to avoid. Why excessive flexibility can be detrimental to athletic performance-and how to determine your real flexibility needs.Plateau-busting strategies for the chronically inflexible

Pelvic Power

Author: Eric N. Franklin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780871272591
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Combining scientific principles with movement and imagery exercises that are both effective and fun, this book demonstrates how to create a stronger body by toning the pelvic floor. Focusing on the biomechanics of the pelvic floor, which acts as a support for the inner organs and contains a passage for the urethra, the sex organs, and the rectum, this guide shows how the pelvic floor plays an important role in almost all movements, balance, and body posture. The exercises train the muscles and joints and improve the tone of the organs, thereby increasing energy flow, eliminating incontinence, and keeping sexual organs healthy. The mind-body techniques are used to increase awareness of this part of the body and to improve sexual stamina.