Author: Larkin Barnett
Publisher: Quest Books
Includes breathing techniques and mindful exercises to benefit the chakras, the seven spiritual centers of the body, with a "recipe card" for each exercise, which includes color, location, physical senses, emotions, and affirmations.
Winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award! Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. The author, a student of the Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the divine. Specific elements include the foundations of spiritual practice; the benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy lifestyle regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice. The book’s accessible narrative and universal themes make it enjoyable to read and life enhancing to apply.
Author: Ann Marie Chiasson
Publisher: Sounds True
Where does true wellness start? For thousands of years, traditional healers have been able to detect and correct imbalances at the energetic level in order to heal our physical ailments. Today, these traditions are expanding the medical understanding of our subtle anatomy and its role in our overall well-being. With Energy Healing, integrative physician Ann Marie Chiasson offers a complete guidebook of easy-to-use energy practices to enhance your health and vitality. Drawing from the material she teaches at Dr. Andrew Weil's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chiasson explores: Our subtle anatomy—understanding the chakras, meridians, and the key principles of energy healing Self-diagnosis techniques for detecting the movement of energy in our bodies—even if you've never sensed energy before Practices for daily self-care and specific techniques to address energy blocks often seen in common illnesses and health issues Why our energy wanes as we age, and how we can replenish our vitality from sources in the world around us Your body as your teacher—insights for adapting and developing your own energy healing techniques In creating this book Dr. Chiasson has selected the methods she has found to be most accessible, effective, and beneficial in the long-term—informed by the latest research, healing traditions from around the world, and her own practice. With Energy Healing, she presents an indispensible guide for understanding the energetic dimension of your well-being and essential tools to help you take charge of your own health. “This book is an excellent guide for anyone interested in exploring energy as a means of maintaining healthy, dynamic living.”? —from the foreword by Andrew Weil, MD “Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson does the impossible: she demystifies energy medicine without eradicating the mystery. Using her own personal stories as well as those of the patients she has cared for, she makes visible the unifying principles shared by systems as diverse as the chakras, qi, and the matrix. In so doing, she puts centuries of wisdom at our fingertips. If you want to learn energy medicine, this is the book to read.”? —Victoria Maizes, MD?executive director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and professor of clinical medicine, family medicine, and public health at the University of Arizona “Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson shares a powerful and practical manual on how to harness the innate life force that surrounds and interpenetrates our very lives. It allows everyone access to energetic techniques once kept secret in many healing traditions.”? —Master Stephen Co?founder of Pranic Healing and author of The Power of Prana
Energy Medicine For Women
Author: Donna Eden, David Feinstein
For more than three decades, Donna Eden has been teaching people to understand the body as an energy system, to recognize their aches and pains as signals of energy imbalance, and to reclaim their natural healing capabilities. In her long-awaited new book, Donna speaks directly to women, showing them how they can work with energy to tackle the specific health challenges they face. She reveals that a woman can manage her hormones by managing her energies and also use energy medicine to treat a host of health issues. From PMS to menopause, from high blood pressure to depression, the book offers easy-to-follow solutions to women's health issues that traditional medicine often fails to provide. Blending a compassionate voice with a profound grasp of how the female body functions as an energy system, Eden presents what is sure to become a classic book on the subject of women's health.
The anytime, anywhere exercise program for even the busiest schedule - without any equipment! Functional Fitness shows you how to enjoy 70 user-friendly exercises, illustrated by over 150 photographs; incorporate a series of simple life-transforming stretches, strengtheners, and stress reduction techniques into even the most hectic schedules; build a comprehensive fitness program for enhancing longevity and peak performance in sports, dance, and your everyday activities;
As the architecture of the soul, the chakra system is the yoke of yoga—the means whereby mind and body, heaven and earth, and spirit and matter are joined together in the divine union that is the true meaning of yoga. In this long-awaited book by acclaimed chakra expert Anodea Judith, you will learn how to use yoga’s principles and practices to awaken the subtle body of energy and connect with your highest source. Using seven vital keys to unlock your inner temple, you will be guided through practices that open and activate each chakra through postures, bioenergetic exercises, breathing practices, mantras, guided meditation, and yoga philosophy. With beautiful step-by-step photographs for each of the poses, along with guidelines for deeper alignment and activation of the energy body, this book is a valuable resource for teachers and students alike. Praise: “Anodea Judith’s Chakra Yoga is a wonderful companion to her decades of books and teachings. Providing exploration through yogic methods for liberating, transforming, and balancing our energetic body and life, it is a gift to the world.”—Shiva Rea, founder of Prana Vinyasa and author of Tending the Heart Fire “For decades, I have been waiting, wishing, longing for such a book as Anodea Judith’s Chakra Yoga. As always with Anodea, the book is exquisitely presented, deep, practical, inspiring, easy to follow, contemporary. A MUST HAVE. Enjoy the ride!”—Margot Anand, author of The Art of Everyday Ecstasy
Author: Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta, Shyam Mehta
Demonstrates a variety of yoga postures from beginning to advanced levels and discusses the philosophy behind the discipline
Author: Layne Redmond
Publisher: Sounds True
Our chakras—the seven energy centers located from the base of the spine to the crown of the head—govern every aspect of our health and consciousness. Resting in the lower chakra is the primordial life force of kundalini. With Chakra Meditation, Layne Redmond presents a complete program for awakening kundalini and bringing its cleansing, revitalizing energy up through all seven of your chakras. Combining five traditional yogic techniques—visualization, breathing, postures, sacred sounds, and meditation—Redmond provides a safe and effective system to tune each chakra and open you to inner sources of inspiration and personal power. This book-and-CD training program includes: Eight full-color chakra yantra (sacred geometry) illustrations to help focus your healing meditations The “Breath of Fire” practice to cleanse the respiratory system Yogic gazing techniques to sharpen concentration, release anger, and rejuvenate the eyes Nadi shodhana (alternate nostril) breathing to purify the energy channels in the body A full 30-minute chakra purification practice to enhance physical health, emotional balance, and spiritual growth
Essential Kundalini Yoga
Author: Karena Virginia, Dharm Khalsa
Publisher: Sounds True
For new and experienced students, practical guidance in kundalini yoga for happiness, health, and fulfillment Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is the art and practice of activating this radiant energy. With Essential Kundalini Yoga, Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa present the core principles and practices of this revered tradition in an inviting and accessible guide. “Kundalini yoga opens joyous space for connecting deeply with the energy states of our being,” write Karena and Dharm, “It brings vital health to the body and opens our consciousness to new potentials of awareness.” Created for the modern practitioner, this book offers clear, comprehensive instruction in the key insights and practices of kundalini yoga. From philosophy and lifestyle, to working with anatomy and physical asana, to activating our energy bodies, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a uniquely practical and in-depth manual. Highlights include: Gorgeous photos illuminating step-by-step instructions Detailed instructions, explanations, and illustrations for core kundalini practices—mantra, pranayama, bhanda, asana, kriya, meditation, and more Seven traditional kundalini yoga routines, including a pituitary gland series for intuition, yoga for the immune system, and detoxing for radiance Understand the science of the practice, including its effects on the glandular system, spine, nervous system, and skeleton Meditations, mantras, and yoga poses to activate each of the chakras and bring health to your energetic body Remedies for common emotional challenges—dealing with fear, shame, and depression, among others Kundalini secrets for getting better sleep, aging gracefully, enhancing fertility, cultivating vitality, and more Rooted in tradition and infused with a sense of infinite possibility, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a joyful invitation for practitioners of all levels to awaken the vital energy within and receive the gifts that emerge from connecting more deeply with your own potential for creativity, abundance, and joy.
The New Chinese Medicine Handbook is an essential guide to achieving total health in body, mind,and spirit. Explore the powerful benefits of Chinese medicine--particularly acupuncture, massage,nutrition, meditation and herbs--along with other Eastern healing arts. This practical guide totraditional Chinese medicine can help you take control of your healing process and maintain orrestore wholeness and harmony in all aspects of your life. Dr. Misha Ruth Cohen, an internationally–recognized practitioner, lecturer, leader and mentorin the field of Chinese medicine, offers comprehensive healing plans for a wide range of ailmentsincluding digestive problems, stress, anxiety, depression, cancer support, liver health, gynecological problems, PMS, fertilitymenopause, and more. This comprehensive guidebook combines Chinese dietary guidelines with Western medicine, plus various other Eastern and Western healing therapies including: Basics of Chinese medicine Acupuncture and moxibustion Qi Gong: Chinese exercise and meditation Dietary practices Chinese herbal therapy The New Chinese Medicine Handbook keeps esoteric information to "need to know" basics andshows you how to use Chinese medicine for different conditions from pain to infertility to various illnesseslike cancer and diabetes. Take the first steps to natural healing remedies and a longer, healthier life.
The Five Tibetans
Author: Christopher S. Kilham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Inspired and clear, The Five Tibetans makes a worthy contribution to body-mind wellness and longevity.” Dr. Mehmet Oz New edition of the popular yoga classic • Provides illustrated instructions for the five yogic exercises known as the Five Tibetans • Includes a new chapter on the author’s continued devotion to this daily practice, even during his extensive worldwide travels • Explains how regular practice of these postures relieves muscle tension and nervous stress, improves digestion, strengthens the cardiovascular system, tunes and energizes the chakras, and leads to deep relaxation and well-being Originating in the Himalayas, the five yogic exercises known as the Five Tibetans take only a minimum of daily time and effort but dramatically increase physical strength, energy, and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Also called the Five Rites of Rejuvenation, these exercises were brought to the West in the early 20th century by a retired British army officer who learned them in a Tibetan lamasery. Regular practice of these postures relieves muscle tension and nervous stress, improves digestion, strengthens the cardiovascular system, tunes and energizes the chakras, and leads to deep relaxation and well-being. Enhancing the innate energetic power of the body and mind, these exercises provide a vehicle for enlivening the senses and harnessing energy for the purpose of self-transformation. Since 1978, Christopher Kilham has taught these exercises to thousands of people seeking a healthier lifestyle. The Five Tibetans has established itself as a classic among yoga practitioners and teachers alike. In this new edition the author shares his own positive experiences from more than 30 years’ devotion to the practice, even during his extensive worldwide travels, and explores the spiritual benefits of the Five Tibetans as well as the profound impact the practice has on health, longevity, and healthy aging.
How to work with the chakra centers to heal unresolved psychic wounds • Reveals how psychic injuries become lodged within the energy body • Links one major developmental stage with each major chakra • Provides a detailed guide to healing and clearing the tensions each chakra holds The chakra system identifies eight centers in the psycho-anatomy of humans, each one associated with a different part of the physical or energy body. Susan J. Wright, a practicing shaman and Gestalt psychotherapist, uses her own life journey to show that each chakra also is linked to a different stage of emotional and spiritual development. In The Chakras in Shamanic Practice, she identifies eight key developmental stages of life, from birth to old age/death. Each of these life stages has various developmental challenges and potential traumatic events that will likely occur and affect the health and well-being of the individual. Wright explains that life traumas experienced in particular developmental stages become lodged within the energy body as they cling to their corresponding chakra. By identifying and working with the chakra involved, a doorway can be opened to a world of transformative images, allowing powerful shamanic techniques to heal these psychic wounds. Providing both physical exercises and guided meditations that utilize the techniques of soul retrieval, working with power animals, and transcending trauma, Wright offers practitioners a way to gather and nurture the fragmented parts of their energy body and lead themselves to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Daoyin, the traditional Chinese practice of guiding the qi and stretching the body is the forerunner of Qigong, the modern form of exercise that has swept through China and is making increasing inroads in the West. Like other Asian body practices, Daoyin focuses on the body as the main vehicle of attainment; sees health and spiritual transformation as one continuum leading to perfection or self-realization; and works intensely and consciously with the breath and with the conscious guiding of internal energies. This book explores the different forms of Daoyin in historical sequence, beginning with the early medical manuscripts of the Han dynasty, then moving into its religious adaptation in Highest Clarity Daoism. After examining the medieval Daoyin Scripture and ways of integrating the practice into Tang Daoist immortality, the work outlines late imperial forms and describes the transformation of the practice in the modern world. Presenting a rich crop of specific exercises together with historical context and comparative insights, Chinese Healing Exercises is valuable for both specialists and general readers. It provides historical depth and opens concrete details of an important but as yet little-known health practice.
Help children build healthy fitness habits for a lifetime with lesson plans that explore the principles of movement. This simple approach to fitness is based on the Pilates method and includes a variety of ways children can express themselves with creative dance. Children love being in motion, and this book gives them plenty of opportunities to express themselves.
The Sevenfold Journey
Author: Anodea Judith
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Techniques for healing, utilising the seven energy centres of ancient medicine.