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Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom (Iyengar Yoga Books)

by Douglas Abrams B.K.S. Iyengar John J. Evans

B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey.Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

BodyWise: Discovering Your Body's Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing

by Rachel Carlton Abrams

Are you tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain—headaches, backaches, or other persistent discomfort? Do you experience depression or feel anxious? Do you have allergies or autoimmune issues? Have you lost your sex drive somewhere along the way? If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from what Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, calls Chronic Body Depletion—a condition that can be related to weight gain, high blood pressure, exhaustion, and many other symptoms that leave the body drained.In BodyWise, Dr. Abrams helps us to understand that these symptoms, uncomfortable as they may be, are actually a sign of our body’s intelligence. Our bodies are trying to communicate—sometimes screaming at us to pay attention—and only when we learn to listen are we able to treat what ails us to achieve optimum healing and lifelong health. Dr. Rachel shares her customizable 28-day program, used with thousands of patients in her clinic, for healing the body both physically and emotionally. Through quizzes and detailed self-assessments, she explains how you can evaluate your own body wisdom for different areas in your life—including stress, sleep, libido, pain, anxiety, depression, allergies, and autoimmune issues. Guiding you through thoughtful diet, routine, and lifestyle changes, BodyWise will help you discover your own unique needs and offer you the principles and practices to create the vibrant, balanced, healthy life you have always deserved.

Keto Desserts For Dummies

by Rami Abrams Vicky Abrams

From the bestselling authors of Keto Diet For Dummies Keto Desserts for Dummies debunks the rumor that you need to give up your favorite sweet treats when you go keto. Rami and Vicky Abrams provide in-depth details on how to maintain the popular low-carb, low-sugar diet while still enjoying delicious desserts and treats. Created by the founders of the wildly popular Tasteaholics.com, along with the Total Keto Diet App, Keto Desserts For Dummies explains how to swap out standard baking ingredients, including sugar, flour, and milk, for keto-friendly ones. You’ll maintain the flavor of your favorite desserts while making them compatible with the keto diet. This handy guide shows you how to: Make delicious desserts while sticking to the keto regimen Choose keto-friendly versions of your favorite desserts so you don’t ruin your daily macros Incorporate keto-approved desserts into your overall keto meal plans Keto Desserts For Dummies includes more than 150 easy-to-follow and tasty recipes sure to make your taste buds light up. All the recipes are designed to be simple and easy to follow, ensuring that anyone can make them, even people new to the keto program.

Keto Diet For Dummies

by Rami Abrams Vicky Abrams

Millions of people have lost weight and become healthier on the keto diet, and you can too! Keto Diet For Dummies is your all-in-one resource for learning about the keto diet, getting started and reaping the full benefits like so many others have. The keto diet has gained immense popularity due to its effectiveness and the ever-growing science backing it. Keto Diet For Dummies provides you with the information and resources you need to succeed and achieve your goals. With the Keto Diet For Dummies book you’ll learn how to: Stock a keto kitchen Prepare more than 40 tasty keto recipes Eat right while dining out Overcome any obstacles Enjoy a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle Recipes in Keto Diet For Dummies include: Blueberry Almond Pancakes, Avocado Cloud Toast, Meatball Marinara Bake, Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry, Salmon with Avocado Lime Puree, Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Apple, Creamy Cookie Dough Mousse, Lemon Jello Cake, Key Lime Panna Cotta and much more! The keto diet (also known as ketogenic diet, low carb diet and LCHF diet) is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. Maintaining this diet is a great tool for weight loss. More importantly though, according to an increasing number of studies, it helps reduce risk factors for diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and more. On the keto diet, your body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. While in ketosis your body is using ketone bodies for energy instead of glucose. For anyone looking to lose weight, become healthier, improve and stabilize their daily energy levels, and understand and benefits of the complex nutritional sciences of the keto diet, this book has it all.

One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life

by Winnie Abramson

Small changes add up!We all want to look and feel better, and One Simple Change shows us how. In this wellness guide, Healthy Green Kitchen blogger Winnie Abramson compiles 50 small changes that readers can easily make to improve their everyday well-being. Abramson--who has a doctorate in naturopathic medicine--throws fad diets out the door in favor of age-old culinary wisdom, green living tips, cutting-edge nutrition information, and 15 simple and easy recipes. Readers can work through the tips week by week or dip in and out of the book at will. This game-changing guide will be treasured by anyone hoping to look and feel healthier, younger, and happier.

Dr. Abravanel's Body Type Diet and Lifetime Nutrition Plan

by Elliot D. Abravanel Elizabeth King Morrison

The unique body-typing program that teaches you how to: Lose weight Achieve your ideal body shape Target your trouble spots Boost your energy Eliminate food cravings forever Feel better than you ever thought possible Do you crave coffee and sweets--or a nice thick steak? Do you get love handles--or jiggly pockets on your thighs? Are you quick-tempered--or impatient and easily depressed? Believe it or not, your answers to these and other questions posed in this breakthrough book will help you discover which of the four basic "Body Type" categories you fall into--the first step toward determining what you need to do to lose weight and look and feel better than ever. More than just a diet, Dr. Abravanel's one-of-a-kind plan is a complete health, fitness, and nutrition program that first teaches you how to determine your body type and then custom-tailors a three-step weight-loss plan and exercise regimen just for you. Using the latest scientific research, Dr. Abravanel has revised and expanded this successful strategy to make it even more effective and easy to follow. This revolutionary program includes: A newly revised Body Type questionnaire you can do at home A detailed list of foods you should avoid--and those you must eat A four-week eating plan, complete with daily menus and recipes A guide to supplements, herbal remedies, and exercise routines for each Body Type A Long Weekend of Rejuvenation to purify your system and clear your mind Now, to find out which Body Type you fall into, turn to the first page. . . .

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take Back Your Life

by Andy Abril Barbara K. Bruce

Fibromyalgia is a condition that&’s often misunderstood by the general public and doctors alike. This book aims to dispel myths about fibromyalgia and offers practical strategies that can help anyone living with this condition manage it successfully and return to a fulfilling and enjoyable life. Drawing on decades of experience in treating fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia offers research-supported, practical strategies that can help anyone with fibromyalgia live their best life now. From personal stories of people living with fibromyalgia to the compassionate expertise of its medical editors, this book seeks to first connect with people who have fibromyalgia in a way that they may not have experienced from loved ones and even doctors. From there, readers will learn about what fibromyalgia is—and isn&’t—and find solace in knowing that they&’re not alone in the challenges that they face. The half of the book sets the foundation for the second half, which outlines practical strategies shown to be effective in managing fibromyalgia. Along the way, worksheets will help guide readers toward finding the best mix of strategies for managing their symptoms. The entire book comes together in the last part, where readers will put everything they&’ve learned into an actionable daily plan that they can start using right away. This book is divided into 4 parts: · Part 1 defines fibromyalgia, describes what causes it, and lists the challenges it can pose · Part 2 outlines treatment options · Part 3 describes strategies for managing fibromyalgia · Part 4 outlines steps toward working with your health care team and family and creating a daily action plan for managing symptoms

Healing Massage: For Professional and Home Use

by Maureen Abson

This practical, detailed, and accessible guide to using massage to treat a range of medical conditions will educate and empower both massage practitioners and non-professionals who want to safely and effectively make a difference in the well-being of a friend or family member. Chapters are conveniently organized alphabetically, so that the reader can easily find helpful treatments for more than 40 medical conditions such as asthma, cancer, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis. Bringing together Eastern and Western understandings of the body, health, and wellness, this user-friendly sourcebook defines and details each of the conditions, any contraindications to massage, and massage protocols and instructions, including how often treatment should be administered. Healing Massage can make treatment and pain relief both available and affordable to those who might not have access to expensive professional treatment. It can also provide substantial and detailed information to practitioners not familiar with a specific condition. Written by a leading massage practitioner and international teacher, this book will be a will be an essential reference in the office or at home.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity

by Patricia Aburdene

Why not make money and make a difference, too? A revolutionary blueprint for growing wealth, finding fulfillment, and changing the world by living your values. In the emerging era of Conscious Money, we achieve prosperity by tapping into the power of values, consciousness, and sound economic principles. By applying the wisdom of Conscious Money to your personal finances, you can build a foundation for sustainable wealth and true fulfillment. No longer will you need to choose between your core values and your paycheck. Instead you'll expand on-the-job creativity, grow income through conscious practices, and change the world as you: * identify your unique personal values; * break down barriers to financial success; * partner with companies that reflect your values; * express your values through conscious shopping; * tap into higher consciousness at the office; * harness your intuition to clarify financial choices; and * invest in enterprises that honor the planet.

Ace Group Fitness Instructor Manual: A Guide for Fitness Professional

by Ace

The all-new ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual, 3rd Edition, prepares fitness professionals to design effective group fitness programs and both safely and successfully lead a wide range of class formats and participants. A must-have resource for group fitness instructors, the manual addresses critical core competencies regardless of the types of classes you plan to teach. Topics range from instruction techniques and program design to the business of group fitness and an instructor's ethical and legal responsibilities as well. Additionally, the manual tackles important considerations that group fitness instructors face when instructing a variety of individuals, including pregnant women and those with significant weight challenges. The manual includes an all-new companion DVD, Essentials of Group Fitness Instruction, on which world-renowned group fitness expert and award-winning presenter, Lawrence Biscontini, offers essential steps and strategies to unlocking the critical elements of group fitness. Discover key components of class design, such as how to determine desired outcomes through exercise and movement selection, sequencing, choreography, program modifications and music.

Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

by Allison McDonald Ace Caroline Starr Ariel Ng Bourbonnais

Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason. Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet both are often private sorrows for the one in six people who cope with the experience. This collection offers personal stories about what it's like to go through the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, and desperation, the hope, humour, and frustration. Through, Not Around offers reassurance to those in the midst of their own struggles that they are not alone and that it is possible to find acceptance and strength on the other side of grief. The way forward is by going through the grief, not around it. Allison McDonald Ace, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais, and Caroline Starr are co-founders of The 16 Percent, a website dedicated to sharing stories of pregnancy loss and infertility. To read or share your story, visit the16percent.ca.

The New David Espinoza

by Fred Aceves

This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I’ve Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Matt De La Peña.David Espinoza is tired of being messed with. When a video of him getting knocked down by a bully’s slap goes viral at the end of junior year, David vows to use the summer to bulk up— do what it takes to become a man—and wow everyone when school starts again the fall.Soon David is spending all his time and money at Iron Life, a nearby gym that’s full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress, his life eventually becomes all about his muscle gains. As it says on the Iron Life wall, What does not kill me makes me stronger.As David falls into the dark side of the bodybuilding world, pursuing his ideal body at all costs, he’ll have to grapple with the fact that it could actually cost him everything.

Mind Your Mind: Three Principles for Happy Living

by Venugopal Acharya

How do I stop myself from worrying all the time? Why do I overthink? Whom do I blame for my problems? Is my mind a friend or an enemy? My life seems so useless ?what is the point of living? Is happiness achievable despite all my troubles? If any of these questions resonate with you, corporate practitioner turned monk and teacher Venugopal Acharya has the answers you?re looking for. Beginning with the premise that the solution to an anxious or restless mind lies not in controlling the mind ? an impossible task at the best of times ? but in learning how to manage it, he recommends three powerful yet simple principles for mind management and happy living: Awareness, Acceptance and Aspiration. Moving a step ahead of merely outlining these `self-help methods?, the Acharya explains ? through anecdotes from history and contemporary events as well as nuggets from ancient Indian scriptures ? how to integrate these distinct concepts into a three-step practice for daily living and achieve benefits that are simultaneously immediate and long-lasting. An invaluable guide to self-transformation that is tailor-made for modern living, Mind Your Mind gently but powerfully reveals that you are much more than your mind ? and you can, therefore, live a fulfilling, uncomplicated and contented life beyond it.

Mind Your Mind: Three Principles for Happy Living

by Venugopal Acharya

How do I stop myself from worrying all the time? Why do I overthink? Whom do I blame for my problems? Is my mind a friend or an enemy? My life seems so useless –what is the point of living? Is happiness achievable despite all my troubles?If any of these questions resonate with you, corporate practitioner turned monk and teacher Venugopal Acharya has the answers you’re looking for. Beginning with the premise that the solution to an anxious or restless mind lies not in controlling the mind – an impossible task at the best of times – but in learning how to manage it, he recommends three powerful yet simple principles for mind management and happy living: Awareness, Acceptance and Aspiration. Moving a step ahead of merely outlining these ‘self-help methods’, the Acharya explains – through anecdotes from history and contemporary events as well as nuggets from ancient Indian scriptures – how to integrate these distinct concepts into a three-step practice for daily living and achieve benefits that are simultaneously immediate and long-lasting. An invaluable guide to self-transformation that is tailor-made for modern living, Mind Your Mind gently but powerfully reveals that you are much more than your mind – and you can, therefore, live a fulfilling, uncomplicated and contented life beyond it.

Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

by Grant Achatz Nick Kokonas

"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue), Grant Achatz, shares how his drive to cook immaculate food fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. By 2007 chef Grant Achatz had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine, he had received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, and he and Nick Kokonas had opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world's culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer.The prognosis grim, Grant undertook an alternative treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation that ravaged his body and left him without a sense of taste. Tapping into his profound discipline and passion, he trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses. As Kokonas was able to attest, the food was never better. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free and went on to achieve some of the highest honors in the culinary world. Life, on the Line is not only a chef's memoir, it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship.

Why Dogs Can't Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work and How You Can Take Them Safely

by Louise Achey

Adverse reactions to prescription medicines are now a leading cause of death in America. If you are one of the millions who take at least one prescription drug regularly, how can you stay safe? Though powerful treatments, medicines are unpredictable because they don’t work the same in everyone, just as chocolate has a different effect on your pet than it does on you. Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work and How YOU Can Take Them Safely bridges the gap between what doctors may assume you know about your medicines and what you actually understand about how to take them safely. Pharmacist and award-winning medical educator Louise Achey has been translating complex and confusing concepts about how medicine works for thirty-four years. From Barney the Bassett hound puppy’s encounter with chocolate to the three “Ds” of taking medicine safely, Dr. Louise explains in a clear and entertaining way what happens in our body when we take a medicine or supplement. She uses a common question (why is chocolate so dangerous for dogs?) to illustrate why side effects from medicines happen to some of us and not to others, and provides specific proven strategies to help you take your medicine and food supplements safely.

Imagery in Healing: Shamanism and Modern Medicine

by Jeanne Achterberg

This influential book shows how the systematic use of mental imagery can have a positive influence on the course of disease and can help patients to cope with pain. In Imagery in Healing, Jeanne Achterberg brings together modern scientific research and the practices of the earliest healers to support her claim that imagery is the world's oldest and most powerful healing resource. The book has become a classic in the field of alternative medicine and continues to be read by new generations of health care professionals and lay people. In Imagery in Healing, Achterberg explores in detail the role of the imagination in the healing process. She begins with an exploration of the tradition of shamanism, "the medicine of the imagination," surveying this time-honored way of touching the nexus of the mind, body, and soul. She then traces the history of the use of imagery within Western medicine, including a look at contemporary examples of how health care professionals have drawn on the power of the imagination through such methods as hypnosis, biofeedback, and the placebo effect. Ultimately, Achterberg looks to the science of immunology to uncover the most effective ground for visualization, and she presents data demonstrating how imagery can have a direct and profound impact on the workings of the immune system. Drawing on art, science, history, anthropology, and medicine, Imagery in Healing offers a highly readable overview of the profound and complex relationship between the imagination and the body.

Woman as Healer

by Jeanne Achterberg

This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.

Midnight Meditations: Calm Your Thoughts, Still Your Body, and Return to Sleep

by Courtney E. Ackerman

Stop chasing sleep and start welcoming rest with these 150 peaceful, nighttime meditations to make falling back to sleep easier than ever.There&’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night and being unable to fall back asleep. Now with Midnight Meditations, you can be gently guided back to sleep faster than ever. These 150 peaceful, soothing meditations help you welcome and embrace the rest, relaxation, and restorative sleep every night has to offer. With these simple, guided meditations you can tune out distractions that hinder your rest and tap into the tranquility of the night. In Midnight Meditations, you will discover how to calm your racing thoughts, stop chasing sleep, and start receiving an undisturbed night&’s rest so you can make the most of your days.

Deep Play

by Diane Ackerman

With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the ability to play. "Deep Play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold

by Jennifer Ackerman

Some colds are like mice, timid and annoying; others like dragons, accompanied by body aches and deep misery. In AH-CHOO!, Jennifer Ackerman explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off. " Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed. In this ode to the odious cold, Ackerman sifts through the chatter about treatments-what works, what doesn't, and what can't hurt. She dispels myths, such as susceptibility to colds reflects a weakened immune system. And she tracks current research, including work at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a world-renowned center of cold research studies, where the search for a cure continues.

The Strong Women's Guide to Total Health

by Jennifer Ackerman Miriam Nelson

This practical and interactive guide shows women how to optimize their potential for health and well-being through in-depth information, self-assessment quizzes, and checklists to determine individual risk factors for common ailments and more serious diseases. Dr. Miriam Nelson shares the preventative measures that can be taken now to avoid such health problems down the road.From sexual and reproductive health to beauty, heart health, emotional well-being, bone and muscle health, and weight control, The Strong Women's Guide to Total Health offers a complete picture of the broad spectrum of issues that impact overall health. It is essential reading for women of all ages.

Children of Alcoholics: A Guide for Parents, Educators, and Therapists (2nd edition)

by Robert J. Ackerman

Alcoholism affects everyone in the family unit. Its effects on children and adolescents are illustrated in this book.

Same House, Different Homes

by Robert J. Ackerman

An "adult child" of an alcoholic is any adult who, as a child, was reared by one or two alcoholic parents. In the United States today there are twenty two million people who fit this definition. Much of the current attention to adult children of alcoholics is largely the result of the concern in the past ten years for young children of alcoholics. When the children of alcoholics movement began approximately ten years ago, there was very little attention being paid to young children of alcoholics, and adult children of alcoholics were not even recognized. Today it is the adult children of alcoholics who dominate the movement, for which there may be several causes.

Butterfly with a Broken Wing

by Susan Yoder Ackerman

When Ella tries to fly like a butterfly, she ends up with an injury to her arm.

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