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The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II
Ray Long

BandhaYoga, 2009

This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume II of the series illustrates the correct muscle use during ...
  
  











  



  
Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day
Miranda Esmonde-White

HarperWave, 2014

PBS fitness personality on Classical Stretch and creator of the fitness phenomenon Essentrics , Miranda Esmonde-White offers an eye-opening guide to anti-aging that provides essential tools to help anyone turn back the clock and look and feel younger no matter what age.
 
Miranda Esmonde-White trains everyone from prima ballerinas to professional hockey players to Cerebral palsy patients: what do they all have in common? All of these ...
  
  











  



  
Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition
Bob Anderson

Shelter Publications, 2010

This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym — all of which are commonplace now. It features stretching routines specific to a variety of ...
  
  











  



  
Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence
Eric Goodman, Peter Park

Rodale Books, 2011

RADICALLY REDEFINE YOUR CORE Foundation by Dr. Eric Goodman and Peter Park shifts the training focus from the front of your body to the back. By strengthening the full posterior chain and correcting poor movement patterns, you will maximize power, flexibility, and endurance and say goodbye to back pain.
  
  











  



  
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
JoAnn Deak Ph.D.

Little Pickle Press, 2010

This innovative and timely picture book teaches children that they have the ability to stretch and grow their own brains. It also delivers the crucial message that mistakes are an essential part of learning. The book introduces children to the anatomy and various functions of the brain in a fun and engaging way. This title makes both a wonderful addition to a child’s collection and to any growth mindset program or curriculum.
  
  











  



  
Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
Pete Egoscue, Roger Gittines

Bantam, 2000

Starting today, you don't have to live in pain. That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today's top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed ...
  
  











  



  
Foam Roller Workbook: Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide to Stretching, Strengthening and Rehabilitative ...
Karl Knopf

Ulysses Press, 2011

AMPLIFY YOUR STRETCHES AND EXERCISES USING THE FOAM ROLLER Once used exclusively in physical therapy settings, the foam roller has made its way into yoga and pilates studios, gyms and homes. With this simple device, you can: •Improve core strength •Increase flexibility •Release tension •Alleviate pain •Rehabilitate injuries Foam Roller Workout offers 50 effective exercises paired with clear captions and step-by-step photos that ...
  
  











  



  
The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, ...
Sue Hitzmann

HarperOne, 2013

In The MELT Method , therapist Sue Hitzmann offers a breakthrough self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living—in as little as ten minutes a day. With a focus on the body's connective tissues and the role they play in pain, stress, weight gain, and overall health, Hitzmann's life-changing program features techniques that can be done in your own home. A nationally known manual therapist and ...
  
  











  



  
The Yoga Bible
Christina Brown

Walking Stick Press, 2003

Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this guide provides a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step book to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary with easier postures highlighted for beginners. The book also includes more advanced positions for experienced yogists, which will inspired them in developing their practice. In addition to postures, the ...
  
  











  



  
Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic ...
Kelly Starrett, Glen Cordoza

Victory Belt Publishing, 2013

LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENT Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard. Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy joints, and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, ...
  
  











  



  
Beth Shaw's Yogafit - 2nd Edition
Beth Shaw

Human Kinetics, 2008

Whether you are a fitness buff searching for a new challenge or a yoga enthusiast looking to supplement your exercise routine, Beth Shaw's YogaFit will help you reach your ultimate physical potential! This cutting-edge fitness program combines tough aerobic exercise with strength- and flexibility-building yoga to create a total-body workout. With YogaFit, you'll experience not only increased overall health, energy, and vitality but also a ...
  
  











  



  
Delavier's Stretching Anatomy
Frederic Delavier, Jean-Pierre Clemenceau, ...

Human Kinetics, 2011

Get an inside view of the muscles in action during every stretch you perform! Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy is your guide for increasing flexibility, improving range of motion, toning muscles, and relieving pain and discomfort. The very best stretches for shoulders, chest, arms, torso, back, hips, and legs are all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide. With over 550 full-color photos and ...
  
  











  



  
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health
B.K.S. Iyengar

DK ADULT, 2013

B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health covers the complete teachings of BKS Iyengar for mind, body, and health, and is suitable for every level of yoga ability, age, and physical condition. Fully illustrated throughout with unique 360-degree views of classic Iyengar asanas, B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health includes a 20-week course introducing beginners to the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world, ...
  
  











  



  
Stretching for 50+: A Customized Program for Increasing Flexibility, Avoiding Injury, and Enjoying an Active ...
Karl Knopf

Ulysses Press, 2005

IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY WITH THE GENTLE, BEGINNER STRETCHES ILLUSTRATED IN THIS BOOK Designed to meet the unique needs of the 50+ person, the carefully modified stretches in this book are easy to learn and safe to perform at any age. Illustrated with step-by-step photos and explained with clear captions, the stretches in Stretching for 50+ can reverse years of muscle tightening, helping you perform daily activities without pain and enjoy ...
  
  











  



  
The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being
Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

North Atlantic Books, 2012

Located deep within the anterior hip joint and lower spine, the psoas major (usually just referred to as the psoas) is critical for optimal postural alignment, movement, and overall well being. The psoas is the only muscle in the human organism that connects the upper body to the lower body, and its importance extends to the nerve complex and energy systems.   As modern-day populations grow more sedentary, psoas-related lower back and hip ...
  
  











  



  
Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, ...
Amy Stein

McGraw-Hill, 2008

Bronze Medal Winner of a 2009 National Health Information Award Stop your pelvic pain . . . naturally! If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it's time to alleviate your symptoms and start healing--without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of ...
  
  











  



  
Yoga Mat Companion 2: Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends
Ray Long

Bandha Yoga, 2010

Master the science behind the hip openers and forward bends of Hatha Yoga. Dr. Ray Long guides you on a visual narrative through the anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology of this ancient art, decoding each pose along the way. The Mat Companion series provides you with beautifully illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to use scientific principles to obtain the maximum benefit from your practice. Each book includes the Bandha Yoga Codex, ...
  
  











  



  
Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain: The Practice of Informed Touch
Donna Finando L.Ac. L.M.T., Steven Finando Ph.D. L.Ac.

Healing Arts Press, 2005

A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain • Contains detailed illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations Myofascial pain syndromes are among the fastest growing problems that physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists encounter in their patients. In Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain Donna and Steven Finando have organized vast ...
  
  











  



  
Stretching Anatomy-2nd Edition
Arnold G. Nelson, Jouko Kokkonen

Human Kinetics, 2013

See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Expanded, enhanced, and updated, the best-selling Stretching Anatomy returns to show you how to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. You’ll also gain a detailed understanding of how each stretch affects your body. Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition , is like having an X-ray of each stretch, ...
  
  











  



  
The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion: Revolutionary Program That Lets You Rediscover the Body's Power ...
Pete Egoscue

William Morrow Paperbacks, 1993

No one is immune. For people from champion athletes to desk-bound white-collar professionals, many simple acts of life--a relaxing evening stroll through the neighborhood, an exhilarating run along a sandy beach, just bending down to tie a loose shoelace-are often acts of torture. The walking wounded suffer from torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, jogger's knees, bad backs, stiff necks, sore feet, and swollen ankles. It could, without ...
  
  











  








   



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