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From body-positive Instagram influencer and content-creator Meg Boggs, an inclusive and empowering fitness and lifestyle guide to inspire readers of every shape and size. For years, Meg Boggs believed the narrative told to her by society: she thought that as a plus-sized woman, she could never be fit; she could never be strong; she could never love exercise; she could never be enough. But when Meg became a mom, she decided to rethink her preconceived notions and embrace her body for what it is, not what diet culture said it should be. In Fitness for Every Body, Meg shares her personal story and inspires you to celebrate your own body for all its capabilities. Featuring a dozen step-by-step, full-body workouts, this book is more than a workout guide or a training manual. It's a reminder that you're more than just your weight, that you are stronger than you believe, and that just because you might not be thin, doesn't mean that you can't be an athlete. Your body is capable of doing incredible things-you just have to let it. Equally uplifting and enlightening, this body-positive fitness guide will inspire you to love your body no matter your size and to approach food and exercise in a way that benefits both mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Appealing to the motivational, upgrade your life through fitness audience for bestsellers like Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus, The Resistance Training Revolution reveals how weight training is the best form of exercise to burn fat, boost metabolism, and avoid injury and illness. This is the first authoritative, comprehensive guidebook from Mind Pump Media, one of the fastest-growing brands in the health and fitness industry. Building muscle and burning body fat is often one focus and overall health & wellness is often another. The Resistance Training Revolution brings both of those elements together. Mind Pump co-founder Sal Di Stefano blows the lid off the same old 30 minutes of cardio a day advice, revealing how to optimize your time spent in the gym--at least 2-3 days a week for the average person, following Mind Pump's Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS)--to transform your health in a way that cardio alone cannot. The book draws on the many recent studies and expert advice from MDs and other health experts (including many guests featured on the Mind Pump podcast) to show the superiority of resistance training for all aspects of health including injury prevention and anti-aging.
Nurturing Your Family With Yoga is an essential guide to the practice of yoga for families and children, demonstrating how yoga can be a real part of everyday family life and bring happiness and harmony to the home. Illustrated with beautiful, inspiring photographs of children and adults practising yoga together, and with clear, concise explanations, the book is packed with fun and practical suggestions for incorporating yoga into daily life, including: The A-Z of Yoga - a wonderful, engaging game that introduces children to 26 classic yoga poses Breathing exercises to strengthen and balance the nervous system and to steady the mind Visualisations to reduce anxiety and build resilience Yoga in Bed sequence to help children settle down and sleep well With guided meditations, affirmations and reflections that will inspire and inform interesting and thoughtful discussions with children, as well as tips and tricks for adults to help you share yoga successfully, Nurturing Your Family With Yoga is all you need to help you foster health and wellbeing for your whole family.
Astanga Yoga is a dynamic and energetic form of yoga that uses the breath to flow from one posture to the next. The postures, or asanas, are linked by vinyasa sequences, creating a heat that cleanses the body, while the mind stays clear and calm. The book begins with the history and philosophy behind Astanga yoga, explaining the important principles that any practitioner needs to know. The standing, seated and finishing asanas appear in the order that they are practised, and postures are shown in detail with clear instruction, and moderations to tailor the practice to all levels. The full sequence of the Primary Series is also shown all together, for easy reference. Finally, there is a section on abridged sequences, showing shorter, timed routines for everyday use. Authoritative teaching and beautiful photography make this the perfect introduction to Astanga Yoga.
The Tai Chi Concepts and Experiments book clarifies and makes accessible critical aspects of the art that only a small number of high-level practitioners currently understand and manifest. Numerous step-by-step experiments are provided for readers to experience and perfect these critical tai chi aspects. Contents include: The meaning and importance of releasing tension in movement for stability, health, and spirituality. The differences between contractive and expansive strength including a promising mechanism for the nature of expansive strength. Numerous experiments for readers to recognize and experience expansive strength and to confirm that they have achieved it. Elucidation of famous master's sayings on mind, strength, and chi. Health and martial advantages of expansion over contraction in tai chi. Protocols using expansion including those for helping an excess curvature of the upper and lower spine and for relieving plantar fasciitis. Quotes from the classics and how they confirm the interpretations of the principles of tai chi. How to achieve optimal balance through an understanding of physical, anatomical, physiological, and mental factors. A detailed analysis of rooting and redirecting including physical and internal aspects. Understanding natural movement from physical, philosophical, health, and martial points of view. This interdisciplinary book utilizes, elementary physics, physiology, anatomy, psychology, and spirituality. It contains detailed analyses and explanations for achieving internal, expansive strength, known as nei jin, and for attaining optimal timing and natural movement.
'Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time...I've tried it, and it works.' - Oprah Winfrey With Laughter Yoga, join the worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine! This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of the day - no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humour! Laughter Yoga is all about voluntary laughter - how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss and enhanced mood. If you act happy, you'll become happy - your body can't tell the difference. The exercises in Laughter Yoga combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full mind-body workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: 30 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine. 'Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.' - John Cleese, after visiting a laughter club in Mumbai during the filming of BBC's TV series The Human Face 'Laughter yoga exemplifies a form of 'right-brain thinking' that managers should promote.' - Daniel H. Pink