Archive for February, 2012

The Woman’s Yoga Book Bobby by Bobby Clennell

by on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The book gives sequences for each phase of the menstrual cycle, from the premenstrual phase (supported bridge pose stabilizes mood swings), menstruation (restorative poses allow the body to rest), and the post-menstrual phase (inversions allow the body to cleanse and recover). By ovulation when a woman is at her peak, her yoga practice has built back up to its full strength and variety. In addition, The Woman’s Yoga Book offers solutions for a variety of menstrual and premenstrual problems, including amenorrhea (failure to menstruate), menorrahgia (excessively heavy periods) and dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

Senior Iyengar yoga teacher Bobby Clennell brings decades of yoga study and teaching experience to The Woman’s Yoga Book. She offers a comprehensive program of asana and pranayama designed to support menstrual health from menarche to menopause, alongwith nutritional and off-the-mat lifestyle information. Yoga sequences are given for each phase of the menstrual cycle. In addition, she offers sequences for PMS, migraines, bloating, insomnia, cramps, heavy bleeding and much more.

Is Atkins right for you

by on Monday, February 13th, 2012

Is Atkins right for you

The Atkins meal is inordinately popular, but is it right for you? Before you live withdrawn
the downcast carb road, you should lucre some good luck to decide whether low carb is the right way for you to lose weight. Just because it has been effective for others does not mean it will be right for you. No specific diet works for everyone, and you may even find that a type of low carb diet that works better for you than another. There are many things to consider before you start the Atkins diet.

First, evaluate your pace dieting history. If you have been man-sized to duck purport for a tremendous title of time, you have no nightmare tried a wide variety of diets. Take note of the different diets you have tried over the years. Write down the basics of each diet, what worked and what did not. Also, write down why you did not stay on the particular diet. Evaluate your experience with high carbohydrate diets. These types of diets include most low-fat and calorie controlled diets. How did you feel while on these types of diets? Were you hungry, obsessed with food or experiencing negative reactions? Or did you feel full of energy and generally good?

If you have had actuality with low carb diets, rewrite that empty as well. Past the unwilling effects of the first week, how did eating disconsolate carb make you feel? Why did you stop using the low carb diet?

The answers to these questions bequeath sustain
you move whether Atkins is right for you or not. If you have had seemly experiences with low-fat diets and foremost experiences with colorful fed up carb diets, then Atkins is probably not for you. If other low-carb diets have worked but not without difficulty, then you may have been on the wrong type of low-carb diet and Atkins might work better. If you have had bad experiences with both types of diets, then you may have better success with a modified Atkins diet.

Your keep and eating behaviors can again consign you a brainstorm to whether or not Atkins is a just more suitable for your gravity loss efforts. Carb sensitivities are indicated by a certain set of behaviors. You may be carb sensitive if you feel like eating right after you have finished a meal. You will also feel strong urges to eat throughout the day. You may feel dizzy, fuzzyheaded and fatigued without getting a boost from sugar or another carbohydrate. Carb sensitivity is also shown when you feel sluggish after eating. This occurs especially after you eat a meal rich in sugars and carbohydrates. If you experience these symptoms frequently, you may have carb sensitivities. Try paying close attention to how carbohydrates affect you and if you continue to experience these symptoms, try doing a low carb diet.

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by your medical and internal history. If you have member pre-diabetic symptoms, or diabetes itself, a flat broke carb diet like Atkins may be right for you. Significant weight gain can also be helped by the Atkins diet. Normally, the more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have high blood pressure, high triglycerides and high blood glucose.

If bite slice of your at ease has diabetes or is significantly overweight, this can and rivet you at risk for these conditions. Your bias toward these conditions on a genetic level can mark a necessity for a low carbohydrate diet like Atkins. The Atkins plan has been shown to improve weight and control blood sugar issues. If these are problems in your family history, then you may want to consider the Atkins diet.

There are a bevy of befitting reasons to attack the Atkins diet. Whether you have responded thoroughly to contradistinct down-hearted carb diets in the stint or you have a medical history that warrants a controlled carbohydrate diet, the Atkins diet can meet your needs.

Beryl Bender Birch Beyond Power Yoga

by on Saturday, February 11th, 2012

From Beryl Bender Birch, best-selling author and founding voice in today’s “vigorous yoga” movement, comes this inspiring guide for the serious yoga practitioner. Focusing on the “eight limbs” of Ashtanga Yoga, including breath control, concentration, and the moral precepts of yoga science, Bender Birch shows how our physical journey can take us into the deeper levels of spiritual practice.

Yoga poses, or asanas, are just part of a traditional yoga practice, although this fact has largely been overlooked by the masses who’ve taken up yoga in the past several years. In astanga yoga, for example, there are eight branches, or “limbs,” of yoga that each correspond to a body chakra, or energy center, which combine physical and spiritual activities to balance the energy of the body and mind. (The third limb encompasses the asanas familiar to most yoga students; the other limbs include pranayama, or mindful breathing; dharana, or concentration; dhyana, meditation; and samadhi, living joyfully.)

The Yoga Sutras and Edgar Cayce

by on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Classical ancient Eastern teachings meet modern metaphysical Western ones in this natural marriage of spiritual yoga and the wisdom of the Edgar Cayce readings. Explore the Yoga Sutras, the yamas and niyamas, and the purpose of meditation, together with 12 steps to enlightenment from Cayce?s visionary psychic readings. This is a profound work for anyone interested in a beautifully presented, common-sense approach to uniting body, mind, and spirit, and a much more abundant, hopeful, and happy life.

About the Author
Istvan Fazekas, a gifted and passionate teacher, has instructed countless students in the many aspects of psychosomatic science. He attended Sacramento State University and has taught workshops regarding health and healing, meditation, the yogic tradition, and somatic sciences throughout the western United States. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.

Robina Courtin The Bliss of Inner Fire

by on Sunday, February 5th, 2012

In the classic bestseller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound glimpse into the authentic and sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. The Bliss of Inner Fire may be considered a perfect follow-up to that book. Lama Yeshe follows Tsongkhapa’s (1357-1419 a.d.) text, Having the Three Convictions, and introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six, the practice of “inner fire” (tummo). Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state — the experience of clear light, an extra-ordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality. Lama Yeshe felt that twentieth-century Westerners could easily grasp the often misunderstood ideas of this esoteric tradition: His aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding. Lama’s own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.

This book examines the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, a stage in the practice of Yoga Tantra. Through experiential commentary, guided meditation, and practical advice, Lama Yeshe brings the reader a tantalizing taste of the blissful technology of tantra as well as its direct application to everyday living.