By Linnea Dunne
Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report.Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can live a happier and more balanced life, reduce your environmental impact, improve your work-life balance, free your home from clutter, enjoy good food the Swedish way, grow your own and learn to forage, and cherish the relationships with those you love.
The Little Book of Tidying
By Beth Penn
In this age of mass consumerism, we are "stuffocating"; becoming slaves to our possessions. By freeing ourselves from physical and mental clutter, and better managing our schedules, we can focus on what is truly important and discover more time, space and joy. Grounded in solid science and bursting with invaluable tools, activities and strategies, this little book will empower you to discard what you no longer need, regain control of your surroundings and create a happier and more fulfilling life.
The Little Book of Inner Peace
By Ashley Davis Bush
This stunning, colour-illustrated guide includes practices to help you let go of everyday stresses and find inner peace. With practical tools, strategies and exercises harnessing the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, creativity, relaxation and compassion, this book will guide you towards your own inner peace and help you to find harmony with those around you: family, friends, your community and the world.CONTENTSIntroduction1. Grounded and Rooted2. Relaxation3. Equinamity4. Acceptance5. Gratitude6. Compassion7. Beyond YourselfToward World Peace
The Little Book of Gratitude
By Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives.Through easy practices such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness.Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.This beautiful book discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day. It also includes an 8-week gratitude plan.
The Little Book of Crystals
By Judy Hall
This enchanting little guide contains everything you need to enhance your life using crystals. Focusing on 15 key crystals, each recommended to complement a particular area of your life, Judy Hall provides essential information on how to choose, use, cleanse and programme your chosen stone.Whether it's Rose Quartz to improve your relationships, Goldstone to bring you wealth or Selenite to strengthen your spiritual practice, this crystal toolbox contains all you need to harness the power of crystals.
By Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa, Darryl O'Keeffe
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful and transformative spiritual process that works with your body's subtle energy centres and allows you to access your spiritual inner self. Drawing on ancient yogic systems and techniques, Kundalini Yoga helps you to channel your Kundalini energy and empower you on your path to a lifetime of fulfilment.Kundalini Yoga reveals the significance of your birthdate and provides exercises and meditations to work on your yogic bodies and your seven chakras, which will help you to unlock the Kundalini energy within. It teaches you the key components of the practice and guides you safely through the essential steps. The interactive style of the book leads you to your yogic number profile and enables you to choose an appropriate yoga meditation for you. It also helps you to assess which chakra you should currently focus on and recommends a personal yoga practice.
The Complete Tai Chi Tutor
By Dan Docherty
Dan Docherty's The Complete Tai Chi Tutor leads you on a spiritual journey towards understanding the key principles and history of the art of Tai Chi.It investigates what is known and unknown concerning the origins and history of Tai Chi, from the ancient texts of Chinese civilization to the 21st century, and explores some key questions on the way. Docherty considers the practicalities of teaching, reviewing the fundamentals and benefits of practice, and demonstrates some highly efficacious but little-known drills, as well as fundamental practice and key Long Form techniques. In addition, he explores the martial and self-defence application of some of the fundamental techniques. Finally, Docherty offers guidance on becoming a Tai Chi instructor and explores areas of tuition, competitions and styles.This illustrated guide offers you sequential directions on key techniques, such as Single Whip, Vanguard Arms and Seven Stars, with descriptions on how to do major form techniques. Moves are clearly demonstrated through the use of step-by-step photography and text. Whether you have some Tai Chi knowledge of if you are looking to become an advanced practitioner, this guide will take your practice to the next level.
Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way
By Christopher Clouder, Janni Nicol
Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way is the ideal book for parents who want their children to develop their creativity and imagination through play. It teaches you how to let your child develop according to the Steiner theory, which helps children to fulfil themselves naturally and holistically in mind, body and spirit. Each chapter covers a different element of your child's development and includes an expert summary of Steiner theory and how it relates to children and parents today. You will find instructions for how to make over 20 beautiful toys from natural materials to encourage your child to develop creativity, awareness, confidence and imagination.
The Complete Pilates Tutor
By Alan Herdman
Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practising for years, this complete course in Pilates matwork is an invaluable resource, taking you through all Pilates exercises as originally conceived and practised by Joseph Pilates. Also included are pre-Pilates moves which are especially helpful for beginners. All exercises are shown step by step for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, with instructions on adapting poses with supports such as cushions, blocks and dynabands, and alternative moves for those with special needs along with any contraindications. Careful attention is given to how poses are executed safely and with maximum effect.A fully illustrated chapter details the anatomy and physiology of the human body, explaining its various functions and how each body system works. Advice on setting up your own practice is also included.
Mindfulness for Compassionate Living
By Patrizia Collard
Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
The Little Book of Mindfulness
By Patrizia Collard
"Everyone should read this. Mindfulness is such a great way to live life to the full." - Amazon Customer "The greatest 'little book' ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!" - Amazon Customer "Patrizia Collard's depth of experience as a teacher and practitioner shines through. I love this little book!" - Amazon Customer "Great book to pick up if you just have a few minutes a day." - Amazon Customer "I carry it with me everywhere. Lovely little calming book." - Amazon Customer "Delightful little book." - Amazon CustomerMindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation.Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life.This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness!CONTENTS:1. Being in the Now2. Accept and Respond3. Making Your Mind Up4. Simply Be5. Mindful Eating6. Gratitude and Compassion7. Everyday Mindfulness
The Complete Yoga Tutor
By Mark Kan
Mark Kan, one of the UK's leading yoga teachers, demonstrates how this ancient practice will show you the way to radiant health, mind control and peace within one's self and with nature. This practical guide takes you through the practices of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), shatkarma (cleansing techniques), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and meditation, as they were originally conceived. It Explains the true purpose of yoga: to purify and prepare the body for the mastery of the mind and help you understand the nature of the self, through the awakening of the vital energies: the pranas, the chakras and Kundalini shakti.
Journey into Mindfulness
By Patrizia Collard
This book explains the principles of Mindfulness, a meditation cognitive therapy, and shows how its rituals can help you find a path to better living. Living in the moment can be harder than we think in a tech-filled world of to-do lists. This gentle guide shows you easy, enjoyable and effective ways to slow down and develop awareness of your thoughts, actions and the environment. Exercises include step-by-step breathing and sound meditations, eating, walking meditations and movement sequences inspired by chi gong, tai chi and yoga to bring the mind and body into the present moment.In this fully illustrated book by leading mindfulness educator and author Dr Patrizia Collard, discover the meditations and body moves to combat stress and anxiety, deal with fear and procrastination, eat better, manage change, love more and ultimately feel the joy of being 'in the now'.Learn mindful eating, how to get out of a low mood, what to do with anger, how to embrace aging, brilliant stress-reduction techniques, how to get beyond fear.
By Sue Beer, Emma Roberts
Developed by performance coach Gary Craig in the mid-1990s, EFT is a highly effective, simple-when-you-know-how method that anyone can master. By tapping on meridian points and focussing on an issue, you programme your mind and body to change lifelong patterns and bring about healing. Tapping can help with many issues, such as addiction, stress and anxiety, lack of self-esteem, depression, over-eating and procrastination. It is safe, and can be used on children and adults alike. With this beautifully illustrated guide, you can step into the power of tapping and enjoy improved health, happiness and wellbeing.
By Paul Devereux
Since ancient times humans have honoured places of power in the landscape to gain healing, wisdom and access the world of spirit. In this book expert author Paul Devereux draws on the evidence from the disciplines of sacred geometry, archaeology, archaeoastronomy and archaeoacoustics to map out the hidden meaning in ancient sites and landforms. Through this thoroughly-researched and comprehensive key to the ancient patterns of sacred sites and landscapes around the world, you'll discover how our ancestors were intimately connected with the land in mind, body and spirit. Power places - investigating magnetic and other natural forces at sacred sites Understanding shamanic landscapes - the meaning of the Nazca lines and other giant ground markings The new science of archaeoacoustics - echo and 'ringing' stones found at prehistoric sites Cognitive archaeology - a new approach to archaeology and its radical findingsFeaturing the latest scientific and archaeological research, and containing satellite imagery, maps and diagrams that provide new insights into ancient sites, Sacred Geography allows you to see the landscape through the eyes of our ancestors and reconnect with the natural world once more.
The Gaia Complete Herbal Tutor
By Anne McIntyre
Herbal medicines have been used for many centuries to treat illnesses and restore health, and today herbalism still remains the most widely-practiced form of medicine around the world.Written by a leading Medical Herbalist, The Complete Herbal Tutor provides in-depth knowledge of the practice and theory of herbal medicine, including everything you need to know about its history, how it works, how to grow, gather and prepare herbs, and how to use them to create a herbal prescription. The rigorously-researched and illustrated materia medica contains over 150 herbs, with clear explanations of their properties, active ingredients and the latest scientific developments on their uses. There is also a clear explanation of how herbs can be used to treat each of the body's systems, with advice on using remedies for healing a range of specific conditions. Clear, concise and easy to use, this book is the 21st-century bible for students, professionals and home herb users alike.
The Gaia Book of Self-Sufficiency
By Liz Wright
This invaluable reference book provides comprehensive guidance on how to live closer to nature. Whether you simply want to grow your own vegetables (there are details on how to grow over 100 vegetables, fruits and herbs) or intend to go the whole hog and relocate to the county, Self-Sufficiency will expertly guide you through every aspect of self-sufficiency for the 21st century. An up-to-date reference to the key concepts of self-sufficient living, including low-carbon energy and traditional skills such as preserving and dairying. The best advice on planning which food to grow and which animals to raise so that you can feed yourself throughout the year Suitable for both city-dwellers and smallholders. Real-life experiences that chart the highs and lows of living the self-sufficiency dreamWritten by an expert in the field, Self-Sufficiency is the perfect book for families and individuals who want to make the move towards a more gentle and sustainable way of living off the land.
The Gaia Complete Massage Tutor
By Wendy Kavanagh
The Complete Massage Tutor is the one-stop guide to treating yourself and others through soothing massage routines. Expertly written by a leading therapist, this book provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of massage practice. With step-by-step instructions for a complete massage sequence, specialised routines for children and the elderly as well as targeted treatments for a wide range of common ailments, this book will equip you with all the skills you need. There is also specialist advice on how to set yourself up in business as a professional massage therapist.
The Gaia Complete Aromatherapy Tutor
By Joanna Hoare
A complete guide to the interesting and varied world of Aromatherapy. Expert aromatherapist Joanna Hoare covers every aspect of this ancient healing practice, including its long and varied history, its scientific basis, and a comprehensive list of oils and treatable ailments. There is also advice on how to establish your own practice and how to develop as a professional aromatherapist. Packed full of handy tips and hints, this is a must-have book for anyone who wants the whole story on aromatherapy.
Choosing and Keeping Pigs
By Linda Mcdonald-Brown
Pigs make friendly, intelligent pets and clear ground, recycle waste, fertilize the soil and produce wonderful meat. Choosing and Keeping Pigs will provide you with all you need to know regarding pig-rearing and care.This practical, accessible book is the ideal beginner's guide to these great animals, and includes clear instructions on choosing and looking after pigs, and expert advice on housing, fencing, feeding and farrowing. The book also includes a comprehensive directory of over 30 traditional and rare breeds.