Acupressure for Common Ailments
By Chris Jarmey, John Tindall
A self-help guide to using the power of acupressure to alleviate common ailments and boost the immune system. With clear instructions, diagrams and a summary chart to make it easy to locate acupressure points, this is an essential guide for the complete beginner and handy reference for the practising therapist. It includes an introduction to the basic concepts of Oriental medicine. In this book you learn to treat health problems including sinusitis, sore eyes, colds and influenza, indigestion, nausea, menstrual pain, sciatica, anxiety and depression. Also learn to treat ailments from arthritis to asthma.
By John Scott
John Scott is the yoga teacher who helped Madonna sculpt her body to its high level of fitness and toned physique. He is also personal yoga teacher to Sting and Trudi Styler. With this book, Scott introduces the principles of ashtanga yoga to a wider audience. Ashtanga is one of the more dynamic forms of yoga, as powerful an exercise as doing an aerobic class. However, the benefits go far deeper than a fitter body. Ashtanga yoga is a movement meditation, where the breath is the key to focusing the mind, balancing the emotions and strengthening the spirit, while toning the muscles and building stamina. Yoga is also a philosophy and discipline for developing patience, inner strength and heightened concentration. Ashtanga literally means "eight stages" - abstinence, observance, posture, breath control, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation and contemplation. The book's sequence of practice sessions provides the foundations which should allow the practitioner to achieve his or her physical and psychological peak. It starts with a simple sequence for beginners, moving on to breath-synchronized "asanas" that massage inner organs to purify the body.The structured course develops the strength, stamina and flexibility, which should provide progressively deeper therapeutic benefits.
The Blissful Brain
By Dr Shanida Nataraja
What goes on in the brain when we meditate? Are we biologically programmed to need religious and mystical experiences? Can the benefits of meditation be measured? In The Blissful Brain Dr Shanida Nataraja explores the extraordinary research that shows practices such as meditation, tai chi and yoga are not only helpful in reducing stress; they may actually be crucial for good health and optimal brain functioning. From the effects of meditation on blood pressure and depression to the latest insights from brain imaging studies, this book reveals the scientific evidence that proves meditative practices should be at the very heart of our healthcare system.
The Book of Ayurveda
By Judith H. Morrison
"The Book of Ayurveda" is a practical, modern, fully-illustrated guide, making this ancient Indian system of health and vitality easy to understand. Ayurveda interprets your constitutional type as a combination of three fundamental energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This unique imprint affects your eating and sleeping habits, digestion, metabolism and moods, as well as your predisposition to particular health conditions.
By George Marshall
Reduce your carbon footprint from day 1 - "Carbon Detox" explains the changes each of us can make at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives. From summer heat waves to rising sea levels, climate change affects us all. The main cause is carbon dioxide and our carbon emissions are growing year by year at a frightening rate. However, there is hope. The changes we make now can slow the effects of climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. George Marshall shows you how to carbon audit your life and start reducing your impact today. He also explains how to overcome psychological blocks such as scepticism, fear and feelings of insignificance. This book includes advice on low carbon transport options and holidays and how to create an energy-efficient home. With the help of "Carbon Detox" you will be able to make real differences from day 1.The author's charity will provide extensive cross-promotional support including talks and workshop events. This is the first book to show how the ordinary 'non-greenie' can make realistic and meaningful changes. It is written by an expert author who lives in a low carbon home. It features carbon calculators for the home, transport and food.
Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese
By Liz Wright
Ducks and geese make wonderful pets. Not only will they control the insects in your garden and act as handy lawn mowers and watchdogs, they will also provide you with a constant supply of fresh, delicious eggs. With detailed information on over 40 of the most popular duck and geese breeds, this book shows you how to select the right breed for you, what you need get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the very start.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Eco Auditing
By Donnachadh Mccarthy
This book provides a step-by-step guide to going green by the UK's leading eco auditor. It explains why going green matters and how to get started, including tips on identifying and overcoming bad habits and coping with feeling overwhelmed. The book breaks eco living down into easily managed chunks including how to change your water usage habits, how to saying goodbye to your rubbish mountain, what you can do to help save and protect your natural environment, green cleaning principles and how to motivate your family, friends and colleagues. With advice on principles to follow both at home and at work and featuring real life examples of the people and businesses Donnachadh has eco-audited, this is the one-stop eco guide everyone must own.
By Matilda Lee
The hottest trend on the catwalk is ethical clothing. Top fashion designers and spokesmodels including Katharine Hamnett, Stella McCartney and Bono's wife Ali Hewson are all voicing the benefits of eco chic. But what is this new fad, and what difference can it make to the world? "Eco Chic" gives you the full story on this fashion phenomenon, from which fabrics are harmful to the environment, to how you can create your own eco-friendly fashions through recycling and savvy shopping. You will discover how to spot and avoid garments produced in sweatshops and why supermarket 'fast clothes' make both you and the planet sick. This book will allow you to look great but also feel good about your impact on other people and the planet as a whole.
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 Reflexology Tutor
By Ann Gillanders
Learn how to practice reflexology with this all-encompassing guide. Discover the origins of reflexology and how it works, then learn through the step-by-step guides how to master a variety of foot and hand reflexology routines. The Complete Reflexology Tutor clearly points the body's reflex points and how best to work them. However, this book is not merely for the beginner. For the more advanced reflexologist, there is practical advice on how to establish yourself as a reflexologist.
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 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.
The Gaia Complete Reiki Tutor
This all-encompassing guide to reiki will inform you of every aspect of this ancient healing practice. Expert reiki master Tanmaya Honervogt explores the history of reiki and its background, then explains how reiki's healing powers work. This comprehensive book also features and extensive list of treatable common ailments, and a section on the spirit-healing qualities of reiki. There are also handy tips and advice for becoming a reiki master starting up a public practice. Covering every aspect of this intriguing therapy, this is an indispensable book for student and teacher alike at every level.
The Great Allotment Cookbook
With the ever-increasing popularity of allotment gardening, this book offers over 200 fresh and flavoursome ways to cook and enjoy home-grown fruit and vegetables.Whether you've just plucked some mouth-watering carrots from your plot or are dealing with a sudden glut of courgettes, you will never lack inspiration again. Choose from a host of delicious seasonal soups and salads, light meals, main courses and desserts, plus a wide range of tasty pickles and preserves. Also featuring essential growing tips and advice on how to store and preserve your harvest, this book shows you how to celebrate your produce all year round.