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.
Ashtanga Yoga for Women
By Sally Griffyn, Michaela Clarke
Ashtanga is a dynamic form of yoga that involves a combination of stretch, strength and endurance. Traditionally, ashtanga has been the preserve of men and, until recently, practiced only in India. This situation is changing, however. More and more women are finding that ashtanga has a lot to offer them in terms of an energizing and empowering experience on physical, spiritual and emotional levels. Ashtanga is experienced by each individual in a different way. Although the sequence of postures remains the same, those who practice them meet intensely different challenges. Women who are larger or smaller, who have given birth or not, who are older or younger will all have different experiences of the sequence, but the experiences will always be life-enhancing. With clear photography of the primary series of poses, background information and interviews with yoga practitioners, this text shows how practice of this form of yoga is suitable for everyone.
By Susannah Marriott
By Denise Bates
Explains how to make the right food choices for your brain and how to avoid foods that make it difficult for the brain to work to its optimum potential. Discusses which foods to eat in order to aid performance in exams and tests and to improve memory, increase alertness and boost IQ. Shows how to minimize the effects of ageing through diet. Explains clearly the nutrients which can improve short term memory, co- ordination and balance. Identifies which foods help people suffering from depression and stress. Each chapter contains recipes which show how easily these 'brain foods' can be incorporated into your everyday diet.
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 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.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 2
Test your vocabulary and stretch your problem-solving faculties with 100 grids selected from the pages of your favourite paper. This book provides the ideal way to warm up your grey matter for a day's work, or wind down and relax during those rare spare moments. Strain your brain and while away your time with this comprehensive selection of new puzzles from the ever-popular Daily Mail Crossword collection.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 3
Pit your wits against 100 of the most fiendishly-challenging grids selected from the archives of one of the nation's most popular papers. Providing the ideal way to keep your mental faculties active whether relaxing at home, on holiday or as part of your daily commute. This third installment of Cryptic Crosswords will truly test your problem-solving abilities and will aggravate and amuse puzzlers of all ages.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 4
Join the 400,000 people who enjoy Daily Mail Crosswords every day and take on the most demanding grids from one of the nation's most popular papers. The 100 inventive crosswords in this brand new collection are guaranteed to keep brains of all ages stimulated and entertained for hours.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 5
From one of the nation's favourite newspapers comes a brand new mind-bending compilation of the Daily Mail's Cryptic Crosswords. Take on 100 of the most demanding grids and prove your mental-mettle against the crosswords that challenge and entertain over 1 million people every day. Inspiring, sometimes infuriating, but always enjoyable, these crosswords are guaranteed to stretch the vocabulary of any crossword aficionado to the limit and keep minds of all ages stimulated and entertained for hours.
Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 6
Sure to challenge even the most proficient puzzler, Hamlyn's brand new compilation of cryptic crosswords contains 100 brain-bending grids from the archives of one of the nation's favourite newspapers. Continuing the best-selling series of Hamlyn's Daily Mail crossword books, this collection is another chance to join the 1.2 million people who tackle these puzzles every day and see if you have what it takes to defeat them. With its handy pocket-sized format, New Cryptic Crosswords Volume 6 is guaranteed to keep your mind engaged and entertained whether at home, on holiday or during the daily commute.
Daily Mail: Crossword Dictionary
By John Bailie
This is essential reference for the crossword enthusiast with over 80,000 carefully selected and classified words, grouped into a number of main subject categories covering a huge range of subjects: from computers to kitchen utensils and from celebrities to botany. Each subject contains alphabetically listed groups of words, ranging in length from three to 15 or more letters.This book is a perfect gift for a crossword lover and an ideal accompaniment to Hamlyn's range of Daily Mail Crossword Volumes.