200 5:2 Diet Recipes
Whether you're new to the 5:2 diet and you're thinking about giving it a go, or you're already a convert and are looking for recipes to improve your fasting days, this is the book for you.Choose from a delicious range of satisfying light meals from a variety of world cuisines, all organised by mealtime so that you can quickly select a recipe.Get your fasting day off to a good start with a breakfast of fragrant Moroccan baked eggs or chunky Maple-glazed granola.Opt for a light lunch of Chicken burgers with tomato salsa, Chilli & coriander fish parcels or Smoky bacon & white bean soup to see you through the afternoon.End the day with a serving of Lamb & flageolet bean stew, Chicken & spinach curry or a special meal of Lobster with shallots & vermouth.You can even include sweet treats without breaking your diet - this selection includes Brulee vanilla cheesecake, Chocolate & chestnut roulade and Cherry & nectarine pavlova.Make the 5:2 diet a life choice with this indispensable recipe collection.Check out some of the other titles in the series:200 Cakes & Bakes (ISBN 978-0-600-63329-7)200 Family Slow Cooker Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63057-9)200 Halogen Oven Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63344-0)200 One Pot Meals (ISBN 978-0-600-63339-6)200 Pasta Dishes (ISBN 978-0-600-63334-1)200 Super Soups (ISBN 978-0-600-63343-3)200 Veggie Feasts (ISBN 978-0-600-63337-2)
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.
The Astronomy Bible
By Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects.Accessible, informative, and fully-illustrated, this is an invaluable practical companion for anyone who loves stargazing.
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.
By Wynnie Chan
Calorie counting is the foundation of most diets. Despite Food Standards Agency legislation and nutritional labelling, dietary claims on food can often be confusing or misleading. Calorie Counter is an A-Z guide providing a clear and accurate breakdown of nutritional information in more than 1,900 favourite foods. Nutritional facts are presented in easy-to-read tables and the book comes in a handy pocket format.
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.
By Helen Foster
Combat the many "toxic" elements of modern life through diet, alternative therapies, massage and exercise, tiredness, sluggishness and the guilt about not exercising should become a thing of the past. This title features 14 detox plans to target specific issues from stopping smoking to energizing and stress-busting.
By Mahny Djahanguiri
Involving your dog in yoga sessions can help you develop your yoga practice, as well as being an entertaining and fun way to bond with your pet. Doga provides a mindful connection with your dog as you mimic your pet's breathing patterns and have to stay controlled throughout the pose to ensure your pet's comfort. As an activity it de-stresses your dog and creates a wonderful sharing and nurturing experience.Classic yoga postures such as the Warrior Lunge and the Downward-Facing Dog are adapted so that your pet can participate. Full-colour photographs alongside practical step-by-step guides show clearly how to do each of the poses in this fun and unique take on yoga.