The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

An Easy, Accessible Yoga Program for Health & Wellness Are you looking for a new health practice to enhance your day-to-day routines? Have you been interested in trying out yoga, but are too intimidated by the seemingly fancy and challenging poses? The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is your guide to the true healing heart of yoga, sharing the techniques that Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used to tremendous success with their clients. In this simple, science-based eight-week program, you'll learn about the countless benefits of this proven practice, including: Increased flexibility and balance Greater muscle and bone strength Improved sleep Better stress management and resilience Strengthened immune system Enriched brain health And much more! Complete with illustrations, dozens of yoga breathing and meditation techniques, adaptable sequences, and principles of yoga safety, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga will guide you to health and wellness.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works. Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. This book includes: • The basic program, illustrated by more than 50 photographs • Practical tips for integrating Tai Chi into everyday activities • An introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi • Up-to-date summaries of the research literature on the health benefits of Tai Chi • How Tai Chi can enhance work productivity, creativity, and sports performance • And much more

Your Brain on Yoga (Harvard Medical School Guide)

Your Brain on Yoga (Harvard Medical School Guide)

Does yoga really reduce stress? Can we feel happier after meditating just 10 minutes a day? How about smarter? Your Brain on Yoga presents the latest, cutting-edge studies that show the physical and psychological benefits of yoga and meditation. Author Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D, assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, has conducted clinical research on of yoga and meditation for more than a decade. He offers compelling scientific evidence about how yoga and meditation can change our brains, and our lives, by: Reducing stress that makes us look and feel older than our years. Making the parts of the brain responsible for memory grow stronger and sharper. Elevating our mood and enhancing our spiritual outlook, giving us a sense of peace and calm. Your Brain on Yoga explains how a regular practice can reduce your heart rate and blood pressure, increase lung capacity, and help treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This book will also help you find the right style of yoga for you with information on the most popular practices today from Ashtanga to Vinyasa. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health for over 10 years. He has also practiced a yoga lifestyle for over 40 years and is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Director of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has been involved in efficacy studies of yoga for a number of conditions including chronic insomnia and anxiety disorders. His current studies include clinical trials of yoga for post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic stress and ongoing research funded by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health evaluating a yoga program within the academic curriculum of public schools to determine the benefits in mental health characteristics such as perceived stress, resilience, emotion regulation and anxiety. Dr. Khalsa routinely interacts internationally with other yoga researchers and he is actively working with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote the field of research on yoga therapy. For the over 5 years he has also been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine. Jodie Gould is an award-winning writer and author of eight books, including Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You. Her articles have appeared in numerous national publications and web sites. She has a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she was awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship and Alfred I. duPont Fellowship.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health

Lessons from the Harvard Men's Health Studies

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health

A practical guide to male health issues, presented in an accessible format, provides coverage of specific conditions and outlines a four-part program for health maintenance that involves diet, exercise, supplements, and behavior modification. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

New Yoga 4 New Age

Activating Personal Energy

New Yoga 4 New Age

This book in a nutshell explains what yoga is and how it works, followed by an outline of its history and how it was developed in the East and adopted and adapted in the West. The book describes health and how it is measured since a few medical books have their own definition of health saturated and described in the Western context. It verifies how most people fail to define and measure their own state of health since they only think that they are unhealthy when something is wrong which has been influenced by what they have been socialised to think through the Western biomedical system. This book takes a moment to compare and contrast the Eastern definition opposed to the Western point of view. Furthermore, it defines health in terms of energy systems. Chapter four focuses on energy and recharging to maintain balance and free-flowing quality and good volume for the state of health. Finally, the last two chapters discuss how yoga relates with other body energy systems and how yoga and energy therapies relate to everyday life. At the end of the book, there is a series of exercises which you can do to activate and cultivate your own energy and level of existence. If yoga is new to you, I hope that this book will inspire you to find spice in your life and begin to practice, if you are already a practitioner I hope it will expand your frame of reference and take your works further.

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor

What Are You Hungry For?

Women, Food, and Spirituality

What Are You Hungry For?

Women have many secrets. But a woman's secret relationship with food and her body can overshadow other aspects of her life, filling her with obsession, shame and fear. Many women waste countless years focusing on food and appearance, rather than spending energy on what holds deepest meaning for them in life. In What Are You Hungry For? authors Taylor and Ginsburg show how obsessive dieting, a distorted body image and eating disorders are often symptoms of a deep spiritual void. They offer a revolutionary--and easy to follow--approach to resolving deep-seated food and body issues using methods adapted from Eastern mind/body practices such as yoga. What Are You Hungry For? is a discovery book in the tradition of Susie Orbach's Fat is a Feminist Issue and Geneen Roth's When Food is Love. It will change the way you think about your body and the way you approach preparing and eating every single meal. "Finally, an insightful book that ties together food and our spiritual practice What Are You Hungry For? provides both philosophical and practical ways to understand our relationship with what we take into our bodies and to how we are following our internal voices." --Rodney Yee, yoga teacher and star of the bestselling video series "Yoga Journal's Yoga with Rodney Yee"

The Yoga-Body Cleanse

A 7-Day Ayurvedic Detox to Rejuvenate Your Body and Calm Your Mind

The Yoga-Body Cleanse

ENHANCE YOUR PRACTICE Yoga brings us into balance by opening the heart, clearing the mind and increasing flexibility while strengthening muscles, bones and internal organs. These amazing benefits are boosted to the max in The Yoga-Body Cleanse, which uses traditional Ayurvedic principles to rid your body of toxins and leave you fully rejuvenated. The simple day-by-day program in this book offers a complete diet of smart, delicious foods with super-healing powers that strengthen you instead of leaving you hungry. By following this holistic program you will: • Feel Energized • Flush Contaminants • Lose 5 to 8 Pounds • Relieve Stress • Look Younger • Increase Mental Clarity

The Master Cleanse Made Easy

Your No-Fail Guide to Feeling Great During and After Your Detox

The Master Cleanse Made Easy

TIPS, TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES TO TRANSFORM THE INTIMIDATING MASTER CLEANSE INTO A POWERFUL DETOX ANYONE CAN ACCOMPLISH Does forgoing solid foods for up to ten days scare you away from detoxing? Don’t let it! With the helpful strategies in this book, you’re sure to succeed on the cleanse—losing weight, resetting your system, feeling great and jumpstarting a healthy lifestyle. Guiding you step by step through the cleanse, the author shows how easy it is to: •Boost energy •Power through hunger •Maintain mental clarity •Keep a positive attitude Maximizing the cleanse’s effective ness while minimizing any hardships, The Master Cleanse Made Easy delivers the practical information and understandable approach you’ve been waiting for to conquer the cleanse and renew your health.

The Migraine Brain

Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health

The Migraine Brain

Draws on the latest scientific findings to identify the unique characteristics, chemical makeups, and structural differences of migraine-prone brains, offering insight into the role of the central nervous system while outlining a comprehensive program to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Reprint.