Working With Chi
Practical Ways to Harness Healing Energy
According to ancient Eastern thought, ‘chi’ is a form of energy that animates every living thing on earth and keeping it in balance is essential to health and happiness. This practical guide includes an overview of the philosophical origins of chi; its relationship to the elements and the human meridians; dietary advice; and a photographic guide to Tai Chi and Chi Kung exercises. Slightly off-mint.
The Complete Yoga Tutor
A Structured Course to Achieve Professional Expertise
This manual of Hatha Yoga, written by the founder of Dharma Yoga London, is aimed at serious practitioners and aspiring teachers. Step-by-step instructions for 65 asanas (postures) are given, accompanied by notes on the benefits of each and photographs of yoga practitioners executing the pose. Breathing, anatomy and the science and history of yoga are also covered in this comprehensive handbook.
The Complete Complementary Health Program
Cases of asthma are on the increase, but symptoms such as wheeziness and breathlessness may be eased with complementary treatments and lifestyle changes. This book suggests foods to avoid, breathing exercises, and therapies that can help to relieve the condition.
Complete Back Workbook
A Practical Approach to Healing Common Back Ailments
Back pain is an increasingly common ailment, exacerbated, no doubt, by sedentary lifestyles and hours sitting in front of computer screens. This health manual explains the many factors that can contribute to back problems, presents advice on healing options and coping strategies for dealing with pain, and demonstrates a series of exercises that promote good posture, improve flexibility, build strength and maintain back health. Previously sold in Postscript as Healing Back.
A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants
Little was known about morphine and its addictive qualities when Louis Lewin published his first study of the drug in 1874, and his continued work in pharmacology and toxicology contributed greatly to the field, culminating in this classic manual, published in 1924. The book sets out detailed information on the properties and effects of all major drugs known at the time, including opium, cannabis, peyote, cocaine, coffee, cocoa and alcohol.
Health and Wellbeing
Pilates offers an all-round mind-body workout, to improve core strength, muscle tone and general sense of wellbeing. This compact guide explains its benefits, then gives step-by-step explanations of all the main poses and stretches, organized by type and difficulty. There are suggested routines for daily practice and for targeting specific areas of the body, as well as a chapter on exercising with props such as bands and balls.