Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher : Parallax Press
Release :2014-03-07
Total pages :120
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781937006594

The first book in the Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit offers clear, simple directions and inspiration for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness meditation. In short, single-paragraph chapters, Nhat Hanh shares detailed instructions, guided breathing exercises and visualizations, as well as his own personal stories and insights. This pocket-sized book is perfect for those brand new to sitting meditation as well as for those looking to deepen their spiritual practice. With sumi ink drawings by Jason DeAntonis.

Author : Mary Bond
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2006-11-29
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781594779985

A manual for understanding the anatomical and emotional components of posture in order to heal chronic pain • Contains self-help exercises and ergonomics information to help correct unhealthy movement patterns • Teaches how to adopt suitable posture in the modern sedentary world Many people cause their own back and body pain through their everyday bad postural and movement habits. Many sense that their poor posture is probably the root of the problem, but they are unable to change long-standing habits. In The New Rules of Posture, Mary Bond approaches postural changes from the inside out. She explains that healthy posture comes from a new sense we can learn to feel, not by training our muscles into an ideal shape. Drawing from 35 years of helping people improve their bodies, she shows how habitual movement patterns and emotional factors lead to unhealthy posture. She contends that posture is the physical action we take to orient ourselves in relation to situations, emotions, and people; in order to improve our posture, we need to examine both our physical postural traits and the self-expression that underlies the way we sit, stand, and move. The way we walk, she says, is our body’s signature. Bond identifies the key anatomical features that impact alignment, particularly in light of our modern sedentary lives, and proposes six zones that help create postural changes: the pelvic floor, the breathing muscles, the abdomen, the hands, the feet, and the head. She offers self-help exercises that enable healthy function in each zone as well as information on basic ergonomics and case histories to inspire us to think about our own habitual movements. This book is a resource for Pilates, yoga, and dance instructors as well as healthcare professionals in educating people about postural self-care so they can relieve chronic pain and enjoy all life activities with greater ease.

Author : Tyrese Coleman
Publisher :
Release :2018-10
Total pages :119
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0996103767

"In How to Sit, Tyrese Coleman investigates the border between fiction and non-fiction in a way that calls to mind Tim O'Brien's powerhouse The Things They Carried, but here the subject is the trials of black girlhood and womanhood, the dislocation of class mobility, and the impossibility of making sense of it all. Coleman has written a short work with more insight, heart and truth than the entire catalogues of even some of the best writers."--Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections [back cover].

Author : tenzin gyurme
Publisher :
Release :2015-12-17
Total pages :94
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780557435494

Since the begining of time, mankind has ben both befuddled and enthralled by the workings of his/her mind. Though many different styles and lineages of meditation have arisen through the centuries, there is still no consensus on attaining the self-perfected state. Though this book is no guarantee that you will attain this un-contrived state, when used with its complimentary book, Contemplative Meta-Physical Healing, there is the possibility of attaining some sense of relief.

Author : Ann Rodiger
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release :2010-10
Total pages :72
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781608447886

It is not necessary to experience pain while sitting at your office workstation. Office injuries, including pains and strains caused by cumulative stresses, pose a serious threat to your overall health and to the quality of your work. Use this book to break free from harmful habits and improve your ergonomic setup, including the most important factor in the ergonomics equation: YOU! If you: Use a computer Write at a desk Talk on the phone This book will increase your productivity and efficiency at work, improve safety and breathing and help to reduce: Injury Stress Wrist pain Back pain Neck pain Eye strain Headaches The Alexander Technique Through studying the Alexander Technique, you will learn a process of awareness in action that can be applied to any situation or activity. You will learn to think consciously about what you are doing and how to respond to activities in your workplace with ease and spontaneity. Through building an awareness of your core movement patterns and how to fundamentally change them for the better, you will experience improvements in your physical and mental health and well-being. Ann Rodiger is the founder and director of the Balance Arts Center in New York City. She as been teaching the Alexander Technique for 30 years. She is also a specialist in movement education and analysis, dance, and Labanotation. She has Alexander Technique practices in New York City and Berlin, Germany. She has been on the faculty of several major universities in the United States."

Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
Release :2016-04-19
Total pages :60
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781619113039

New owners of the Native American Flute are often told to go sit on a rock andteach themselves how to play. Through eight lessons introducing the technique and theory of both the outer and inner game of Native American Fluteimprovisation, players of all levels learn to express the music growing inside themselves. The exercises in this volume are presented in fingering diagrams andNakai TAB-an easy-to-learn derivative of standard music notation most commonly used for Native American Flute. Audio included online

Author : Venerable Zen Master Vajra Karuna
Publisher : Outskirts Press
Release :2020-06-17
Total pages :634
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781977226341

Perhaps you’ve thought that the traditional ways of understanding God are lacking in resonance and relevance—that there must be more to the concept of divinity than the anthropomorphic, gender-exclusionary, ethically and logically problematic God of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. If so, this beautiful book may be the path to enlightenment that you’ve been seeking. Uthimaniyya, or Trans-Sufism, embraces the idea that there is an ultimate spiritual experience, called The Consciousness of the Eternal Now, or Sitting on the Throne of God. This experience is not dependent on any past religion—instead, it is realized through observing a mathematically mystical version of the Seventh Day (the Throne Sabbath) that is more compatible with a belief in God as everything, and everything as God. Since a God that is everything cannot have a personhood, it is referred to as the impersonal God, or the Godless God. The Throne Sabbath is based on a radical reinterpretation of the biblical and qur’anic myth of the creation of the world in six days, and a seventh day when the Creator rested (Bible) or retreated to His throne (Qur’an). Inspiring and transcendent, How to Sit on the Throne of the Godless God is the guide you need to access a new viewpoint.

Author : Michelle Theall
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2014-02-25
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781451697292

Traces the author's experiences as a gay Catholic in a discriminating Texas region where she was bullied and abandoned for her differences before she isolated herself, took a partner and had a son on whose behalf she fought for reacceptance into the Catholic Church. 60,000 first printing.

Author : Deborah Ellis
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Release :2017-10-01
Total pages :144
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781773060873

The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice. Jafar is a child laborer in a chair factory and longs to go to school. Sue sits on a swing as she and her brother wait to have a supervised visit with their father at the children’s aid society. Gretchen considers the lives of concentration camp victims during a school tour of Auschwitz. Mike survives seventy-two days of solitary as a young offender. Barry squirms on a food court chair as his parents tell him that they are separating. Macie sits on a too-small time-out chair while her mother receives visitors for tea. Noosala crouches in a fetid, crowded apartment in Uzbekistan, waiting for an unscrupulous refugee smuggler to decide her fate. These children find the courage to face their situations in ways large and small, in this eloquent collection from a master storyteller.

Author : Joan Duncan Oliver
Publisher :
Release :2010-05-07
Total pages :292
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781458757180

This book brings together a broad range of Buddhist meditative techniques that have appeared in the magazine over the years. Contributors include some of the foremost voices in contemporary Buddhism: Pema Chdrn starts our journey with an inspirational Foreword. Lama Surya Das explores the definition of meditation, while Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein lay out a 28-day program for establishing a daily practice. Wherever you are on your search, you will find plenty of guidance in this book. Learn about insight meditation from Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and Sylvia Boorstein. Or about zazen from Barry Magid and Martine Batchelor. Gil Fronsdal offers instruction in metta (lovingkindness) meditation, while Judith Simmer-Brown teaches tonglen, a Tibetan Buddhist practice for cultivating compassion. We also learn about the crucial role the body plays in meditation from S. N. Goenka, Reginald Ray, Wes Nisker, and Cyndi Lee. We receive guidance on managing issues that arise in meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn, Christina Feldman, Matthieu Ricard, Pat Enkyo O'Hara, and others. And there are practices for bringing mindfulness and compassion to daily life from Thubten Chodron, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Michael Carroll. Though targeted to the reader who would like to begin meditating, this collection also offers support and guidance to the experienced meditator working to sustain a lifelong practice. This is a guide to meditative practice for any seeker wishing to deepen their understanding of themselves and their world.