Demystifies the ancient Chinese exercise for a Western audience, offering detailed, step-by-step instruction to popular traditional routines for strengthening the body, optimizing health, and reducing tension. Concentrates on the three components of qigong-body, mind, and breath. Teaches how to put together an effective qigong flow and explains why the order is important. Each exercise is appropriate for beginning and intermediate audiences. Routines can be designed to suit particular needs and health conditions.
Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs.
The Pilates book for professionals: Background information and extensive practical knowledge on using the Pilates approach in prevention and therapy. The foundations include, among others, the "Pilates Principles" (Breathing, Centering, Flow, Precision, Concentration, Control and Coordination). The extensive praxis part presents all techniques and exercises (mat and equipment training) with detailed photos of movement sequences and with precise instructions and explanations of each exercise. Class plans provide concrete suggestions for the design of course units with prevention orientation and patient examples illustrate treatment procedures and therapeutic effects of the Pilates approach for different symptoms.
Through Teaching Yoga for Life: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living, you can
- help kids become more confident and self-directed,
- use a holistic approach to enrich students' lives, and
- guide kids to manage stress more effectively.
Yoga is gaining popularity in schools and community programs for good reason: It provides an antidote to our fast-paced, technology-based society in which we never stop to relax, dig deeper, and learn more about ourselves and the world around us.