How to Sit is part of a charming series of books from Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, exploring the essential foundations of mindful meditation and practise. How to Sit provides explicit, simple directions on the mechanics of posture and breathing, along with instructions for how best to achieve an awakened, relaxed state of clarity to cultivate concentration and compassion.
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.
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.
A Guide to Sitting at Your Workstation Based on the Alexander Technique
Author: Ann Rodiger
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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."
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
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.
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.
"Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling conditionwhich nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a breathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks anticipated finding answers; he was about as far from New Age as you can get. As everything that he once held true is called into question, Parks confronts the relationship between his mind and body, the hectic modern world that seems to demand all our focus, and his chosen life as an intellectual and writer. He is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religion in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sports and art on our attitudes toward health and well-being. Most of us will fall ill at some point; few will describe that journey with the same verve, insight, and radiant intelligence as Tim Parks"--Provided by publisher.
It's no wonder that Amarilis Presilla has titled her memoir ?Sometimes I Would Like to Sit Down and Cry.? Reminiscing can be painful when she thinks back on all the hardships she has known?not just within her family but for the Cuban people as well. Since arriving in the United States from Cuba seven years ago, Amarilis has written it all down, reliving both the good and the bad. Her idyllic childhood in the riverside village of Mayari was not to last. A powerful flood laid waste to her beloved town, yet this was nothing compared to the coming upheaval of Castro's revolution. What follows is an epic tale of love, family, struggle, self-improvement, and rebellion. Finally escaping and reuniting with her family, Amarilis Presilla now shares her triumphant story with you. ?Jack Silbert, The Hudson Reporter
Tools for Helping Children to Sit, Stand, and Walk Naturally
Author: Kathleen Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
A manual for parents, teachers, and kids to restore their natural alignment • Explores the principles of natural alignment in accessible ways to share with children • Details simple and fun exercises--for kids and adults alike--that “remind” the body of its natural patterns and movements • Explains how innate movements and natural alignment play an essential role in the development of a fully functioning body and nervous system Babies and toddlers develop naturally healthy alignment by moving in instinctive ways. Their posture is easy and relaxed, founded on correct pelvic positioning and deep core muscles to hold their bodies upright. Yet, as evidenced by the slouching epidemic seen in school-age children, most kids lose this natural alignment early in life, often due to an overreliance on strollers, baby seats, and bucket-style carriers during infancy and the reluctance to put babies on their bellies because of widespread fear of SIDS. In this richly illustrated manual for parents, teachers, and kids themselves, movement educator and researcher Kathleen Porter explains how to relearn natural alignment with a simple movement routine that “reminds” the body of its natural patterns. Detailing the principles of natural alignment in accessible ways to share with children, she also explores research on the importance of “tummy time” and how the movement patterns present at birth act as an engine that activates neural pathways to key areas of the brain. In this way, movement plays an essential role in the development of a fully functioning nervous system, coordinated muscle tone, and a strong, internal core that stabilizes the spine and prepares the baby for the soon-to-be-acquired upright position. The author explains how many children who struggle with a growing number of neurodevelopmental challenges, including autism, learning disabilities, and ADHD, also exhibit poor muscle tone, lack of core development, and difficulties with balance and coordination. With a multitude of easy-to-follow principles and exercises--far more fun and effective than the futile mantra of “sit up straight”--Kathleen Porter provides a detailed road map for parents, teachers, and health professionals to learn how to guide children back to their natural posture by inhabiting their bodies mindfully for a lifetime of easy movement, strength, and energetic vitality--the hallmarks of enduring good health.
mit 6 geführten Audio-Meditationen für Einsicht, innere Klarheit und Mitempfinden
Author: Jack Kornfield
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Die kompakte Einführung in Theorie und Praxis des Buddhismus In seiner gewohnt offenen Art legt der Meditationslehrer und Bestsellerautor Jack Kornfield hier eine Anleitung zur Meditation vor. Unabhängig von Konfession oder Glauben erlaubt sie dem interessierten Leser, Schritt für Schritt innere Klarheit und Gelassenheit zu entwickeln – Qualitäten, die bei der Meisterung unseres hektischen Alltags von unschätzbarem Vorteil sind. Ohne jeden Hang zur Mystifizierung beschreibt Kornfield in einfachen Worten, wie wir uns auf dem Königsweg der Meditation von zwanghaften Reaktionen befreien und Stück für Stück Glück und inneren Frieden gewinnen. Die beigelegten Audio-Übungen enthalten sechs geführte Meditationen, die den Stufenweg des Buches begleiten. E-Book mit Audio-Links: Je nach Hardware/Software können die Audio-Links direkt auf dem Endgerät abgespielt werden. In jedem Fall können die Audio-Links über jede Browser-Software geöffnet und über ein Audiogerät abgespielt werden.
Death and dying amongst family members can be traumatic, endearing and "spirit" filled, thus providing many lessons learned even as adults. We are not alone as we walk this earth. Our love deepens with each loss. Join the author as she shares many tearful and light hearted occurrences in order to endure personal loss." I have learned so much in the past few years. I feel as though throughout my experiences I have worn many hats, medically, legally and especially as the oldest child in an Italian Catholic family that I would like to share with all of you"
1. The Characteristics of a Border Collie Puppy or Dog 2. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Border Collie Puppy 3. What You Should Know About Puppy Teeth 4. How to Crate Train Your Border Collie 5. When Your Border Collie Makes Potty Mistakes 6. How to Teach your Border Collie to Fetch 7. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Border Collie 8. When Your Border Collie Has Separation Anxiety, and How to Deal With It 9. When Your Border Collie Is Afraid of Loud Noises 10. How to Stop Your Border Collie From Jumping Up On People 11. How to Build A Whelping Box for a Border Collie or Any Other Breed of Dog 12. How to Teach Your Border Collie to Sit 13. Why Your Border Collie Needs a Good Soft Bed to Sleep In 14. How to Stop Your Border Collie From Running Away or Bolting Out the Door 15. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Border Collie Puppy 16. How to Socialize Your Border Collie Puppy 17. How to Stop Your Border Collie Dog From Excessive Barking 18. When Your Border Collie Has Dog Food or Toy Aggression Tendencies 19. What you Should Know about Fleas and Ticks 20. How to Stop Your Border Collie Puppy or Dog From Biting 21. What to Expect Before and During your Dog Having Puppies 22. What the Benefits of Micro chipping Your Dog Are to You 23. How to Get Something Out of a Puppy or Dog's Belly Without Surgery 24. How to Clean Your Border Collies Ears Correctly 25. How to Stop Your Border Collie From Eating Their Own Stools 26. How Invisible Fencing Typically Works to Train and Protect Your Dog 27. Some Items You Should Never Let Your Puppy or Dog Eat 28. How to Make Sure Your Dog is Eating A Healthy Amount of Food 29. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Border Collie 30. How to Clean and Groom your Border Collie 31. How to Trim a Puppy or Dogs Nails Properly 32. The 5 Different Kinds of Worms that can Harm your Dog 33. How to Deworm your Border Collie for Good Health 34. What You Should Know About Dog Rabies 35. Are Rawhide Treats Good for Your Border Collie?