Kilted Yoga

yoga laid bare
Author: Finlay Wilson
Publisher: Yellow Kite
ISBN: 9781473667846
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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FROM THE VIRAL YOGA STAR - 43 MILLION VIEWS IN JUST FIVE DAYS Yoga as it's never been seen before! 'Yoga can feel elitist but the book does not alienate. Partly because of its gentle humour, and partly because the language does not assume any knowledge of terms or sequences. It's straightforward and to the point. And the scenery beats a sterile yoga studio.' - Evening Standard 'Apparently there is something about the recipe of beards, kilts, butts and the Scottish highlands that just works.' - Finlay Wilson 'Yoga and kilts in a Perthshire forest has proved to be just what the world was waiting for.' - BBC Get ready to lose yourself in the wilds of Scotland and reconnect with the natural world in this gorgeous little book that will make you look at yoga in a whole new way - kilt optional! After recovering from an accident, Finlay Wilson found yoga was the best way to rebuild his strength. Now a qualified yoga instructor himself, he's decided to bring a modern take to this ancient practice. Feast your eyes on his yoga moves and discover why his Kilted Yoga video became an instant global sensation. This beautiful book is both dramatic and inspirational, but also tongue in cheek, quirky and funny. Finlay introduces you to the fundamentals of yoga through four progressive sequences to help you develop your practice. Combining stunning photography of the Scottish highlands with practical advice, Kilted Yoga is the inspiration you've been waiting for - join the movement here. Check out the video that went viral:

The Honourable Schoolboy

Author: John le Carre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743457919
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Trying to rebuild his espionage organization after a traitor is unmasked, George Smiley sends one of his most trusted agents on a mission to the Far East.

Shadows of the Prophet

Martial Arts and Sufi Mysticism
Author: Douglas S. Farrer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140209356X
Category: Social Science
Page: 311
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This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.

The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson Disease

Author: Lindy Ashford,Parkinsons Creative Collective,Laura Brooks,May Griebel,Linda Herman,Katherine Huseman,Pamela Kell,Girija Muralidhar,Peggy Willocks,Bob Cummings,Paula Wittekind
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989326605
Category: Parkinson's disease
Page: 320
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Personal in approach, beautiful in design, global in scope, The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson Disease envisions a better world for people with Parkinson disease (PD). Developed by the Parkinsons Creative Collective (all of whom have PD), it is an anthology of the experiences of over 120 experts at living with PD -- the patients themselves. Join them on a journey from diagnosis, to informed patient, to empowered advocate. Filled with information and inspiration, it's a color-illustrated encyclopedia of PD from the patients' point of view. With nearly one quarter of the voices from around the world, it encourages discussion while it speaks to those newly diagnosed as well as to those who have lived with PD for years. Even medical professionals reading the book have found new perspectives on what it is like to live with PD. It delivers much more than the basics about this chronic, progressive, neurological disease. The authors share their stories and strategies on how to improve health, quality of life, and wellness in spite of PD. They also present opinions on how to speed the development of new treatments and how to face other life challenges that come with PD. --For those with PD, it's a support group between two covers; and for everyone else, it's a window into the world of PD.

Visionary Film

The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000
Author: P. Adams Sitney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199882037
Category: Art
Page: 480
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Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.

The Life of a Children's Troubadour

Author: Raffi
Publisher: Homeland Press
ISBN: 9781896943503
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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In his own words, Raffi shares his journey from childhood in Cairo, Egypt to his adjustment to life in Toronto as a youth, to becoming a household name around the world. As one of North America's most beloved entertainers and song-writers, Raffi and his music have made him a friend to millions of children and their families. Learn about the fascinating events that opened up the path for his musical success, and meet the people who helped him build a career that has included appearances at Carnegie Hall, meetings with word leaders, and hundreds of concerts in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Readers who know his music (as well as those who are meeting Raffi here for the first time) will welcome this behind-the-scenes look at the man whose work honors both the world's children and the Earth. His heartfelt beliefs are more than just words: in fact, this book is itself as "organic" as possible, printed on chlorine-free paper with vegetable-based inks -- one step toward a healthier world

The Yoga Body

Author: Lola Berry
Publisher: Plum
ISBN: 9781760552688
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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The ultimate guide to dexoting, building strength and eating mindfully. Improve your fitness and flexibility, lose weight, and be inspired to live your best life with nutritionist, yoga teacher and bestselling author Lola Berry. Inside you'll discover:* The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga* A look at the most popular styles of yoga* An illustrated guide to the core yoga poses, and a range of sequences to target specific areas of the body* A seven-day vegan cleanse to kickstart your clean-eating regime* More than 60 delicious wholefood recipes.You can achieve and maintain a yoga body, inside and out, while learning to quieten a busy mind and make mindfulness a part of your daily routine. Think of this book as your own private yoga class - everything you need to build a strong and flexible yoga body is right here. So unroll your mat, open your heart and let's go!

Body Eloquence

The Power of Myth and Story to Awaken the Body's Energies
Author: Nancy Mellon,Ashley Ramsden
Publisher: Elite Books
ISBN: 9781604150285
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 253
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Have you ever had an ache or pain, and wished your body could talk to you and tell you what was wrong? You're not alone! Master storyteller Nancy Mellon, author of Body Eloquence, has guided scores of people through the process of giving their bodies a voice. Drawing from mythology, medicine, biology and energetic healing, she finds the essential stories that characterize each organ of the human body, and trains us how to use these resources to identify the messages that our organs are communicating to us.The heart, for instance, is not just a durable pump, sending oxygenated blood to every cell. It's also a representation of goodwill; a heart-to-heart connection, or an openhearted friend, are universal stories we can all identify. But a hard-hearted person is one we all avoid. These archetypes are found in mythologies from Native American traditions to Scandinavian tribes to Greek history, and are woven together in a fascinating matrix in Body Eloquence, showing how our organs are part of our psyche, our history, and our collective mythology.


Yoga for you and your Dog
Author: Mahny Djahanguiri
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 9780600628927
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
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Welcome to the world of Doga, where your best friend can help you get more from your yoga sessions. Involving your dog in yoga sessions can help you develop your yoga practice, as well as being an entertaining and fun way to bond with your pet. Doga provides a mindful connection with your dog as you mimic your pet's breathing patterns and have to stay controlled throughout the pose to ensure your pet's comfort. As an activity it de-stresses your dog and creates a wonderful sharing and nurturing experience. Classic yoga postures such as the Warrior Lunge and the Downward-Facing Dog are adapted so that your pet can participate. Full-color photographs alongside practical step-by-step guides show clearly how to do each of the poses in this fun and unique take on yoga. Mahny Djahanguiri is a certified yoga teacher. Since 1999 she's been teaching and leading international Ashtanga Vinyasa and kids' yoga workshops in London and Switzerland. Over the last three years Mahny has developed and taught Doga to enthusiastic classes in the UK and to her clients, who include TV celebrities and famous musicians.

Everyone Worth Knowing

Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743262336
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Realizing that her prestigious investment banking job is making her miserable, Bette Robinson impulsively quits and accepts an opportunity with a successful PR firm, a job that tests the boundary between her personal and professional lives.

An Encyclopaedia of Occultism

Author: Lewis Spence
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596052376
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 440
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This "compendium of information on the occult sciences, occult personalities, psychic science, demonology, spiritism, and mysticism" was one of a kind when it was first published in 1920 and is still considered the best in its field today. Spence organizes a world's worth of magic -- from "Ab" (a magical month in the ancient Semitic calendar) to "Zulu witch-finders" -- into 2,500 dictionary-style entries that explore concepts and personalities both familiar (Freemasonry, Morgan le Fay) and obscure: palingenesy (a process by which plants or vegetables are destroyed and then "resurrected"), Leonora Galigai (a 17th-century Italian aristocrat who was burned as a witch). A delight for devotees of the weird and the strange, and a valuable resource for students of mythology and the evolution of scientific thought, this important volume is at home in the libraries of all book lovers. Scottish journalist and folklorist LEWIS SPENCE (1874 -1955) was a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and Vice-President of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. He published more than 40 works on mythology and the occult, including History of Atlantis, An Introduction to Mythology, and Myth and Ritual in Dance, Game and Rhyme.

Pandaemonium 1660–1886

The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers
Author: Humphrey Jennings
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848315864
Category: History
Page: 416
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Collecting texts taken from letters, diaries, literature, scientific journals and reports, Pandæmonium gathers a beguiling narrative as it traces the development of the machine age in Britain. Covering the years between 1660 and 1886, it offers a rich tapestry of human experience, from eyewitness reports of the Luddite Riots and the Peterloo Massacre to more intimate accounts of child labour, Utopian communities, the desecration of the natural world, ground-breaking scientific experiments, and the coming of the railways. Humphrey Jennings, co-founder of the Mass Observation movement of the 1930s and acclaimed documentary film-maker, assembled an enthralling narrative of this key period in Britain’s national consciousness. The result is a highly original artistic achievement in its own right. Thanks to the efforts of his daughter, Marie-Louise Jennings, Pandæmonium was originally published in 1985, and in 2012 it was the inspiration behind Danny Boyle’s electrifying Opening Ceremony for the London Olympic Games. Frank Cottrell Boyce, who wrote the scenario for the ceremony, contributes a revealing new foreword for this edition.

World Religions

From Ancient History to the Present
Author: Geoffrey Parrinder
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816012893
Category: Religion
Page: 528
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Looks at the history and beliefs of ancient and modern religions, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The Ritual Magic Workbook

A Practical Course of Self-Initiation
Author: Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578630455
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 255
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This book takes the student month-by-month through a year of magical training. Each month's work is concluded with practical exercises. Covers - constructing and consecrating a temple; meditation and visualization techniques; working in an elemental temple; exploring the inner world. For students wishing to take up ceremonial magic, but who are unwilling or unable to join a working group.

The Alchemical Body

Siddha Traditions in Medieval India
Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226894997
Category: History
Page: 614
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The Alchemical Body excavates and centers within its Indian context the lost tradition of the medieval Siddhas. Working from previously unexplored alchemical sources, David Gordon White demonstrates for the first time that the medieval disciplines of Hindu alchemy and hatha yoga were practiced by one and the same people, and that they can be understood only when viewed together. White opens the way to a new and more comprehensive understanding of medieval Indian mysticism, within the broader context of south Asian Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam. "White proves a skillful guide in disentangling historical and theoretical complexities that have thus far bedeviled the study of these influential aspects of medieval Indian culture."—Yoga World "Anyone seriously interested in finding out more about authentic tantra, original hatha yoga, embodied liberation . . . sacred sexuality, paranormal abilities, healing, and of course alchemy will find White's extraordinary book as fascinating as any Tom Clancy thriller."—Georg Feuerstein, Yoga Journal


Author: T. S. Maxwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Art
Page: 303
View: 2001

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Visvarupa, god as the universe or multiheaded figures in human form in Indic sculptures and bronzes, 1st-9th century; a study.

Beyond the Himalayas

(A Gnostic Audio Selection,includes Free Access to Streaming Audio Book)
Author: Murdo MacDonald Bayne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781941489130
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Clement Wood,Ronald J. Bogus
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780780765573
Category: Reference
Page: 705
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This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.