Kilted Yoga

From the Yogi who broke the internet - yoga, laid bare
Author: Finlay Wilson
Publisher: Yellow Kite
ISBN: 1473667852
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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FROM THE YOGI WHO BROKE THE INTERNET 43 MILLION VIEWS IN JUST FIVE DAYS 'Yoga and kilts in a Perthshire forest has proved to be just what the world was waiting for.' - BBC 'Apparently there is something about the recipe of beards, kilts, butts and the Scottish highlands that just works.' - Finlay Wilson 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 inspiration, 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 here:

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.

Yoga Dogs

Author: Dan Borris
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 1613120931
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 112
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Learn how to sit, stay, and roll over with this fully illustrated, “delightful” guide to yoga starring man’s best friend (Shutterbug magazine). Inspired by a friend’s mastiff who would imitate his master’s morning yoga routine, photographer Dan Borris created Yoga Dogs, a full-color collection of forty-five different dogs and puppies doing human yoga poses. Don’t worry: No animals were harmed during the making of these images; their extreme flexibility is the result of clever digital trickery. The curious, humorous, and distinctly original pictures are paired with useful information about the poses, as well as some funny canine meditations. “A fresh and highly entertaining visual treat,” Yoga Dogs is perfect for any yogi of the two or four-legged variety (Shutterbug magazine).


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.

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.

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

Unlocking James Joyce's Masterwork
Author: Joseph Campbell,Henry Morton Robinson,Edmund L. Epstein
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577314050
Category: Fiction
Page: 402
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Since its publication in 1939, countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake - James Joyce's masterwork, which consumed a third of his life - have given up after a few pages, dismissing it as a "perverse triumph of the unintelligible." In 1944, a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell, working with Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first "key" or guide to entering the fascinating, disturbing, marvelously rich world of Finnegans Wake. The authors break down Joyce's "unintelligible" book page by page, stripping the text of much of its obscurity and serving up thoughtful interpretations via footnotes and bracketed commentary. They outline the book's basic action, and then simplify ? and clarify ? its complex web of images and allusions. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake is the latest addition to the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series.

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

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

An Encyclopædia of Occultism

A Compendium of Information on the Occult Sciences, Occult Personalities, Psychic Science, Magic, Demonology, Spiritism and Mysticism
Author: Lewis Spence
Publisher: N.A
Category: Magic
Page: 451
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Human Animals

Author: Frank Hamel
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849641848
Category: Social Science
Page: 274
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Human Animals is a discursive, while at the same time an entertaining volume on a theme of peculiar significance. As to whether or not a human soul may enter into the body of an animal, or the soul of an animal that of a human person, is and has always been a subject shrouded in mystery and covered over with grave doubts and more or less heated arguments for and against the idea. In the present work on the transformation of humans and animals into other shapes, the author satisfies himself with quoting innumerable examples, ancient and modern, belonging to many races and climes, leaving the reader to judge for himself if he is for or against this remarkable concept of the passage of souls into other living forms. There are chapters on the ''Bush-Soul," on human souls in animal bodies, on animal dances, the "Were-Wolf Trials," on witches, on cat and cock phantoms, on the "Phantasmal Ghost," each and all of which serve to make interesting reading.

Scanning the Hypnoglyph

Sleep in Modernist and Postmodern Representation
Author: Nathaniel Wallace
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004316213
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 370
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Scanning the Hypnoglyph by Nathaniel Wallace is concerned with the representation of sleep, with emphasis on postmodern verbal art and literature. Theories of subjectivity, narrative, and gender are considered, along with key works relevant for delineating a contemporary genre.

Dance, Modernity and Culture

Author: Helen Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134881827
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 232
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Author: Ramit Sethi
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761156314
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
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At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance--banking, saving, budgeting, and investing--and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship. Sethi covers how to save time by not wasting it managing money; the guns and cars myth of credit cards; how to negotiate like an Indian--the conversation begins with "no"; why "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck!"; how to get things rolling--for real--with only $20; what most people don't understand about taxes; how to get a CEO to take you out to lunch; how to avoid the Super Mario Brothers trap by making your savings work harder than you do; the difference between cheap and frugal; the hidden relationship between money and food. Not to mention his first key lesson: Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security. Every month, 175,000 unique visitors come to Ramit Sethi's website,, to discover the path to financial freedom. They praise him thoughtfully ("Your site summarizes everything I want with my life--to be rich in finances, rich in experience, rich in family blessings," Dan Esparza) and effusively ("Dude, you rock. I love this site!" Richard Wu). The press has caught on, too: "Ramit Sethi is a rising star in the world of personal finance writing . . . one singularly attuned to the sensibilities of his generation. his style is part frat boy and part silicon Valley geek, with a little bit of San Francisco hipster thrown in" (San Francisco Chronicle). His writing is smart, his voice is full of attitude, and his ideas are uncommonly sound and refreshingly hype-free.

Facing Mount Kanchenjunga

Author: Sangharakshita
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 1909314382
Category: Religion
Page: 512
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In 1950 Kalimpong was a lively trading town in the intrigue-ridden corner of India that borders Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Tibet. Finding a welcome in this town, nestled high in the mountains, were a bewildering array of guests and settlers, including Sangharakshita, a young English monk. In this delightful volume of memoirs, Sangharakshita shares the incidents and insights of his early years in Kalimpong, including a meeting with Dr B.R. Ambedkar and his friendship with Lama Anagarika Govinda.


Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death
Author: Robert Moss
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577318927
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 416
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A world-renowned authority on the history, uses, and power of dreaming, Robert Moss guides neophyte and experienced adventurers alike to open their own dreamgates. Through these gates await otherwise inaccessible realms of reality as well as soul remembering — the “recovering of knowledge that belonged to us before we came into this life experience.” Exercises, meditations, and the mesmerizing tales of fellow dream travelers outline Moss’s Active Dreaming technique, a kind of shamanic soul-flight that offers “frequent flyers” a passport between worlds. In this world beyond physical reality, Moss points to wellsprings of healing, creativity, and insight. As readers move into these different ways of seeing and knowing, they may also communicate with spiritual guides and departed loved ones in ways that transform their everyday lives.

Writing with Elbow

Author: Pat Belanoff
Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 301
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Writing with Elbow is a volume written by leading scholars now working in the field of composition who trace their own scholarship to foundational work done by Peter Elbow over the last 30 years. The book is in that sense a celebration. But it is more than that, too. Elbow and process writing are not without their critics, and the essays collected in Writing with Elbow also test him, extend his work, explore his intellectual forebears, address his critics and contexts, and complicate his legacy across a wide range of issues in current composition research and practice. A thoughtful, comprehensive retrospective on Peter Elbow's legacy, Writing with Elbow is a must-read collection for composition scholars, teachers, English educationists, and graduate students.

Thrive Through Yoga

A 21-Day Journey to Ease Anxiety, Love Your Body and Feel More Alive
Author: Nicola Jane Hobbs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943015
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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Whether you long to live with less stress, reduce anxiety, find the confidence to follow your dreams or simply find more happiness and meaning in your everyday life, Thrive Through Yoga will take you on a journey towards health, strength and freedom. Thrive Through Yoga unites ancient wisdom with modern psychology to create a revolutionary route to freedom from the anxieties and worries of 21st-century living. This life-changing 21-day journey maps out a clear path to healing and personal growth through daily yoga routines, heart-centred explorations and meditations. Find the inspiration, guidance and courage to let go of whatever is holding you back, transform struggle into strength, and grow as bold and brave and beautiful as you were born to be.

My Fair Highlander

Author: Mary Wine
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758272464
Category: Fiction
Page: 289
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Trapped in a castle in Scotland, an Englishwoman is caught between danger and desire . . . Jemma Ramsden is a wild thing in a noblewoman’s body—so thinks Gordon Dwyre, Laird Barras, watching her galloping on horseback through her brother’s lands. Bold, headstrong, beautiful: the perfect bride for a lusty Scots warrior. He might be able to convince her too, if she would hear his suit. But Barras doesn’t wait to be handed what he wants. When he’s forced to rescue Jemma from English ruffians, he makes sure she stays safe . . . by locking her in his castle. Jemma is hardly an eager captive. She has no horse and no freedom, and she is an Englishwoman in a hostile Scots keep: a stranger without work or friend. Barras seems determined to charm her—and even tempt forbidden desires, a daring game that leaves Jemma desperate for more. But with passion, love, and a new life within her grasp, Jemma is in more danger than even she knows . . . Praise for Mary Wine “Delightful characters and a charming romance . . . definitely a must-read.” —Heather Graham on In Bed with a Stranger “A bold and lusty hero, a brave heroine, and intrigue at the royal court of Scotland . . . sexy and exciting as the Highland hills themselves!” —Elizabeth Hoyt on In the Warrior’s Bed

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.