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  1. Cultivating Ch'i

    Cultivating Ch'i

    A Samurai Physician's Teachings on the Way of Health

    • by
    • Kaibara Ekiken
    Samurai are best known for taking life—but here is a samurai doctor’s prescription for how to preserve life, and to make yours a long and healthy one. Unlike other samurai of his time, the samurai Kaibara Ekiken (1630–1714) was concerned less with swordsmanship than with how to maintain and nurture the healthy mind and body upon which martial techniques and philosophy depended. While serving as the chief medical doctor and… Read More

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  2. The Life-Giving Sword

    The Life-Giving Sword

    Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun

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    • Yagyu Munenori
    The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and was a rival to the great Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori spent his life immersed in Zen teachings and practice. These teachings formed the framework for his deeply spiritual approach to sword fighting; Munenori saw in the practice of the sword a way to transform the… Read More

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  3. The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts

    The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts

    And Other Tales

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    • Issai Chozanshi
    This collection of parables written by an eighteenth-century samurai is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy), and understanding yin and yang. Some of the parables seem light and fanciful, but they offer the reader valuable lessons on the fundamental principles of the martial arts; “The Mysterious Technique of the Cat” is iconic.… Read More

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  4. Restoring Your Life Energy

    Restoring Your Life Energy

    Simple Chi Gung Practices to Reduce Stress and Enhance Well-Being

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    • Waysun Liao
    Poor diet, pollution, and the stresses of daily life all have a negative impact on our health and well-being; this program of simple movements and meditations taught by Master Waysun Liao, a renowned teacher of the Chinese movement arts of t’ai chi and chi gung, will restore both your body and mind. In our busy lives we are bombarded by physical and emotional stressors that tax us and… Read More

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  5. Hunger Mountain

    Hunger Mountain

    A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

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    • David Hinton
    Come along with David Hinton on a series of walks through the wild beauty of Hunger Mountain, near his home in Vermont—excursions informed by the worldview he’s imbibed from his many years translating the classics of Chinese poetry and philosophy. His broad-ranging discussion offers insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the Cosmos, from geology to Chinese landscape painting, from parenting to pictographic oracle-bone… Read More

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  6. The Heart and Soul of Sex

    The Heart and Soul of Sex

    Exploring the Sexual Mysteries

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    • Gina Ogden
    Drawing on the results of her unique national sex survey—and on decades of clinical practice as a sex therapist—Gina Ogden offers a revolutionary exploration of women’s sexual experience. The best sex, say thousands of women, doesn’t just happen in the body. It is multidimensional, connecting body, mind, heart, and soul. In The Heart and Soul of Sex, Ogden coaches readers to fully realize the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects… Read More

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  7. Being Well (Even When You're Sick)

    Being Well (Even When You're Sick)

    Mindfulness Practices for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses

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    • Elana Rosenbaum
    Maintaining a state of well-being and equanimity in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. It is a process of bringing a fierce but loving attention to everything that arises in our mind and body. The simple techniques Elana Rosenbaum presents here are the same ones she uses with the people in her practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy and stress reduction—and that she… Read More

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  8. The Healing Power of the Breath

    The Healing Power of the Breath

    Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions

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    • Richard Brown, MD,
    • Patricia Gerbarg, MD
    Here’s a drug-free, side-effect free solution to common stress and mood problems—developed by two physicians. Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates. Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a drug-free alternative… Read More

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  9. Yoga for Meditators

    Yoga for Meditators

    Poses to Support Your Sitting Practice

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    • Charlotte Bell
    Charlotte Bell, author of Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life, has blended the practices of yoga and meditation since 1986. In her new book, Yoga for Meditators, she writes, “Asana practice, by its very nature, is about preparing the body for meditation. So a book on yoga for meditators may seem redundant. All yoga is for meditators, after all. Still, there are poses that I have found to be optimal in addressing… Read More

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  10. Original Yoga

    Original Yoga

    Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga

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    • Richard Rosen
    Part history, part philosophy, part yoga instruction manual, this book clears up some of the confusion and misconceptions about the development of yoga, both traditional and modern. Richard Rosen draws from ancient yoga manuals, which combine philosophy with postures and meditations, to show how traditional practice compares with what we do today. He is an engaging, experienced guide who reveals the development of modern yoga through the centuries and shows… Read More

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