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  1. Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts

    Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts

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    • Kenji Tokitsu
    While technical prowess and physical power are essential characteristics of a martial artist, true mastery of the art comes by cultivating one's inner strength. Here, Kenji Tokitsu—an authority on Japanese and Chinese combat arts and a respected karate teacher—shows how cultivating ki (life force) and understanding the principles of budo (the martial path of self-development) can make training in martial arts more meaningful, effective, and personally and spiritually rewarding. … Read More

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  2. The Deeper Dimension of Yoga

    The Deeper Dimension of Yoga

    Theory and Practice

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    • Georg Feuerstein
    Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises—it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health. Feuerstein… Read More

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  3. The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali

    The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali

    A New Translation with Commentary

    In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. Compiled in the second or third century CE, the Yoga-Sutra is a road map of human consciousness—and a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. It expresses the truths of… Read More

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  4. Healing beyond the Body

    Healing beyond the Body

    Medicine and the Infinite Reach of the Mind

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    • Larry Dossey
    Does the mind produce consciousness—or transmit it? Can machines detect love? Why has job stress become a worldwide epidemic? Why do objects sometimes seem to have minds of their own? Could war be a biological condition? Dr. Larry Dossey, one of the most influential spokespersons for the role of consciousness and spirituality in medicine, tackles all these questions and more with clarity and wit. In this book, he explores the… Read More

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  5. Budo Secrets

    Budo Secrets

    Teachings of the Martial Arts Masters

    • edited by
    • John Stevens
    In budo—which can be translated as "the way of brave and enlightened activity"—martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. Budo Secrets contains the essential teachings of budo's greatest masters of Kendo, Karate, Judo, Aikido, and other disciplines. Timely and instructive, these writings are not just for martial artists—they're for anyone who wants to live life more courageously, with a greater sense of personal confidence… Read More

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  6. Turning Suffering Inside Out

    Turning Suffering Inside Out

    A Zen Approach to Living with Physical and Emotional Pain

    • by
    • Darlene Cohen
    Darlene Cohen discovered the secret to finding happiness in the midst of debilitating pain. She shares her knowledge in her popular workshops and now in this book. Cohen, who has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for eighteen years, was hobbling painfully to her local Zen center one day, when she made a discovery that changed her life: if she focused on the foot that was in the air rather than the… Read More

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  7. Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind

    Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind

    A Guide to Personal Reintegration

    • by
    • A. G. Mohan
    Here is a practical and accessible introduction to the full, multifaceted richness of the yoga tradition. While most yoga books focus only on poses, Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind integrates the three fundamental elements of a complete yoga practice: asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation. A. G. Mohan, an internationally respected teacher, also explains essential philosophical concepts and offers the yogic perspective on health and… Read More

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  8. The Healing Power of Sound

    The Healing Power of Sound

    Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice, and Music

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    • Mitchell L. Gaynor
    Since 1991, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor has been achieving remarkable results by integrating music, vocalization, breathing, and meditation techniques in his work with patients. In The Healing Power of Sound, he presents his sound-based techniques for self-healing—techniques that anyone can use, whether faced with a life-threatening disease or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life. Numerous studies have demonstrated the health benefits of music: it… Read More

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  9. The Yoga of Breath

    The Yoga of Breath

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama

    • by
    • Richard Rosen
    For several thousand years, yogis have drawn on the powerful practice of pranayama, a technique of controlling the breath to maximize prana or life energy. Pranayama has been practiced to rejuvenate the body and as a means of self-study and self-transformation. While most yoga practitioners today focus on asanas, or body postures, a growing number of people are learning the complementary practice of pranayama to deepen and enrich… Read More

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  10. The Tree of Yoga

    The Tree of Yoga

    • by
    • B. K. S. Iyengar
    Iyengar developed a form of yoga that focuses on developing strength, endurance, correct body alignment, as well as flexibility and relaxation. The Iyengar method integrates philosophy, spirituality, and the practice of yoga into everyday living. In The Tree of Yoga, Iyengar offers his thoughts on many practical and philosophical subjects including family life, love and sexuality, health and the healing arts, meditation, death, and Patañjali's Yoga Sutras.… Read More

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