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  1. In the Dojo

    In the Dojo

    A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts

    • by
    • Dave Lowry
    Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and… Read More

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  2. The Heart and Soul of Sex

    The Heart and Soul of Sex

    Making the ISIS Connection

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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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  3. Miyamoto Musashi

    Miyamoto Musashi

    His Life and Writings

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    • Kenji Tokitsu
    Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and giving a clear picture of the man behind the myth.Musashi's best-known work, The Book of Five Rings,… Read More

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  4. Bushido

    Bushido

    The Spirit of the Samurai

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    • Inazo Nitobe
    There are eight virtues of Bushido, the code of the samurai: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty, and self-control. These virtues comprise the essence of Japanese cultural beliefs, which are still present today.Inazo Nitobe, one of Japan's most respected scholars, explores the ethical code of the samurai and contextualizes it within Japan's traditions of Buddhism, Shintoism, and Confucianism. He then compares and contrasts Eastern values with those present in… Read More

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  5. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship

    Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship

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    • Nicklaus Suino
    To become an expert swordsman, one must pay close attention to detail, be highly self-critical, and practice diligently every day under the guidance of a good teacher. Unfortunately, contact time with a worthy mentor is limited for most. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship fills this obvious gap in the training of the modern swordsman by providing bokuto (wooden sword) drills to supplement the formal class activity of forms practice. Both… Read More

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  6. Free Your Breath, Free Your Life

    Free Your Breath, Free Your Life

    How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully

    • by
    • Dennis Lewis
    This book will show you how being aware of your breathing can have a profound impact on your physical and emotional health in a most positive way. Whether you are interested in stress reduction, easing a chronic breathing problem, or exploring the more spiritual aspects of breathing practice, this illustrated guide will provide you with practical, simple exercises to calm, energize, and generally enhance your sense of well-being. The author,… Read More

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  7. Remembering O-Sensei

    Remembering O-Sensei

    Living and Training with Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

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    • Susan Perry
    Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, is one of the greatest and most beloved martial artists in history. Remembering O-Sensei is a portrait of Ueshiba as told by his uchi-deshi, the students who lived and trained with him as his disciples. This collection of memories—gathered here for the first time—captures the essence of this extraordinary martial arts master and visionary, revealing Ueshiba's… Read More

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  8. 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.Tokitsu emphasizes… Read More

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  9. The Deeper Dimension of Yoga

    The Deeper Dimension of Yoga

    Theory and Practice

    • by
    • 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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  10. 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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