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Health, as we understand it, is nothing other than the vitality and contentment of the whole person: body and soul, mind and heart, individual and community.  We’ve been pioneers in publishing books that support this expansive view of whole-person well-being.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. The Healing Power of Sound

    The Healing Power of Sound

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

    • by
    • 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Imagery in Healing

    Imagery in Healing

    Shamanism and Modern Medicine

    • by
    • Jeanne Achterberg
    This influential book shows how the systematic use of mental imagery can have a positive influence on the course of disease and can help patients to cope with pain. In Imagery in Healing, Jeanne Achterberg brings together modern scientific research and the practices of the earliest healers to support her claim that imagery is the world's oldest and most powerful healing resource. The book has become a classic… Read More

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  7. Boundless Healing

    Boundless Healing

    Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body

    • by
    • Tulku Thondup
    This book offers simple meditation techniques to awaken healing energies in the body and mind. Using Buddhist principles as a basis, Tulku Thondup has created a universal guide that anyone can use. It will benefit those who want to preserve good health as well as those who need comfort and relief from illness or mental distress. Boundless Healing offers: Ways to employ the four healing powers:… Read More

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  8. Gentle Bridges

    Gentle Bridges

    Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind

    • edited by
    • Jeremy Hayward,
    • Francisco J. Varela
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  9. Hapkido

    Hapkido

    Traditions, Philosophy, Technique

    • by
    • Marc Tedeschi
    This ground-breaking work is the first to comprehensively document the traditions, philosophy, and techniques of one of the world's most varied, exciting, and practical martial arts—Hapkido. More than 9,000 photographs introduce over 2,000 martial techniques, including strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, holds, joint locks, chokes, throws, falls, tumbling, ground fighting, and weapons. Numerous closeups show precise grips, leverage methods, pressure points, hitting surfaces, and direction of force. In… Read More

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  10. Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient

    Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient

    The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness

    • by
    • Will Johnson
    The emphasis on the mind in meditation can be somewhat misleading: If we pay attention only to mental processes and overlook the experience of the body, we can remain stuck in our heads and not be able to break free of the involuntary thinking that we find so claustrophobic and toxic. This short, practical guide helps us embrace the fact of our embodiment—the experience of the sensations, movements, and gestures… Read More

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