Body Awareness

How can athletes train for maximum performance and joy? George Beinhorn, a veteran runner who worked as an editor at Runner’s World, was paralyzed from the chest down for three years. No sooner had he recovered than a spiritual teacher urged him to start running—there would be no time for self-pity. For the next 40 years, he studied the careers of hundreds of athletes and discovered ways to make training both scientific and personally rewarding. The Joyful Athlete tells a riveting story of groundbreaking research that reveals why our bodies thrive when we cultivate expansive thoughts and feelings, and how scores of athletes at all levels have found success by "feeling-based training."

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The Joyful Athlete: The Wisdom of the Heart in Exercise & Sports Training Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781565892897
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - April 15th, 2015

The psoas (pronounced “so-ass”, the P is silent) is the muscle connecting the top of your body to your legs.  While that sounds crucial, Ellgen emphasizes that the psoas is just one of myriad factors determining overall health, and she strives to present its role in context.  Comprehensive, straightforward and practical, this book gets immediately down to business with two simple tests to determine if your psoas is healthy.  Two sets of exercises follow:  one for flexibility, one for strength.  The book ends with four exercise routines for specific concerns, such as people seeking pain relief, or those with a sedentary lifestyle.  Clearly described and illustrated, the 50 exercises themselves are drawn from yoga, Pilates, and typical weight-training. 

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Psoas Strength and Flexibility: Core Workouts to Increase Mobility, Reduce Injuries and End Back Pain Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781612434322
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Published: Ulysses Press - March 17th, 2015