The Worlds Of Japanese Popular Culture

Autore: Dolores Martinez
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521637299
Grandezza: 18,91 MB
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This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper themes: the construction of gender in Japan; the impact of globalization and modern consumerism; and the rapidly shifting boundaries of Japanese culture and identity.

Chi Kung

Autore: Yves Réquéna
Editore: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892816392
Grandezza: 43,18 MB
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Comprehensive overview of Chi Kung's theoretical background and more than fifty exercises for anyone, regardless of age of physical condition.

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Autore: Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Grandezza: 39,67 MB
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Asana Prana Yama Mudra Bandha is recognised internationally as one of the most systematic yoga manuals today. Since its first publication by the Bihar School of yoga in 1969 it has been reprinted seventeen times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by Yoga teachers and students of Bihar Yoga or Satyananda Yoga within the International Yoga Movement, and many other traditions as well. This comprehensive text provides clear illustrations, step by step directions and details of chakra awareness. It guides the practitioner or teacher from the simplest to the most advanced practices of hatha yoga system. This edition successfully brings the exposition of yoga practices to the standard of a university text.

The Spirit Of Aikido

Autore: Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Editore: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568364094
Grandezza: 24,95 MB
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Kisshomaru Ueshiba (1921-1999), is regarded as a man who embodied the spirit of aikido, as inherited from his father, Morihei Ueshiba, akido's founder. The Spirit of Aikido is his masterpiece, and regarded as a seminal work on the discipline, and on martial arts in general. In this classic discourse, Ueshiba concisly explains the essence of aikido's philosophy and techniques. Long available in paperback, The Spirit of Aikido will now be published in a hardcover edition, with new photos and a preface by Moriteru Ueshiba, the third and present Aikido Doshu (headmaster) and the author's son. Aikido--a modern Japanese martial art unique in its synthesis of classic forms with a well-defined spiritual base--offers a key to the art of living naturally and unselfishly in a complicated world. This book explains it in reference to the founder's philosophy of mind--and action. In addition, the history of aikido's prewar development as a noncompetitive new martial art is described in the context of its international role.

Chakra Frequencies

Autore: Jonathan Goldman
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159477949X
Grandezza: 57,72 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2792
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Using the science of sound healing for higher consciousness, stronger relationships, planetary oneness, and physical and emotional healing • Offers exercises with breath, tone, sacred vowel sounds, and the chanted Bija Mantras to activate and balance the chakras for greater health and harmony • Shows how to practice sound healing individually or with a partner to enhance communication, reduce stress, and create inner balance and peace • Previous edition won the Best Book in Alternative Health Award from the Coalition of Visionary Resources As both ancient spiritual masters and modern quantum physicists acknowledge, the universe is vibration. Through sound and its ability to communicate with our chakras and subtle body, we can tap into the vibration of the universe for greater harmony and stronger relationships; physical, emotional, and spiritual healing; expanded consciousness; and planetary oneness. In this step-by-step guide, sound healing pioneer Jonathan Goldman and his wife, holistic psychotherapist Andi Goldman, reveal specific ways the voice can resonate the physical and subtle bodies, including 7 powerful chanted Bija Mantras and sacred vowel sounds to balance and align the chakras. Providing exercises with breath, tone, mantras, and seed sounds, the authors show how to practice sound healing either individually or with a partner to strengthen relationships, reach deeper emotional levels, enhance communication, reduce stress, achieve inner balance, and create harmony with those around you as well as the whole planet.

Tai Chi Chuan

Autore: Youlian Hong
Editore: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 380558489X
Grandezza: 36,13 MB
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Vista: 9790
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This collection of current scientific research reflects the characteristics and beneficial effects of tai chi chuan in the fields of biomechanics and physiology, sensory motor control and fall prevention, psychology and social aspects, as well as in clinical application of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

Time Warped

Autore: Claudia Hammond
Editore: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770892133
Grandezza: 31,12 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9559
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We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, and using original research on the way memory shapes our understanding of time, acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond delves into the mysteries of time perception. Along the way, she introduces us to an extraordinary array of colourful characters willing to go to great lengths in the interests of research, such as the French speleologist Michel, who spends two months in an ice cave in complete darkness. Time Warped shows us how to manage our time more efficiently, speed time up and slow it down at will, plan for the future with more accuracy, and, ultimately, use the warping of time to our own advantage.

Meta Modern Era

Autore: Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
ISBN: 1387666738
Grandezza: 34,98 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9730
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Meta Modern Era by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is a loving, compelling and powerful book that introduces a tangible spiritual breakthrough for the 21st century - spontaneous Self Realization through Sahaja Yoga meditation - which opens a new dimension in human awareness. Written by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and one of the greatest voices on spirituality, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the book offers stunningly deep insights on the crises of our modern times and the solutions to their root problems.

Developing Jin

Autore: Phillip Starr
Editore: Blue Snake Books
ISBN: 1583947752
Grandezza: 54,47 MB
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Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, experienced teacher Philip Starr walks readers through a variety of techniques designed to help practitioners feel and use jin in their martial arts training. While much of the existing writing on jin relies on cryptic and mystical descriptions of internal power, Starr takes a direct, no-nonsense approach that addresses commonly held myths and identifies the real body mechanics behind this unusual power. Useful for novices and advanced practitioners alike, Developing Jin is a crucial addition to any serious martial artist's library. Table of Contents 1.Got Jin? 2. How To Use This Book 3.Basic Conditioning Exercises 4.In The Beginning 5.Structure and Alignment 6.Training the Breath 7.The Nature Of Qi 8.Let's Get Engaged! 9.Beginning With Stillness 10.The Breath Coiling Form 11.The Secret Of Tendon Power 12.Internal Coiling 13.Applying The Coiling Power 14.Putting It All Together 15.Training Routines For Coiling Power 16. Three Become One 17. Combative Applications Conclusion

No Holds Barred Fighting Takedowns

Autore: Mark Hatmaker
Editore: Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1884654258
Grandezza: 80,52 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8552
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Techniques taught in this book enable fighters and self-defense students to knockdown and knockout their opponents. Maneuvers covered include the unique no holds barred (NHB) striking stance and the complete NHB striking arsenal.