Further Reading

Further Reading



Pilates for Life

Pilates for Life

Pilates for Life is the ideal guide to Pilates for anyone over 40.

From gentle exercises suitable for recovering from a hip replacement to coping strategies for the symptoms of Parkinson's, this is in depth and carefully researched guide is essential reading.

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The Pilates Bible

The Pilates Bible

Lynne Robinson is the world's bestselling Pilates author and The Pilates Bible is the most authoritative and comprehensive book on Pilates to date.

Starting with the guiding principles and taking you through a natural progression of routines (including workouts of varying lengths with studio and home equipment to suit every occasion) the book also contains a health section with advice on Pilates for back pain and keen injuries and both antenatal and postnatal exercises. With all this and more, this one-stop handbook shows why Pilates has gone from cult status to an essential part of our modern lifestyle.

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Pilates for Weight Loss

Pilates for Weight Loss

Pilates for Weight Loss is a pioneering regime that will put you back in control of your weight.

This is the first book to create a programme to emphasise these benefits. Burn calories, flatten your stomach and gain a more defined waist. This title helps improve your posture; learn better breathing techniques; gain greater flexibility and core stability; and control stress and boost energy levels.

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Pilates for Pregnancy

Pilates for Pregnancy

Exercise is critical to a healthy pregnancy and delivery-but it can be hard to find an exercise regime that it tailored to your changing body and safe for you and baby.

This special regimen will train and strengthen your muscles, helping to avoid the aches, pains, and complications that typically come with pregnancy and childbirth.

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Pilates Back Book

Pilates Back Book

This is a self-help manual focusing on back pain prevention and rehabilitation using the unique Pilates body conditioning system.

"The Back Book" is a one-stop reference guide, explaining how the back works, why backache occurs, the different types of back pain, when to seek professional help, lifestyle tips for prevention and exercises to promote flexibility and hold the correct posture.

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Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology : Revised Edition for the 21st Century

Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology : Revised Edition for the 21st Century

First published in 1945, Pilates Return to Life Through Contrology contains the authorised, legal, edited, and original Library of Congress version of Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Millers first complete fitness writings.

Now included in this Revised Edition are 18 additional pages of explanations of what has transpired since the original 1945 work, along with several photo/text sequences of the latest 21st-century enhancements in the Pilates world.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

An amazing book by Shunryu Suzuki

Informal talks on Zen meditation and pratice. A classic!

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The Posture of Meditation

The Posture of Meditation

By the awesome Will Johnson of The Institute of Embodiment Training!

Will Johnson delves into the relationship we have with gravity and how we can turn it into a positive experience rather than a draining one.

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Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology

Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology

First published in 1945, this new printing of the first major publication by Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Miller details the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to the matwork developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates.

. These carefully designed exercises are the result of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of physical ills that upset the balance of body and mind.

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The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness

In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness.

For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world.

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The Miracle Of Mindfulness : The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master

The Miracle Of Mindfulness : The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master

Thich Nhat Hanh is the subject of the upcoming major documentary Walk With Me narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness.

Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation.

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Anatomy for Pilates

Anatomy for Pilates

"Anatomy for Pilates "is a unique resource for both Pilates instructors and students.

Created in partnership with Pilates World University, this Primal Pictures DVD-ROM features computer graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data but with a special emphasis on the anatomical structures involved in various Pilates exercises. The software focuses on the skeletal, muscular, and respiratory systems.

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As A Man Thinketh and Other Writings

As A Man Thinketh and Other Writings

Long regarded a classic. "As a man thinketh in his heart so he is"

The power of positive thinking has the potential to truly change ones life.

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The Endless Web

The Endless Web

A guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system

In daily life, this connective tissue is an underlying determinant of movement quality, mood alertness and general well-being.

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Cats Paws and Catapults

Cats Paws and Catapults

The surprising word of biomechanics

An fascinating comparison of human and biological technology that will change the way you look at each!

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The Tibetan Yoga of Breath

The Tibetan Yoga of Breath

Breathing Practices for Healing the Body and Cultivating Wisdom

Regulating the breath leads to radiance and wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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A New Earth

A New Earth

From the writer of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle

Simply and wonderfully explained

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The Gift

The Gift

Mystical healing with the revered Persian poet

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The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

A 94-year-old mentor nicknamed Socrates teaches a way to maximise performance using a unique blend of Eastern philosophy and Western fitness to cultivate the true essence of a champion.

Millman's first-person account of his odyssey into realms of light, darkness, mind, body, and spirit has since become an international bestseller about the universal quest for happiness.

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Towards a Psychology of Awakening

Towards a Psychology of Awakening

Buddhism, Psychotherapy and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation

John Welwood shows how meditative awareness can help us develop more dynamic and vital relationships and how psychotherapy can help us embody spiritual realization more fully in everyday life.

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The One Thing

The One Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to cut through the clutter achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, dial down the stress, overcome that overwhelmed feeling, revive your energy, stay on track and master what matters to you.

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Breathing Through the Whole Body

Breathing Through the Whole Body

The Buddha's Instructions on Integrating Mind, Body, and Breath

Explains the complete series of steps in the Buddha's "Satipatthana Sutta" for refining awareness of the breath, from posture and center of gravity to extending breath awareness beyond the nostrils, lungs, and abdomen to the entire body. Another great book by Will Johnson.

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The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week

Life is not all about work!

The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

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Conscious Relationships

Conscious Relationships

Dr. John Welwood teaching us how to "begin to work on one's most intractable feelings

Trouble spots in a relationship can actually be read like signposts that point to specific issues from the past that are unconsciously shaping the present.

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Full Catastrophe Living

Full Catastrophe Living

Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Jon Kabat-Zinn s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology.

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MBCT for Depression

MBCT for Depression

From the creators of the effective MBCT 8-week course

Step by step, the authors explain the "whys" and "how-tos" of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and anxiety and prevent relapses.

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The Rise of Superman

The Rise of Superman

An exploration of how extreme athletes break the limits of ultimate human performance and what we can learn from their mastery of the state of consciousness known as -flow.

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Mindful Discipline

Mindful Discipline

A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Shauna L. Shapiro and pediatrician Chris White offer parents simple yet powerful tools for raising mindful, respectful, and responsible children.

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Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic and Worry

Using the practical self-assessments and proven-effective techniques in this book, you will learn to literally "rewire" the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears.

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Non-Violent Communication

Non-Violent Communication

A Language of Life : Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships

Includes practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully. Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically change your approach to communication.

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After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path

One of the nation's leading Buddhist teachers and author of A Path with Heart and Buddha's Little Instruction Book uses moving stories to reveal the secret of discovering wisdom while pursuing personal spirituality.

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A Path with Heart

A Path with Heart

The Classic Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our Western way of life.

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The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability

Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

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Speaking Peace

Speaking Peace

Connecting with Others through Non-Violent Communication

Speaking Peace presents a seminal four-part model you can use immediately to connect to the spirit of love and generosity within you, and start contributing to the wellbeing of everyone you relate to.

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The Practicing Mind

The Practicing Mind

Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life - Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process

In this enticing and practical book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to learn skills for any aspect of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to love the process.

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13 April 2018

A great book recommended for your back pain prevention based on the Body Control Pilates Method

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6 April 2018

Many students come to us and begin learning Pilates after they had episodes of severe back pain, both acute or chronic.

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