Change at Hand

Change at Hand Author Sandra Kynes
ISBN-10 9780738715704
Release 2009
Pages 219
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We hold an extraordinary power in our hands--the power to change, heal, and grow into our fullest potential. By focusing your intention and directing energy with your hands, you can deepen your self-understanding and manifest positive change to create a happier, more healthful life. Popular author Sandra Kynes invites you to experience a unique and transformative blend of energy work that combines the wisdom of palmistry with the power of the elements. Discover new, invigorating ways to activate and direct life force energy for healing and enlightenment with easy techniques and activities involving palmistry, chakras, meditations, and mudras (specific hand positions). Identify your elemental archetype for a better understanding of your personality and life path Interpret your palm's shape, your Heart and Life lines, your finger lengths, and more to discover and spark your innate potential Use crystals to open your hand chakras and bring your elemental energy into balance Bringing together aspects of Reiki, traditional Chinese healing methods, meditation, and a progressive form of energy work, Change at Hand is an inspiring and powerful guide that will help you find your inner path, experience greater health and wellness, and evolve into your true self.

The Handstand Book

The Handstand Book Author Jack Wiley
ISBN-10 1517355583
Release 2015-09-23
Pages 64
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THE HANDSTAND BOOK is a complete guide to learning to do a basic handstand and then progressing on to intermediate and advanced skills. The mechanical principles for holding balance on your hands are detailed. A step-by-step method is given for learning to do a basic handstand. From there the book takes you on to intermediate and advanced skills, including press ups into handstands and doing handstands on one arm. Partner and group hand balancing is covered. There is a chapter on doing handstands on apparatus, including parallel bars, rings, balls, and chairs. Regardless of whether you just want to learn a handstand for fun and exercise or for use in gymnastics, cheerleading, acrobatics, or performing, this is the book you need. THIS BOOK is based on the author's experiences as a performer from the seventh to twelfth grades in the Fresno YMCA Gym Circus; as a competitive tumbler from the seventh grade to the end of college with a second place finish in tumbling in the National Collegiate (NCAA) Gymnastics Championships in 1959; as a teacher and coach of gymnastics in various YMCA programs and at the university level; and doing research in tumbling, acrobatics and balancing before, during, and after earning a PhD in exercise physiology at the University of Illinois in 1968. SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE: Learning to do Basic Handstands More Difficult Individual Handstand Skills Partner and Group Hand Balancing A Gallery of My Handstands"

The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom Author Kelsie Besaw
ISBN-10 9781628738704
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 224
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In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the word yoga means “spiritual discipline.” Modern yoga is thought of mainly in the context of its postures, but the actual meaning of yoga goes much deeper than that. Though its exact history is unknown, the first recorded instance appears in ancient Shamanism, a religion that involved healing its community members, among other functions. Throughout history, yoga has developed and adapted depending on its practicing members. While its original focus was applying and understanding the world, its focus was later changed to the self, with self-enlightenment being the ultimate goal. Later, the poses and meditation became critical elements in practicing yoga, a development introduced by Buddhist teachings. Yoga has many interpretations, and it has many teachers. From ancient yogis such as Buddha to more modern experts such as B. K. S. Iyengar, there is much wisdom to be gleaned from these pages, and there is much that can be discarded. As many say in the yoga world, if something does not work for you, then it is not true for you. There have been countless yogis and yoga experts throughout history, delving into the deepest meanings of yoga as well as scratching its most shallow surface. As readers will discover from this inspirational collection of yoga wisdom, there is no one way to do yoga, see yoga, or feel yoga.

The Amazing Balancing Man

The Amazing Balancing Man Author David Linden
ISBN-10 9781499066906
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 120
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The Amazing Balancing Man By David Linden This is the personal story of one person balancing pursuing his dreams and putting bread on the table. Born during the Great Depression to a barber and a homemaker in Albany, New York, David’s prospects were not very bright. However, his parents, who immigrated from Russia and Austria shortly after World War I, instilled in him the belief that you could do anything you wanted, as long as you did the work needed to prepare for it. He left high school before graduating to work and bring in a little extra income to help out the family. This was his first balancing act: finish high school or help the family. It wasn’t a lot of money, but it helped stretch the family budget a bit, and taught him valuable lessons about doing every job as well as he could and always trying to do better. David, it turns out, was an excellent salesman, regularly winning bonuses and recognition for tripling and quadrupling a department’s sales. Whenever he needed to put bread on the table or a roof over his head, David could always get a job as a salesman. He was very good at it, but was not particularly passionate about sales. As a teenager, David enjoyed participating in all sports and started developing a love of physical fitness, reveling in what he could get his body to do – and enjoying the cheers of the crowd when he made a great play. It was while learning and practicing diving and some basic gymnastics at a local park with a pool that he started becoming aware of the strength and gratification he received from cheers and applause, especially from the attractive girls. When the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus was came to town and he saw Ove Unus “The Talk of the Universe” perform a one-finger handstand and heard the thunderous applause, David knew that was what he passionately wanted to do – perform acrobatics for live audiences! He taught himself the art, building up the necessary physical and mental skills, watching others perform, and studying pictures of acts to figure out how to do them. Along the way he recruited others to join him, met and became friends with other performers, first in the Albany area and then at Muscle Beach, California, and around the Western Hemisphere. David performed with many circuses around the United States and Canada. In 1976 he joined the Harlem Globetrotters for a five month tour of the United States, Canada, and South America, performing his acrobatic and plate-spinning acts during half time. During one show in South America, he had a major fall which left him nearly paralyzed from his waist down. In only five weeks, he rehabilitated himself and rejoined the tour. He continued performing acrobatics – and selling shoes and fitness equipment as needed to put bread on the table – for another twenty years. In his seventies, he retired from acrobatics and tried retiring, but couldn’t stand the quiet, so he re-invented himself as a stand-up comedian. The mental and physical preparation for appearing before an audience and the applause for a performance well done are as essential to David’s well-being as having blood pump through his veins. Without the former, the latter is of little importance. Ultimately the story is about balancing one’s inner passions that define personal success against society’s measures of success.


Younger Author Sara Gottfried
ISBN-10 9781473551343
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 368
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The scientific reality is that 90 per cent of the signs of ageing and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. In other words, you have the capability to overcome and transform your genetic history and tendencies. Harvard/MIT-trained physician Sara Gottfried, M.D. has created a revolutionary 7-week programme that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young, but also feel young. Dr. Gottfried identifies and builds this book around the five key factors that lead to accelerated aging: the muscle factor, the brain factor, the hormone factor, the gut factor, and the toxic fat factor. The 7-week program addresses these factors and treats them in an accessible and highly practical protocol. Dr. Gottfried’s programme makes it possible to change the way you age, stay younger longer, and remain healthy and vibrant for all of your days.

The Heavenly Tenants

The Heavenly Tenants Author William Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780486824338
Release 2017-07-24
Pages 64
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The Marvell family is on the move, driving from their Wisconsin farm to visit the children's grandmother in Virginia. The night before their departure, Mr. Marvell talks to Roger, Heather, and the twins about the wonders of the night sky and explains the zodiac — a beautiful trail traveled by the sun in the daytime and by the moon and planets at night. The pathway's 12 sections, called the "signs" of the zodiac, contain clusters of stars. Long ago shepherds and sailors identified the clusters with characters from mythology, and so the heavens became filled with gods and heroes, hunters, ploughmen, and archers as well as birds, bears, farm animals, and monsters. Upon the family's arrival in Virginia, Mr. Marvell sets up his telescope but he can't find the Crab —it has disappeared from the sky! Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin, a strange light emanates from the Marvells' house, illuminating every board, windowpane, shingle, brick, and stone. What could be causing it? A Newbery Honor book of 1947, this extraordinary tale by a noted American author is gloriously illustrated with woodcut-style scratchboard graphics.

A Fraction of the Whole

A Fraction of the Whole Author Steve Toltz
ISBN-10 0385525699
Release 2008-02-12
Pages 544
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Meet the Deans “The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story straight about both of them . . .” Heroes or Criminals? Crackpots or Visionaries? Families or Enemies? “. . . Anyway, you know how it is. Every family has a story like this one.” Most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn’t decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who overanalyzed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son. But now that Martin is dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the crackpot who raised him in intellectual captivity, and what he realizes is that, for all its lunacy, theirs was a grand adventure. As he recollects the events that led to his father’s demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries—about his infamous outlaw uncle Terry, his mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin’s constant losing battle to make a lasting mark on the world he so disdains. It’s a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafes of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to strip clubs, asylums, labyrinths, and criminal lairs, and from the highs of first love to the lows of failed ambition. The result is a rollicking rollercoaster ride from obscurity to infamy, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings. A Fraction of the Whole is an uproarious indictment of the modern world and its mores and the epic debut of the blisteringly funny and talented Steve Toltz.


Younger Author Pamela Redmond Satran
ISBN-10 9781416510215
Release 2005-07-05
Pages 384
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A story of inspiration and transformation for the really desperate housewife—now a TV series from the creator of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff! She’s old enough to be his mother. Alice has always looked young for her age, even with her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife style. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in desperate need of a whole new life. So she lets her best friend Maggie, a hip New York City artist, transform her on New Year’s Eve. Soon, thanks to the wonders of hair dye and tight jeans, Alice looks really young, as one night in a Manhattan bar confirms. At midnight, she kisses a boy who was in diapers when she was in high school. She’s having too much fun to care. The white lie Alice tells Josh gets her thinking that if no one asks her age, she doesn’t have to tell. So she applies for a job she had briefly before becoming a full-time mom—and gets it. Meanwhile, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s just way cooler than girls his age. He figures she’s about twenty-nine—and for the first time since she was twenty-nine, or possibly ever, Alice feels that life is ripe with possibility. Unfortunately one possibility is that she’s gonna get caught. Challenging the adage that the truth will set you free, Younger is a hilarious and insightful story that proves that you’re only as young as you feel.

Still the One

Still the One Author Michelle Major
ISBN-10 9780373657261
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 221
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Only a distress call could summon Lainey Morgan back to the small hometown she had run from, leaving her family—and the man she adored—standing at the altar. Yet even fame as a globe-trotting photojournalist couldn't erase the pain of losing the baby Ethan Daniels had been marrying her for. Still, he always had been the best veterinarian around—and the stray dog that had attached himself to her needed attention. Almost as badly as she did… As for Ethan, Lainey was driving him crazy all over again, and ten years away had only made him want her more. She had done the unforgivable, true, but he was beginning to discover that she had suffered more losses than even he knew about. Both of them had done some growing in the past ten years. Maybe this time, forever could be within their grasp….

Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets Author Jane Green
ISBN-10 9781466847743
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 320
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With Summer Secrets Jane Green has reached an even deeper level of emotion that will stay with you long after you turn the last page... Living in London in her twenties, Cat had it all--a great job and wonderful friends. But with the good came the bad--a party every night, wreaking havoc, and blackouts. When she discovers the father she never knew she had, living in Nantucket, it sends her into a spiral, costing her the new family she had desperately craved. The drinking had always been a constant evil in Cat's life. Now in her late thirties, sober, divorced from the love of her life, and trying to make up for lost time with her teenage daughter, she's ready to make amends to those she has hurt. But facing the past and the unthinkable act she committed one summer night could change the course of her life forever.

Veeck As In Wreck

Veeck  As In Wreck Author Bill Veeck
ISBN-10 9780226027210
Release 2012-05-24
Pages 400
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Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature.


Younger Author Harold Lancer
ISBN-10 9781455548927
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 272
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Renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer is the expert on whom Hollywood's top celebrities rely to maintain their radiant complexions and to reverse the effects of aging. Now, he offers readers his groundbreaking, 3-Step Method to rejuvenate their skin at home. Based on years of clinical research, Dr. Lancer's regimen stimulates the skin's own transformative healing power for lasting results. He provides a road map to help readers navigate the mixed messages of today's dermatological advice, avoid expensive invasive treatments, and see through the empty promises of so many beauty products. He recommends the most effective skin care products for every budget from drugstores, department stores, and spas. He suggests surprising lifestyle choices in diet, exercise, and stress management that support beautiful skin. Whether the reader wants to maintain youthful skin or reverse the aging process, Dr. Lancer's Anti-Aging Method offers a comprehensive program for ageless, radiant skin.

Convict Conditioning

Convict Conditioning Author Paul Wade
ISBN-10 0938045768
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 294
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 How to Train As If Your VERY LIFE Depended on Your Degree of REAL Strength, Power and Toughness  Most physical training systems are designed for the domesticated human animal. That is to say, for us humans who live lives of such relative security that we cultivate our strength and power more out of pride and for a sense of accomplishment than out of an absolute need to survive in the wild. The professional athlete hones his body to function well in a sports event-rather than to emerge safe from a life-or-death struggle. And even those in our military and LEO rely more on the security of their weapons and armor than on their own personal, raw power and brute strength to carry the day.  There remains one environment where exuding the necessary degree of authoritative strength and power can mean the difference between life or death: the maximum security prison. In maximum security, the predator preys on the weak like we breathe air. Intimidation is the daily currency. You either become a professional victim or you develop that supreme survival strength that signals the predator to stay at bay.  Paul Wade spent 19 years in hell holes like San Quentin, Angola and Marion. He entered this world a gangly, terrorized weakling and he graduated to final freedom, pound-for-pound one of the strongest humans on the planet. Paul Wade dedicated his prison life to the cultivation of that supreme survival strength. And ironically, it is in America's prisons that we can find some of the great, lost secrets of how to get immensely powerful and strong. Paul Wade mined these secrets as if his life depended on it-and of course in many ways it did.  Finally free, Paul Wade pays his debt to society-not just with the horrors of his years in the hole-but with the greatest gift he could possibly give us: a priceless set of progressions that can take ANYONE who has the will from abject weakling to strength specimen extraordinaire.  InÂConvict ConditioningÂPaul Wade has laid out a logical and effective zero to hero progression in key bodyweight strength exercises and presented a solid training philosophy. Get this book. -Pavel Tsatsouline, author of The Naked Warrior  Convict ConditioningÂgives honor and respect toÂbody-weightÂtraining.ÂI feel Convict ConditioningÂprovides the progression,ÂprecisionÂand clarity that is necessary toÂcombatÂour cultural decline in simple bodyÂknowledge. -Gray Cook,ÂMSPT, OCS, CSCS, Functional Movement Systems, author of Body in Balance  Convict Conditioning is a fantastic text crammed with solid information, and tons of vital nuggets and powerful insights that when followed will pack your frame with rock-hard, functional muscle. You provide the body, Convict Conditioning gives you the rest in a highly readable, easy-to-understand format that teaches you what to do and how to do it. As a guy who has written extensively on exercise, I highly recommend this book. -Loren Christensen, author of Solo Training and The Fighter's Body.  Coach Wade has laid out a set of progressions in Convict Conditioning that can lead to mastery of the big 6 bodyweight exercises and you would be wise to listen. ÂThis is knowledge proven in extreme conditions. So respect the progressions and put in your time-you'll be stronger for it. -Brett Jones Master RKC, CSCS, CK-FMS  Outstanding! By far the most innovative fitness book in years. Many talk about mastering your body weight yet Convict Conditioning actually delivers a blueprint for anyone, regardless of your current fitness. The training progressions are genius.   -Tim Larkin, Master Close Combat Instructor If you are a serious student of bodyweight exercise and physical culture, you must get this book. -Craig Ballantyne, Turbulence Training  I LOVE IT. Convict Conditioning is probably the best compilation of callisthenic exercises and training progressions I have seen. Coach Wade goes to the heart of true training with correct biomechanics, kinesiology and training progressions that so many in the word of physical training just seem to miss these days. Bravo Coach, bravo, an epic book that deserves to be in the library of all who love the world of strength.   -Mark Reifkind, Master RKC Instructor, Girya Kettlebell Training  Convict Conditioning is jam packed with the most powerful bodyweight training information I have ever come across. It's the book I WISH I had in my hands when I was a competitive wrestler, BUT, even more important to me is that I can pass on this knowledge to my clients AND my son and daughter when they grow up. Â-Zach Even-Esh, author The Ultimate Underground Strength System

Tumbling Illustrated

Tumbling Illustrated Author L. McClow
ISBN-10 1478160934
Release 2012-07-08
Pages 88
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Find more at "Unleash Your Inner Acrobat" Step-by-Step Guide gives you 248 Moves You Can Master even if You've Never done a Somersault or can do Full Twisting Back Flips You may be thinking you could never pull off any move like those done by professional acrobats, gymnasts, or Shaolin monks. What if I told you you were wrong? What if you could? Keeping in shape use to be a top goal of mine but its gone beyond that now. I want more. I want complete control. To be able to pull off impressive moves for the personal challenge but also to WOW others. To feel good and powerful, really to be my own sort of superhero. To train like a Ninja! I know its tough when you look at super-high level athletes and think "I could never do that." That you have no way to get there. Even though you may want it badly, it seems like there is no plan nor way of training to do it. But there is a way to do this safely and reap the benefits no matter your level. And if you stick to it in a little time you'll be doing moves that'll leave others saying, "I wish I could do that!" Train Like a Gymnast...Without Being a Gymnast. Here's the thing. People seem to think they can't get started without being a gymnast. I want to not only dispel that myth, but get you started right now. Let me tell you a bit about my story. The class that I wanted to attend was for former gymnasts. What this meant is that you were required to have some skill before you even began the class. The problem was I had never taken gymnastics before! If you can't attend the class unless you have some skill and you can't gain the skill without the class what do you do? The truth is you CAN gain the skill without the training on your own. You can train like this in the great outdoors, just like I did. A park or the beach is perfect. Martial arts studios or anywhere with a matted floor works just as good. In fact each place has its own advantages and disadvantages. This is 'Functional Training' at its best. Because nothing else will teach you how to move better. It is bodyweight training taken to the highest level. Acrobatic Flips, Springs, Balances and More all at your Fingertips Tumbling Illustrated is an long forgotten book by L.L. McClow. There was much debate in deciding the best way to teach acrobatics to you, and for a long time I put off the decision. So why did I finally choose this book to help you? Let me tell you. Tumbling Illustrated has an incredible array of exercises. In fact there are 248 different moves, split up into 21 different categories. Here's the breakdown: * 16 Forward rolls * 19 Backward rolls * 8 Dives * 14 Head Balancing Moves * 24 Hand Balancing Moves * 5 Forearm Balancing Moves * 6 Cartwheels * 5 Roundoffs * 4 Head and Hand Springs * 12 Hand Springs * 8 Backward Hand Springs * 17 Back Bends * 9 Upstarts aka Floor Kips * 10 Flips * 8 Combination Rolls * 9 Combination Hand Springs * 3 Combination Hand Springs and Flips * 6 Combination Hand Springs and Rolls * 4 Combination Balances and Rolls * 6 Miscellaneous Combinations * 55 Novelty Stunts From Somersaults to Running Gainers, Handstands to Tinisca's this Book has it All The sheer variety is astounding. Plenty for you to work on no matter your skill level. Moves You can do Right Now and Moves You can Aspire to With the great variety of moves you're bound to come across many that you can do immediately. The greatest thing in this book is that there are moves you'd have never even thought about doing. Many of these moves are low-risk and can be done right away with a little practice.

Fifty Shades of Grey Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey   Grey Author E L James
ISBN-10 9781473536036
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 1132
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The first book in the phenomenal Fifty Shades trilogy plus Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian. Fifty Shades of Grey When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man, and excited when she realises that Christian wants her too. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view ... Grey Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty – until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

The Little Review Ulysses

The Little Review  Ulysses Author James Joyce
ISBN-10 9780300181777
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 488
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James Joyce's Ulysses first appeared in print in the pages of an American avant-garde magazine, The Little Review, between 1918 and 1920. The novel many consider to be the most important literary work of the twentieth century was, at the time, deemed obscene and scandalous, resulting in the eventual seizure of The Little Review and the placing of a legal ban on Joyce's masterwork that would not be lifted in the United States until 1933. For the first time, The Little Review “Ulysses” brings together the serial installments of Ulysses to create a new edition of the novel, enabling teachers, students, scholars, and general readers to see how one of the previous century's most daring and influential prose narratives evolved, and how it was initially introduced to an audience who recognized its radical potential to transform Western literature. This unique and essential publication also includes essays and illustrations designed to help readers understand the rich contexts in which Ulysses first appeared and to trace the complex changes Joyce introduced after it was banned.

Muscletown USA Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell

Muscletown USA  Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell Author
ISBN-10 0271043253
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Muscletown USA Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Muscletown USA Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Muscletown USA Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell book for free.