The Spa Book

The Official Guide to Spa Therapy

The Spa Book

"The Spa business has been growing rapidly over the last few years. It is one of the biggest global growth industries. The Spa Book offers a comprehensive, exciting and unique look at the spa industry, bringing together all the elements of spas in one educational text. The Spa Book is written to cover the new NVQ Level 3 standards for spa treatment units, as set by Habia's Expert Working Group. Covering essential topics such as spa health and safety, treatments and procedures and illustrated with over 70 images, the book is suitable for both NVQ and degree-level students taking courses in spa therapy, as well as being a useful reference tool for professional spa therapists and instructors." - publishers description.

Nourishing the Teacher

Inquiries, Contemplations, & Insights on the Path of Yoga

Nourishing the Teacher

A text intended to facilitate and highlight the multifaceted and fluid experience we humans have been gifted in the embodied realm. Arguetty utilizes the vast intelligence of Tantric yoga philosophy, nature, and ancient cultures to invoke insights, which ignite a path more fully aligned with the vast intelligence of nature and the pulsing beauty of our own hearts.

The Mystical Chakra Mantras

How to Balance Your Own Chakras with Mantra Yoga

The Mystical Chakra Mantras

Welcome to this interactive ebook on the chakra mantras. Interactive? Because of the links to the companion videos on YouTube where you can learn how to chant. Here you will find easy-to-understand answers to these three questions and more: 1. What is the chakra system, and why is it so important? 2. What makes Sanskrit mantras unique? 3. What Sanskrit mantras are used to tune (activate and balance) the chakras? As a bonus, in Chapter 4, I will introduce you to the Yoga of Sound, the much larger system of sound healing of which the chakra mantras are an important part. Finally, I'll end the book with my prescription for you, a recommended home practice, or mantra sadhana. As a medical doctor, I used to prescribe pills. As a mantra yoga practitioner, I now prescribe mantras. I go straight to the healing mantra appropriate for the condition. I believe that Mantra Yoga will become the new psychiatry, a path back to wellness without prescription drugs and their side effects."

Wheels of Life

A User's Guide to the Chakra System

Wheels of Life

As portals between the physical and spiritual planes, the chakras offer unparalleled opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation. Anodea Judith's classic introduction to the chakra system, which has sold over 200,000 copies, has been completely updated and expanded. It includes revised chapters on relationships, evolution, and healing, and a new section on raising children with healthy chakras. Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements—along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you'll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams. Praise: "Wheels of Life is the most significant and influential book on the chakras ever written."— John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga

Sufi Teachings

Lectures from Lake O'Hara

Sufi Teachings

Sufi Teachings delves deep into modern Western Sufi philosophy to chart a path for the seeker after Truth. Seldom has the seeker's path been so accessible or clearly defined as in this collection of lectures gleaned from inspiring moments at an annual Sufi retreat high in the Canadian Rockies.

Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras

Vowels, Consonants, and Syllables for Spiritual Transformation

Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras

A practical guide to vocally resonating your energetic and psychological centers to balance the emotions, purify the soul, and dissipate negative states • Explores the intimate connections between specific sounds and syllables, the 7 chakras, and their corresponding psychological traits • Provides toning exercises using these seed sounds to re-tune and purify the chakras, leading to spiritual transformation and wholeness as energetic blockages and negative states are dissipated Using the Sacred Alphabet--the universal sounds of all languages--sound-healing teacher James D’Angelo explores the intimate connections between vowel, consonant, and syllable combinations, each of the 7 chakras, and their corresponding psychological traits. He explains, for example, how the vowel sound “uh” connects to the root chakra and is found in such words as “support” and “trust,” words deeply linked to the emotional character of this chakra. Revealing the voice as the master instrument for transformation--attested by the spiritual traditions that use chanting as an aid to enlightenment--he provides an extensive selection of vocal exercises to re-tune and purify each chakra and dissipate any related negative states as well as exercises that incorporate multiple chakras for general well-being. In uniting these sacred seed sounds with their corresponding chakras and psychologies, the author shows how you can enhance the power of these syllables and purposefully harness them for healing, states of deep meditation, and spiritual development. By bringing you closer to the voice of the Absolute, your own voice can be the conduit to the blissful union the soul so deeply desires.

The Yoga Face

Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Facelift

The Yoga Face

View our feature on Annelise Hagen's The Yoga Face. To keep their faces looking younger, women today try everything from invasive procedures such as plastic surgery and Botox to expensive cosmeceuticals. The Yoga Face is a new and completely natural alternative anti-aging regimen that women can do anytime and anywhere-and in just minutes. The exercises, developed by yoga expert and instructor Annelise Hagen, are based on a simple principle: The muscles of the face are no different from the muscles of the rest of the body. If you don't exercise the muscles below the neck, they become weak and flabby, and the same thing will happen to your face with age. Just as yoga routines work the muscles in the body, the stretches and movements in The Yoga Face tighten and tone the face muscles-and combat wrinkles. "Working out" with fun facial exercises such as the Louis Armstrong "Satchmo," the Marilyn Monroe "kiss," and the "Lion Face," readers will notice changes quickly; and over time, the results are dramatic. Illustrated with more than seventy-five instructive photos throughout, The Yoga Face offers an easy, safe, and effective solution to help women turn back the clock and have beautiful, young-looking skin.

The Subtle Body

An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy

The Subtle Body

Welcome to the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy. Here is a reference that no personal or professional health-care library should be without—an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of the spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being. Whether you are looking for the right complementary medicine to enhance your own healing practice, seeking perennial wisdom about your body’s energetic nature from world traditions, or exploring the quantum edge of intention-based care, The Subtle Body is an indispensible companion for exploring virtually any facet of holistic healing. Created for healing professionals and patients alike, this volume provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being. This invaluable information will help you enhance any form of health care and give you the knowledge you need to develop an integrated approach for your clients’ well-being—or your own. All healers are "energetic" healers, whether they know it or not. Because every health issue has a physical and an energetic component, even a simple physical treatment like bandaging a cut also impacts the body's spiritual, mental, and emotional welfare. The Subtle Body is a comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to the critical world of our invisible anatomy, where so much of healing actually occurs. Compiled by intuitive healer and scholar Cyndi Dale, this 500-page full color illustrated reference book covers: What is the "subtle body"? New scientific understanding of our quantum-state existence and the unseen fields that determine our physical condition True integrative care: how combining Eastern energetic modalities with Western scientific rigor yields optimum results The meridians, fields, and chakras: detailed information and diagrams about the role of these energetic structures in our overall health Energy-based therapy principles from the world's healing traditions--including Ayurveda, Qigong, Reiki, Quabalah, and many more For professionals who want to make the leap from being good healers to great ones, one thing is clear: we need to care for every facet of our well-being. With The Subtle Body, practitioners and patients alike now have an unprecedented resource for understanding the physical, energetic, and spiritual elements of human health--for an informed, complete approach to healing.

Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life

Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life

Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies. The Third Edition as been completely revised and includes current research on the effectiveness and safety of herbs and other complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The chapter on Menopause has been updated to reflect current thinking about the safe use of estrogen replacement, soy products, and other approaches to manage symptoms and new suggested readings and resources have been provided for further exploration into topics.