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Featured Health books

How to Breathe

Richard Brennan

Breath is essential for life, but did you know that the
way you breathe can be detrimental to your well-being? Poor posture, stress, muscular tension … all can make the ‘effortless’ act of breathing hard work without us realizing. And breathing isn’t just a physical activity; it influences our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, too.

HOW TO BREATHE shows you how to relearn your natural rhythm of breathing to beneficially alter the way you think, feel and act. Packed with breathing techniques to use at home, and featuring groundbreaking methods developed by the founder of the Alexander Technique, it will help you rediscover how to breathe naturally to improve every aspect of your life. By applying consciousness to the action of breathing, you can become aware of harmful habits – and alleviate common breathing problems in the process.

We breathe more than 20,000 times a day – so why not make sure you do it as efficiently and effectively as possible? This is a book you can’t afford to be without.

Heal yourself with Chinese Pressure points

Laurent Turlin with Alix Lefief-Delcourt

This perfect introduction for beginners presents the 12 key acupressure points for treating common ailments and conditions, according to the principles of Chinese medicine.

After a simple overview of the meridian system of energy channels in the body, plus easy-to-follow instructions on different massage techniques, you are then introduced to each of the 12 points in turn, and how to use them to treat a wide range of conditions, from headaches, sciatica and fatigue to insomnia, motion sickness and even a sore throat! Clear illustrations and diagrams are included throughout, along with tips on other useful complementary treatments.

Discover nutritional therapist Lina Bou’s recipe for healthy living, with this inspirational cookbook for the modern lifestyle.

Cooking isn’t just about eating the right foods – it’s
about being inventive, having fun and enjoying a healthy relationship with what you eat. Whether you’re looking for tasty brunch ideas, delicious dinners, energizing snacks or mouthwatering sweet treats, Lina shows you how to make simple, nutritious vegetarian meals (suitable for all!) easy enough for anyone to rustle up with the minimum of fuss. There are also suggestions for vegan alternatives, plus recipes free from gluten, dairy and sugar – the most common intolerances. All recipes feature a health-benefit key, indicating at a glance whether they help improve your immunity, boost your energy, balance your hormones, and more. And there’s advice on sensible detoxing, too.

Eat Well Look Great

Dr Sarah Brewer

Most of us have niggling beauty issues, yet just resign ourselves to putting up with them. But we don’t have to!

In EAT WELL LOOK GREAT, Dr Sarah Brewer reveals her nutrition and lifestyle secrets for beating common beauty problems, based on the principles of nutritional medicine. From cellulite and dull hair to bags under the eyes and age spots, discover what you should – and shouldn’t –
be eating to nourish your beauty from the inside out.

There’s also advice on key superfoods to make a part of your everyday beauty regime – as part of your diet and as topical treatments to tone, soothe, zap, refresh and more. Plus you’ll find lifestyle tips and guidance on useful supplements and effective salon techniques, too.

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Discover The Manual Series…

This highly effective technique for releasing muscular tension throughout the body teaches new ways of sitting, standing and moving that put less stress on our muscles, bones and joints. This step-by-step illustrated guide shows you how to move with comfort and ease and relieve and prevent common aches and pains, simply by taking control of your posture. By adjusting the way you do things you can avoid putting your body under strain, and achieve
a more relaxed muscular system. Let go of tension, and discover a new sense of lightness and well-being in your day-to-day life.

 

Price: £14.99 RRP
ISBN:
978-1-85906-408-5

The Tui-Na Manual

Maria Mercati

This clear, step-by-step guide introduces Tui Na, a Chinese system of therapy that uses massage and manipulation to relieve pain, release tension and treat common ailments. Clear illustrations outline the meridian energy channels and qi (life energy) points, while step-by-step photographs demonstrate each technique. Ideal for improving sporting performance, alleviating executive stress or simply invigorating body and mind, Tui Na can be used on friends, family or colleagues, at home or at work, and is suitable for any age, young or old.

Price: £14.99
ISBN: 978-1-85906-411-5

The Thai Massage Manual

Maria Mercati

One of the most ancient of healing arts, Thai massage harmonizes the energies of body and mind. By pressing, stretching and manipulating the body, powerful healing forces are released to ease pain and stress, and correct postural alignment.

This step-by-step guide teaches a full-body treatment, highlighting the healing benefits of each technique, and also incorporates work on acupressure points, bringing additional therapeutic effects that will totally transform your Thai massage treatment. There are tailor-made routines to ease chronic pain for specific conditions, too. Set your body’s natural healing powers in motion!

 

Price: £14.99 RRP
ISBN: 978-1-85906-409-2

Featured Personal Development books

Based on mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and positive psychology, this pack demystifies psychology and mental-health labels, and offers a fun and accessible way to help you identify and explore moods, feelings and emotions.

Following the success of the original bestselling MOOD CARDS box, this new, stand-alone volume offers 50 cards to help you work with more complex emotions and behaviours, so that you can embark on a deeper journey of self-discovery. Learn more about your issues and obstacles, and how you operate in relationships and work situations, and gain new insights and perspectives that will take you forward to success and a healthy work/life balance. Each card includes guided questions for self-exploration plus an affirmation for positive thinking, and the pack is suitable for personal and professional use alike.

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The Way of Calm

MIKE ANNESLEY & STEVE NOBEL

For many, true peace of mind remains elusive. But by making simple adjustments to our habits of thinking and doing, we can learn to keep stress at bay, enjoy all that is positive in our lives and nd happiness even in times of difficulty.

This book presents invaluable insights, guidance and exercises for dealing with stress and dissatisfaction in all aspects of life. With chapters on stress-busting, dealing with risk and change, calling on inner reserves when the going gets tough and finding peace in self-acceptance, you will learn how to make your life more balanced and fulfilling and move forward to a calmer, happier you. Each chapter concludes with a 10-point Thought Plan and Action Plan featuring affirmations and to-do checklists, to help you start making a difference straight away.

£9.99

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