Imagine feeling truly peaceful while sitting on a beach towel this summer, listening to the waves crash and the seagulls sing. Use the power of warm weather and good vibes to meditate, focus on your health, and finally get serious about yoga. You’ll feel great practicing self-care while enjoying the sand between your toes, the smell of salt in your hair, and the sun on your back. These 10 books will help you reach your personal wellness goals; make this the summer that feeling great is your No. 1 priority.
The Yoga Healer
Heal your body, mind, and spirit with these quick and easy yoga and meditation practices. The Yoga Healer will put the power to heal and revitalize into your own hands—mind, body, and spirit! Practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, occasional to frequent, will love this accessible handbook of remedies based on the art and science of yoga. The first three chapters—Remedies for the Body, Remedies for the Mind, and Remedies for the Spirit—cover a number of physical, mental, and emotional concerns and provide three simple, concise practices for each one to address the condition. The final chapter includes longer combined sequences for morning, noon, and night to wake up, recharge, and relax. All poses and sequences are illustrated with stylish, clear photography. Each yoga remedy is designed to last 15 minutes or less—perfect for people with busy lives—and targets a specific condition. From alleviating daily aches and pains to improving your state of mind and tapping into your creative spirit, here you will find succinct, powerful tools that can be practiced anywhere, anytime.
Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond
by Dan Brule
Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world’s leading breathmaster, Dan Brulé. What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares for the first-time his Breath Mastery technique that has helped more than 100,000 people in over forty-five countries. Just Breathe is a simple and revolutionary guide that reveals the secret behind what the elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, and spiritual yogis have always known—when you control your breathing you can control your state of well-being and level of performance. So if you want to optimize your health, clear and calm your mind, and spark peak performance—the secret to unlock and sustain these results comes from a free and natural resource that’s right under your nose. From high stress, critical situations to everyday challenges, Just Breathe will show you how to harness your awareness and conscious breathing to benefit your body, mind, and spirit.
The Mind Illuminated
by John Yates
A revolutionary, science-based approach to meditation from a neuroscientist turned meditation master, The Mind Illuminated is an accessible, step-by-step toolkit for anyone looking to start—or improve—their daily meditation practice.The book that bestselling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves “brings the path of meditation to life,” The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness.
Mantras Made Easy
Discover the power of your words! Your cellphone rings–you automatically reach for it. Your child calls for you–your innate response is to go to him. Just like you are programmed for these responses, so too can you train your brain to manifest your life’s goals and dreams. It is as amazing and powerful as it sounds–and it is entirely possible with the help of mantras. Simply put, mantras are syllables or phrases you repeat. The act of repeating these words can energize you, aiding you to manifest your ambitions.
Brain Power Cookbook
A mouthwatering guide to incorporating the most brain-friendly foods into your everyday life. Days filled with energy, a bright mood, no memory lapses, a good night’s sleep—that’s what the Brainpower Cookbook can help you achieve. It’s the go-to-book for brain-healthy eating. Our expert nutritionists have created 175 great-tasting recipes that will help protect your brain and boost alertness, concentration, and energy. With this book, you will: Learn how the brain functions and discover what foods affect your brainpower and how you feel. Enjoy easy-to-prepare snacks, soups, salads, main course, and even desserts. Give your brain a boost with recipes for particular situations: from breakfast ideas for sustained energy to lunches to avoid that afternoon slump and quiz-night snacks for fast brainwork. Have fun with mind-sharpening puzzles to help promote brain fitness.
Green Smoothies for Life
by JJ Smith
A brand-new meal plan that will assist readers with incorporating green smoothies into their everyday routine while developing healthier long-term eating habits and improving their overall health. More than a weight loss plan, the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, designed by nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert JJ Smith, became a way of life. Readers reported that they not only shed pounds but they also slept better, thought more clearly, and were in better over-all health, with some adherents, in consultation with their doctor, even moving off medication. As delicious as her green smoothies are, however, the cleanse was designed only to jumpstart a detox and a new approach to eating—it’s not a permanent solution. In her new book, Green Smoothies for Life, the highly anticipated follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, Smith presents a way that green smoothies can be incorporated into your daily regimen. With over thirty recipes for everything from hot dinners to desserts and snacks, sixty thoughtfully composed green smoothie recipes, a thirty-day meal plan and the corresponding shopping lists, the book provides you with a step-by-step prescriptive daily regimen that shows you how to eat mindfully and healthily. In addition to green smoothies and color photographs of select recipes, the book includes more than twenty effective methods to detox (which helps fuel weight loss), information on Smith’s DHEMM (Detox, Hormonal Balance, Eat, Move and Mental Mastery) weight loss system, and testimonials from dieters who’ve change their approach to not just food but also life since while following her advice. Whether you are just starting out on your weight loss journey or already a smoothie convert, Green Smoothies for Life is the essential next step in continuing your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans: 4-Week Meal Plans to Heal the Immune System and Restore Overall Health
Authors Dorothy Calimeris and Sondi Bruner bring first-hand experience of coping with chronic inflammation. They learned that by focusing on the foods we eat, we can soothe the inflammation in our bodies.
Let them show you how to conquer chronic inflammation by developing a customized anti-inflammatory diet plan and arming you with the tools to support your health.
With The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans, you’ll choose from 4 flexible meal plans and discover over 130 delicious & easy-to-prepare recipes packed with flavorful options.
The Immune System Recovery Plan
by Susan Blum
Good digestive health is key to a strong immune system that can fight off viruses and inflammation.
In The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness.
Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.
In Brain Maker, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become “sick,” and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain’s destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, Brain Maker opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
The MELT Method
by Sue Hitzmann
Do you want to get in shape, but feel like you don’t have the time? In as little as ten minutes a day, you can start both looking, and feeling better about your body. MELT stands for Myofascial Energetic Length Technique, and focuses on your body’s connective tissues. These are the tissues that play a huge role in pain, stress, weight gain, and overall quality of health.