A Guide to Better Movement

The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain

Author: Todd Hargrove

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991542307

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 306

View: 2876

A Guide to Better Movement offers a clear and practical look at emerging science related to the brain's role in movement and pain. It is written for movement professionals, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone else interested in moving better and feeing better. In it, you will learn: the essential qualities of movements that are healthy and efficient; why good movement requires healthy "maps" in the brain; why pain is sometimes more about self-perception than tissue damage or injury; the science behind mind-body practices; general principles that can be used to improve any movement practice; and 25 illustrated and simple movement lessons to help you move better and feel better.

Simple Strength

The Outdoor Athletes Guide to Better Movement

Author: Mercedes Pollmeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781515176237

Category:

Page: 210

View: 8233

Learn How to Move More Efficiently by Implementing These Simple Exercises Simple Strength is a book about developing efficiency of movement through practice and training of the three basic human movements, the push up, the squat, and the back bend. I believe training should be fun, challenging, and help you become a master of movement. Better Movement Learn how the three basic human movements can help you become an athlete that moves well across all outdoor sports that you do. Workouts in Less Time See how these movements can be implemented immediately and done quickly, saving you time so that you can do the things you really want to do. Videos and Photos Included to Show you Exactly How to do Each Exercise There are over 100 variations of exercises in the book, with pictures of each exercise and select video demonstrations, all to help you achieve the best technique so that you can perform at your highest level. Sample Programs There are also sample programs included so that you can start implementing the exercises right away!

Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera

A Guide to Singer-getics

Author: Mark Ross Clark

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253109392

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 1863

"... a remarkable collection of observations and reflections on past experiences by many excellent artists and teachers that will doubtless help... those interested in creating 'opera magic.'" -- Tito Capobianco Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera is designed for use in opera and musical theater workshops and by beginning professional singers. Drawing on years of research, teaching, and performing, Mark Ross Clark provides an overview of dramatic methodology for the singing actor, encouraging the student's active participation through practical exercises and application to well-known works. The Singer-getics method emphasizes integration of the various dimensions of opera performance, creating synergies among vocal performance, character development, facial expression, and movement on the stage. The book presents important information about stagecraft, characterization, posture, historical styles, performance anxiety, aria, and scene analysis. Excerpts from interviews with performers, directors, conductors, coaches, composers, and teachers offer insights and advice, allowing the reader to "meet the artists." An appendix by postural alignment specialist Emily Bogard describes techniques of relaxation and self-awareness for the performer. This lively book will appeal to students, teachers, professionals, and general readers alike.

Exuberant Animal

The Power of Health, Play and Joyful Movement

Author: Frank Forencich

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452016412

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 328

View: 1355

Move to live, live to move! Health and fitness is a bushy, multi-disciplinary practice that includes body, mind, spirit and the creative imagination. Exuberant Animal explores the totality of human health and promotes a truly integrated approach that spans culture, biology, psychology and animal behavior. You’ll discover powerful new ideas for movement and living that will stimulate your vitality, creativity and enthusiasm. “Frank is a superb writer. His voice is clear, accurate and accessible.” Robert Sapolsky "No joy, no gain!–that might well be Frank Forencich's exercise motto. A nation filled with fit, playful hominids fully in touch with their evolutionary heritage is a true pleasure to contemplate." Bill McKibben “I really appreciate Frank’s innovative approach. His method is sophisticated, playful and holistic.” Debbie Armstrong 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist

Exercise and Arthritis

A Guide to Pain-Free Movement

Author: Margaret Hills,Janet Horwood

Publisher: Peoples Medical Society

ISBN: 9781882606337

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 361

Exercise can help arthritis sufferers increase their flexibility, muscle strength, motor fitness, and stamina. Exercise and Arthritis features a complete exercise plan designed specifically for arthritis sufferers and clearly and simply explains the benefits of exercise. Arthritis can strike anyone at any age. The exact causes of all types of arthritis are not known. But with this exercise program, arthritis sufferers can relieve their pain, improve their range of motion, and regain their independence.

The Self-coached Climber

The Guide to Movement, Training, Performance

Author: Dan Hague,Douglas Hunter

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811733394

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3995

A dynamic package of training material from a pair of expert coaches, The Self-Coached Climber offers comprehensive instruction, from the basics of gripping holds to specific guidelines for developing a customized improvement plan. Hague and Hunter base their methods on the four fundamental components of all human movement--balance, force, time, and space--and explain how to apply these principles to achieve efficient results. The DVD presents live demonstrations of training exercises and features an original documentary of a 5.14a/b redpoint attempt by Adam Stack and Chris Lindner. Self-Coached Climber was named a finalist in the Mountain Exposition Category at the 2007 Banff Mountain Festival.

A Traveler's Guide to the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Jim Carrier

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156026970

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 4522

This travel guide celebrates the national monuments of America's civil rights movement, from 1954 to 1965, looking at famous and little-known landmarks, providing commentary on the significance of each, and offering suggested state and city tours of histo

Disorders of Movement

A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Davide Martino,Alberto J. Espay,Alfonso Fasano,Francesca Morgante

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662484684

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 2552

This concise but comprehensive book will help interested readers in the health care professions to navigate their way through the jungle of movement disorders, including the potentially complex differential diagnosis and management. The different disorders are discussed in individual sections that explain how to examine the patient and recognize the disorder from its basic phenomenology, how to confirm a diagnosis, how to distinguish a particular disorder from related conditions, and how to treat each disorder effectively. The book makes liberal use of diagrams, algorithms, tables, summary boxes, and illustrations to facilitate solution of clinical problems at the bedside and to solidify previously learned clinical and therapeutic concepts. It will be of interest to a broad audience of health professionals, scientists, and medical students.

Seven Databases in Seven Weeks

A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement

Author: Luc Perkins,Eric Redmond,Jim Wilson

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680505971

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 1415

Data is getting bigger and more complex by the day, and so are your choices in handling it. Explore some of the most cutting-edge databases available - from a traditional relational database to newer NoSQL approaches - and make informed decisions about challenging data storage problems. This is the only comprehensive guide to the world of NoSQL databases, with in-depth practical and conceptual introductions to seven different technologies: Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Postgres, and DynamoDB. This second edition includes a new chapter on DynamoDB and updated content for each chapter. While relational databases such as MySQL remain as relevant as ever, the alternative, NoSQL paradigm has opened up new horizons in performance and scalability and changed the way we approach data-centric problems. This book presents the essential concepts behind each database alongside hands-on examples that make each technology come alive. With each database, tackle a real-world problem that highlights the concepts and features that make it shine. Along the way, explore five database models - relational, key/value, columnar, document, and graph - from the perspective of challenges faced by real applications. Learn how MongoDB and CouchDB are strikingly different, make your applications faster with Redis and more connected with Neo4J, build a cluster of HBase servers using cloud services such as Amazon's Elastic MapReduce, and more. This new edition brings a brand new chapter on DynamoDB, updated code samples and exercises, and a more up-to-date account of each database's feature set. Whether you're a programmer building the next big thing, a data scientist seeking solutions to thorny problems, or a technology enthusiast venturing into new territory, you will find something to inspire you in this book. What You Need: You'll need a *nix shell (Mac OS or Linux preferred, Windows users will need Cygwin), Java 6 (or greater), and Ruby 1.8.7 (or greater). Each chapter will list the downloads required for that database.

Classic Human Anatomy

The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement

Author: Valerie L. Winslow

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823024156

Category: Art

Page: 303

View: 5064

Offers insightful approaches to the complex subject of human anatomy. This title features three sections: the skeletal form, the muscular form, and action of the muscles and movement. It also includes illustrations that detail the movement and actions of the bones and muscles and charts that reveal the origins and insertions of the muscles. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of information, this is sure to become a new classic of art instruction.

Doing Good Better

How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work That Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving Back

Author: William MacAskill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592409660

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 4077

" ... MacAskill and his colleagues developed effective altruism - a practical, data-driven approach to doing good that allows us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. Effective altruists operate by asking certain key questions, which force them to think differently, overcome biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse."--Page 4 of cover.

Real Movement

Perspective on Integrated Motion and Motor Control

Author: Adam Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692811955

Category:

Page: 190

View: 2837

In this hands-on, practical book, Adam Wolf synthesizes his experiences in both the sports medicine and movement industries into a digestible, practical, and easy to understand introduction to integrated human movement while providing assessment and progression strategies along the way. REAL MOVEMENT is the first book to define true, integrated human motion, within the context of the latest motor control theory and apply it to real life patterns of movement. Whether you're a sports medicine or physical rehab professional, a corrective exercise or functional movement trainer, or just a movement enthusiast, this book is for you. The reader will gain an understanding that the site of injury typically isn't the cause of the injury and is often the result of something doing too much because something above or below isn't doing enough. With this in mind, the reader will explore specific ways to address these issues region-by-region. Throughout this book, Adam dives into understanding the interconnectedness of the body, within a framework where bones move, joints feel or perceive motion, and myofascia reacts to control the movement, all while being governed by the nervous system. REAL MOVEMENT's in-depth discussions include: * Qualities of integrated movement * Naming 3-D joint motion * Introduction to motor control theories * Current research on fascia and its influence on movement * Clinical considerations of the Lower Extremities * Clinical considerations of the Upper Extremities * Clinical considerations of the Thorax * Additional resources and readings lists at the end of each chapter * Detailed, accessible and easy to understand Exercise/Movement Library describing specific movements, exercises, progressions and regressions "We benefit from Adam's ability to synthesize the best approaches to a practical blend of techniques to create the most optimal environments for each individual" Dr. Gary Gray, PT, FAFS Founder of Applied Functional Science CEO, The Gray Institute "Anyone who has worked with Adam would initially characterize him as a "healer" and that would not remotely capture his brilliance. Adam is so much more than that, he intuitively understands that no modality, no method, nor procedure can outperform your body's ability to heal itself. Adam is a facilitator and teacher who guides his patients' intuitive abilities to heal themselves with a deep understanding between muscles, bones, nerves, tendons and spirit, and this book is a demonstration of that." Marc Davis 20 Year NBA Referee I read REAL Movement by Adam Wolf with great interest and excitement because of his integration of motor control and movement, a subject near and dear to me for the past 30 plus years. Those of us in the physical rehabilitation world must understand how the brain and the motor control system affect movement, as well as the roles of fascia, scars, kinetic chains and gait. The case studies demonstrate excellent clinical thinking, involving functional neurological assessments. I would highly recommend this book to anyone in the movement or rehab world David Weinstock Founder of NeuroKinetic Therapy "REAL Movement is the real deal! A marvelous perspective on human motion that will change your view of movement" Dr. Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, SFMA Founder, Stop Chasing Pain

1,500 Stretches

The Complete Guide to Flexibility and Movement

Author: Hollis Liebman

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316473685

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 736

View: 3086

1,500 Stretches--the follow-up book to the New York Times bestseller 2,100 Asanas-- compiles all stretching poses in one place, organized by body part, with stunning photographs, easy-to-follow steps, and the health benefits of each pose. Does your lower back ache from sitting all day? Can you barely walk after your cycling class? Do you stretch your back and feel only more tension? Stretching is vital for chronic pain, building muscle tone, and full movement. 1,500 Stretches has the complete collection of stretches organized by body part--back, calf, hamstrings, chest and many more. They are demonstrated in beautiful full-color photographs. The steps are easy to follow and explain what muscle groups are targeted and its benefits for pain relief and physical appearance. There are additional chapters on yoga and partner stretches and the importance of stretching correctly.1,500 Stretches celebrates the beauty of the body through photography, while providing practical advice to feel and look better.

Understanding Body Movement

A Guide to Empirical Research on Nonverbal Behaviour : with an Introduction to the NEUROGES Coding System

Author: Hedda Lausberg

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631582497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

View: 5919

This book is an interdisciplinary guide to empirical research on nonverbal behaviour. It focuses on tools and procedures to investigate body movement and gesture and the relation to cognitive, emotional, and interactive processes. NEUROGES is an objective and reliable coding system for movement behaviour and gesture. Its combination with the multi-media annotation tool ELAN results in an effective movement analysis. Rater training and rating procedures constitute an important component in movement behaviour studies. A novel algorithm assesses interrater agreement for the segmentation of the ongoing flow of behaviour. Recommendations for study designs and statistical data evaluation are given, including innovative procedures for the analysis of interactive partners' body movements.

Myofascial Yoga

A Movement and Yoga Therapists Guide to Asana

Author: Kirstie Bender Segarra

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484838785

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 122

View: 4340

The goal of Myofascial Yoga: A Movement and Yoga Therapists Guide to Asana is to show how teaching asana should include fascia, connective tissue, as an integrative and necessary step to bring yoga asana fully into movement therapies in the West. This approach integrates Eastern and Western techniques and is truly a unique opportunity to explore ourselves from a somatic level of awareness while moving through and changing patterns that keep us from living more freely in joy and health. Tom Myers, Author writes "In the book you hold, Kirstie Segarra has laid out clearly, concisely, and usefully how the asanas relate to the Anatomy Trains, and how to take up and teach (whether teaching yourself or others) the anatomy of asana in a way that makes sense to the body and to the person. Enjoy the ride." "Intuition and scientific knowledge are not opposed, they are simply two different ways of knowing. This book allows you to blend both ways of knowing in mutual service to each other to develop your inner and your outer knowledge of yoga in your own living body." The illustrations are in honor of Tom Myers first edition of the Anatomy Trains and done in a more artistic format. Any anatomy connoisseur would relate to this choice of medium. The book does include the digital forms of the myofascial meridians for more concise detail. I recommend you look at the preview before purchasing. This book was initially designed to be used a textbook for the UNM-Taos Yoga Teacher Training Program as a guide to some of the pitfalls of teaching yoga asana. This book is not intended to teach someone how to teach asana through cueing. It is best to use this as a support to teaching or practicing yoga and as an introduction to learning the myofascial meridians.

A Manual Therapist's Guide to Movement

Teaching Motor Skills to the Orthopaedic Patient

Author: Gordon Browne

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443102165

Category: Medical

Page: 389

View: 1539

"A Manual Therapist's Guide to Movement examines the use of non-traditional movement systems in a physical therapy setting, focusing on orthopedic conditions or injuries. Browne derives much of the content of this book from two sophisticated movement systems: the Feldenkrais Method and the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi. He explores the intersection between movement and medicine and explains some of the potential applications of these methods to orthopedic conditions in a language understandable to physical therapists and others with a medical, rather than a movement, background." "The unique style of this approach features reader participation in a series of movement lessons. These lessons start in chapter three and include a written verbal description, picture sequences to illustrate each movement variation and a breakdown and discussion of the lesson afterward. These discussions include descriptions and examples of principles of ideal movement, teaching technique, applications to a clinical setting, links to other similar lessons and descriptions of some possible variations of that lesson. In short, the reader experiences the movement subjectively then reads about the design of that particular lesson and for whom it might be useful."--Jacket.

Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief

The New Science of Healthy Feet

Author: Katy Bowman

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952910

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2663

Don’t just treat your foot pain—strengthen your feet to prevent it. Back with an expanded edition of her popular book Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, biomechanist Katy Bowman has created a new version for both men and women in all walks of life. With updated material and new visuals that illustrate exactly how to strengthen and mobilize your feet, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief will show you how to change the way you move your body to prevent pain, heal your feet, and halt damage to the rest of your body. Bowman’s simple, accessible, innovative program will help you naturally address lower-leg and foot issues such as: - Hammertoes - Bunions - Plantar fasciitis - Poor posture and alignment Bowman walks you gently through exercises to strengthen your feet, what shoes you should (and should not) be wearing, and how these choices affect your overall foot—and whole-body!—health. Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief will teach you how healthy feet work optimally and help you put your best foot forward on the path toward moving with greater ease.

The Yass Method For Pain-Free Movement

A Guide to Easing through Your Day without Aches and Pains

Author: Mitchell Yass, Dr.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401954626

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 2011

Chronic pain has become an international epidemic —an estimated one billion people across the world suffer every day. Dr. Mitchell Yass, author of The Pain Cure Rx, presents an alternative model of treatment that can resolve pain quickly and effectively without surgery or medication. In his more than 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Yass has found that about 90 percent of chronic pain that is attributed to structural problems (e.g., herniated disc, stenosis, or arthritis) is actually caused by a muscular weakness or imbalance —all of which stems from the muscles’ inability to respond to the forces created while performing everyday functional tasks. In The Yass Method for Pain-Free Movement, Dr. Yass focuses on enabling you to perform necessary and normal functional tasks without pain or discomfort. From daily life at home to work to play to travel to sleep, Dr. Yass identifies and provides easy-to-do stretches and exercises for the muscles that you need to strengthen and keep balanced for a satisfying, pain-free life.

We Rise

The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet

Author: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1635650674

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 7393

Challenge the status quo, change the face of activism, and confront climate change head on with the ultimate blueprint for taking action. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful new voice on the front lines of a global youth-led movement. He and his group the Earth Guardians believe that today’s youth will play an important role in shaping our future. They know that the choices made right now will have a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow, and people--young and old--are asking themselves what they can do to ensure a positive, just, and sustainable future. We Rise tells these stories and addresses the solutions. Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, We Rise explores many aspects of effective activism and provides step-by-step information on how to start and join solution-oriented movements. With conversations between Xiuhtezcatl and well-known activists, revolutionaries, and celebrities, practical advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle, and ideas and tools for building resilient communities, We Rise is an action guide on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and industrial agriculture. If you are interested in creating real and tangible change, We Rise will give you the inspiration and information you need to do your part in making the world a better place and leave you asking, what kind of legacy do I want to leave?