The Wellness Sense


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Why do certain foods harm some people and help others? How come the results of a weight loss programme varies from individual to individual? And why do some people fall sick more often than others? The science of Ayurveda holds answers to these questions and many more. Its scriptures took a holistic approach to health by combining our lifestyle with our natural tendencies (which vary from one person to another). This groundbreaking new work from Om Swami combines the yogic view of food as sattvic, rajasic and tamasic with Ayurvedic perspective, and further relates it to the modern view of foods as acidic and alkaline. This is also the first time that Ayurvedic prakriti (vata, pitta and kapha) has been discussed in the context of yogic prakriti (sattvic, rajasic and tamasic) in a truly cohesive fashion.The Wellness Sense extracts the essence of Ayurveda, yoga and tantra to combine it with modern medicine in this simple, step-by-step handbook on how to take better care of yourself.Accessibly written, deeply researched and distilled from Om Swami's own lived experience, The Wellness Sense puts your health and happiness in your hands.




The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer


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More than one million Americans each year are diagnosed with cancer. This guide, prepared by the largest cancer program in America devoted exclusively to providing psychological and social support, presents a unique source of information, guidance, inspiration, and hope for any patient who wants to take an active role in fighting cancer.




The Wellness Sense


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Why do certain foods harm some people and help others? How come the same weight loss program shows different results on different individuals? And, why do some people fall sick more often than others? Answers to these questions and many more lie in Ayurveda where your body is not just looked upon a holder of flesh and bones but the finest vehicle of experiencing all pleasures and sorrows. In Ayurveda, as in yoga and tantra, the health of an individual is not just the state of his physical body but an aggregate of the body, senses, mind and soul. Your body is a sacred space, it is the seat of your consciousness.The Sanskrit word for health is svasthya; it means self-dependence or a sound state of the body and mind. If examined further, it means your natural state; sva means natural and sthya means state or place. Ayurveda aims to restore your natural state, balance so you may be free of mental and physical afflictions. More often than not, and certainly in adults, most physical disorders are the result of a repressed and bruised consciousness. Mental afflictions create diseases in the physical body and physical diseases, in turn, disturb the state of mind. You can treat the disease in the physical body but that's merely treating the symptom. It is not the permanent solution.The modern system of medicine is mostly symptom driven. If I have a headache, it'll tell me to take a pain-killer. Ayurveda does not believe in treating the symptoms. Its advocates understanding the patient and treating the cause of the symptom and not the symptom itself. In order to do that, the ancient scriptures took a far more holistic approach to health by combining our lifestyle with our natural tendencies (which vary from one person to another). In other words, it understood that one man's medicine could be another man's poison. Expounding on the esoteric aspects of the ancient wisdom, in simple terms, this book shows you how to take care of yourself better and how to lead a healthier life in our present world - a world where we have all the comforts yet we are restless. We have organic breakfast on the table but no time to eat it, we've the comfiest mattress but little sleep. The key to wholesome living and your wellbeing is entirely in your hands. This book is a must read for those who are serious about their health.ABOUT THE AUTHOROm Swami is a mystic who lives in the Himalayan foothills. An advanced yogin, Swami did thousands of hours of intense meditation in complete seclusion in Himalayan caves and woods. Prior to renunciation, he founded and ran a multi-million dollar software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India. An Australian national of Indian origin, Swami completely renounced business interests a few years ago to pursue a full-time spiritual life. Om Swami has a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA from Sydney, Australia. You can connect with him on his blog, omswami.com, read by millions all over the world.




Natural Causes


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We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences. In this revelatory book, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays bare the cultural charades that shield us from this knowledge. Challenging everything we think we know about life and death, she also offers hope - that we find our place in a natural world teeming with animation and endless possibility.




The Wellness Asset


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Does this sound familiar? - You have been barely surviving for months on end. - You are trying hard to get your great talent back to work. - You want to innovate to ensure the long-term success of your hotel. But... - You are unsure where to start. - You are worried about making costly investment mistakes. - You can't wait years for results. Hospitality is at a crossroads. The old business model is broken, and the hoteliers of the future know this. They aren't sitting around waiting for the clock to turn back - they are seizing this opportunity. Whilst some brands are struggling, others are finding new ways to do what they've always done: serve their customers. If you think of wellness as an amenity or not a significant revenue-generating area of your business, global wellness expert, Sonal Uberoi, will shift your mindset and unlock its potential. Sonal Uberoi has transformed leading hotels through wellness. In this book, she shares her ESSENCE model, which takes you from assessing potential ideas to implementing and honing your offering to give your guests an experience so good they will do your marketing for you - in months, not years. If you're ready to build an offering so strong that your guests regularly return and profits stay healthy no matter what, you're ready to capitalise on your wellness asset...




When All Is Not Well


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'I've heard so many people tell those who suffer from depression to just "cheer up". Do they really believe it's that simple?' Depression isn't just sadness. It is misery. It is both pain and nothingness. People don't 'have' depression, they suffer from it. Millions of people are diagnosed with depression, billions of dollars are spent on antidepressants and on depression-related research. Yet we are no closer to making a real difference to the quality of life of the patients. Ayurvedic and yogic texts call depression 'vishada', a toxic state of mind. They consider it an illness, a disability - but one that is curable. In a profoundly insightful work that draws from these texts, mystic and healer Om Swami categorizes depression into three types, each of which requires a different approach. Bringing yogic wisdom and ayurvedic knowledge to case studies from his own files, the author covers a range of options from medication to specialized meditation. When All Is Not Well will leave you with a new perspective on depression and sadness.




The Wellness Sense: A Practical Guide to your Physical and Emotional Health Based on Ayurvedic and Yogic Wisom


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Why do certain foods harm some people and help others? How come the results of a weight loss programme varies from individual to individual? And why do some people fall sick more often than others? The science of Ayurveda holds answers to these questions and many more. Its scriptures took a holistic approach to health by combining our lifestyle with our natural tendencies (which vary from one person to another). This groundbreaking new work from Om Swami combines the yogic view of food as sattvic, rajasic and tamasic with Ayurvedic perspective, and further relates it to the modern view of foods as acidic and alkaline. This is also the first time that Ayurvedic prakriti (vata, pitta and kapha) has been discussed in the context of yogic prakriti (sattvic, rajasic and tamasic) in a truly cohesive fashion. The Wellness Sense extracts the essence of Ayurveda, yoga and tantra to combine it with modern medicine in this simple, step-by-step handbook on how to take better care of yourself. Accessibly written, deeply researched and distilled from Om Swami's own lived experience, The Wellness Sense puts your health and happiness in your hands.




The Wellness Workbook, 3rd ed


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For more than thirty years, John W. Travis, M.D., and Regina Sara Ryan have taught hundreds of thousands of people a practical whole-self approach to wellness and healthy living. Each chapter of the comprehensive WELLNESS WORKBOOK explores one of the twelve interconnected forms of energy that contribute to your overall health and vitality: Self-Responsibility and Love, Breathing, Sensing, Eating, Moving, Feeling, Thinking, Playing and Working, Communicating, Sex,Finding Meaning,Transcending From how you breathe to how you view the world, these twelve areas affect all aspects of your life: your disposition toward injury and illness, your relationships, your general level of happiness, and beyond. In an optimal state of wellness, all of your energies are in balance, and you are less prone to disease, stress, and other life-depleting factors. Using a self-assessment tool known as the Wellness Index, you’ll develop a clear picture of what areas in your life need attention. Now in its third edition, the thoroughly updated and streamlined WELLNESS WORKBOOK provides hundreds of exercises and ideas to help you take control of your health and happiness. · A classic text in the wellness field, thoroughly revised and updated, and streamlined for a more simple and practical presentation. · Chapters cover self-responsibility and love, breathing, sensing, eating, moving, feeling, thinking, playing and working, communicating, sex, finding meaning, and transcending. · Previous editions have sold more than 200,000 copies.




The Wellness Guide


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Embrace every aspect of your well-being—from physical, mental, and emotional health to improved nutrition, sleep, and relationships. True wellness is rooted in mental, emotional, social, occupational, financial, and physical well-being. Wellness is fed and watered by practicing healthy—but simple—habits that allow us to grow and blossom. The Wellness Guide sets readers on the path to achieving a balanced life that is healthy and fulfilling, with practical advice on how to set and achieve goals for every aspect of well-being. By optimizing your physical, mental, and emotional health, you can find the ideal work–life balance that will result in positive long-term benefits.




The Wellness Way to Weight Loss


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