Kendo

Titre : Kendo
Auteur : Geoff Salmon
Éditeur : Tuttle Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781462911806
Libération : 2013-05-28

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Master the art of Kendo—Japanese Swordsmanship with this illustrated and comprehensive martial arts guide. Kendo or the "Way of the Sword" holds a special place within the martial arts as one of the few practices tracing back directly to Japan's ancient samurai heritage. Modern students flock to kendo for physically—and mentally—challenging activity that combines traditional martial arts values with strenuous physical activity. Author Geoff Salmon has over 40 years of kendo experience gained in and outside of Japan. His goal in this kendo guide is to dispel many misconceptions about the sport and to make kendo training accessible and effective for anyone. His simple, straightforward writing style is especially helpful for beginning students and martial artists from other disciplines who wish to add kendo training to their repertoire. The core of this kendo book is a series of detailed instructional sequences demonstrating the basic kendo techniques. The author also presents the fundamental principles and philosophy that make kendo as much an exercise of the mind as of the sword. For many adherents, the goal is to train your mind to achieve a state of mushin (no-mind). Beyond that, this book also shows you how to win competitions and integrate kendo into your personal fitness routines. This is the first book to clearly link the philosophical and mental elements of kendo to the physical techniques, thereby enabling readers to gain a holistic understanding of the martial art. It offers a comprehensive training program similar to those given by leading kendo teachers in Japan, past and present.

The religion of China

Titre : The religion of China
Auteur : Max Weber
Éditeur : Free Pr
ISBN-13 : UVA:X030119894
Libération : 1968

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Compares and contrasts the social and economic development of Chinese and Western societies and demonstrates the way in which Confucian and Taoist religious values inhibited the development of a capitalist economy in China. Bibliogs

When God Steps In Miracles Happen

Titre : When God Steps In Miracles Happen
Auteur : Neale Donald Walsch
Éditeur : Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN-13 : 1612830900
Libération : 2011-04-01

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From every corner of the world and all walks of life, readers of Conversations with God have written to Neale Donald Walsch about their own experiences of God’s presence in their lives. Their stories of incredible synchronicities, extraordinary coincidental circumstances, and everyday miracles are collected here in this warm inspirational book, previously published in hardcover as Moments of Grace and now available for the first time in a paperback edition. These are stories of everyday folks who have experienced God touching their lives in very real, visible, and direct ways. Walsch weaves these tales seamlessly into the concepts and messages presented in the Conversations with God books. These amazing stories will show you how you, too, can experience miracles in your life and discover that they are all around us.

The Bohemian Flats

Titre : The Bohemian Flats
Auteur : Mary Relindes Ellis
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0816692203
Libération : 2014-05-02

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Chronicles the lives of brothers Raimund and Albert, from their childhood on a farm in Germany with their evil father to their time in the Flats of Mississippi during World War I, where they faced discrimination for being German.

Healing Touch for Children

Titre : Healing Touch for Children
Auteur : Mary Atkinson
Éditeur : Gaia
ISBN-13 : 1856753050
Libération : 2009-01-15

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Massage, acupressure and reflexology routines for children aged 4-12. Research has shown that short, simple routines of massage practiced on children can help reduce stress and tiredness, increase alertness and concentration, and help combat a wide range of ailments, including breathing problems, coughs and colds, and myriad aches and pains. Expert massage practitioner Mary Atkinson gives a thorough overview of this increasingly popular practice. Featuring user-friendly treatment sequences and practical advice on dealing with emotional issues such as stress and anxiety, this book will show you how you can make loving and caring touch part of your child's daily routine.

Buddhist Himalayas

Titre : Buddhist Himalayas
Auteur : Olivier Föllmi
Éditeur : Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-13 : 0810934892
Libération : 2002-10-16

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Two recent winners of the World Press Photo Prize take readers on an historic journey into the heart of the Buddhist Himalayas, illuminating the sacred cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth taught amongst these soaring peaks snow-capped peaks. 10,000 first printing.