In an era of increased body awareness, this book encourages lasting health and fitness through fun. Using many of Douillard's recommendations, children and adults can learn to maximize their physical abilities and enjoy recreational and competitive sports. The author integrates Yoga, Tao, Zen, diet, and various training programs as guides to greater enjoyment and success in sport. He focuses upon three mind-body types that reflect the governing principles of nature: Vata (space/air), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (water/earth). The premise is that each of us has primary characteristics in one of these psychophysiological mind-body types that influence how we think, eat, and sleep. This enjoyable book is recommended for health and fitness collections.
- Albert Spencer, Coll. of Education, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
When a baseball player gets five hits in a row or a basketball player can't miss, they're said to be in a "zone." The zone is a nebulous state, thought to be brought on willy-nilly, not willfully. Drawing on numerous Eastern disciplines, but especially on India's Vedic literature, Douillard says no, the zone can be brought on consciously. His program for physical training begins with a psychophysiological profile that will determine one's individual nature, which, in turn, will help one choose a sport in which to compete and determine the appropriate diet and exercise regimen. He also provides two levels of fitness programs: one for the elite, competitive athlete and another for the person who simply wants a healthier lifestyle. Although much of this may sound like a combination of astrology and New Age philosophy, it is firmly based on common sense. If there is a cornerstone to Douillard's ideology, it is, listen to your body and let your exercise program be guided by its signals. "No pain, no gain" is a phrase Douillard would like to eliminate from athletics. If it hurts, he says, don't do it anymore. Good advice. Wes Lukowsky --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Some interesting theories...I especially enjoyed the section on nasal breathing as it relates to relaxation.Published 5 days ago by Mark Dixon
Very good approach for a lifetime of fitness progress (without excess stress!)Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of the best books on Ayurveda that I have read. I'm a fan of Dr. Douillard in general, but this particular book has helped me apply so much Ayurvedic wisdom to my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jms24
Really helpful, reinforcing good habits and helping me make changes to increase work outs easily.Published 3 months ago by DK100
John gives you the science behind how to make your body work most efficiently then gives you a simple program to put this information to good use. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tracy Reed
Great book with lots of interesting info on ayurvedic medicine and it's application to exercise.Published 9 months ago by Jess
An interesting book for anyone interested in health and fitness.Published 10 months ago by J. D. Peringer
This is the one book that has influenced me in my life more than any book,
b/c its really explains how you, on any level can approach training and life. Read more