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Zen And The Art Of Snowboarding

Many meditaion teachers tell their students to cling to the feelings of peace and tranquility they feel after meditating as they go about their daily activities. There is some merit to this, of course, but clinging to a feeling, even a deeply satisfying one, tends to limit one’s ability to experience the plenitude of experience.

Zen Buddhists of some schools emphasize the greater importance of ‘mindfulness’ over the meditation. The difference is that mindfulness is the cultivation of the ability to go about your everyday lives in a heightened state of awareness. They say that when you are meditating, you should meditate, but that when you eat, you should just eat.

If you learn to apply this to your daily life, you eventually learn to live in the moment even while experiencing the most stressful situations. Interestingly, many extreme athletes have had these moments of complete awareness when they have pushed their limits and are facing life-threatening situations.

A Giro ski helmet isn’t going to be of much comfort to a snowboarder when he’s flying down a near-vertical slope. At speeds like that, his life is going to depend on all the hours of practice he’s put into his sport and the reflexes and automatic responses he has cultivated.

At speeds like that, you must live in the moment, or fear just gets in the way of performance. One snowboarder described a run he made that became a life-or death-run when he had to outrace an avalanche. ‘It was as if time stood still, ‘ he said. ‘I felt no fear. I didn’t have time to think, either. It was as if my mind became very quiet and my body just did what it had to do and I just observed what was happening. In the middle of all the chaos, I remember looking down at my brown boots and wondering briefly why I had chosen that color. I was that calm.’

When the snowboarder safely arrived at the bottom of the slope, he continued to feel that extreme sense of calm and detachment. It wasn’t until he looked at his digital sport watch and saw that only a few minutes and not hours had passed that he returned to his normal state of consciousness. He said, ‘I could have sworn that a long time had passed. It was a shock to see that the whole thing had only lasted a couple of minutes.’

Extreme mindfulness like this is achievable, but not just through clinging to that nice blissful feeling you get after a good meditation. Clinging to any kind of phenomenon, even the most pleasant, limits your awareness. True enlightenment is likely to come via the cultivation of complete detachment.

Caigs Drawing in Praha – Grafiti – Body Art Extreme



Exercise Biochemistry


Exercise Biochemistry


$109


Exercise Biochemistry brings an admittedly difficult and technical subject to life. Extremely user- and student-friendly, it is written in conversational style by Vassilis Mougios, who poses and then answers questions as if in conversation with a student. Mougios does an excellent job of making the information interesting by using simple language without compromising scientific accuracy and content. He also uses ample analogies, related works of art, and numerous illustrations to drive home his points for readers. The result is that Exercise Biochemistry is a highly informative and illuminating text on the effects of exercise on molecular-level functioning. It presents the basics of biochemistry as well as in-depth coverage of exercise biochemistry. The book uses key terms, sidebars, and questions and problems posed at the end of each chapter to facilitate learning. It also covers metabolism, endocrinology, and assessment all in one volume, unlike other exercise biochemistry books. In exploring all of these topics, Exercise Biochemistry makes the case for exercise biochemistry to have a stand-alone textbook. In fact, this book will encourage more universities to introduce exercise biochemistry courses to their curricula. Having the necessary topics of basic biochemistry in a single volume will facilitate the work of both instructors and students. Exercise Biochemistry will also be useful to graduate students in sport science who have not been formally introduced to exercise biochemistry during their undergraduate programs. Additionally, it can supplement exercise physiology textbooks with its coverage of the molecular basis of physiological processes. This book is also for physical education and sport professionals who have an interest in how the human body functions during and after exercise. And this book is addressed to health scientists who are interested in the transformations in human metabolism brought about by physical

Exercise Biochemistry


Exercise Biochemistry


$112


Exercise Biochemistry brings an admittedly difficult and technical subject to life. Extremely user- and student-friendly, it is written in conversational style by Vassilis Mougios, who poses and then answers questions as if in conversation with a student. Mougios does an excellent job of making the information interesting by using simple language without compromising scientific accuracy and content. He also uses ample analogies, related works of art, and numerous illustrations to drive home his points for readers. The result is that Exercise Biochemistry is a highly informative and illuminating text on the effects of exercise on molecular-level functioning. It presents the basics of biochemistry as well as in-depth coverage of exercise biochemistry. The book uses key terms, sidebars, and questions and problems posed at the end of each chapter to facilitate learning. It also covers metabolism, endocrinology, and assessment all in one volume, unlike other exercise biochemistry books. In exploring all of these topics, Exercise Biochemistry makes the case for exercise biochemistry to have a stand-alone textbook. In fact, this book will encourage more universities to introduce exercise biochemistry courses to their curricula. Having the necessary topics of basic biochemistry in a single volume will facilitate the work of both instructors and students. Exercise Biochemistry will also be useful to graduate students in sport science who have not been formally introduced to exercise biochemistry during their undergraduate programs. Additionally, it can supplement exercise physiology textbooks with its coverage of the molecular basis of physiological processes. This book is also for physical education and sport professionals who have an interest in how the human body functions during and after exercise. And this book is addressed to health scientists who are interested in the transformations in human metabolism brought about by physical

Extreme Beauty


Extreme Beauty


$26.47


This beautiful and thought-provoking book presents many of the extraordinary and diverse transformations that the body has endured in fashion over time and across cultures. It demonstrates that an undeniable beauty abides throughout the subtle and the radical manipulations that have occurred as part of the continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. Fashion has practiced extreme strategies to portray shifting concepts of the physical ideal. The physical areas of the body have been variously and strategically adjusted. They have been constricted, padded, truncated, or extended to achieve fashion’s goal through subtle prostheses, and often, deliberate physical changes. Extreme Beauty incorporates striking examples from the past and present, from Africa, America, China, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia to portray many of the specific ways this has happened.

Assertiveness for Earth Angels


Assertiveness for Earth Angels


$14.36


Do people take advantage of your niceness? Do you have trouble honestly communicating your feelings? If so, you may be an Earth Angel. In this groundbreaking book, Doreen Virtue teaches Earth Angels?extremely sweet people who care more about others? happiness than their own?how to maintain their inner peace and loving nature while at the same time holding boundaries. You?ll discover how to overcome fears about saying no, and how to ask for what you want from those around you and from the universe. Assertiveness for Earth Angels is for anyone who wants to learn the art of speaking up in relationships and in their activism about issues related to the world. Whether you need more assertiveness with your family, on the job, or in your healing work, you?ll appreciate Doreen?s gentle-but-firm approach to negotiating your earthly needs in heavenly ways!

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology


Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology


$76


All dancers are looking to achieve optimal performance-and Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology will help them do just that. This text helps dancers learn anatomical and biomechanical principles as they apply to dance performance. It focuses on optimal dance movement and the related principles for understanding the function of body joints. And by applying those principles, dancers can help reduce their risk of injury and enhance their performance longevity. In addition, Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology includes special practical applications:-Concept Demonstrations provide hands-on exercises to try-Tests and Measurements are specific to selected regions of the body-Dance Cues help analyze cue effectiveness and promote optimal movement execution-Study Questions and Applications help apply chapter concepts-Attachments provide the pronunciations, attachments, and key actions of the primary muscles covered in this text. The first two chapters cover the skeletal and muscular systems as they apply to dance and provide basic anatomical terminology and concepts. Chapters 3 through 7 delve into specific areas of the body-the spine, the pelvic girdle and hip joint, the knee and patellofemoral joints, the ankle and foot, and the upper extremity. These chapters encompass primary bones, muscles, joints, alignment deviations, mechanics, and injuries for the given region, with special considerations for dance. They present strength and flexibility exercises to help dancers improve technique and prevent injuries. And they contain many practical exercises and examples that are specific to dance technique to help dancers apply the material. The material is augmented by more than 250 illustrations and nearly 350 photographs, which will appeal to the visual learning abilities of many dancers and reinforce the connection between technique and art. The final chapter presents a schema to help analyze

Lady Demon


Lady Demon


$13.56


Lady Demon, the archduchess of Hell, is on the run! Hunted by Lucifer’s war parties after a failed assassination plot, her only chance is to escape to Earth inside a living vessel. Selecting a recently murdered young woman named Violet Sparks, she takes flight from Perdition as a stowaway, only able to exert control of her host’s body in times of extreme duress. But little could she suspect that Violet is the center of a dark conspiracy. an innocent wrongly condemned to Hell for the sins of her bloodline. Together, Lady Demon and Violet unravel the mystery of the woman’s parentage while cutting a bloody, fiery swath through the Deep South! Reviews: “A compelling story and concept.” – Graphic Policy “Dynamite has found a solid formula for reviving. fan favorite characters and bring them to a new generation. Rating 9 out of 10.” – ComicWow! “The art is definitely some of the best to appear on a Chaos title thus far. Mirka Andolfo’s style is bubbly, sexy, violent and awesome.” – Comic Bastards “Really crisp visuals. pop from the page, achieving an impressive adult anime feel to it.” – Big Glasgow Comic Page

Leonardo's Anatomical Drawings


Leonardo’s Anatomical Drawings


$9.77


Using scientific methods in his investigations of the human body – the first ever by an artist – da Vinci was able to produce remarkably accurate depictions of the ideal human figure. This exceptional collection reprints 59 of his sketches of the skeleton, skull, upper and lower extremities, human embryos, and other subjects.

Manga Mania Bishoujo


Manga Mania Bishoujo


$50.04


Anyone who wants to draw Manga must be able to draw powerful women of fantasy. With Hart’s clear, step-by-step drawings and easy-to-follow text, this guide shows aspiring artists exactly how to handle anatomy and muscles, seductive outfits, extreme hairstyles, body language, and facial expressions.

Ideal Marketing Concepts AmiLean


Ideal Marketing Concepts AmiLean


$63.31


Advanced Cellulite Slimming Lotion. Warning: Extremely powerful Anti- Fat and Anti-Cellulite Formula. Amilean Advanced Cellulite Slimming Lotion. (2% Aminophylline). Tighten, Tone and Define. Get ripped Abs! Aminophylline has been clinically proven to reduce problem areas. Lose Inches. Shrink Waistline, Radiant Healthy Skin, Tone Body, Anti-Cellulite. Amilean delivers some of the strongest fat burning ingredients ever discovered, right to the areas you need them most! Amilean is designed to help give your skin smoother, firmer and tighter appearance. The light non greasy texture of the lotion is easy to apply and absorbs. You will see and feel the firming and tightening effects of AmiLean within a few days of use. AmiLean lotion is the answer for putting the finishing touches on the body that you work so hard for. AmiLean has active ingredients clinically proven to be effective. Here’s your opportunity to turn your body in to a work of art.

Applied Mathematics And Mechanics


Applied Mathematics And Mechanics


$219.3


This book deals with the impact of uncertainty in input data on the outputs of mathematical models. Uncertain inputs as scalars, tensors, functions, or domain boundaries are considered. In practical terms, material parameters or constitutive laws, for instance, are uncertain, and quantities as local temperature, local mechanical stress, or local displacement are monitored. The goal of the worst scenario method is to extremize the quantity over the set of uncertain input data.A general mathematical scheme of the worst scenario method, including approximation by finite element methods, is presented, and then applied to various state problems modeled by differential equations or variational inequalities: nonlinear heat flow, Timoshenko beam vibration and buckling, plate buckling, contact problems in elasticity and thermoelasticity with and without friction, and various models of plastic deformation, to list some of the topics. Dozens of examples, figures, and tables are included. Although the book concentrates on the mathematical aspects of the subject, a substantial part is written in an accessible style and is devoted to various facets of uncertainty in modeling and to the state of the art techniques proposed to deal with uncertain input data.A chapter on sensitivity analysis and on functional and convex analysis is included for the reader’s convenience. Rigorous theory is established for the treatment of uncertainty in modeling? Uncertainty is considered in complex models based on partial differential equations or variational inequalities? Applications to nonlinear and linear problems with uncertain data are presented in detail: quasilinear steady heat flow, buckling of beams and plates, vibration of beams, frictional contact of bodies, several models of plastic deformation, and more? Although emphasis is put on theoretical analysis and approximation techniques, numerical examples are also present? Main ideas a

Winsor and Newton Galeria Flow Formula Acrylic Colours burnt umber 250 ml 76


Winsor and Newton Galeria Flow Formula Acrylic Colours burnt umber 250 ml 76


$8.96


Galeria acrylic colors are for artists who require large quantities of quality acrylic paint at an affordable price. They have a smooth, free-flowing consistency that maintains its body and retains brush marks, and they can be easily diluted with water. These paints are extremely versatile and are suitable for a variety of techniques. Galeria acrylics have also been formulated to be fully compatible with the complete range of Winsor & Newton Artists- Acrylic Colours and mediums. They are available in 60 ml and 200 ml tubes or 250 ml and 500 ml plastic squeeze bottles. The convenient wide necked squeeze bottles are fitted with nozzle caps that allow acrylic color to be applied smoothly and directly to the palette or canvas.

MMA Mastery


MMA Mastery


$11.41


Covering the essential tactic and art of striking with a series of blows, this guide illustrates how today’s best mixed martial arts fighters have discovered the devastating effect of punches in bunches or strike combinations – a mix that includes fists, kicks, elbows and knees. The power of 3sThe importance of striking in multiples of three is emphasized with an explanation of how to stage strikes in order to maximize load and release, counter striking, creating angles and straight striking. Also included is the tactical role of footwork, how to merge defensive and offensive moves, and how to overcome the various challenges posed by range. The best of the best in more than 1,000 imagesThis reference takes the most efficient combinations culled from elite competition (metrics from more than 500 bouts) and presents them in stair-stepped drill sets, which enable fighters to utilize the same striking approaches advocated by the best coaches and competitors in the business. Mark Hatmaker is the most prolific NHB/MMA author serving the fight community today – Author of all eight books in the No Holds Barred Fighting Series, Boxing Mastery and No Second Chance: A Reality-Based Guide to Self-Defense, he has also produced more than 40 instructional videos. Hatmaker founded Extreme Self Protection (ESP), a research body that compiles, analyzes and teaches the most effective Western combat methods known.

BC-350 Ironman Body Composition Monitor


BC-350 Ironman Body Composition Monitor


$234.99


From two of the fitness industries powerhouses, Tanita and Ironman, comes the newest addition to the high quality product line, the BC350 Ironman Body Composition Monitor. This monitor represents state of the art performance in an exceedingly low profile and lightweight design. Its extremely sophisticated style enhances any bathroom, or home gym, decor. The BC350 measures just over a half inch thick and weighs just over three pounds. This product provides the in depth analysis consumers have come to expect from Tanita, the world’s leader in body composition scales. By providing the following nine functions: weight, body fat %, body water %, muscle mass, bone mass, basal metabolic rate, physique rating, visceral fat level, and metabolic age, you are sure to keep a keen eye on your complete fitness trending. And, with an industry best 0.1 lb (50 grams) resolution, you’re assured the highest level of accuracy yet available in a consumer scale.

Mumbling Beauty Louise Bourgeois


Mumbling Beauty Louise Bourgeois


$40.17


From 2008 to 2010 Louise Bourgeois allowed Alex Van Gelder into her private world?her studio and home?and indulged his lens, while she worked, rested, waited?mischievous, or lost in thought, weary of decrepitude, raging, defiant to the end. She fills the camera with her presence. It is a profound portrait of an artist of the utmost consequence and a piercing study of extreme age. Louise Bourgeois was one of the last surviving artists of the high modernist era, and her early work anticipated what would come in the late modern and postmodern eras, including minimalism, installation art, and body art. However, she did not achieve fame until after her seventieth year, discovered and heralded by a new generation. Once discovered, her reputation grew in the 1980s, ?90s, and 2000s with an array of major international exhibitions and a burst of creativity. Throughout, her art is confessional, psychological, and fraught with fear, anger, and sexuality. Van Gelder?s collaborative portrait is in many ways a message from Bourgeois to the world, her chosen epitaph, scrawled in her own way by gesture, expression, and posture. Despite the frailty and decrepitude of her near one hundred years, she defies her vulnerability.

Catherine Murphy


Catherine Murphy


$43.97


Catherine Murphy has been celebrated as a representational painter of exceptional precision, and this book surveys her complete work, which unites American Minimalism and American naturalist painting. Extolled as a contemporary heir of Edward Hopper, Catherine Murphy has evolved a style acutely American that combines obsessive authenticity with Minimalist rigor. From the shaded lawns of the New Jersey suburbs to the Massachusetts woods, from childhood interiors to self-portraits and detailed images of buttons and dust, carpeted stairs, or a stuccoed ceiling, Murphy always paints and draws from life, often the domestic and quotidian. However, Murphy has distinguished her art from that of other realists, particularly in her later work, which often presents her subjects in extreme proximity to the viewer, literally? in your face. Murphy uses painting and drawing to slow time down with intense concentration, so much so that it may take her a year to complete one painting. This volume explores Murphy?s complete body of work, from the hushed world of her early work to the hyper encounters of the present with more than 100 paintings and drawings accompanied by texts by art critic John Yau.

Of Muscles and Men


Of Muscles and Men


$87.57


Few movie genres have highlighted the male body more effectively than the sword-and-sandal film, where the rippling torso and the bulging muscle are displayed for all to appreciate. Carrying his ubiquitously phallic sword and dressed in traditional garb calculated to highlight his magnificent physique, the sword-and-sandal hero is capable of toppling great nations, rescuing heroines, defeating monsters, and generally saving the day. Each of these essays examines the issues of masculinity and utility addressed in the sword-and-sandal genre. The contributors offer insights on a film form which showcases its male protagonists as heroic, violent, fleshy, and in the end, extremely useful.

A Manual Of Occultism


A Manual Of Occultism


$31.95


This early works on Occultism is a comprehensive and informative study of Astrology, Palmistry, Thaumaturgic Art, Hypnotism & Mesmerism, and, The Occult Arts. It is a fascinating read with much of the information still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900’s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A Manual Of Occultism


A Manual Of Occultism


$38.95


This early works on Occultism is a comprehensive and informative study of Astrology, Palmistry, Thaumaturgic Art, Hypnotism & Mesmerism, and, The Occult Arts. It is a fascinating read with much of the information still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900’s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Man on Fire


Man on Fire


$4.49


John Lock has fled the quiet desperation of his life in England-decades wasted in a meaningless job, a marriage foundering in the wake of loss, and a terrible secret he cannot bear to share with his wife-and has come to India to meet his destiny.A destiny dressed in a white karate suit and sporting an impressive moustache. John has come to offer his help to a man who has learned to conquer pain, a world record-breaker who specializes in feats of extreme endurance and ill-advised masochism. Bibhuti Nayak has survived forty-three kicks to the unprotected groin in ninety seconds, three forty-pound slabs of concrete smashed over his groin with a sledgehammer, and thirty-one watermelons dropped on his stomach in one minute from a height of more than thirty feet. His next record attempt-to have fifty baseball bats broken over his body-will be the crowning moment in a career that has seen him rise from poverty to become a minor celebrity in a nation where standing out from the crowd requires tenacity, courage, and perhaps a touch of madness. John is welcomed into Bibhuti’s family and into the color and chaos of Mumbai, where he encounters Ping-Pong-playing monks, a fearless seven-year-old martial arts warrior, and an old man who longs for the monsoon to wash him away. As he and Bibhuti take their leap of faith together, John sets out to rewrite a brave end to a life poorly lived.

Iconology; Or, Emblematic Figures Explained. Or, Emblematic Figures Explained


Iconology; Or, Emblematic Figures Explained. Or, Emblematic Figures Explained


$21.98


William Pinnock, Paperback, English-language edition, Pub by General Books LLC

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