Category: Fitness & Sports

A Homeopathic Kit for Sports Season

Fall is here, and kids are getting back to school, and back in to sports. You’ve got bandages, orange slices, and lots of water. But to be truly prepared for everything, consider bringing along a homeopathic kit—complete with Aconitum, Arnica, Bellis, Bryonia, Gelsemium, Glonoinum, Hypericum, Ledum, Rhus Tox, and Ruta Grav—to treat injuries on the …continue

Enhance Your Yoga Practice with Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Excerpted from The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones: People do yoga for many reasons; whatever the basis, yoga is always a path to truth. This can be blocked if there is pain. My contribution in teaching Yoga Anatomy and Kinesiology is to help people be free from injury in asanas, and to …continue

Women’s History Spotlight: Jaguarina and Colonel Monstery

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s the story of Jagaurina, the great nineteenth century swordswoman, and Colonel Monstery, her teacher. The following is an excerpt from Self Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies, and part of Ben Miller’s introductory section. To learn more about Colonel Monstery and the female fighters he trained, or to pick up some of his techniques …continue

New Release: The Vital Glutes

Although dysfunctional gluteal muscles often cause pain in the lower backs, shoulders, knees, or ankles of people who exercise regularly, few understand this correlation. Now, physical therapists and athletes alike can begin to learn the effect “glutes” have on other parts of the body, and how to prevent or treat associated pain. The first book of …continue