Budo is about learning more than how to fight; true budo is a way of seeking and uncovering meaning in life. Here, Nicklaus Suino, one of the leading iaido teachers in North America, gives expert advice on how to get the most from training in traditional Japanese martial arts such as iaido, kendo, aikido, judo, kyudo, and karate-do. He reveals the essential components of budo training, including: * how to determine the principles behind techniques * how to develop physical strength, technical strength and strength of character * how to discipline your mind to really focus and be in the present moment
A great deal of work in philosophy today is concerned with some aspect of the complex tangle of problems and puzzles roughly labelled the mind-body problem. This book is an introduction to it. It is a readable, lucid and accessible guide that provides readers with authoritative exposition, and a solid and reliable framework which can be built on as needed. The first chapter briefly introduces the subject and moves on to discuss mechanism - the idea that minds are machines - focusing on Searle's Chinese Room argument. The next three chapters discuss dualism, physicalism, and some hard problems for physicalism, especially those concerning phenomenal consciousness. Chapters on behaviourism and ...
"The Languages of Psyche illuminates principal aspects of eighteenth-century medicine and literature and shows how evolving patterns of thought established continuities that helped shape nineteenth- and twentieth-century conceptions of the mental anatomy. Specialists in the history of ideas, including the history of medical psychology, philosophy, political science, and literature and the arts, should welcome its publication."--Gloria Sybil Gross, California State University, Northridge "This is a splendid anthology, which I read with unflagging interest. . . . The editor has managed an eclecticism that works. It produces rich and fascinating variety rather than chaos."--Henry Abelove, Wesleyan University "A very impressive set of essays dealing with an important topic in eighteenth-century thought . . . written by some of the leading scholars in social history, history of science and medicine, and literary studies."--John Yolton, Rutgers University
Stress is considered by many to be the number one health problem in the United States. The Mind and Body Massage is an ideal book for those interested in reaping the benefits of therapeutic home massage in order to relieve stress and promote healthy body function. It provides instruction encompassing three types of natural healthcaremassage therapy, music therapy and aroma therapy while including fictional prose to affect the mind. It should be of interest to anyone wanting to improve their mental and physical health by natural or alternative measures.
Mind and Body Spaces highlights new international research from Britain, USA, Canada and Australia, on bodily impairment, mental health and disabled peoples social worlds. The contributors discuss a variety of current issues including: * historical conceptions of the body and behaviour * contemporary political activism * matters of identity and employment * accessible housing * parenthood and child carers * psychiatric medication use * masculinity and sexuality * autobiography * social exclusion and inclusion. The contributors are: Hester Parr, Ruth Butler, Rob Imrie, Michael L. Dorn, Deborah Carter Park, John Radford, Brendan Gleeson, Isabel Dyck, Edward Hall, Pamela Moss, Gill Valentine, Christine Milligan, Flora Gathorne-Hardy, Jane Stables, Fiona Smith and Vera Chouinard.
This work is a significant guide to a new way of looking at life, a way proven to lead to higher levels of awareness and satisfaction, is through discipline of mind and body. He emphasises that the methods of meditation and chanting can lead us to successful inner journey and self-discovery. Written for happiness and heavenly bliss. Thus its comprehensive contents richly serve the purpose of the entire humanity including Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and others.