Incorporate yoga into your running routine

25 November 2013, 15:59

Yoga for Runners, provides a tried-and-tested, cross-training approach to the sport.

Practical and accessible, this guide shows runners how to incorporate yoga into their routine to improve breathing, strength, flexibility, endurance, mental sharpness and overall athletic performance.

88 poses are described in detail to ensure readers are able to gain the full benefit whilst at the same time decreasing the risk of injury.

Normal Price: £13.99 l €18.20
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HK Europe’s New Titles Catalogue available to download now

25 July 2013, 15:29

New-Titles-Jul-Dec-2013-Cover-150pThe latest New Titles Catalogue is now available for download from the Human Kinetics website.

In it you will find details of all the exciting new books, DVDs and CDs that we will be publishing from July until the end of December 2013.

It covers the whole spectrum of interest and subject areas including academic, physical education, sports, and health and fitness.

The printed version will be sent out to UK and European customers in the next few days, but if you can’t wait until then or live outside Europe, then you can get an electronic copy right now. Download it here >>


Yoga as you’ve never seen it

17 July 2013, 15:03

Developed using Primal Pictures’ award-winning 3D anatomy models and the expertise of a team of experienced yoga instructors, 3D Anatomy for Yoga is a valuable reference and teaching tool for anyone involved in yoga, from practitioners to instructors.

The DVD-ROM has a simple and intuitive functionality that allows users to interact with the content and gain a deeper understanding of human anatomy as it relates specifically to yoga.

The 26 asanas covered consist of a mixture of seated and standing poses, many of which are shown in both beginner and classical forms.

It will help both yoga instructors and practitioners gain a new and deeper understanding of human anatomy in the context of yoga.

Normal Price: £118.80 I €154.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £95.04 I €123.60

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Yoga better than aerobics for improving mental performance

21 May 2013, 09:12

Hot YogaDespite an increase in those having a yoga exercise regime, little research exists on the relationship between yoga exercise and its effect on cognitive function.

A new study, published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, examined the effects of an acute yoga exercise session, relative to aerobic exercise, on cognitive performance and came up with some surprising results.

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Pocket Guide to Hatha Yoga

24 April 2013, 10:30

Yoga practitioners were captivated by simple instruction and stunning photography in the best-selling Hatha Yoga Illustrated.

Now, that winning formula has been applied to Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice.

It features full-colour photographs, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses.

Simple, attractive and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.

Standard Price: £9.99 I €12.00
HK Rewards Member Price: £7.99 | €9.60

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Hot on Yoga

24 April 2013, 10:23

Hot YogaNormally considered a form of relaxation, competitive yoga may seem like a contradiction in terms, but not it seems for those taking part the recent tenth annual UK National Yoga Asana Championships held in London.

In Bikram yoga, named after its creator, Bikram Choudhury, the temperature is raised to an energy sapping 40˚C, the idea being that a hot and humid environment improves joint relaxation and detoxifies the body through sweating.

For the competition, each entrant was allowed three minutes in which to strike seven postures, of which five were mandatory and two were chosen by the individual.

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Taking yoga anatomy to a new level

26 March 2013, 13:18

Developed using Primal Pictures’ award-winning 3D anatomy models and the expertise of a team of experienced yoga instructors, 3D Anatomy for Yoga is a valuable reference and teaching tool for anyone involved in yoga.

This DVD-ROM has a simple and intuitive functionality that allows users to interact with the content and gain a deeper understanding of human anatomy as it relates specifically to yoga.

The 26 asanas covered consist of a mixture of seated and standing poses, many of which are shown in both beginner and classical forms.

Normal Price: £118.80 I €177.60
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £95.04 I €142.08

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Fitness trends for 2013

1 January 2013, 12:56

Strength TrainingThe American College of Sports Medicines’ seventh annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2013 has just been published in the journal Health & Fitness.

The list of top twenty trends were formulated from the survey results received from over 3,300 health and fitness professionals from around the world.

Much to the disappointment of Pilates instructors all over the globe, Pilates, stability ball and balance training again failed to appear on the list of top 20 trends in the health and fitness industry, supporting the theory that these were fads and not trends.

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Why flexibility is not indicative of good yoga practice

21 March 2012, 15:46

According to Daniel DiTuro, author of Hatha Yoga Asanas, the ability to modify postures to meet individual abilities is what sets yoga apart from other physical activities.

“Being flexible enough to plant your forehead on your shins, sit in lotus, or wrap your legs behind your head is not indicative of good yoga practice,” DiTuro explains. “Instead, a sense of calm, contentment and focus in each pose is the true foundation of yoga practice.”

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Discover flexibility and increase the power to move

29 February 2012, 15:00

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition, shows how to use imagery, touch and movement exercises to improve co-ordination and alignment.

These exercises also help relieve tension, enhance the health of the spine and back and prevent back injury.

Over 600 imagery exercises almost 500 illustrations help readers visualize the exercises and use them to experience the biomechanical and anatomical principles that are crucial to dancers and other performing artists, Yoga and Pilates teachers and practitioners, and athletes.

Normal Price: £21.99 I €26.40
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £17.59 I €19.20

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