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Yoga Lovers, this is a must read book: The Esoteric Science of Restorative Yoga: Lost Technology of Consciousness

The Esoteric Science of Restorative Yoga: Lost Technology of Consciousness

The measure of an advanced civilisation is not technological progress but the level of consciousness present in society. The great Egyptian and Sumerian cultures did not view themselves as the pinnacle of human evolution, crediting their wisdom to an earlier epoch. Hidden within art, architecture, scriptures and ancient practices are traces of a golden age of consciousness.

Discover how quantum physics is now validating ancient understandings, passed down to us in scriptures, on the reality of our existence as energetic beings. Is the cyclical progression of ages elucidated by our ancestors more in line with recent archaeological discoveries. Does a lost technology of consciousness permeate every aspect of our existence?.

Is Restorative Yoga closer to how Yoga was practised in antiquity?.

This book presents a cohesive theory on how philosophy, physiology, psychology and science merge.

  • Learn how our biology and brain waves affect our experience.
  • Explore the body's energetic and physiological functions to enable healing and homeostasis.
  • With detailed descriptions and photographs of the poses, class sequences and breathing exercises for you to try at home.

About Author - Paul Archer

Originally from Ireland, Paul’s parents were involved with the Gurdjieff/Ouspensky philosophical school, and he was brought up on a diet of philosophy, mantras and meditation, his parents inspiring a lifelong spiritual journey that eventually led to Yoga.

He previously worked as a breakfast radio host on Kiss FM Melbourne, and has played as an international DJ all over the world, he still loves to make people laugh and always incorporates elements of humour and uplifting music to his classes, allowing us to escape the seriousness of our practice.

Always keen to share the clarity and serenity he has found through yoga, he loves to see people experience the transformative power that can be achieved through regular practice.

After 7 years of practising yoga he found a school that resonated with this healing approach, and began a year long training with SomaChi Yoga, he has also trained in Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Tai Chi, Mindfulness & Meditation.

An eternal student with a passion for research, he has been fascinated by philosophy, spirituality, science and ancient cultures for the past three decades.

Over the past few years, he has introduced Yin & Restorative Yoga to many of the prestigious studios around Melbourne, that were previously very Vinyasa or Hatha focused.

He currently runs regular Restorative & Yin Yoga teacher training programs at his YogaCita studio and at The Australian Yoga Academy in Melbourne, Australia.

Everything is impermanence

The world is constantly changing and you never know what will happen to you next. Today's gorgeous scenery may be messed up tomorrow. Today is gloomy, tomorrow may be sunny. The ancients said: When you understand impermanence, you won't be haughty. A truly wise person is never arrogant, no matter how great achievements or glory he/she has. Virtue does not match, there will be disasters. The more wealth and the higher the rank, the more you have to work hard to cultivate morality and make yourself worthy of the favour of the heavens. If one's virtue is not enough, arrogant, sooner or later will perish.

 Atomic Habits: the life-changing million-copy #1 bestseller

Healthy Skin Diet and Recipes with Karen Fischer

Many people suffer from eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, hives (urticaria), red skin syndrome, topical steroid withdrawal, hidradenitis suppurativa, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, and more. The following series aims to help you manging the skin conditions and restore your glowing skin.

      The Eczema Detox: The Low-Chemical Diet for Eliminating Skin Inflammation

   The Healthy Skin Diet: Your Complete Guide to Beautiful Skin in Only 8 Weeks!

     The Eczema Diet: Eczema-safe Food to Stop the Itch and Prevent Eczema for Life

      Younger Skin in 28 Days: The Fast-Track Diet for Beautiful Skin and a Cellulite-Proof Body

   The Healthy Skin Kitchen

New books for ages 0-2

  Today's Sun: 

Raise a reader with this gorgeous black-and-white board book for babies.

   Where Are You, Magoo?

Pre-schoolers will love to play hide-and-seek with Magoo, the fun and loveable red dog from We Love You Magoo! Find Magoo in the pictures and see what mischief this cheeky pup is up to now.

   Cat Dog

Join an unlikely animal trio for some irresistibly funny antics in this read-aloud gem from bestselling, award-winning and much-loved author Mem Fox and acclaimed illustrator Mark Teague.

 

Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

According to Nutrition Australia, children consume around 30% of their daily food intake at school – and most of this comes from the contents of their lunchbox.

In honour of Healthy Lunchbox Week, we’re here to support you with some fantastic resources as you help students develop and maintain their health and wellbeing.

With the Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids series, Foundation to middle years students will learn to make healthy food choices and develop habits they will maintain throughout their lives.

Each book has a wealth of activities designed to guide students into making healthy choices for their minds and bodies such as "Vegetable Family Tree", "What Does Gluten-Free Mean?" and "What Counts as One Serving?". Alongside the activities that teach students about healthy food products and how to seek out the healthiest food option, students will learn about hygiene, good sleep practices and the benefits of exercise.

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The Best Writing Books

The Best Writing How-To Books  

1. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Best for: All writers

Although Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style is a time-honoured classic, its prescriptive approach to language isn’t for everyone. Enter Harvard professor Steven Pinker with a more contemporary take. His witty approach recognizes that language is fluid and that, while it’s good to know and follow the rules when it makes sense to, expressive writing often relies on bending them. Writing newbs may find this book challenging, but it’s full of insight for those who already have a grasp on grammar and style and want to improve.

2. Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content 

Best for: Bloggers, content creators

Millions of new blog posts and other pieces of content hit the internet every single day. Ann Handley’s book is a must-have guide that shows content producers what it takes to stand out in a space where competition is fierce. With an accessible style, she takes on everything from how to write to grammar and usage to best practices. Perhaps my favorite part is Handley’s formula for creating content with a focus on empathizing with the reader and telling a great story. This isn’t just a how-to-write guide, it’ll also help you uncover what to write.

3. You Are a Reader! / You Are a Writer!

Best for: Bloggers, content creators, indie authors

Jeff Goins parlayed a love of writing into a successful career as an author, blogger, and speaker. If you have the drive to succeed as a writer, Goins provides the roadmap. You Are a Writer isn’t so much a book about the art of writing as it is about the business of getting your hard work noticed. If you aspire to build your platform and become a professional writer, it’s a great place to start.

The Best Books about Living the Writing Life 

4. Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Best for: Creative writers

Sometimes writers take themselves too seriously. By allowing us a glimpse of her own human foibles, Anne Lamott takes some of the stings out of the things that cause writers grief, from perfectionism to insomnia. And she does it all with her celebrated wit and self-deprecating humour. It’s like having a crazy writer aunt to commiserate with. And you’ll learn a thing or two in the process.

5. Writing Down The Bones 

Best for: Creative writers

Natalie Goldberg’s approach to writing is simple—if you want to write truthfully and powerfully, you have to connect with yourself. Using Zen teachings, she encourages writers to follow their first thoughts and to trust their minds and bodies to lead them. Her voice is accessible and sometimes vulnerable, and her inspirational and wildly creative methods have been helping writers find their voices for over thirty years.

The weak are strong

"The grass is not broken when the wind blows, and the weak are strong." It can withstand strong winds and rain and can withstand the burning of wildfires. Being like the grass is a kind of profound wisdom, and it is also a lifelong practice. When encountering hardships, do not give in; when going through lows, do not admit defeat. There are thousands of people in the world, each with different strengths and weaknesses. Their growth environment, social experience, working environment, cognition and favourite lifestyle are all different.

Benevolence and wealth

No goodness, no blessings are to be gained; virtue is not established, no wealth is to be built. As it says: a gentleman loves money and earns it in a proper way. The accumulation of wealth has never been achieved overnight. It requires patience, persistence, time, and good character. If you want to pursue material wealth, you must gain benevolence and morality first. In the process of developing your benevolence and morality, wealth will be following. To abandon virtue in the pursuit of wealth is to put the cart before the horse.

Your lifetime plan

A year's plan lies in spring, and a life plan lies in diligence. Hard-working is the foundation of a good life. No matter how good a plan is, it will only be a fantasy if it is not actioned. Think a thousand times or hesitate a thousand times, it is better to take action once. The vast majority of people in this world fail, not because they don't think, because they lack action. You don't have to look ahead, you don't have to be timid. Think, action and diligence will create a life plan of yours!

Recommendations on the Books on Goal Setting for your life

The Book Of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

The Power Of Positive Thinking

Live a life full

A person's best state is not only the high ground of thought but also a touch of fireworks. Fireworks in hand to make a living, and poetry to love. Half poetic, half fireworks, is the most beautiful way of life. No matter how busy you are at work, you must remember to read, and don’t neglect your soul; no matter how tired your life is, you must know how to accompany yourself and don’t neglect your family. May you live with your left hand and ideal with your right hand, look at the world with a pure heart, generate affection with a normal mind, and live a life full of life.

Recommendation on the Work-Life Balance Book That We Love

Your Life Matters