WHATS HOT DECEMBER 2020

THE ROOT BOARD

Finding it difficult to get that motivation in you ‘at-home’ yoga practice sessions? In that case, Root Board is just what you need. It’s a portable bamboo board that elevates the yoga-at-home on carpets (and grass, sand, etc.) by providing the stability and balance the serious yogi needs. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of yogis have moved their practice to their homes or outdoors. The Root Board is an essential prop in elevating one’s out-of-studio practice by emulating an in-studio experience.

Designed by yogis for yogis, The Root Board is a bamboo platform on which to roll out one’s mat.

It is stable, beautiful and portable and allows a yogi to practice literally anywhere. Made from eco-friendly and highly renewable Moso bamboo, The Root Board is meant for all uneven or soft surfaces, such as carpet, grass, sand, and dirt where its portability makes it handy so that you can take it with you on your yogis-in-the-wild ventures.

Supplying the foundation and stability allowing your optimum practice, The Root Board protects ankles and wrist from overstressing. No longer is your non-studio practice limited by the surface after your yoga mat is placed on. With this, you’ll be placing your mat on a hard, flat, stable surface regardless of location. Carpeted bedroom? Backyard? Beach? Park? Forest? Your yoga session is now possible anywhere, anytime!

HYDRO FLASK STANDARD MOUTH 21 OZ

Staying hydrated is easy with Hydro Flask’s 21 oz vacuum insulated bottle. Keeping your cold drinks icy cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks piping hot for up to 12, it stashes into your kit bag without leaking and holds enough ice to keep you going for hours without weighing you down. The stainless steel construction adds purity and durability to your bottle and a dishwasher safe powder coating adds a splash of bright colour while increasing grip, perfect for mid-yoga class rehydration!

Price: £31.95

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THE END OF FOOD ALLERGY: THE NEW SCIENCE OF REINTRODUCTION AND REVERSAL TO TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF FOOD

By Dr Kari Nadeau and Sloan Barnett

The book offers the first glimpse of hope with a powerful message: you can work with your family and your doctor to eliminate your food allergies forever. Drawing on her trailblazing research at Stanford University and exploration with thousands of children with allergies, Dr Nadeau reveals that food allergy is not a life sentence because the immune system can be retrained. According to her, these food allergies can be disrupted, slowed and stopped with the strategy called immunotherapy (IT), the controlled, gradual reintroduction of an allergen into the body.

This extraordinary book shows us what we once thought impossible: there is a way to end anaphylaxis due to a food allergy. Dr Nadeau’s groundbreaking work in immunotherapy changes the game and gives patients and their families the latest science. This book is a beacon of hope for anyone with an anaphylaxis type of food allergy. Its detailed approach explains state-of-the-art treatment and creates a new standard for understanding by embracing and unraveling complexity, rather than avoiding it. The End of Food Allergy is a model for how doctors, patients and families should anticipate, confront, respond to and recover from adverse health situations, offering a life-changing, research-based programme to take the fear out of food and end food allergies in children and adults alike.
Available at Amazon
Price: £ 16.99

REST IS RADICAL: A GUIDE TO DEEP RELAXATION THROUGH YOGA

By Mel Skinner

This book is an invitation to move toward stillness, and to discover a life that is more peaceful, contented, and joyful. Skinner highlights the nine principles and the yoga practices that form “Radical Rest”, and explores how symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction, and more can be supported with these practices. The principles provide the foundation and guidelines, while the practices give an embodied way of understanding and exploring the principles through the felt experience of slowing down.

Rest Is Radical offers simple yoga practices to try at home and provides insight to understand your natural cycles and your connection with those of our earth. It is a must-read for anyone who longs for another way beyond deadlines and to-do lists; anyone who is ready for an easy way to feel better; anyone who is ready to make simple changes to their life to improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is for men and women, although there is a section specifically on the menstrual cycle. It does not demand you radically change your life; rather it suggests the possibilities that creating a more restful life may bring.
Available at Amazon
Price: £15.63

CANCER, CURRY & ME

By Suvekchya Ghimire

This cancer memoir goes where other books might not. It’s a deeply personal look at the cancer patient journey from diagnosis to recovery; and the transformative power of healthy, homely food and positive mindset.

Cancer, Curry & Me gives the reader a glimpse into what life can be like after a breast cancer diagnosis. Each cancer patient’s journey is different but some of the struggles remain the same. This is a raw, honest, and unapologetic narrative. One woman using her own experience to shed light on things people are often too scared to talk about.

Food plays an important role in the healing process; spiritually, mentally, and physically. The author draws us into her world of aroma, spice, and the memories associated with familiar flavours. Spices have been used in Ayurveda for centuries – they are the heart and soul of traditional cooking in India and SouthEast Asia. The recipes in this book serve to comfort, boost immunity, and ignite a passion for Nepali and Indian cooking.

 

THIS IS SO MUCH MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE BIOGRAPHY, DEALING WITH TOPICS SUCH AS:

  • The emotional upheaval of a cancer diagnosis
  • he cultural taboo associated with breasts, the female body, and cancer
  • he side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • The physical and mental side effects of a mastectomy and breast reconstruction
  • How cancer affects caregivers and loved ones
  • Ayurvedic spices, their properties, and how to use them
  • Traditional Indian and Nepali recipes that provide good nutrition and improve health

Cancer, Curry & Me is the perfect read for cancer patients looking for a story they can connect with. It’s for caregivers and loved ones who are trying to understand. It’s for anyone looking for more awareness of what a real health food journey entails. Available on Amazon

Price: £10.99

BLOSSOM’S FEARLESS JOURNAL: A PATH TOWARD COURAGE

by Tamara Hall Fuchs

This year-long exploration into transformation is designed to support your own physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual wellness journey towards courage, leading you down the path to living with less fear and learning to trust your inner voice as a guide.

The information and workbook pages aim to steer its readers into a grace-guided pathway into life through work on a dozen “healing habits”, including mindfulness, compassion, connection and finding your goal life. It is written to be used for an entire year, with each of the 12 chapters providing a month’s work on a different aspect of healing. Fuchs, who experienced multiple health crises in her life, has infused her experience as a life and health skills teacher into the pages of this book. If you are one of those seeking answers to questions about how to make a decision, problem-solve, and knows if you are being disrespected and need to walk away, this book is just for you.

Available at Amazon

Price: £26.71

WHY PREGNANCY AND POSTNATAL EXERCISE MATTER

By Rehana Jawadwala

With this book, exercise physiologist and founder of Mummy Yoga, Jawadwala looks at the evidence for supporting physical activity in mothers, as well as how women’s physiology changes during pregnancy and after they give birth, answering in detail the questions that mothers and those supporting them often have.

Jawadwala explores the current evidence-based research to equip and empower women with up-to- date knowledge and information
to make confident choices for their own pregnancy and beyond. With logical reasons regarding the most common myths of perinatal exercise, she casts light on everything from the physiological changes women experience while pregnant to how different forms of exercise like aerobic, resistance and water-based impact mother and baby along with common ailments which can be alleviated by physical activity. The book also shows how maternal activity levels can induce favorable epigenetic changes that will positively impact the baby’s future health and even further generations. This book is a perfect guide to all aspects of perinatal physical exercise and is a must-read for any parent-to- be.

Available at Amazon

Price: £ 8.99

HOW TO BE A BUDDHIST MILLIONAIRE: 9 PRACTICAL STEPS TO BEING HAPPY IN A MATERIALIST WORLD

by Matt Jardine

This is an insightful book where Jardine has brought together Buddhist teachings, spiritual lessons and the advice and experience of a variety of experts and professionals; from a Paralympic athlete, to a West End musical star, to a city banker, he presents nine practical lessons to help us all discover our passion and make it pay. With a light touch, he exposes the deep- rooted fears and limiting beliefs that hold us back, and forces us to question the very foundations of our lives about what really matters.

Many of his insights are born from his own experience and his epic 88 temple pilgrimage in Shikoku which gave him many moments of inspiration and valuable lessons. If you are one of those who is starting out in your working life, or stuck in a rut and worrying about issues of money, careers and success, this book is just for you. The valuable lesson imparted by the book is that money doesn’t have to be a dirty word and that if you search for happiness rather than the pot of gold, success is more likely to follow.

Available at Amazon

Price: £ 9.99