Meditation, neuroscience & 2100 asanas for 2016 – New Health books

We examine our relationship to technology, our bodies and our consciousness, towards a better understanding of our inner workings and the interconnectedness between all parts of our selves. Have a healthy New Year!

Syndetics book cover2,100 Asanas : the complete yoga poses
“This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice. 2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. The book is organized into eight major types of poses-standing, seated, core, quadruped, backbends, inversions, prone, and supine-and further broken down by families of poses that progress from easiest to more challenging. Every pose is accompanied by the name of the pose in English and Sanskrit, a description of the modification, the Drishti point (eye gaze), the chakras affected and its benefits.” (Adapted from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThe brain electric : the dramatic high-tech race to merge minds and machines
“Leading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals that govern motor skills, they are developing miraculous technologies that will enable paraplegics and wounded soldiers to move prosthetic limbs and will give all of us the power to manipulate computers and other objects through thought alone. In The Brain Electric, Malcolm Gay follows the dramatic emergence of these technologies, taking us behind the scenes in operating rooms, startups, and research labs, where the future is unfolding.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverNeurosculpting : a whole-brain approach to heal trauma, rewrite limiting beliefs, and find wholeness
“The synthesis of meditation and modern neuroscience has sparked a revolution – more than ever, we can use specific practices to create positive, lasting changes in our brains. When conventional medicine offered no answers for her deadly seizures, Lisa Wimberger created her own regimen of meditation and life practices to heal herself. Today, Lisa has successfully taught her Neurosculpting® method to veterans, first responders, and clients in the most stressful occupations. With Neurosculpting, she brings readers a complete guide to this life-changing process, featuring transformative insights and techniques.” (Adapted from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverMind over mood : change how you feel by changing the way you think
“This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; gratitude journals; and much more.” (Adapted from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThriving naturally
“Depression can bring the most active person grinding to a halt. Thriving Naturally is Graeme Cowan’s guide to overcoming depression, and getting you in a better mood. It contains Graeme’s own ’30 Day Mood Plan’ that provides a day-by-day guide to lifting yourself out of a rut and start enjoying life again. Across 30 days, Graeme offers different pieces of advice and encouragement, based on his own experiences, as well as the tried and true methods of getting you into a much better mindset. Thriving Naturally helps you get over the mindset that only medication can fix a low mood. Instead, a natural philosophy will get you on the way you to thinking and acting positively.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThe brain fog fix : reclaim your focus, memory, and joy in just 3 weeks
“A new epidemic is sweeping the country. Some people call it “ADHD,” “scatter brain,” or “brain fog.”  People are thinking and feeling worse than ever. Why? Because our brains are not getting the support they need to produce the essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, and inspired. Fortunately, there is a solution. The Brain Fog Fix is a three-week program designed to help you naturally restore three of your brain’s most crucial chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these three brain chemicals will, in turn, enable the rest of your brain’s chemistry to reach optimal levels. This is easier than you think.” (Adapted from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverWhen the sun bursts : the enigma of schizophrenia
“Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic medication, world-renowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas asserts that schizophrenics can be helped by much more humane treatments. In this sensitive and evocative narrative, he draws on his personal experiences working with schizophrenics since the 1960s. He offers his interpretation of how schizophrenia develops, typically in the teens, as an adaptation in the difficult transition to adulthood.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThe heart healers : the misfits, mavericks and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives
“One Australian dies from heart disease every twelve minutes. But hundreds of thousands have lived thanks to the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives. Cardiologist Dr James Forrester tells the dramatic story of the misfits, mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated scientific wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. In The Heart Healers, he describes the risks these rebels took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs.” (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverConquer chronic pain : an innovative mind-body approach
“Over the past ten years, Dr. Peter Przekop has developed a revolutionary alternative program to manage pain that goes well beyond the short-term relief of prescription painkillers. Przekop discovered that pain can become chronic, not just because of the trauma that caused it, but because the brain becomes programmed to recreate the experience of pain as a coping mechanism. Conquer Chronic Pain will help you return to pain-free functioning. Gain the same insights Dr. Przekop has brought to hundreds of chronic pain sufferers by learning how the brain can be reprogrammed to alleviate pain. You’ll also learn how chronic stress, adversity, and negative emotions influence how we experience and interpret pain and what to do to reverse the pattern.” (Adapted from Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverDr Dawn’s guide to brain health
“Many conditions affect our brain and nervous system, and this book provides an in-depth guide to the anatomy of our nervous system. Dr Dawn unravels the mysteries of this complex system, looking at what the different parts of our brain do and what happens when they go wrong.” (Syndetics)