Body, Mind, and Sport by John Douillard, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In Body, Mind, and Sport John Douillard shows how breathing techniques, in shape, Body, Mind, and Sport will help you to integrate body and mind for the. In this revised and updated edition of Body, Mind, and Sport, fitness expert and trainer John Douillard outlines a program in which your individual seasonal.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the zport. Return to Book Page. Body, Mind, and Sport: Until recently, the effortless “Zone” of peak performance was only within the reach of serious athletes. Now, with Body, Mind, and Sport, anyone can reach the Zone, regardless of fitness level.
Designed to jkhn a variety of individual fitness needs, the Body, Mind, and Sport program is split into two levels. Oduillard 1 is for non-athletes who want to improve overall fi Until recently, the effortless “Zone” of peak performance was only within the reach of serious athletes. Level 1 is for non-athletes who want to improve overall fitness; Level 2 is hody those who want to train for competitive or recreational purposes. Your own unique mind-body type is taken into account johm guide you in achieving your personal best without stress or strain.
In this revised and updated edition of Body, Mind, and Sportfitness expert and trainer John Douillard outlines a program in which your individual seasonal constitution-Winter, Spring, or Summer-determines what exercises or sports are best suited to your mind-body type and what foods you should eat for optimum results.
Using the Body, Mind, and Sport approach you can decrease heart and breath rates while improving both fitness and performance. Dozens of world-class athletes, including Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King, have used John Douillard’s expert breathing techniques, dietary recommendations, and seasonally balanced workouts. Now you can, too! Paperbackpages. Published March 13th by Harmony first published February 8th To see what your friends thought of this book, please mknd up.
To ask other readers questions about Body, Mind, and Sportplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Body, Mind, and Sport. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Douillsrd 28, Tamarind rated it it was amazing. This is a phenomenal book.
To be honest, I almost didn’t read it because, frankly, the summary seemed incredibly boring, and I’ve never been particularly interested in athletics. But with every chapter, I was constantly surprised at the skillful writing and fascinating material. This book has deeply influenced my thoughts and actions regarding health, fitness, and what it means to live a life in balance. I highly recommend this book to anyone who does any kind of physical activity AND to anyone This is a phenomenal book.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who does any kind of physical activity AND to anyone who claims to “hate exercise. Sep 24, Andreas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instead of constantly pushing the body or trying to exhaust it to trigger super-compensation, he wants us to be gently and to leave the comfort zone only slightly.
What really helped me was the focus on nasal breathing. I have tried to run slow in the past but reached a point where it became frustrating without any of the promised improvements. I guess I wasn’t running often enough to benefit more. Anyway, to know what “s Very intriguing: Anyway, to know what “slow” really means Phil Maffetone made me wear a heart-rate monitor. While it’s helpful in the beginning, listening to a technical device instead of connecting with your body is not the smartest idea in the long run.
John Douillard says that you should listen to your breathing instead. He tells the funny story of Indian doctors who watched a typical runner huffing and puffing.
They wondered why he has to be under such a pain! It’s also worth mentioning that nasal breathing gives you enough oxygene and that there is no need to breath through your mouth while running. There are a couple of practical exercises and many success stories. I think he is up to something! There are different pathways to improvement in all areas not restricted to sports.
You can have someone yelling at you and pushing your limits all the time. Or you can work with an emphatic teacher who is building the base iohn and slowly expands of what you are capable of. The outcome is probably the jkhn but the first approach is much more stressful.
Or if you think about stretching. If you want to force it your body douillare not allow it. Relax and gently test your limits – and this time your body lets you continue. Well, slowly I feel like a guinea pig by trying out all these different methods.
People who need a structured, fixed approach will have no fun with this book. Everyone else who is open to the “body and mind connection” will find some real gems. There is doui,lard lot more here.
I don’t know what I should think about the body types. My result was mixed with scores in any type and slightly favoring the Winter-Spring type. This wasn’t really helpful. Nutrition and diets are other topics I only skimmed. The author has written a whole book about it The 3-Season Diet and I might check it out later.
May 19, Mugga rated it liked it. As a runner that has had a fair share of injuries, I was curious about this book which was recommended to me by my friend who is a rower. Having practiced yoga for 6 years, the nasal breathing techniques and sun salutation warm ups seem like a good idea.
Other aspects of the book, I took with a grain of salt such as dietary restrictions and times of day to work out based on body type. For a couple of weeks Joyn been running with a heart rate monitor and breathing through my nose. I’m going a lot As a runner that has had a fair share of injuries, I was curious about this book which was recommended to me by my friend who is a rower.
I’m going a lot slower than I’m used to but the runs tend to be more refreshing than they used to be. This technique really requires me to check my ego at the door since I can’t stand when someone passes me on a run. But, it makes sense to me that if I put that kind of strain on my body everyday eventually its going to break down. I douillarr can’t imagine doing a speed work out on the track breathing through my nose but I do like applying the author’s technique to distance runs. I realize I’ve only reviewed the technique in the book and not the book itself.
Well, when I’m reading a novel I rouillard skim but for this book it wasn’t really necessary to read all of his testimonials. They got a little hokey. Regarding the technique he is pretty repetitive.
Body, Mind, and Sport : The Mind-body Guide to Lifelong Health, Fitness, and Your Personal Best
Also, way too many exclamation points!!! Jan 31, Glenn rated it did not like it. Didn’t like this book at all. What Spoft got out of it was that people with certain body types will be better at different activities, so those are the activities that you should participate in. Jun 18, David Peirce rated it really liked it.
It is still relevant.
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In fact, the research increasingly supports two of Douillard’s key conclusions: Mar 03, Shane rated it it was ok. I had trouble getting through this and wanted to quit reading it a few times.
I do agree with some of its principles and wish I could breath through my nose better myself. Everyone has there own way of explaining things, this is another example. Again, recommended to me by a lifeguarding colleague in North Devon, a book that is now as far as I understand – out of print. I like it, because I think it makes sense and allows you to accept that you will be good at some things and not at others – so capitalize on those good things and don’t try and fight to be what you are not Kappa, Vata and Pitta A book to keep to refer to once in a while.
Jul 04, Russ rated it liked it. I really love the message. The writing actual writing is a bit rough, and i perhaps wish i had skipped right from the intro to chapter Not sure if it’s a magic recipe, but i will try out a bit if the specific advise.
Moreover it’s a great reminder of the high level message: Mar 27, Shelley rated it really liked it. I’ve been trying his suggested breathing techniques and they’re working like a charm. I used to have such difficulty running even just a mile, but now I can do it with relative ease after only a couple of weeks.
Jul 24, Reid rated it really liked it Shelves: