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Body, Beautiful Mind
The Power of Positive Imagery:
Over 80 Exercises and a 10-Day Beauty Program
expert Eric Franklin emphasizes lifestyle and positive mental attitude
rather than surgery, creams or pills, in this guide to staying young
through mental stimulation, self-talk, setting of goals, motivation,
and relaxation. He takes you on a journey through the body from
the face, to joints, bones, muscles, organs, glands, and the nervous
system, with specific exercises for rejuvenating each part. The
concluding 10-Day Beauty Program provides a selection of different
mental and physical techniques designed to produce results that
can be seen and felt in only 10 days. Illustrated with 84 drawings
and 12 photos.
168 pages paperbound
& Skin Care for Dance, Cheer,
Show Choir, Pageants & Ice Skating
invaluable resource, beauty guide, and instructional book
that educates and empowers performance artists!
Linda Bernabei-Retter, President, Stagewear L.A. Costume Collection
The perfect book for every performer, mom, studio owner
and applier of makeup of every age! Easy to read in a
logical format that presents must-have knowledge.
Doug Shaffer, President, Music Works
a must have for all performers!
You do not need to search any further than this wonderful book.
Tremaine, President, Joe Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions
Starting with the essentials of basic skin care and maintenance,
this comprehensive guide details tips and techniques for handling
the unique makeup needs of performance athletes such as dancers,
cheerleaders, gymnasts, and skaters. Following a discussion of the
different skin types, daily routines and various productsincluding
herbal remediesthe guide lays the groundwork for the creation
of a flawless, long-lasting, face. In addition to detailing the
fundamentals of makeup application, the book explains how to make
allowances for extreme and varied conditions of performance spaces
and demonstrates how to camouflage individual flaws. A section on
character faces includes directions for creating a Spanish flamenco,
a cabaret star, a ballerina angel, and a cat.
About the Author: Christine
Dion has more than 25 years of experience as a makeup artist and
is the owner of Mode Dion, a cosmetics and makeup training company
that specializes in providing cosmetics and education to performing
artists. As an educator and trainer she has collaborated with companies
such as Chanel, Estée Lauder Corporation, and Gucci. She
is the producer of the film The Competition Face: The Winning
Look and has written for American Cheerleader, Dance Spirit,
and Dance Teacher. She lives in Palm Desert, California.
7-1/2" x 9-3/4"
146 full color photographs
Imagery and Exercise for Strength, Health, and Beauty
mental technique of imagerydemonstrated, for example, when
a dancer pictures a sunflower reaching toward the sun as he/ she
thoroughly explained in this guide to daily stress-relieving routines.
Movement, coordination, flexibility, and posture are all external
characteristics that can be improved significantly with a strong
mental health through imagery can benefit circulation, breathing
and even individual body cells. Practical advicehow to choose
and use an assortment of personal mental images, how to use tricks
such as mental recycling, and how to set up an imagined
portable fitness studiocan be used stress-inducing
dead time waiting in line, climbing stairs, sitting in an airplane
seat, talking on the telephone, or running the vacuum cleaner.
7-1/2" x 9-1/4"
Explorations in the City of Light
Discovered is a collection of 50 probing
chapters intended for armchair travelers and visitors to the City
of Light. Digging deep into Paris memories, the author has
discovered patterns of the past that have left tangible imprints
on the city today. McAuliffe explores Paris through space and time,
from the top of Notre Dame to the medieval aqueducts that still
lie beneath its streets; from the Impressionists Path to the
barricades of Les Miserables; from Abélard and Héloïse
to Napoleon; from the antiques of Village Saint-Paul to the new
hot spot for shopping, Viaduc des Arts. She unearths the Paris that
charmed Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in the
eighteenth century - and George Gershwin and Ernest Hemingway in
the twentieth century. In her explorations, McAuliffe discovers
a hidden river, the Bièvre, and follows its course. You feel
that you are on an adventure with the author as she investigates
the city and discovers surprises such as a twelfth century chapel
disguised as a private house! Or a mysterious small round building
with a distinctive cupola that turns out to be part of an ancient
waterworks! Full of off-the-beaten path excursions and little known
historical facts about prominent locations, Paris Discovered
intrigues and englightens.
Cloth bound, 288 pages 6" x 9"
The gripping story of the men and women
of Emergency Medical Service who make
the streets of the city their career
by Francis Rella, NREMT-P
the morning of September 11, 2001, while firefighters climbed
the steps of the World Trade Center, New York City Paramedics
were on the street below treating the wounded. When the Twin Towers
finally collapsed it was the job of these "street doctors"
to keep the injured alive. This first-hand account of the 11th
of September also depicts the day-to-day lives of medics in America's
is the only first-hand account of the September 11, 2001 attacks
and aftermath written by a paramedic. Starting just before the
attack on the World Trade Center, the book follows Rella's paramedic
crew from their station at St. Vincent's Hospital in lower Manhattan
and depicts the day-to-day lives of medics in America's largest
city. The book contains real-life dialogue and speaks with a realism
that comes only from personal experience.
Afterword, Appendix, Glossary
"Frank Rella -paramedic. One of our heroes."
- Dan Rather CBS News
THE AUTHOR: Francis Rella NREMT-P was a US Marine during
the 1970s and volunteered for service in the Navy Reserve during
Operation Desert Shield, serving as a hospital corpsman in the
Gulf War. He is a nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
and holds New York City and New York State certification. Among
other certifications are the OSHA certification in Hazardous Materials
Operations Training-he is a Hazmat Team Leader, and is completing
a degree in nursing at the University of the State of New York.
Frank Rella holds a M.S. in music and has taught at both the high
school and college levels. In addition, he is a stage actor with
twenty years of professional experience.
pages, 6" x 9". paperbound and hardcover, Epilogue,
Afterword, Appendix, Glossary
ISBN 0-87127-260-1 paperbound $19.95
ISBN 0-87127-258-X hardcover $22.95
Mind/Body Exercises for Strength,
Flexibility, Posture, and Balance
for Men and Women
Power combines scientific principles with movement and imagery
exercises that are both effective and fun to perform, clearing
the path to a stronger foundation for our body. The exercises
train the muscles and joints and also improve the tone of the
organs, increasing energy flow.
only full-length book of exercises and mind-body techniques directed
to the general public on the newly-recognized importance of the
pelvic floor, affecting posture (which affects every other body
part), vitality, sexual function, and preventing incontinence.
The pelvic floor acts as a support for the inner organs and contains
a passage for the urethra, the sex organs, and for a baby during
birth. It plays an important role in almost all movements, in
balance and in good body posture. Many back, knee, and foot problems
can be cured through conscious training of the pelvic floor- a
well-trained pelvic floor has an essential effect on our well-being
and vitality. Because the female pelvic floor is more flexible
and the male floor tends to be less so, this training program
has the goals of increased flexibility for men and the building
up of strength for women.
Franklin writes of this important new area of study and exercise
in his usual vivid, amusing and highly effective way.
Eric Franklin earned
a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and
a BS from the University of Zurich. He is a member of the International
Association of Dance Medicine and Science, has taught at the Institute
for Psychomotor Therapy in Zurich, and has been guest lecturer
at the University of Vienna. He is head of the Franklin Method
Institute in Uster, Switzerland, and travels worldwide conducting
Franklin is author of Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
(see below), the best-selling Breakdance, as well as Dance Imagery
for Technique and Performance and Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery.
127 pages, paperbound, 7 1/2" x 91/4", 12 photographs,
YOUR NECK LIBERATE YOUR SHOULDERS
The Ultimate Exercise Program For Tension Relief
by Eric Franklin
many of us suffer from pain and stiffness resulting from neck
and shoulder tension. Eric Franklin, a dancer, choreographer and
teacher who has long practiced and taught imagery to his dance
students, now brings this remarkable method to pain relief.
first part of the book presents a series of foolproof methods
to eliminate shoulder tension. Learn how to detect and eradicate
early signs of tension. Understand the connection between emotional
states and tension. Survive stressful situations calmly and without
tensing a muscle. Discover the source of pain and eliminate it
two explains the anatomy of the shoulder girdle in an entertaining
and lively way. The most important joints and muscles of the shoulder
and neck are addressed individually and exercises show how to
increase awareness of their correct functioning. This allows the
reader to improve posture, create a healthy body image and use
visualization more effectively. Improving the alignment of the
head, neck and shoulders will ease the strain on muscles and promote
an aura of confidence and health.
three contains exercises done with a partner using imagery and
touch-as well as those you can do at the workplace to feel creative
and limber through the day. Exercises using Thera-Bands® and
balls will enable readers to adjust training needs to their schedules.
pages, paperbound, 15 photographs and 53 drawings, ISBN 0-87127-248-2,
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