Exercise Books Available in Our Online Store

Browse the Inner Traditions online bookstore for a wide variety of books on exercise, including chi kung, Tai Chi, Pilates, exercise ball practices, strength training, belly dance, and healthy posture. Read excerpts from well-known authors and experts like Mary Bond, Mantak Chia, Kathleen Porter, Cathy Thompson, and others. Shop our wide selection of the best exercise books from Vermont’s leading publisher of books for the mind, body, and spirit.

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  1. The Thompson Method of Bodywork

    The Thompson Method of Bodywork

    By Cathy Thompson
    By Tara Thompson Lewis

    $35.00
    Developed by bodywork therapist Cathy Thompson, the Thompson Method heals pain in the physical body through bodywork and by recognizing the emotional blockages that often underlie chronic pain, tension, and poor alignment. Includes 90 illustrated exercises to release body tensions, realign and strengthen the body, and release the vocal mechanism.
  2. Healthy Posture for Babies and Children

    Healthy Posture for Babies and Children

    By Kathleen Porter

    $18.95
    In this richly illustrated manual for parents, teachers, and kids themselves, movement educator and researcher Kathleen Porter explains how to relearn natural alignment with a simple movement routine that “reminds” the body of its natural patterns.
  3. Relax and Lighten Your Life

    Relax and Lighten Your Life

    By Mary Heath

    $14.99
    Stress can be difficult to manage and control. One of the four major antidotes to stress is relaxation. In Relax and Lighten Your Life, Mary Heath offers her three favorite methods of relaxation: Yoga Nidra, Soft Muscle Relaxation, and a Creative Visualization for Depression and Low Self-Esteem.
  4. The Bicycle Effect

    The Bicycle Effect

    By Juan Carlos Kreimer

    $14.99
    Kreimer explores the strong connection between the Zen practice of meditation and cycling, illustrating that it is possible to experience the natural flow of movement, the quietening of your mind, and a deepening into your essential being through the art of Zen cycling.
  5. Healthy and Fit with Tai Chi

    Healthy and Fit with Tai Chi

    By Peter Newton

    $16.99
    "Posture, Posture, Posture"! This book identifies typical posture-related weaknesses that can impose limitations on a normally healthy functioning body. It then shows how to rectify these conditions by introducing the intricate body-mechanics and natural postures of Tai Chi and Qigong.
  6. Chi Kung for Women's Health and Sexual Vitality

    Chi Kung for Women's Health and Sexual Vitality

    By Mantak Chia
    By William U. Wei

    $16.95
    This fully illustrated guide explains how to use Chi Kung to restore sexual vigor to the female reproductive system. It provides protocols that clear energy blockages that lead to sexual dysfunction and illness, including advanced Kegel-type exercises using a jade egg that stimulate age-delaying hormones and strengthen the pelvic floor; dietary guidance; restorative cleanses; and herbal remedies.
  7. Chi Kung for Prostate Health and Sexual Vigor

    Chi Kung for Prostate Health and Sexual Vigor

    By Mantak Chia
    By William U. Wei

    $16.95
    Age need not be a death sentence for men’s sexual health and vitality. Mantak Chia and William U. Wei explain how to use Chi Kung to maintain a flourishing sex life well into old age, reduce prostate enlargement and prevent prostate gland cancer. They provide daily exercise routines as well as guidance on nutritional supplements.
  8. Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living

    Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living

    By Kathleen Porter

    $24.95
    When the body is aligned as nature intended, supported by the bones rather than the muscles, a blissful release from chronic muscular tension can occur. With full-color diagrams, Kathleen Porter reveals the body’s naturally pain-free design, providing easy-to-follow instructions for mindful alignment during the most ordinary daily activities. Includes a chapter on practicing yoga safely.
  9. No-Risk Pilates

    No-Risk Pilates

    By Blandine Calais-Germain
    By Bertrand Raison

    $19.95
    Practiced improperly Pilates exercises can lead to injuries such as pinched discs or low-back pain. No-Risk Pilates examines the body’s movements during eight basic Pilates exercises showing how to avoid specific risks and common mistakes.
  10. Weight-Resistance Yoga

    Weight-Resistance Yoga

    By Max Popov

    $18.95
    Applying the wisdom of hatha yoga to weight-lifting exercises, Weight-Resistance Yoga reveals how to transform a strength-training session into a mindful, calm, and meditative yoga practice. Includes 26 fully illustrated exercises and 20 themed meditations.

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