Adult News, Reviews & Information

  • Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:30pm

    Think you’re busy?  Worry that you never spend enough time with your kids?

    Do you really need to keep the house so tidy? Feel you never do enough work?

    Overwhelmed; Work, Love, No One Has The Time, is by Brigid Schulte,  a  journalist at the Washington Post, wife, and mother of 2 children. She finds her own leisure to be “time confetti” and has a recurring “dream of trying to run a race wearing ski boots.”  Schulte explains, “ Once, my sister Claire told me that when you smile, it releases some chemical in the brain and calms anxiety. I have tried smiling at 4 A.M. in bed in the dark”

     This is her unique examination of the possibility of leisure for working mothers.

    Schulte explores  the state of family leave arrangements for men and women, child care and the rise of “Super Moms” here and abroad. She finds bright spots, innovations and hopeful accommodation.

    Her concluding definition of leisure: no smart phone or incessant phone checking, no talk of work and networks, nothing to prove, no talk about winning something, beating someone else or accomplishing anything.

    This thoughtful book  challenges mothers and fathers to step back, and take a careful look at our roles as parent, spouse  and worker,and how real leisure boosts mental and physical well-being.

    -Carol K

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:18pm

    Thursday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as we welcome author Craig Darch discusses his book,  From Brooklyn to the Olympics, whichfollows Mel Rosen from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s–’40s to his selection as head coach for United States track and field for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The book describes how a Jewish kid from Brighton Beach, New York, followed his dream to become the head track and field coach at Auburn University for twenty-eight years. Rosen coached seven Olympians and 143 All-Americans and guided Auburn’s track and field team to four consecutive SEC Conference indoor championships. The book details Rosen’s coaching career during the turbulent era of the 1950s and ’60s. Lively vignettes highlight Auburn sports history, Alabama history, Jews in the South, and the Olympics. A book signing will follow; books will be available for purchase.

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:42pm

    B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014), suffered from malaria, typhoid, and tuberculosis. as a child The constant state of poor health and poverty began to take its toll.  To maintain physical and mental health, he studied yoga at the age of 16. His strength increased over time.

    After years of study, practice and teaching, he catalogued yoga poses and arranged them in different ways as to meet the specific needs of the practitioner. Practicing every day, even after retiring at the age of 90, he could still stand on his head and balance for more than 30 minutes

    Regarded as the “Father of Modern Yoga”, and credited with bringing the discipline of yoga to the West, he became known worldwide. His published works have been translated into 19 languages and Iyenar Yoga is used in over 70 countries. With an emphasis of proper form, timing, and sequence, plus the incorporation of props, Iyengar revolutionized the practice of yoga.

    If you are interested in Iyengar Yoga and yoga practice, here are some titles of interest:

    Yoga : the path to holistic health by B. K. S. Iyengar

    This bestseller is the only illustrated practical Iyengar yoga guide written by the master himself. B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health is the complete, authoritative teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar for mind, body, and health. It is suitable for every level of ability, age, and physical conditions.

     

    Yoga: the Greater Tradition by David Frawley

    As yoga continues to grow in popularity as a modern exercise and fitness movement, it is important to take notice of the greater spiritual tradition that forms its core. This book sheds light on the greater tradition and teachings of yoga, providing readers with an important approach to the practice that can harmonize their existence both individually and collectively. Yoga provides all students with a new appreciation of their dicipline's universe.

     

    Yoga: the Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillnessby Erich Schiffmann

    From the yoga master featured in the bestselling Yoga Mind and Body videos with Ali McGraw comes an introduction to Hatha Yoga, complete with step-by-step instructions and meditation techniques.

     

    Breath of the gods [HOOPLA] : a journey to the origins of modern yoga

    A Journey to the Origins of Modern Yoga. Yoga is known to go back to god Shiva, who perfected 8,4 million postures, according to Indian tradition. Far less known is the fact that yoga is at the same time an early 20th century-creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya, which is what this film is about. Krishnamacharya's life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director on his search for authentic yoga.