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Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 - Black (Business Packaging)
Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 - Black (Business Packaging)
Price: £5.07

5.0 out of 5 stars ... have no complaints - it is everything that a good mouse should be, 23 July 2015
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I have no complaints - it is everything that a good mouse should be!


22"x26"x12" Top Quality Strong Reusable Large Jumbo Shopping Laundry Storage Luggage Bag Zip
22"x26"x12" Top Quality Strong Reusable Large Jumbo Shopping Laundry Storage Luggage Bag Zip
Offered by Sale2Save
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 July 2014
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Everything I'd hoped it'd be, in terms of dimensions and strength!


The Relaxation Response
The Relaxation Response
by Herbert Benson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting insight into what was revolutionary in 1975, 29 July 2014
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This book is interesting as an insight into what was considered revolutionary in 1975 (ie. the health benefits of stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system). It is however somewhat dated, as science and common understanding on this subject has since moved on. For example, the book analyses the link between stress and high blood pressure, but it doesn't mention the other ways in which the nervous system, the circulatory system and the respiratory system inter-relate. There are even a few claims which have more recently been disproved (such as the part discussing cholesterol and diet).

There is much more to the book than plain science, however. For example, Chapter 4 lists various 1970s "alternatives" to meditation devised by contemporary physicians and neurologists. And Chapter 5 provides a background to the subject of meditation in a historical, religious and geographical context.

I especially enjoyed reading the "Forward" (later written in 2000) where Bensen discusses his career and personal experiences from the 1960s onwards, including the initial resistance he faced from contemporary academics who were reluctant to find links between physical health and relaxation/meditation.


Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques
by Mark Stephens
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 29 July 2014
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A really interesting and comprehensive overview, which as a yoga teacher I find myself frequently referring to. The book is suitable for those who are less knowledgeable about teaching yoga, because it really goes back to basics - but it's equally enlightening for those whose knowledge is advanced.


Yoga Mat - EXTRA THICK 6mm - 173cm x 61cm - Non Slip Exercise/Gym/Camping/Picnic Mat (Orange)
Yoga Mat - EXTRA THICK 6mm - 173cm x 61cm - Non Slip Exercise/Gym/Camping/Picnic Mat (Orange)
Offered by Thunder Trading
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable to practise yoga on, 29 July 2014
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It's everything I hoped it'd be. Comfortable to practise yoga on.


1 PCS Purple Yoga Block Brick Foaming Foam Block Home Exercise Pilates Tool Stretching Aid
1 PCS Purple Yoga Block Brick Foaming Foam Block Home Exercise Pilates Tool Stretching Aid
Offered by Life ABC
Price: £0.93

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Soft and squishy, so not ideal for yoga, 29 July 2014
It's far too squishy, and when it arrived it was slightly damaged. I don't mind, though - it didn't cost much, and it's fun to have something soft and cushion-like to sit on while watching telly - but it's not so good for yoga, so I'm going to have to order a firmer, better quality yoga brick!


I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis
I Was Vermeer: The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis
by Frank Wynne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!, 11 Jun. 2012
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This book beautifully portrayed the character of Han van Meegeren; intricately described his forgery techniques; and set out a fascinating overall view of the world of art fakery and forgery. Quite appropriately it flagged up many questions, as well as providing explanations!


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