- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Lotus Publishing (30 April 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905367201
- ISBN-13: 978-1905367207
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 18.9 x 1.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,016,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Energy in Season: Five Keys to Vitality Paperback – 30 Apr 2011
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About the Author
Julie Hanson is an energy coach and a Yoga teacher. She has been a fitness trainer/presenter since the early 1980s. As well as teaching, training Yoga teachers and working in her sports internet business 'my club link', she lectures on health, fitness and seasonal yoga across the UK and Europe, and regularly presents at the London Yoga Show. Sue Woodd is a registered trainer with the Shiatsu Society, T'ai Chi Union of Great Britain and Yoga Alliance, and is also a graduate of the College of Cranial Sacral Therapy and the Pilates Institute. As an International Master Trainer, she now trains fitness instructors, teaches on T'ai Chi and Yoga teachers training courses and lectures for leading Health Farms and Fitness Companies worldwide.
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It is a nicely produced book, easy to look and to skim through and gives the impression of being packed with really useful information. The chapters are divided into five seasons (Late Summer being treated as a separate season) and each chapter identifies the characteristics of its season. Problems, priorities and 'solutions' are listed together with recommended foods and drinks for the time in question.
Where, then, lies the short-fall? The authors give their opinions as facts, without supporting arguments, and their sweeping generalisations on how life used to be and how it is now are breath taking. We pay no attention to our energy fluctuations, they tell me, we work late into the night in high-rise buildings far removed from natural light. Oh really? There are many pages in this style and I found it tedious because it is not a considered or accurate view.
There are many T'ai Chi and Yoga exercises, each with photographic demonstrations, and no doubt they are helpful if one has such an amount of free time and space at one's disposal. There are lists of what seasonal habits to cultivate and if anything, these put me off the most. The Spring list begins with, 'Be kind to someone!' The rationale behind this is incomprehensible to me. Why would one not be kind? Why ought it to be only a Spring habit? Another habit they advise is to avoid heated arguments at the meal table. At that point I closed this book and do not intend to re-open it.
Once you buy this book, practice what you read to reap the benefits:-)
In each season, you will find a general synopsis of the season, priorities, desirable daily habits, a food section giving you advice about what is in season, what to cook, a food list of good foods to include in your diet and an exercise section which gives you Qigong, T'ai Chi, Yoga, advice on meditations and contemplations, home and lifestyle section and a summary.
It really is packed with good advice - I use it as a general guide, dipping in and out of it. I am not an exercise fanatic, but the exercises are photographed and are very clear to follow.
I really love this book as it does not just concentrate on food or just exercise, but sees the body and soul as a whole and I actually feel it will reconnect people again with the seasons.
Its coffee-table cover makes this book look like it could be full of useful, interesting stuff. Unfortunately, once you start reading this book, you find it is a collection of lists, interspersed with groups of photographs of yoga positions etc. Even so, you think the lists might be useful and it's about time you took up yoga. Well, unfortunately, many of the lists are claptrap, anecdotal, largely unproven, repetitive, padding. The photographs of yoga and tai chi positions are variable, but really not something best learnt from a book. Far better and safer to find a good instructor who asks about your health, fitness etc before teaching things that are suitable for you. Maybe the food sections will be useful... maybe not - they are just lists of foods, rather than useful recipes.
There is definitely a market for a good book about how to live a healthier life, in tune with the seasons. If it looks good that's a bonus. However, "Energy in Season: Five Keys to Vitality" is not that book. It is airy-fairy, fluffy, claptrap, poorly presented (other than the cover).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I hoped this book would help me feel a bit better after the long winter and hoped it would give me ideas on healthy eating/living. Read morePublished on 19 April 2012 by Petarnott
A useful book with a lot of exercises, perhaps too many. Helps with feeling 'in tune' with earth and naturePublished on 8 April 2012 by Pen Name
I am keen to live a more simple life and this book looked like it would give advice on how to live seasonally and locally while remaining healthy and full of vitality. Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2011 by josie82
This is a really interesting book. Not what i thought it would be at all. I thought it would just be about what food to eat each season, but it's not just about that. Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2011 by P. A. Ward
If you practice yoga, tai chi or pilates and have an interest in the beliefs that during the different seasons you should concentrate on looking after different parts of your body... Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2011 by artemisrhi
a great introduction to healthy living, each chapter gives advice on seasonal eating and ways to change your life to a more relaxing one through the use of different ways of... Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2011 by margesimpson
As should probably be expected from the title this is not a quick fix answer to health problems. Instead, by altering each section to be specifically tailored to the relevant... Read morePublished on 24 Oct. 2011 by P. M. Ryans