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Summer Reading List

Diwan Bookstore has the perfect summer book recommendations for us this month. Check out these 5 books about wellness through massage and yoga, astrology, fishing and pilates. Summer Reading List

1. Complete Massage: All the Techniques, Disciplines, and Skills You Need to Massage for Wellness

By Neal’s Yard Remedies

Summer Reading ListWant to really understand the health and wellness benefits of massage? Interested in practicing massage at home or considering taking a course? Let this book be your guide on everything from effleurage to epineuria.

Annotated anatomy and physiology illustrations show you how different levels of pressure work the muscles, and the profound effect a massage can have on the nervous system and on cardio and lymphatic health.

Learn how to prepare physically and mentally, and get the lowdown on oils and massage beds, diffusers and candles. And if you’re receiving a massage, find out why drinking water before and after is important and how focusing on breathing enhances muscle relaxation. Summer Reading List

2. Astrology

By Carole Taylor

Summer Reading ListIn her trademark accessible, down-to-earth style, acclaimed astrologer Carole Taylor explains how to use the age-old wisdom of astrology as a powerful tool for self-knowledge and self-enrichment. Using your birth chart as a starting point, you’ll learn how to interpret the zodiac signs, planets, and astrological houses to better understand yourself.

Carole shows how astrology can provide psychological insights, then pinpoints ways to use this knowledge to nurture personal and professional relationships, deal with stress, or release your imagination and creativity. Summer Reading List

You’ll discover, too, how star lore can help you when you need it most, with practical advice on negotiating key moments, whether you’re changing jobs, starting a family, coping with financial difficulty, or facing retirement.

3. The Complete Fishing Manual

By Henry Gilbey

Summer Reading ListWhether you’re a pro, fly-fishing in the rivers or a novice figuring out the reel, this manual has all the information you need to plan your next fishing adventure. Vivid illustrations and detailed photographs draw you in, offer essential advice on anatomy, habitat and behavior. Details of every fishing strategy and technique can be found in this manual.

4. 15-Minute Pilates

By Alycea Ungaro

Summer Reading ListGive this book 15 minutes of your day and let Pilates improve your posture and give you a stronger, more flexible body.

Do you wish you could practice Pilates more often but can’t find the time? This book is the answer: these four 15-minute programs offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and some weights, build these 15-minute routines into your week to become stronger and more toned.

5. The 21-Day Yoga Body

By Sadie Nardini

Summer Reading ListRenowned wellness warrior and lifestyle expert Sadie Nardini gives you a program to renovate your body, mind and spirit. This fast-acting program, based on Sadie’s potent inspirations, real-world recipes and unique Core Strength Vinyasa yoga style will turbocharge your results: speed up your metabolism, build lean muscle, and burn fat, all while building nutritional savvy and emotional strength. Summer Reading List

Designed to fit into your busy life, each day of the three-week plan includes a series of daily lifestyle tips, new-generation yoga poses (illustrated with step-by-step photos), breathing and meditation exercises, and nutrition tips and recipes.

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