Master the science behind the hip openers and forward bends of Hatha Yoga. Dr. Ray Long guides you on a visual narrative through the anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology of this ancient art, decoding each pose along the way. The Mat Companion series provides you with beautifully illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to use scientific principles to obtain the maximum benefit from your practice. Each book includes the Bandha Yoga Codex, a simple five-step process that can be applied to any pose to improve strength, flexibility, and precision -- no matter what style of yoga you practice.
Just when Xavier got Patience to understand her place, Chaos came through and destroyed it, with her attacks and challenges. Chaos had been released and didn’t planned on being caged up in Patience’s mind again. She wreaked havoc on the Southern Facility and gather information about her parent’s death from the Supreme Guardian that was there. She set her sights on the next facility and assassin that put the blade in the hand of the Guardian that killed her father.
Chaos was ready to avenge her parent’s death, but the power that the Alpha had over her, killed all the plans that she made. Xavier was at lost for words when Chaos took over Patience’s body. He didn’t know what to suspect or how to control her. He decided to try and bond with Chaos to get in her head, but she got into his and made him a different man and Alpha to his Queen. He became clipped and irritated with everything Patience did. He realized that he was changing for the worse, when his wolf didn’t recognize Patience as his Queen. Matteo is also loose and looking for the Guardians that killed his babies. He went to the Southern Facility and saw the damages that were done. He knew who done it and couldn’t wait to meet his granddaughter. When he met her, he noticed how powerful she was and thought that she would be better with a Guardian. Patience told him the same thing that she had been telling everyone else, Xavier was her Alpha and she wasn’t going nowhere, so she thought. Patience was going through it. Chaos was getting stronger and was ready to take complete control over her. She had been waking up aching and with bruises all over her body. She tried to talk to her Alpha, but he had changed. When her grandfather shines light on a dim situation, Patience transformed into a different person and confronts Xavier in front of the entire family. It hurts her more when she found out that her brothers knew about Xavier secret and didn’t bother to tell her. Not even her favorite, Maxi. Patience was battling a war within herself.
She had to get Chaos under control before she made her lose the only family that she had left. An unknown guest and an enemy of the wolves showed up unexpectedly to protect the Queen from the Guardians that had her on their most wanted list. Their help wasn’t needed. Xavier felt that he was enough to protect her from anything, but who was going to protect her from him. In, It Took a Beast to Tame Her 2, secrets will be revealed, and mates will be found. Will Patience trust Xavier enough to let him in or will she rely on others to protect her? Even if it put her and their unborn child in danger.
A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher Gluck to Carlisle Floyd, from Mozart to Menotti. "The most memorable thrills in an opera singer's life," according to the author's Introduction, "may easily derive from the great arias in his or her repertoire." This book continues the work Martial Singher has done, in performances, in concerts, and in master classes and ons, by drawing attention "not only to precise features of text, notes, and markings but also to psychological motivations and emotional impulses, to laughter and tears, to technical skills, to strokes of genius, and even here and there to variations from the original works that have proved to be fortunate." For each aria, the author gives the dramatic and musical context, advice about interpretation, and the lyric with the original language (if it is not English) and an idiomatic American English translation, in parallel columns. The major operatic traditions French, German, Italian, Russian, and American are represented, as are the major voice types soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and bass. The dramatic context is not a mere summary of the plot but is a penetrating and often witty personality sketch of an operatic character in the midst of a situation. The musical context is presented with the dramatic situation in a cleverly integrated way. Suggestions about interpretation, often illustrated with musical notation and phonetic symbols, are interspersed among the author's explication of the music and the action. An overview of Martial Singher's approach based on fifty years of experience on stage in a hundred roles and in class at four leading conservatories is presented in his Introduction. As the reader approaches each opera discussed in this book, he or she experiences the feeling of participation in a rehearsal on stage under an urbane though demanding coach and director. The Interpretive Guide will be of value to professional singers as a source of reference or renewed inspiration and a memory refresher, to coaches for checking and broadening personal impressions, to young singers and students for learning, to teachers who have enjoyed than a half century of experience, and to opera broadcast listeners and telecast viewers who want to understand what goes into the sounds and sights that delight them."
From the beginning, American culture was steeped in the language of theology. The arts, in particular, were inextricably linked with religion. As author Gene Edward Veith shows in Painters of Faith, belief in the spiritual power of art provided the basis for America’s first major artistic movement, the Hudson River School. The personal faith of Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Jasper Cropsey, Frederic Church, and the other Hudson River School painters inspired their transcendent landscapes. In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated work, Veith explores that faith and the crucial role it played in their artistic creations. Aesthetics, he shows, could not be separated from theology. In reconstructing the worldview of the artists as well as of much of the American public in the nineteenth century, Veith delves into the writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the American Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards to find the roots of a Protestant aesthetic. While Protestantism is not ordinarily associated with a strong artistic tradition, Veith reveals how Protestant Christianity in nineteenth-century America was indeed a catalyst for the arts. In fact, the clergy were among the most ardent promoters of the arts in the new republic, and theological journals continually carried on discussions about art. The Hudson River School artists, in particular, expressed ambitious themes, employing narrative, symbolism, and allegory to convey moral and spiritual truths. Complete with forty-two full-color illustrations, Painters of Faith is an in-depth examination of the artistic and theological context in which these painters worked—and a gripping look at the cultural development of early America.
'There were few more exotic places in Australia. Tribal Aboriginal people could still be seen around the town. Camel trains slowly made their way through the red-stone gorge that split MacDonnell Range. Rugged cattlemen and hard-bitten prospectors strode the streets.' In Outback Pionners, Evan McHugh gathers the enthralling stories of the men and women who opened up the Australian outback and in the process discovered the beauty and terror of this extraordinary country. We meet the little-known convict explorer John Wilson, the first European to cross the Blue Mountains (though history favours the proper English gentlemen Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson); we follow Australia's greatest drover, Nat Buchanan, as he blazes stock routes from one side of the country to another; and we marvel at the genius and grit of the men who overcome political treachery to build the Coolgardie Pipeline and the Trans-Australian Railway.
There are some delightful inclusions: a gentle Pakistani cameleer who saves foolhardy expeditioners; a nerdy ham radio operator who invents the pedal radio and paves the way for John Flynn's Flying Doctor; two bush nurses who toil in the ruins of a pub while saving outback lives; and the modern-day pioneers who battle apathy to save endangered whildlife. Plus there are the intruiging stories of R.M. Williams, the Cattle King James Tyson, and the women behind the CWA and the School of the Air.
It was cold, but the stove held no fire. Molly's schoolbooks were not by the door. Onec again she had stopped to admire the doll in McCallaway's StoreAuthor Kevin Krogh masterfully blends two heartwarming tales into this one beautiful book. "The Doll in McCallaway's Store." Enjoy feel-good fiction at its best as you follow the improbable series of events that bring three families together through a little girl's prayer and the porcelain doll she wants for Christmas. Become intimately acquainted with a palette of compelling characters, such as Jacob Kikkert, the poet whose faith in the love of the Heavenly Father is restored, and little Molly Kikkert, whose prayer inspires her father's poem.
Krogh's expert crafting plays your heart and touches your soul. Lucky for all readers, he continues his tales in his upcoming novels, "The Willow Switch" and "If You Should Go."
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