Book Reviews – September 2009

The Power of Breath

The Power of Breath

Author: Swami Saradananda
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co., Inc.
Publish Date: 2009

On average, a healthy person takes about 18 breaths per minute. If you calculate this for someone who has reached 70 years of age, it amounts to more than 600 million breaths. However, it seems very few of us pay much attention to this precious and fundamental bodily function. As author and renowned yoga teacher Swami Saradananda suggests, “Your… Read more »


Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

Author: Dara Torres
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publish Date: 2009

“Age is just a number” is an expression that many of us utter, but few believe. Dara Torres was one of those who believed. At age 41, after giving birth, Torres launched her Olympic comeback. It had been years since she had retired from competitive swimming and eight years since her last Olympic Games. She began training while she was still… Read more »


Slow death by rubber duck: how the toxic chemistry of everyday life affects our health

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health

Author: Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Publish Date: 2009

After reading Shawn Buckley’s analysis of Ottawa’s Bill C-6 in this issue, go pick up a copy of this book. Buckley’s deconstruction of C-6 shows it to be a low-brow legislative crowd-control measure, aimed at intelligent citizens, which buys plenty more time for the toxic chemical industry to continue making a killing in more than one sense.Read more »

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