The Nia Technique: The High-Powered Energizing Workout That Gives You a New Body and a New Life

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the strength of Pilates, the flexibility of yoga, the muscle tone of strength training, and top-notch aerobic fitness—all through the revolutionary pleasure-based fitness program that gets you in shape from the inside out!

The hottest new trend in mind-body wellness, Nia—which stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action—is the most advanced form of fusion fitness, blending martial arts, healing arts, dance, and spiritual self-healing to create...

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Overview

the strength of Pilates, the flexibility of yoga, the muscle tone of strength training, and top-notch aerobic fitness—all through the revolutionary pleasure-based fitness program that gets you in shape from the inside out!

The hottest new trend in mind-body wellness, Nia—which stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action—is the most advanced form of fusion fitness, blending martial arts, healing arts, dance, and spiritual self-healing to create a high-powered, synergistic workout that no isolated exercise technique can match. Created by fitness pioneers Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, Nia presents an entirely new philosophy of exercise—one that will not only keep you in fantastic shape, but will also help you rediscover the joy of movement and being at home in your body.

The Nia Technique is the first and only book to share the workouts so popular at gyms and spas across the country, outlining the basic Nia moves—or katas—that can be performed easily at home and adapted to your own level of fitness. With moves drawn from nine fitness disciplines, including tae kwan do, tai chi, yoga, Feldenkrais™, jazz dance, and modern dance, Nia promotes strength and muscle definition without the use of weights, and its freeing, dance-like regimen provides a medium for self-healing. You’ll tighten, tone, lengthen, strengthen, and lose pounds and inches—and have fun doing it! You’ll learn to follow “the body’s way”—a breakthrough fitness concept that teaches you to move in the way that most benefits your individual body; and you’ll learn to use visualizations and vocalizations that enhance the benefits of each workout. The overall regimen is phenomenally effective because its holistic approach unites the body and the mind, and creates an exhilarating path that anyone can follow toward a healthy, fit physique, lasting weight loss, and an unlimited sense of your fitness potential.

With simple, step-by-step instructions, The Nia Technique also shares the inspiring stories of people whose lives have been transformed by the practice of Nia. With Nia, a new body is just the beginning—the ultimate goal is a new life!

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“An emotional fitness odyssey, Nia is just plain exhilarating.”—New York Times

“This lyrical, dance-like routine is deceptively powerful, delivering a high-powered workout that will leave you strong and centered.”—Health magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767917308
  • Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 1/25/2005
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 316,441
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas met in 1981, and together they created Nia, the first fusion fitness technique. They have appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Good Morning America, as well as in more than 400 newspapers and magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Shape, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. They live in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    I've been dancing Nia for a couple of years now and it is wonder

    I've been dancing Nia for a couple of years now and it is wonderful!! I love the way the book is written. It will inspire you to do the dance as well, explaining what Nia is all about and why. I highly recommend the book and the practice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2005

    Great book on wellbeing and movement

    This book is just great. It tells you all the basic facts about Nia and has wondeful illustrations to go with the text. It inspires to move and heal. To dance through life and honour the Body's way. I've heard so many people commenting how Nia has changed there life and in this book you get a glips of how it happens! Now it's just up to you to try the chocolate!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2005

    No wrong way to dance!

    Imagine that! I came to Nia five years ago in search of a creative and inspiring way to work out. As a visual and movement artist I was just bored with typical step aerobics and hard-on-the-body dance classes. I took my first Nia class and was hooked. It was creative, it was dance, it was a cardiovascular rush, it was fun and it felt good to my body! A year ago I became certified to teach Nia. This book is as good to a movement artist as Betty Edwards' 'Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain' is to a visual artist. You can do much of the work on your own, then when you're ready go try a Nia class, they're all over the world! You'll never have so much fun working out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2005

    Practical and fun

    Really enjoyed working with this book. The illustrations are helpful and I found the stories really helped inspire my own workout routine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2005

    Truly enJOYable and life-changing way to be fit and live!

    This book conveys the Nia Technique in such an easy-to-use way. Not only do I feel I can understand it, but it is also enjoyable to read as well, with real people's stories.

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