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Strength To Awaken, An Integral Guide To Strength Training, Performance & Spiritual Practice For Men & Women

Strength To Awaken, An Integral Guide To Strength Training, Performance & Spiritual Practice For Men & Women


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"Finally. A book with the complexity and courage to move beyond our cultural obsession with the physical dimensions of training. McNamara redefines strength and provides a practical roadmap that both inspires and instructs on how to liberate our true greatness."

- Rand Stagen, founder & managing director

Stagen Leadership Academy

Inner Engagement for Multifaceted Results

Strength to Awaken is unlike any other book on strength training. Change the purpose of your training and life. Gain never-before-seen instruction on the inner dimensions of training. Learn Whole Hearted Engagement to perform at new levels. Enjoy rare clarity as you go beyond the conventions and limitations holding you back.

- End Boring Repetitive Exercise and Create Next-Level Performance.

- Go Beyond Frustrating Limitations to Whole-Hearted Engagement.

- Train yourself to Enjoy more Genuine Pleasure.

- Transform Not Just your Body, but your Whole Self.

- Get More Benefits, Faster.

Rob McNamara is the authority on Integral strength training. He has been one of the world's leading voices in the field of integral practice for nearly a decade. Rob's rigorous approach, open heart, and pioneering method to training provide you with new ways to solve age-old problems that can limit the results in your training.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615544601
Publisher: Performance Integral
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Rob McNamara is Author of Strength to Awaken, a skilled Psychotherapist, leading Performance Coach, Psychology Professor at Naropa University and an Integral Zen Practitioner. He runs his private practice in Boulder Colorado serving a broad range of executives and professionals, undergraduate and graduate students and athletes ranging from high school to Olympic and professional world champions.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ken Wilber13
Part One: Excellence, The Purpose of Life 
1. The Purpose of a Human Life21
2. The Storm & Your Awakening27
3. The Myth of Disengagement & The Lie of Happiness31
4. True Happiness37
5. The Necessity of Practice43
Part Two: Transforming Your Training 
6. The Egoic Governance of Strength Training53
7. Your Body-Mind61
8. Engaging Wholeheartedly67
9. The Role of Discipline77
10. Novel Emergence & Your Path to Mastery85
11. Body-Mind-Moment Training95
Part Three: The Art of Engagement & The Beacon of Performance 
12. Engagement: The Heart of Body-Mind-Moment Training105
13. Resistance: Your Fuel Forward119
14. The Process of Execution137
15. The Paradox of Peak Performance149
16. The Heart of Performance: Enacting the Transcendent163
17. Embodiment & Performance: An Integral Perspective169
Part Four: The Territory of Training, Injuries & The Art of Recovery 
18. The Domains of Practice183
19. Practice Beyond Your Training193
20. Working With Injuries217
21. The Art of Recovery227
22. Your Heart's Synthesis255

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