National Wellness Month is a time to focus on all types of health, including physical and mental health. Practicing self-care and engaging in healthy habits will create a routine for individuals looking to prioritize health in their daily lives. Whether it is staying active, eating right, or treating yourself to some down time, Wellness Month is a time to reflect on how we can all live healthier lives. The Piscataway Library has a number of books that will educate and challenge you to become the best version of yourself.
2,100 Asanas : The Complete Yoga Poses by Daniel Lacerda
The most complete collection of yoga Asanas ever photographed, and the first-ever to categorize an astonishing 2,100 yoga poses. This beautifully designed book is a must-have for yogis of all levels and every practice. 2,100 Asanas is an unprecedented, meticulously crafted catalog of yoga poses and modifications. It is also a gorgeous work of art, showcasing the beauty and athleticism of the human form. Pursuing interests, such as yoga, is a great way to practice self-care.
Meditation : An In-Depth Guide by Ian Gawler
“Meditation is increasingly recommended for relaxation, for enhancing relationships and well-being, to increase performance in sports and business, for personal growth, and to assist healing. Introducing mindfulness-based stillness meditation, Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson explain how to build a daily meditation practice.” The authors also show how meditation can be used to work with our emotions, manage pain, or as a spiritual practice.
Who says natural and gluten-free foods can’t be tasty? This guide to “eating a gluten-free and vegan diet without overly processed foods” is fantastic for making delicious recipes that include broccoli potato soup, cauliflower curry, strawberry rhubarb crumble, and peanut butter brownie sundae. Eat your favorite foods the natural way!
According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, 1 in 6 American youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. As a result, practicing self care and treating mental health just as one would physical health is vital for teenagers. In this guide “Hugstad covers practices such as journaling, exercise, healthy sleep habits, time management, and mindfulness, with brief discussions of scientific research showing the proven benefits of each practice.”
Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health by Melanie Siebert
Heads Up is a “guide to understanding mental health and coping with mental illness, trauma and recovery.” Not only is there scientific information on mental health but the book also features real-life stories of resilient teens and highlights innovative approaches to mental health challenges.”