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Bibliography and Links

Dynamic Stretching, Flexibility, Range of Motion Exercises, Flexibility


ACE Personal Trainer Manual.  The Ultimate Resource for Fitness Professionals.  By the American Council on Exercise.  3rd Edition.  Edited by Cedric X. Bryant and Daniel J. Green.  San Diego, California, American Council on Exercise, 1996, 2003.  Index, 589 pages.  ISBN: 1890720143.  VSCL.    

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners
.  By H. David Coulter.  Foreword by Timothy McCall.  Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Body and Breath, 2001.  Index, bibliography, appendices, 623 pages.  ISBN: 0970700601.  2002 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Health, Wellness and Nutrition.  VSCL. 

Anatomy of Movement
.   By Blandine Calais-Germain.   Seattle, Washington, Eastland Press, 1985, 1993.  Translated from the French by Nicole Commarmond. Index, 289 pages.  ISBN: 0939616173.  VSCL.   

Chi Kung (Qigong), Dao Yin, Yang Shengong   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique
.  Instructional DVD by Miranda Esmonde-White.  Navarre Corp., 2003.   ASIN: B0000B1A30. 

The Complete Book of Isometrics:  The Anywhere, Anytime Fitness Book.  By Erin O'Driscoll.  Hatherleigh Press, 2005.  200 pages.  ISBN: 1578261678.

Eight Section Brocade Qigong Stretching Routine   By Michael P. Garofalo.     

Essential Stretch: Gentle Movements for Stress Relief, Flexibility, and Overall Well-Being.  By Michelle Lemay and Cory Everson.  Perigree Books, 2003.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0399528938.

Five Animal Frolics Qigong Stretching Routine   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Fitness Stretching.  By Fitness Magazine, Julie Coblentz, and Karen Andes.  Three Rivers Press, 1999.  208 pages.  ISBN: 0609801600.

Full-Body Flexibility.   By Jay Blahnik.  Human Kinetics Pub., 2003.  216 pages.  ISBN: 0736041508.

Stretching and Flexibility.   By Kit Laughlin.  Simon and Schuster, 2000.  280 pages.   ISBN: 0743200691.  

Forced Relaxation: Advanced Russian Drills for Extreme Flexibility.  By Pavel Tsatsouline.  Dragon Door Publications, Vitalics.  Instructional DVD and videotape.  21 minutes.   

Full-Body Flexibility.   By Jay Blahnik.  Human Kinetics, 2003.  216 pages.  ISBN: 0736041508.   

The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body.   By Bob Cooley.  New York, Simon and Schuster, Fireside Boo, 2005.  Index, appendices, 310 pages.  ISBN: 978-0743270878.  He calls his methods: Resistance Flexibility Training® and The Meridian Flexiblity System®.   VSCL. 

Gentle Yoga: A Guide to Low-Impact Exercise.   By Eudora Seyfer and Lorna Bell.  Celestial Arts, 1982.  144 pages.  ISBN: 0890876363.

Massage, Self-Massage, Acupressure, Tapping, Kneading     By Michael P. Garofalo. 

The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!  By Sue Hitzmann with Debbie Karch.  New York, HarperOne, 2013.  Index, 304 pages.  ISBN: 978-0062065353.  VSCL. 

Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind.   By Frank Jude Boccio.   Wisdom Publications.  320 pages.  ISBN: 0861713354.  VSCL.   

Qigong and Taijiquan: Guides, Articles, Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Pilates: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Qigong (Chi Kung) Stretching Routines   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Jobs' Body: A Handbook for Bodywork.   By Deane Juhan.  Foreword by Ken Dychtwald.  Barrytown, New York, Station Hill Press, 1987.  Index, bibliography, 365 pages.  ISBN:  0882681346.  VSCL.     

Pilates:  Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes   By Michael P. Garofalo.      

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times.  By Judith Lasater, Ph.D., PT.  Rodmell Press, 1995.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0962713848.

Relax Into Stretch; Instant Flexibility Through Mastering Muscle Tension.  By Pavel Tsatsouline.  Dragon Door Publications, Vitalics., 2001.  152 pages.  ISBN: 0938045288.

Relax Into Stretch; Instant Flexibility Through Mastering Muscle Tension.  By Pavel Tsatsouline.  Dragon Door Publications, Vitalics..  Instructional DVD and videotape.  37 minutes.  

Resistance Band Workbook: Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide to Stretching, Strengthening and Rehabilitative Techniques.  By Karl Knopf, M.D..  Ulysses Press, 2013.   144 pages.  ISBN: 978-1612431710. 

Self-Massage, Acupressure, Tapping   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Sport Stretch
.  With over 300 stretches to improve your performance.  By Michael J. Alter.  Champaign, Illinois, Leisure Press, Division of Human Kinetics Press, 1990.  Bibliography, 155 pages.  ISBN: 0880113812.  VSCL.    

Stretch and Strengthen.  By Judy Alter.   Illustrations by Betsy True.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986.  Index, bibliography, 220 pages.  ISBN: 0395528089.  "A safe, comprehensive exercise program to balance
your muscle strength with lifelong flexibility."  VSCL. 

Stretching.   20th Anniversary Edition.   By Bob Anderson and Jean Anderson.  Shelter Pub., 2000.  223 pages.  ISBN: 0936070226.   

Stretching Anatomy  By Frederic Delavier.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 1st Edition, 2011.  144 pages.  ISBN: 978-1450413985.  VSCL. 





Stretching, Flexibility, Range of Motion: Resources, Bibliography, Links.  Compiled by Mike Garofalo. 

Stretching in the Office.   By Bob Anderson and Jean Anderson.  Shelter Pubs., 2002.  112 pages.   ISBN: 0936070293.  

Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training.  By Thomas Kurz.  4th Revised Edition.  Stadion Pub. Co., 2003.  214 pages.  ISBN: 0940149451.  

Swinging Hands (Bai Bi Yun Dong): Dynamic Stretching   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

T'ai Chi for Seniors: How to Gain Flexibility, Strength, and Inner Peace.  By Philip Bonifonte.  New Age Books, 2004.  216 pages.  ISBN: 1564146979.  Includes the Eight Section Brocade.  

T'ai Chi in a Chair: Easy 15 Minute Routines for Beginners.  By Cynthia W. Quarta.  Fair Winds Press, 2001.  240 pages.  ISBN: 193141260X.  

Taijiquan and Qigong: Guides, Articles, Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes   By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Temple Qigong Stretching Routine   By Michael P. Garofalo.    

Tom Kurz's Secrets of Stretching.  Instructional videotape by Tom Kurz.  92 minutes.  Stadion Pub., 2004.  ASIN: B0002TR2Z0.  

Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller: Self-Treatment Exercises for Muscle Massage, Myofascial Release, Injury Prevention and Physical RehabBy Karl Knopf, M.D. and Chris Knopf.  Berkeley, California, Ulysses Press, 2014.  Index, 96 pages.  ISBN: 978-1612433547.  VSCL.

Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts.  By Sang H. Kim.  Turtle Press, 2004.  304 pages.  ISBN: 1880336839.

The Whartons' Stretch Book.  Featuring the Breakthrough Method of Active-Isolated Stretching.  By Jim and Phil Wharton.  With Bev Browning.  New York, Three Rivers Press, 1996.  Index, 252 pages.  ISBN: 0812926234.  VSCL.    

Wild Goose Qigong Stretching Routine   By Michael P. Garofalo.    

Yoga: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes     By Michael P. Garofalo. 

Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living
.  By Thomas Claire.  Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Career Press, New Page Books, 2004.  Index, 262 pages.  ISBN: 1564146650.   

Yoga for the Young at Heart: Gentle Stretching Exercises for Seniors.  By Susan Winter Ward and John Sirois.  Capra Press, 1994.  103 pages.  ISBN: 0884963764.

Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles.   A Complete Yoga Program to Strengthen Body and Spirit.   By Rachel Schaeffer.  Wheaton, Illinois, Quest Books, 1998.  194 pages.  Excellent black and white photographs by Adam Mastoon and David S. Waitz.  ISBN: 0835607631.   VSCL.    

Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness.   By Donna Farhi.  Illustrations by Sonya Rooney.  An Owl Book, New York, Henry Holt and Co., 2000.  No index, 271 pages.  ISBN: 0805059709.  VSCL.    

Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health.  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  London, Dorling Kindersley, 2001.  Glossary, index, 416 pages.  ISBN:  0789471655.  Lavishly illustrated compendium of essential poses, routines, prop use, and yoga routines to help specific health
problems.  The renowned Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918.  VSCL.    







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