In bustling Beijing, China, ambitious young 'Tiger' Chen Lin-Hu (Tiger Chen) works as a lowly courier; but after work, he is a young martial arts star, rising through the ranks representing the Ling Kong Tai Chi tradition. Though most associate Tai Chi with peaceful, yoga-like movements, Tiger has perfected the ancient art and started to make a name for himself in the prestigious Wulin Wang martial arts championship. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police investigator, Suen Jing-Si (Karen Mok), who works for the organized crime unit OCTB, has run into a wall in her pursuit of Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves). Donaka is a powerful Hong Kong businessmen who runs a secret underground fighting ring, where cold hard cash is made by defeating one's opponent in a no-holds barred fight privately broadcast to wealthy patrons. Looking for a new 'star,' Donaka tries to lure Tiger with the promise of easy money. At first, Tiger declines, committed to the purity and integrity of his pursuit. But when his temple is threatened with redevelopment, Tiger relents so that he may protect the legacy of Ling Kong Tai Chi. Soon, Tiger is an underground sensation, defeating international opponents with reputations of deadly force. But the darker side of Tiger's skill begins to emerge. His public fights in the Wulin Wang tournament become more aggressive, bringing Tiger unwanted attention and shame to his elderly master (Yu Hai). Seemingly unable to harness the darkness inside of himself, Tiger eventually agrees to work with Jing-Si to bring down Donaka's deadly private game. But when every fight is the fight of his life, will Tiger be able to sustain his best intentions and manage the darkest and worst possibilities of his craft?
Author Benjamin Lorr wandered into a yoga studio—and fell down a rabbit hole. Hell-Bent explores a fascinating, often surreal world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious, and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or “hot yoga”) when a run-in with a master and competitive yoga champion led him into an obsessive subculture—a group of yogis for whom eight hours of practice a day in 110- degree heat was just the beginning. So begins a journey. Populated by athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters, it’s a nation-spanning trip—from the jam-packed studios of New York to the athletic performance labs of the University of Oregon to the stage at the National Yoga Asana Championship, where Lorr competes for glory. The culmination of two years of research, and featuring hundreds of interviews with yogis, scientists, doctors, and scholars, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. A look at the science behind a controversial practice, a story of greed, narcissism, and corruption, and a mind-bending tale of personal transformation, it is a book that will not only challenge your conception of yoga, but will change the way you view the fragile, inspirational limits of the human body itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Lorr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016922/bk_adbl_016922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bikram yoga is a type of yoga that originated in India and became popular in the early 1970s. The founder of this yoga, Bikram Choudhury, is also the pioneer of the Yoga College in India. He was born in the year 1946 in Kolkata and started practicing yoga at a very young age. Bikram Choudhury was a renowned champion of the All-India National Yoga Championship and is also known for his singing and writing talents. Bikram yoga was created from the traditional hatha yoga techniques and follows a series of 26 postures. The yoga poses normally take 90 minutes to conduct and are practiced in a room heated up to 40 degrees centigrade, with a humidity of 40 percent. Along with the 26 postures, it also includes two breathing techniques. Bikram yoga allows the body to completely stretch out and sweat from all pores. It is a good technique to relieve stress, pain in joints, and body aches and heal chronic injuries. It also tones up your body, helps to reduce weight, lowers blood pressure, revitalizes your body, and increases life span. Practicing Bikram yoga doesn't have any side effects apart from the body being dehydrated due to excessive sweating. Therefore, it is advisable to drink plenty of water before you start the yoga session and even after to maintain the liquid in your body. This audiobook will explain to you how to perform the postures and why it is beneficial for your health to start practicing Bikram yoga today. Actually, Bikram yoga benefits not only your body but also your mind and soul. When you start to practice this series of poses, by the end of it you will feel unusually peaceful, complete, and calm. You will be free of all tension and stress and will learn to relax in a totally wholesome way. So, let's get started! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anjali Sarkar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055901/bk_acx0_055901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International best-selling author Brian Cain continues the journey of Matthew Simonds and Coach Kenny. In Championship Culture, you learn the seven essentials for building a championship culture through a fun and exciting story. This story is about Pillar #2 in the 12 Pillars of Peak Performance and is the third book. After finding out that his flight back home to Dallas from Detroit was canceled, a disappointed, frustrated, and stressed-out Matthew Simonds is awkwardly introduced to the passenger sitting next to him, Coach Kenny. Matthew Simonds and Coach Kenny strike up a conversation about optimal living and the 12 pillars of peak performance while eating together at Fuddruckers. After looking for a hotel room that night and finding out that all hotels in the greater Detroit area were sold out, Matthew Simonds and Coach Kenny spend the night at the home of one of Coach Kenny's friends, a former Navy SEAL named Marcus. After an early morning yoga session and powerful discussion about the 15 keys that unlock true mental toughness and an elite mindset, Matthew Simonds, Coach Kenny, Marcus, and his four SEAL teammates (Chris, David, Kyle, and Adam) are on their way to the Thanksgiving Day football game between the undefeated Detroit Dominators and the undefeated Chicago Beez. They are first going to meet another former SEAL teammate of Marcus' named Cole, who played college football for the current Detroit Dominators head coach Tony Shay, to talk about how the Dominators have become the premier organization in the Professional Football League. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Cain, Griffin Gum, Matt Morse, Randy Jackson, Erin Cain, Jacob Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076381/bk_acx0_076381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I'd rather be called King than other things I've been called.” (Richard Petty)A person may not know anything about baseball, but they still likely know the name Babe Ruth. Others may not watch football, but they still likely know who Tom Brady is. And most people have never been to a stock car race, but they’ve likely heard of Richard Petty, along with his simple but fitting nickname: “The King”.Of course, there are plenty of reasons why Petty is so legendary, and why “The King” is more than merely a nickname. The name is an acknowledgment that Richard Petty is quite possibly the greatest driver in the history of stock car racing, and while some may debate that, nobody can argue that he is the winningest driver in the history of National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing-sanctioned events. Over the course of 34 years, Petty won 200 races in his career, was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times (the others being Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson), and to date is the only driver to win under different points systems. He won NASCAR’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, a record seven times, and he holds the record for the most wins in a single season (27 out of 49 races in 1967). Petty holds the record for number of starts from the pole (127), number of Top 10 finishes (over 700), and total starts (1,184). Such was his standing that he was one of the three drivers (along with Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson) inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.Petty has famously claimed that he never actually retired, but simply quit driving, and he remains active in the sport well into his 80's as the owner of Richard Petty Motorsports. He is still a frequent sight on race day in his signature cowboy hat and sunglasses, a look that has made him instantly recognizable over many decades. More than any other person, Richard Petty represents the transition of NASCAR stock car racing from a Southern regio UNKNOWN N N ©2020 Charles River Editors;(P)2020 Charles River Editors http://www.audible.de/pd/B087HKKNG8?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B087HKKNG8?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Vagus Nerve: A Self Help Guide to Free Yourself from Anxiety, Depression and Anger (Unabridged) 15.95 AVAILABLE Vagus Nerve: A Self Help Guide to Free Yourself from Anxiety, Depression and Anger (Unabridged) Vagus Nerve (Unabridged) Joe Wills The vagus nerve is the controller of our inner nerve center, which is robed with the responsibility of controlling all the major organs in your body.... KC Wayman Joe Wills 2020-05-11 10:42:19 211 B088FTJ7YX English - Self-Development English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/195669de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/195669/bk_acx0_195669_sample.mp3 Upon sighting the title of this audiobook, you must have asked yourself the question, What is the vagus nerve, and why is it so important?"The vagus nerve is the controller of our inner nerve center, which is robed with the responsibility of controlling all the major organs in your body. It is the longest of the cranial nerves present in the body, and it begins just behind your ears and is connected to all other parts of your body's major organs.It is a very important nerve which is of great importance to every organ it is connected with. It helps control depression and anxiety in the brain. It is also responsible for increasing the acidity in the stomach and the secretion of digestive juice secretion for easy digestion in the stomach.The vagus nerve is also useful in controlling the rate of the heart and also regulation of the blood pressure which, in turn, prevents heart diseases. The presence of the nerve in the liver and the pancreas allows the nerve to control blood glucose balance, a condition which prevents diabetes.This audiobook aims at enlightening our listeners on the following:Functions of the vagus nerveBranches of the vagus nerveFacts about the vagus nerveRoutines to implement for the stimulation of the vagus nerveWays for accessing and activating the powers of the vagus nerve, which include singing or chanting, yoga, breathing exercises, and music, to name a fewThe natural healing power of your body with the aid of self-help exercises and other techniquesAll the points mentioned above are what this book is about. With profoundly rooted research into the world of medicine and information from medical practitioners, this book has been authored and put forward to help educate you on its relevance to your health. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/193250/bk_acx0_193250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.