Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain By Pete Egoscue with Roger Gittines. Bantam Books (2000).
This is a book I strongly recommend to all my patients. In my opinion it is the best book on corrective, rehabilitative, and preventative exercises for neuromuscular dysfunction- one of the most common underlying cause of muscle and joint pain. Alongside correct treatment, the exercises recommended in this book are the perfect solution for recovering normal neuromuscular function after injury.
Stretching by Bob Anderson (2000-09-29) By Bob Anderson. (2000)
In the early 1980’s I set out to write a book on stretching. Then I discovered this book and realized that Bob Anderson had said everything I wanted to say on the subject of stretching. I believe that even to this day it is still the best book available on the subject.
If you wish to improve your flexibility (and I strongly recommend that you do) this is the book for you.
Chirunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running By Danny Dreyer, Pocket Books (2004).
In my clinic I see a lot of injuries caused by poor running technique. If you enjoy running you need to learn to run correctly. The repetitive strain on joints and connective tissue caused by poor body alignment and bad running technique can, over time, have serious consequences.
In my opinion, Danny Dreyer’s approach to running technique is correct.
If you are a runner, or are intending to take up running or jogging, you would be well advised to study this book carefully. You would also benefit greatly from getting some coaching from an accredited Chi Running coach. This will ensure that you get the best out of your running, prevent any injuries, and enjoy your running for many years.
ZEN Body-being: An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace and PowerBy Peter Ralston with Laura Ralston. Frog Ltd. (2006).
This is a book by master Peter Ralston, one of my Martial Arts teachers, and arguably one of the best (if not the best) martial artists in the world.
This is a book for those of you who are interested in body- mind integration and in improving your performance in any field of physical endeavor.
The Metabolic Typing Diet By William L. Wolcott with Trish Fahey. Doubleday Books 2000
The Fencer and the Zen Body By Quincy Day Rabot. Sword Play Books (2015).
This is a book on biomechanics that I wrote specifically for fencers. However for those of you who are interested in posture and body-alignment there is quiet a lot of useful information.
For those of you who are interested in improving your breathing technique, or want to learn how to do breathing meditation there is a chapter dedicated to correct breathing technique.