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Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind
The Power of Positive Imagery:
Over 80 Exercises and a 10-Day Beauty Program

Eric Franklin

Mind-Body expert Eric Franklin emphasizes lifestyle and positive mental attitude rather than surgery, creams or pills, in this guide to staying young through mental stimulation, self-talk, setting of goals, motivation, and relaxation. He takes you on a journey through the body from the face, to joints, bones, muscles, organs, glands, and the nervous system, with specific exercises for rejuvenating each part. The concluding 10-Day Beauty Program provides a selection of different mental and physical techniques designed to produce results that can be seen and felt in only 10 days. Illustrated with 84 drawings and 12 photos.

168 pages paperbound
ISBN 9780871273093

ELY00613 $19.95

High Performance Beauty
Makeup & Skin Care for Dance, Cheer,
Show Choir, Pageants & Ice Skating

Christine Dion

“An invaluable resource, beauty guide, and instructional book
that educates and empowers performance artists!”
–Linda Bernabei-Retter, President, Stagewear L.A. Costume Collection

“The perfect book for every performer, mom, studio owner
and applier of makeup of every age! Easy to read in a
logical format that presents must-have knowledge.”
–Doug Shaffer, President, Music Works

“Certainly a must have for all performers!
You do not need to search any further than this wonderful book.”
–Joe Tremaine, President, Joe Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions

Starting with the essentials of basic skin care and maintenance, this comprehensive guide details tips and techniques for handling the unique makeup needs of performance athletes such as dancers, cheerleaders, gymnasts, and skaters. Following a discussion of the different skin types, daily routines and various products–including herbal remedies–the guide lays the groundwork for the creation of a flawless, long-lasting, face. In addition to detailing the fundamentals of makeup application, the book explains how to make allowances for extreme and varied conditions of performance spaces and demonstrates how to camouflage individual flaws. A section on character faces includes directions for creating a Spanish flamenco, a cabaret star, a ballerina angel, and a cat.

About the Author:
Christine Dion has more than 25 years of experience as a makeup artist and is the owner of Mode Dion, a cosmetics and makeup training company that specializes in providing cosmetics and education to performing artists. As an educator and trainer she has collaborated with companies such as Chanel, Estée Lauder Corporation, and Gucci. She is the producer of the film The Competition Face: The Winning Look and has written for American Cheerleader, Dance Spirit, and Dance Teacher. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

128 pages, paperbound
7-1/2" x 9-3/4"
146 full color photographs
ISBN-13 978-0-87127-303-1
ELY01554 $24.95

Inner Focus
Outer Strength

Using Imagery and Exercise for Strength, Health, and Beauty

Eric Franklin

The mental technique of imagery—demonstrated, for example, when a dancer pictures a sunflower reaching toward the sun as he/ she stretches upwardis thoroughly explained in this guide to daily stress-relieving routines. Movement, coordination, flexibility, and posture are all external characteristics that can be improved significantly with a strong inner focus.

Good mental health through imagery can benefit circulation, breathing and even individual body cells. Practical advice—how to choose and use an assortment of personal mental images, how to use tricks such as “mental recycling,” and how to set up an imagined “portable fitness studio”—can be used stress-inducing dead time waiting in line, climbing stairs, sitting in an airplane seat, talking on the telephone, or running the vacuum cleaner.

128 pages, paperbound,
7-1/2" x 9-1/4"
ISBN-13 978-0-87127-288-1
ELY00820 $19.95

Paris Discovered
Explorations in the City of Light

Mary McAuliffe

Paris Discovered is a collection of 50 probing chapters intended for armchair travelers and visitors to the City of Light. Digging deep into Paris’ memories, the author has discovered patterns of the past that have left tangible imprints on the city today. McAuliffe explores Paris through space and time, from the top of Notre Dame to the medieval aqueducts that still lie beneath its streets; from the Impressionists’ Path to the barricades of Les Miserables; from Abélard and Héloïse to Napoleon; from the antiques of Village Saint-Paul to the new hot spot for shopping, Viaduc des Arts. She unearths the Paris that charmed Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in the eighteenth century - and George Gershwin and Ernest Hemingway in the twentieth century. In her explorations, McAuliffe discovers a hidden river, the Bièvre, and follows its course. You feel that you are on an adventure with the author as she investigates the city and discovers surprises such as a twelfth century chapel disguised as a private house! Or a mysterious small round building with a distinctive cupola that turns out to be part of an ancient waterworks! Full of off-the-beaten path excursions and little known historical facts about prominent locations, Paris Discovered intrigues and englightens.

ISBN-13 978-0-87127-287-4
Cloth bound, 288 pages 6" x 9"
ELY01551 $21.95

The gripping story of the men and women
of Emergency Medical Service who make
the streets of the city their career

by Francis Rella, NREMT-P

On the morning of September 11, 2001, while firefighters climbed the steps of the World Trade Center, New York City Paramedics were on the street below treating the wounded. When the Twin Towers finally collapsed it was the job of these "street doctors" to keep the injured alive. This first-hand account of the 11th of September also depicts the day-to-day lives of medics in America's largest city.

This is the only first-hand account of the September 11, 2001 attacks and aftermath written by a paramedic. Starting just before the attack on the World Trade Center, the book follows Rella's paramedic crew from their station at St. Vincent's Hospital in lower Manhattan and depicts the day-to-day lives of medics in America's largest city. The book contains real-life dialogue and speaks with a realism that comes only from personal experience.

Epilogue, Afterword, Appendix, Glossary

"Frank Rella -paramedic. One of our heroes."
- Dan Rather CBS News

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Francis Rella NREMT-P was a US Marine during the 1970s and volunteered for service in the Navy Reserve during Operation Desert Shield, serving as a hospital corpsman in the Gulf War. He is a nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and holds New York City and New York State certification. Among other certifications are the OSHA certification in Hazardous Materials Operations Training-he is a Hazmat Team Leader, and is completing a degree in nursing at the University of the State of New York. Frank Rella holds a M.S. in music and has taught at both the high school and college levels. In addition, he is a stage actor with twenty years of professional experience.

224 pages, 6" x 9". paperbound and hardcover, Epilogue, Afterword, Appendix, Glossary
ISBN 0-87127-260-1 paperbound $19.95
ISBN 0-87127-258-X hardcover $22.95

Mind/Body Exercises for Strength,
Flexibility, Posture, and Balance
for Men and Women
by Eric Franklin

Pelvic Power combines scientific principles with movement and imagery exercises that are both effective and fun to perform, clearing the path to a stronger foundation for our body. The exercises train the muscles and joints and also improve the tone of the organs, increasing energy flow.

The only full-length book of exercises and mind-body techniques directed to the general public on the newly-recognized importance of the pelvic floor, affecting posture (which affects every other body part), vitality, sexual function, and preventing incontinence.
The pelvic floor acts as a support for the inner organs and contains a passage for the urethra, the sex organs, and for a baby during birth. It plays an important role in almost all movements, in balance and in good body posture. Many back, knee, and foot problems can be cured through conscious training of the pelvic floor- a well-trained pelvic floor has an essential effect on our well-being and vitality. Because the female pelvic floor is more flexible and the male floor tends to be less so, this training program has the goals of increased flexibility for men and the building up of strength for women.
Franklin writes of this important new area of study and exercise in his usual vivid, amusing and highly effective way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eric Franklin earned a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a BS from the University of Zurich. He is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, has taught at the Institute for Psychomotor Therapy in Zurich, and has been guest lecturer at the University of Vienna. He is head of the Franklin Method Institute in Uster, Switzerland, and travels worldwide conducting workshops.
Franklin is author of Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders (see below), the best-selling Breakdance, as well as Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance and Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery.

December, 2003
127 pages, paperbound, 7 1/2" x 91/4", 12 photographs, 81 illustrations
ISBN 0-87127-259-8

The Ultimate Exercise Program For Tension Relief

by Eric Franklin

So many of us suffer from pain and stiffness resulting from neck and shoulder tension. Eric Franklin, a dancer, choreographer and teacher who has long practiced and taught imagery to his dance students, now brings this remarkable method to pain relief.

The first part of the book presents a series of foolproof methods to eliminate shoulder tension. Learn how to detect and eradicate early signs of tension. Understand the connection between emotional states and tension. Survive stressful situations calmly and without tensing a muscle. Discover the source of pain and eliminate it forever.

Part two explains the anatomy of the shoulder girdle in an entertaining and lively way. The most important joints and muscles of the shoulder and neck are addressed individually and exercises show how to increase awareness of their correct functioning. This allows the reader to improve posture, create a healthy body image and use visualization more effectively. Improving the alignment of the head, neck and shoulders will ease the strain on muscles and promote an aura of confidence and health.

Part three contains exercises done with a partner using imagery and touch-as well as those you can do at the workplace to feel creative and limber through the day. Exercises using Thera-Bands® and balls will enable readers to adjust training needs to their schedules.

151 pages, paperbound, 15 photographs and 53 drawings, ISBN 0-87127-248-2, $19.95



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