Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--June 2016 Issue
Marie Kondo was in the USA
visited the USA in April. She took part in a talk event in Los Angeles, appeared on TV shows, and did some other media work. Amazingly, her first title is still on the multiple bestseller lists, and it’s the No.1 bestselling book of 2016 on Amazon.com so far. It looks like her triumph is still going on, and we’re looking forward to seeing what will happen next.
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While Marie Kondo was in the USA, she appeared on two popular TV shows: the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Rachael Ray Show.
You can watch those segments from the following links:
Ellen DeGeneres Show
Rachael Ray Show
267 pages / March 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
A popular Chinese herbal medicine specialist’s groundbreaking hygiene practices that improve blood flow and bodily health.
This book presents “ways to eliminate problems of the mind and body by increasing blood flow.” This may sound a little over the top, but it isn’t at all. The blood is responsible for providing oxygen and nutrients to the 60 trillion cells in our body and also influences the movement of neurotransmitters in the brain which trigger our happiness and energy hormones. If we have poor blood flow, our bodies will not receive the required support and nourishment, causing poor health. In other words, improving blood flow can do wonders for your body and mind! This idea of improving blood flow may remind many of a recent health fad. There are a number of people, especially women, who have poor blood flow due to a low production of blood in the body. It’s important to allow for more blood production so that blood flow can improve. The author of this book, a Kampo medicine (Chinese herbal medicine) specialist, introduces ways to improve eating, sleeping and other everyday habits for better blood flow. I encourage you to try all of these simple methods.
Chapter 1 All of your health troubles are caused by poor blood flow
Chapter 2 Blood flow improves with this process: “produce, increase, flow”
Chapter 3 10 facts: eating habits for producing more blood
Chapter 4 6 things to know about how proper sleep can help blood production
Chapter 5 5 ways to improve blood flow through your veins
Chapter 6 Good blood flow can carry away all health worries
Chapter 7 Improved blood flow will clear your mind
Are you experiencing health troubles and worries that seem impossible to mend even after trips to the doctor? There may be an unexpected cause for these health issues: poor blood flow. The biggest surprise for me was on page 140, where the author explains that experiencing dreams while we sleep is due to a lack of blood in the body. I didn’t realize that blood has so much influence on how we sleep. This book contains a wealth of information on how to improve your health–dieting tips, ways to ease menstrual pain, and much more. Start by checking the section of this book that relates to your own health worries.
191 pages / February 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)
How to feel amazingly limber
“If I don’t stretch, I pull a muscle when I run.”
“I hate it that my body is always stiff.”
“I hate exercising! But stretching might be okay.”
“My usual stretch routine doesn’t seem to be doing anything.”
“I don’t know how to stretch properly.”
There are a lot of good reasons to get interested in stretching. This book touches on all of them and provides the best ways to stay limber and feel great.
Author Nakano James Shuichi is the physical trainer for the Aoyama Gakuin University long-distance running team, which has won the Hakone long-distance relay race multiple times. He is also the bestselling author of Today’s Stretch, which sold over 100,000 copies. For more than 25 years he has trained top athletes, celebrities and other men and women of all ages. Working with many different body types, he found the stretch positions that work the best, even for those who are stiff and suffer from body pain. All of his most recommended stretch positions are introduced in this book.
Also included are stretches that can be done while lying down, sitting down, standing or with a partner. Some of these, of course, will depend on how much space is available to you. There are also plenty of stretch positions that simply feel great.
This book concentrates on stretching methods that are not only easy to follow but also easy on the body. All of these methods are definitely worth a try.
Chapter 1 Limber and stiff body types
Chapter 2 The rules and techniques behind the best stretches
Chapter 3 The neck, back, shoulders and arms
Chapter 4 The chest, stomach and lower back
Chapter 5 The rear and hips
Chapter 6 The thighs
Chapter 7 The calves, shins and soles
Chapter 8 Kinetic stretching
Chapter 9 Stress-reducing stretches
Appendix Index of other kinds of stretches
Most people only do the type of stretching that they learned in school. I was the same way. I always thought the most important thing was simply to stretch, regardless of how it’s done. However, once I tried the stretching techniques in this book, parts of my body that had never been properly stretched became limber. There are certain movements and positions I didn’t realize were so important, and I now understand where my body’s weaknesses were. Parts of my body that I’d been stretching regularly began to be more limber than ever before. It’d be great if the stretches in this book could become the new standard.