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Discovering the Body's Wisdom

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In an attractive, oversized format, enlivened with illustrations, sidebar quotes, personal accounts, techniques to try, and profiles of leaders in the field, Discovering the Body's Wisdom is a basic resource for well-being and natural health.

Body disciplines and therapies have enjoyed phenomenal growth in the past decade, becoming a major alternative to mainstream medicine and traditional psychotherapy. But with more than 100,000 practitioners and dozens of methods available in the United States alone, how can consumers choose the right one for themselves?

Mirka Knaster's richly informative guide provides an overview of the principles and theories underlying the major Eastern and Western body therapies, or "bodyways." It shows readers how to befriend their own bodies, getting back in touch with their internal sources of health and wisdom. It also describes more than 75 individual approaches, answering such questions as: How does each therapy work? What can we expect from one session or a series? What are the reasons for selecting this method? How do we find a qualified practitioner? What, if any, are the "consumer-bewares"?

Synopsis:

Discovering the Body's Wisdom is the most authoritative and complete guide available for this fast-growing area of holistic health. Drawing on more than twenty years of research and hands-on experience, Mirka Knaster offers a wealth of information to help you understand and choose among more than sixty mind-body practices - from traditional Eastern disciplines such as T'ai Chi, Shiatsu, and Yoga to modern Western techniques such as Rolfing, Feldenkrais, and Trigger Point Therapy. She answers such questions as: What are the reasons for selecting this method? What can you expect from one session or a series? How can you find a qualified practitioner? What, if any, are the "consumer bewares"? The bodyway entries also contain vivid personal accounts, illustrated "experiences" you can try at home, and fascinating profiles of leaders in the field.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [386]-399) and index.

About the Author

Mirka Knaster was born in Europe and raised in New York City. Her life-long experience of living, traveling, and conducting research in different parts of the world have contributed to her cross-cultural perspective on how people view, take care of, and heal their bodies.

A licensed massage therapist who has trained in diverse body methods and disciplines, she has been involved in the alternative health field for more than twenty years. As a contributing editor of East/West (now Natural Health) and Massage Therapy Journal, she has interviewed many of the fields luminaries and reported on the latest trends. Her writing on health and other subjects has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Ladies Home Journal, and Womens Health Care: A Guide to Alternatives. She was a consultant, writer, and on-screen instructor for the best-selling video “Massage for Health,” hosted by Shari Belafonte.

Prior to her work in holistic health, Mirka was a Ford Foundation Fellow at Stanford Universitys Center for Latin American Studies and taught English in Colombia. She also did research and published academically in the field of womens studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553373271
Author:
Knaster, Mirka
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Yoga
Subject:
Massage
Subject:
New age movement
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Healing - General
Subject:
Therapeutic Touch.
Subject:
Mind-Body Relations
Subject:
Mental & Spiritual Healing
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Yoga
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.18 x 7.36 x 1 in 1.875 lb

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Alternative
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Metaphysics » Healing
Religion » Eastern Religions » Yoga

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Product details 432 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553373271 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Discovering the Body's Wisdom is the most authoritative and complete guide available for this fast-growing area of holistic health. Drawing on more than twenty years of research and hands-on experience, Mirka Knaster offers a wealth of information to help you understand and choose among more than sixty mind-body practices - from traditional Eastern disciplines such as T'ai Chi, Shiatsu, and Yoga to modern Western techniques such as Rolfing, Feldenkrais, and Trigger Point Therapy. She answers such questions as: What are the reasons for selecting this method? What can you expect from one session or a series? How can you find a qualified practitioner? What, if any, are the "consumer bewares"? The bodyway entries also contain vivid personal accounts, illustrated "experiences" you can try at home, and fascinating profiles of leaders in the field.
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