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The Body Has Its Reasons: Self-Awareness Through Conscious Movement

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In this revolutionary and highly readable book, Thérèse Bertherat and Carol Bernstein shatter myths about traditional exercise and health. They introduce movement that is based on a profound selfawareness, freeing us from our limiting attitudes about ourselves and our bodies. Strangers to our own bodies, many of us spend our adult lives suffering from tensions and chronic aches and pains--problems that have no apparent genesis or solution. In repeating habitual patterns of movement, we ignore the range of possibilities available to us, so that the body suppresses and eventually forgets its natural grace and integration. Employing traditional exercises to alleviate the symptoms of a round stomach, a bad back, and muscles that ache after sports, we often force the body to act against itself and perpetuate our discomfort. A physical therapist and teacher of movement in Europe, Bertherat takes the reader through a series of precise, gentle, organic movements. These “anti-exercises” develop the body’s range and freedom of movement, releasing constraints and reawakening dormant muscles. By using the appropriate energy for each gesture, they bring relief from a multitude of ills, at the same time awakening the senses and sharpening perceptions. The Body Has Its Reasons offers a realistic alternative to conventional body work that can help you become more efficient, creative, and self-confident. It can increase your intellectual capacity as well as your athletic ability and free you of sexual problems, including frigidity and impotence. No matter what your age, the information in these pages can help you release the beautiful and well-made individual that you were meant to be.

Synopsis:

Gentle "anti-exercises" help develop the body's freedom of movement, release constraints, and reawaken dormant muscles.

Synopsis:

Gentle "anti-exercises" help develop the body's freedom of movement, release constraints, and reawaken dormant muscles. By using the appropriate energy for each techniques, relief can be found for a multitude of ills. At the same time senses can be awakened and perceptions sharpened.

Table of Contents

The Body Has Its Reasons:

Self-Awareness Through Conscious Movement

Introduction: Your Body, That House You Don't Live In

1. The House on the Dead-End Street

2. The Fortress

3. The Music House

4. The Haunted House

5. Francoise Mezieres: A Revolution

6. Ancient Foundations

7. Keys, Locks, Armored Doors

8. The Hospitable House

Postscript

Preliminaries

Bibliography

A Note on the Mezieres Method

About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892812981
Editor:
Bernstein, Carol
Author:
Bernstein, Carol
Author:
Bertherat, Therese
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
New Age (Self Help)
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
MASSAGE AND BODYWORK
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19890531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.24x5.44x.45 in. .54 lbs.

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