Body and Mature Behavior

A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation, and Learning

Author: Moshe Feldenkrais

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583948074

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 7900

A victim of debilitating injuries, Moshe Feldenkrais was intimately aware of the link between bodily suffering and mental health. Through healing himself, he made revolutionary discoveries, culminating in the development of the method that now bears his name. In an intellectually rich and eloquent style, Feldenkrais delves into neurology, prehistory, child development, gravity and anti-gravity, reflexive versus learned behavior, the effects of emotion, especially anxiety, on posture, and most importantly, the inseparability of body and mind.

Body and Mature Behaviour

A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation and Learning

Author: Feldenkrais, M

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136336532

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 5997

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Body and Mature Behaviour

A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation and Learning

Author: Moshé Feldenkrais

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415210751

Category: Psychology

Page: 167

View: 6351

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Body and Mature Behaviour

A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation and Learning

Author: Feldenkrais, M

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136336532

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 1761

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Embodied Wisdom

The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais

Author: Moshe Feldenkrais

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944192

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 1512

An educational system of neuromuscular re-education known for its gentle approach, the Feldenkrais Method has been shown to dramatically improve individual functioning by increasing self-awareness and facilitating new patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling. Intended for those who need to improve their movement repertoire for professional reasons–-dancers, musicians, martial artists, gymnasts, and athletes–-as well as those wishing to reduce pain or limitations in movement, Feldenkrais is based on the idea that learning to move better can improve anyone’s overall health on many levels. Using Moshe Feldenkrais’s own words, Embodied Wisdom clearly explains the basic principles underpinning his techniques, Awareness Through Movement (ATM) and Functional Integration (FI). These thoughtful articles and lively, sometimes humorous interviews explore a diverse range of subjects: the importance of bodily expression, the primacy of hearing, the mind-body connection, martial arts, sleep and consciousness, movement and its effect on the mind. Embodied Wisdom gives readers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the scientific and spiritual principles behind the Method and offers sound strategies for incorporating it into their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Body Awareness as Healing Therapy

The Case of Nora

Author: Moshe Feldenkrais

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319083

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 73

View: 1941

Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora is Moshe Feldenkrais' classic study of his work with Nora, a woman who has suffered a severe stroke and lost her neuromuscular coordination, including the ability to read and write. Feldenkrais uses rational and intuitive approaches to help his student relearn basic motor skills. One can observe here the groundwork of Feldenkrais' extraordinary insights which became known as the Feldenkrais Method. We follow his detailed descriptions of the trial and error process which led him to see the ingredients that were needed to help Nora reshape her attention, perception, imagination and cognition.

The Potent Self

A Study of Spontaneity and Compulsion

Author: Moshe Feldenkrais

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781583940686

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 314

The book delves deeply into the relationship between faulty posture, pain, and the underlying emotional mechanisms that lead to compulsive and dependent human behaviour. It shares remarkable insights into resistance, motivation, habit formation, and the place of sex in full human potential. It offers the vision of how to achieve physical and mental wellness through the development of authentic maturity.

Mindful Spontaneity

Lessons in the Feldenkrais Method

Author: Ruthy Alon

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556431852

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 359

View: 3214

Ruthy Alon's description of Feldenkrais work in Mindful Spontaneity is a favored text of a generation of Feldenkrais enthusiasts. Alon weaves experiential and theoretical information in a poetic yet pragmatic language. These simple and unexpected suggestions will help everyone who suffers from restricted movement or pain to find a new sense of freedom.

Higher Judo

Groundwork

Author: Moshé Feldenkrais,Dennis Leri

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 155643927X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 9152

In a reprinted edition of a classic instructional book, now with a new foreword, the author presents judo as the art of using all parts of the body to promote general health, covering specific movements and positions and revealing the martial art's potential for improving mental and physical coordination. Reprint.

What Are You Afraid Of?

Author: Lavinia Plonka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160829

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 4813

The ordinary manner in which we carry ourselves physically, our automatic gestures, and the accustomed comforts of our bodily habits inadvertently reinforce fear's hold on our lives. What Are You Afraid Of? explores how our fears often arise from physical and mental triggers that have been learned over the course of our early lives-and can be un-learned. Fear, explains award-winning movement teacher Lavinia Plonka, is not the product of intractable psychological demons; instead, it often revolves around repetitive body/mind cues. By teaching the body new habits through a series of exercises and postures, the cycle of fear can be broken.

Singing with Your Whole Self

A Singer's Guide to Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement

Author: Samuel H. Nelson,Elizabeth L. Blades

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538107708

Category: Music

Page: 198

View: 5476

This book teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method of neuromuscular activities to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. It contains important and unique modularized lessons specifically designed for liberating function in all musicians, and singers in particular.

The Technology of Orgasm

"Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction

Author: Rachel P. Maines

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801866463

Category: Science

Page: 181

View: 7471

The author explores hysteria in Western medicine throughout the ages and examines the characterization of female sexuality as a disease requiring treatment. Medical authorities, she writes, were able to defend and justify the clinical production of orgasm in women as necessary to maintain the dominant view of sexuality, which defined sex as penetration to male orgasm - a practice that consistently fails to produce orgasm in a majority of the female population. This male-centered definition of satisfying and healthy coitus shaped not only the development of concepts of female sexual pathology but also the instrumentation designed to cope with them.