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Somatics

Somatics: Reawakening the Mind’s Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health

By Thomas Hanna
Da Capo Press; First Printing edition (January 21, 1988)

Succinct and easy-to-read, Thomas Hanna’s Somatics convincingly argues for taking conscious control of how we use our physical selves. Hanna examines traditional views of aging, habit, and the mind-body connection by telling intrigueing stories of his successful work with clients using somatic re-education. As he states “everything we experience in our lives is a bodily experience,” and, with this in mind, the book concludes with several valuable somatic exercises. Inspired by the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, this book is a great way to begin the path towards total body awareness. Recommended by Stephen Caplan.

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