Book title : Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness
By : Moshe Feldenkrais
Category : Books,Guidebooks,Lifestyle
Wordcount : 97
Rating : 4.4
Publisher : HarperOne; Reprint edition (28 July 2009)
Language : English
Paperback : 192 pages
isbn13 : 978-0062503220
Dimensions : 13.49 x 1.09 x 20.32 cm
Best seller rank : 62,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) 191 in Wellness & Relaxation 233 in Yoga Lifestyle 241 in Fitness through Yoga
Salesrank : 62730
Thousands have found renewed health and increased sensory awareness through the Feldenkrais method as explained in Awareness Through Movement. Here is a way for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into a new, invigorating wholeness. Feldenkrais provides a modern-day, practical program for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body. His down-to-earth method carefully avoids any mystical component and never obliges any pupil to master abstruse theories. Exercises for posture, eyes, imagination, and more will simultaneously build better body habits and focus new dimensions of awareness, self-image, and human potential.
This book was published after Moshe Feldrenkrais’ death and is essentially a compilation of select exercises from different seminars that Moshe held over a long period of years. As a general presentation of Moshe’s life-work this is not the best text … when I was new to Awareness Through Movement I was frustrated after reading this book because I had so many unanswered questions about what each individual exercise was designed to lead me to see. But now adays there a number of good general books out there ( “Relaxercise” or Hanna’s “Somatics” ). And after working through what they offer you’ll appreciate the real point of this book which provides exercises that can deepen your insight into areas that you’ve already begun to touch
Ich möchte hier nur sagen, dass wenn jemand Englisch spricht, dieses Buch der deutschen Übersetzung auf jeden Fall vorzuziehen ist. Es ist nicht nur viel präzieser und einleuchtender formuliert, sondern auch leichter lesbar. Viele Bemerkungen habe ich erst im Englischen verstanden (obwohl mein Englisch nicht perfekt ist). Wenn ich das vorher gewusst hätte, hätte ich alle Bücher von Feldenkrais im englischen Original gekauft.
Feldenkrais was one of the century’s great geniuses. Originally recognized for his nuclear physics research and for his introduction of Judo to Europe in the 30s, he developed the gentle Feldenkrais Method during the second World War in respose to his own knee problems. In Awareness Through Movement, Feldenkrais gives you a wonderful introduction to the group part of his method–Awareness Through Movement. The processes are gentle, painless and easy. The best way to use the exercises in this book is to get yourself a cassette player and to then read the instructions aloud into the cassette. Then rewind the cassette, lie down on your back, hit play and be amazed as that magnificent voice on the cassette recording shows your body how to improve more quickly than you’ve ever believed possible.
Contrary to the review by Mr. Deveno, this book was published during Moshe Feldenkrais’ lifetime (he died in 1984) and contains the 10 lessons he felt most important to put in a book for the public. The book is the most succinct and useful of all his books in describing the background, context and application of his remarkable method for improving human functioning through exploring our use of attention to how we move. Doing the Awareness Through Movement® lessons in the book will provide a fist hand experience of the work and may lead readers to seek a teacher of the method in their area. If you can’t find a practitioner, this book might be the next best thing.