Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the concept of sensory-motor amnesia, explains how it can cause stiffening of the joints, and demonstrates exercises designed to relieve stress, improve flexibility, and slow down the aging process

Perseus Publishing
Building on the foundation laid by Moshe Feldenkrais, Thomas Hanna’s groundbreaking work completely redefines the body’s potential for withstanding decline. His gentle program for the mind and body proves once and for all that so many problems we accept as inevitable over time—chronic stiffness, bad back, chronic pain, fatigue, and, at times, even high blood pressure—need never occur if we maintain conscious control of nerve and muscle, replacing Sensory-Motor Amnesia with Sensory-Motor Awareness. The good news of Somatic Exercise is that most people simply do not have to become captives of age or injury. Once learned, this lifelong program can help almost anyone maintain the pleasures of a supple, healthy body indefinitely, with only a five-minute routine once a day.

Maintain youthful flexibility in just five minutes a day.

Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, [1988]
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780201079791
Branch Call Number: 613.71 HANNA
Characteristics: xiv, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index


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Dec 01, 2017

I think this book can be very helpful, particularly for older individuals, to undo muscle contractions related to prior traumas, work requirements, etc. , especially those who can't afford Feldenkrais. Chronic muscle contractions creating chronic pain. But the illustrations are so dark, it is really hard to see exactly what exercises are being shown. I can't believe they printed the whole book with such dark photos.
Bottom line: inactivity will make you ill, depressed, and misshapen. Stay in motion each day.I

Nov 18, 2017

Feldenkrais warmed over.

Jul 18, 2017

Life changing. Starting in my late 20s, I was plagued by painful upper back spasms, lasting up to a week. Adding his back stretch routine to the end of my workouts has COMPLETELY prevented the spasms for the past 20 years. So simple to do, so elegantly and insightfully researched, I have recommended this book countless times and will continue to do so as a drug- and surgery-free way to increase flexibility, prevent pain, and reduce stress.


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