Balancing Your Body

A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing Movement
By (author) Mary Bond

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Balancing Your Body
A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing Movement
By (author) Mary Bond

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Edition : New Edition of Rolfing Movement Integration

Pages : 224

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892816422

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : July 01, 1996

Format : Paperback Book

Mary Bond presents a unique self-help approach to Rolfing Movement and body transformation. By learning to recognize and respond appropriately to our body's internal messages, we can discover a new freedom of expression in our bodies, leading to a marked increase in health and vitality. Practical structural awareness exercises are included.
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About Balancing Your Body

Going beyond good posture and movement efficiency, Mary Bond presents a unique self-help program of body transformation. Much of what we experience as physical tension or stress is the result of an imbalanced body. When our physical structure is habitually bent, twisted, and compressed, the body glues itself together with tension in order to remain upright. Bond demonstrates how the connective tissue that holds our bodies together is actually very flexible and will, with encouragement, adapt to new, healthy patterns of posture and movement.

Rolfing Movement combines touch and verbal messages to help you become more responsive to your body's inner cues. The author offers a practical series of structural awareness exercises that will help you redirect your awareness to internal sensations of tension or balance. These movement explorations are written as scripts so that you can practice the movements with detailed directions. By learning to recognize and respond appropriately to your body's internal messages, you will discover a new freedom of expression in your body, leading to a marked increase in health and vitality.
Table of Contents

Table of content


Introduction


Chapter 1   Blueprint for Structure

Chapter 2   Every Breath You Take

Chapter 3   How to Throw Your Weight
                   Around

Chapter 4   The Pelvis Connection

Chapter 5   Going with the Flow

Chapter 6   Wings to Fly

Chapter 7   Heads and Tails

Chapter 8   Sides of the Coin

Chapter 9   My Structure, My Self

Chapter 10  Winning the Game

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Author Bio
With a Master's degree in dance from UCLA, Mary Bond trained with Dr. Ida P. Rolf and is a certified Rolfer and Rolfing movement teacher. Her articles on bodywork and posture have appeared in numerous magazines. She lives in California. 
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Meticulous instructions for exploring how you hold and move every part of your body. The rewards aren't to be underestimated. Rolfing Movement goes to the core of why many people feel stiff and disjointed."
Natural Health

"A do-it-yourself program of balancing the body through a series of structural awareness exercises that focus on balance in how we walk, breathe, sit, and do simple movements, taking us on a fascinating and vital journey into the blueprint of our structure."
Yoga Journal

"One of the most interesting and useful self-help books available."
Massage Magazine
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BODYWORK / HEALTH

“One of the most interesting and useful self-help books available.”
--Massage Magazine

Going beyond good posture and movement efficiency, Mary Bond presents a unique self-help program of body transformation. Much of what we experience as physical tension or stress is the result of an imbalanced body. When our physical structure is habitually bent, twisted, and compressed, the body glues itself together with tension in order to remain upright. Bond demonstrates how the connective tissue that holds our bodies together is actually very flexible and will, with encouragement, adapt to new, healthy patterns of posture and movement.

Rolfing Movement combines touch and verbal messages to help you become more responsive to your body's inner cues. The author offers a practical series of structural awareness exercises that will help you redirect your awareness to internal sensations of tension or balance. These movement explorations are written as scripts so that you can practice the movements with detailed directions. By learning to recognize and respond appropriately to your body's internal messages, you will discover a new freedom of expression in your body, leading to a marked increase in health and vitality.

MARY BOND has a master's degree in dance from UCLA. She trained with Dr. Ida P. Rolf and is a certified Rolfer and Rolfing Movement teacher. Creator of the companion audiocassette, Balancing Your Body, she is also the author of numerous articles on bodywork and posture.

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