Somatics

Somatics

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

Book - 1988
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Perseus Publishing
The groundbreaking program for healthy aging through movement and flexibility

In the revolutionary Somatics, Thomas Hanna demonstrates that so many problems we accept as inevitable over time-chronic stiffness, bad back, chronic pain, fatigue, and even high blood pressure -need never occur if we maintain conscious control of nerve and muscle, a state which Hanna calls sensory-motor awareness. This gentle, lifelong program can help almost anyone maintain the pleasures of a supple, healthy body indefinitely, with only a five-minute routine once a day.


Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Life Long, c1988
ISBN: 9780738209579
0738209570
Characteristics: xiv, 162 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Fionaenzo
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

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MichelleinBallard
Nov 18, 2017

Feldenkrais warmed over.

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gavinbw
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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