Balance of Body, Balance of Mind: A Rolfer's Vision of Buddhist Practice in the West

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Humanics Trade Paperbacks, 1993 - Health & Fitness - 172 pages
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Ancient Buddhist meditations and modern Western somatic therapy are united in this fascinating book. Both philosophies — and their healing capabilities — recognize that a structurally balanced human body is the key to a mentally and emotionally balanced human mind. This book explains the beautiful simplicity of these healing techniques and how to make them part of your life. Following its path, you’ll learn how to attain the spiritual and physical balance needed to create your own optimum environment through:

-Understanding the experience of balance
-Balancing time, present time and change
-Balancing sound, vision and the components of reality
-Balancing your heart and breath
-Balancing “luminous vision” and the “luminous world”
-Understanding suffering and its causes
-Understanding your heart and breath and how they work together to help create balance
What readers are saying about this book:
“This book signals a new and sorely needed vitality in a field which, even though it is about life, so often seems to bring out the gray and pedantic in its champions.”
— Peter Melchior, senior faculty member, the Guild for Structural Integration 

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About the author (1993)

Will Johnson is the founder and director of the Institute for Embodiment Training, which combines Western somatic psychotherapy with Eastern meditation practices. He is the author of "The Posture of Meditation; Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient: The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness"; and "Rumi: Gazing at the Beloved," He lives in British Columbia.

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