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25 May 2021
Handspring Publishing

£25.00 GBP / $30.00 USD

Yoga, Movement, Somatics

A Dynamic Embodiment Approach to the Sun Salutation

NeuroDevelopmental Pathways for Balancing the Glands and Chakras

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A Dynamic Embodiment Approach to the Sun Salutation: NeuroDevelopmental Pathways for Balancing the Glands and Chakras guides you to do the Sun Salutation with more ease by integrating awareness of glandular and chakral embodiment cues and neuro-developmental movement. Everything in this book can be applied to your personal practice and overall health, or to teaching others. It offers a soft, organic yet powerful approach to being in the poses and transitioning between them. What you will learn is effective and surprising. There is tangible mystery in accessing this ability, which we all have, to embody the endocrine system and the related energy fields.

By working with the endocrine system and their correlations with the chakras we are grounding the subtle within the physical body. Learn about the dynamic combination of the specific electrical and systemic circulatory nature of the neuroendocrine system.  Discover how the anatomical placement of the glands and the spatial tensions (or tensegrity) surrounding them are the natural bridge to activating the energy needed for a fulfilling life.

One access route to these dynamic stimuli is through Body Mind Centering’s developmental approach, conveyed through the lens of Dynamic Embodiment by BMC® Master teacher Dr Martha Eddy. This approach includes an understanding of careful skeletal positioning, brain-activating movement and hormonal balancing as well as integrating broader social somatic contexts such as the impact of lifestyle, cultural and intergenerational influences.  In an age when, most likely, at least one person you know is struggling with thyroid, adrenal, or reproductive glandular imbalance, this book will provide information on the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of attuning with the glands and early childhood development imprints while practising the Sun Salutation. It includes clues for what to do when yoga or endocrine work brings on chaos – from trauma triggers, kundalini overwhelm, to basic life confusion.  It gives you the tools to help ground yourself and others, and to take centered action in a dynamic world.

 

Chapter 1:  Book Overview: Personal Stories on Why the Sun Salutation as a Lens/ Goals of the Sun Salutation and Why a Neuro-Endocrine Approach Helps/A Neuro-Motor Developmental Lens with Organ Support/How reader’s focus can be organized for either personal practice or for attending or teaching class

Chapter 2:  History of Yoga and Chakras and of Sun Salutation:Yoga and the Glands, Cultural context India vs. United States/Sun Salutation history/Overview of Chakras, Physiological view of Chakras as blend of Glands and Nervous system/Yoga and DE/BMC® definitions of Chakras/Kundalini

Chapter 3: Underlying Principles and Guidelines for Your Practice: Introducing Glands. Introductory Concepts in preparation for doing the YOGA and specifically the Sun Salutation with ease/Glands Chart/Gland physiology-hormones, related joints, touch and vibration for each/Guided experiential description for each gland

Chapter 4: Layering in the Chakras: Images/Chart/Description of each Chakra/Guided meditation for each/Chakras in and out of balance/Chakra yantras and relationship to nervous system/Tips for practicing with Chakras and Glands

Chapter 5 Practising The Sun Salutation heart of the book: The Ritual: the Sun Salutation, Applying Glandular awareness to Yoga practice/Actions of the Sun Salutation/Preparations that can support easy practice/Pose by pose-integration of glandular and chakra support

Chapter 6 Developmental Movement and the Sun Salutation: Overview of Neuro-Motor Development and various approaches to Embryological and primal movement/14 Developmental Movement Patterns, Body-Mind Centering®/Neuro-Developmental Patterns for each pose/ Efficient implementation of the Sun Salutation with Neuroendocrine support/ Tips for Adapting for differently abled bodies/ Ideas from Bartenieff Fundamentals

Chapter 7 Managing Challenges: Syndromes of our Times: Glandular Imbalances & the need for Balance/ Common issues: Exhaustion and the Adrenals/Thymus-autoimmune issues/Thyroid-metabolism issues/Pineal Imbalance

Chapter 8 Considerations in Practising Sun Salutation: Teaching or Taking Classes. Organizing and Designing/Variations and Cautions-Restorative and Dynamic/How to work with Chakras/Tips for Teaching/Lesson plans/Address different health imbalances/ Laban’s Space Harmony for activation of glands/Variations, recuperative poses, and adaptations for different students

Chapter 9 Concluding thoughts: Integrating Health, Awakening to Controversies: Living with Complexity and Mystery/Stories of dealing with Anxiety, Lyme and Depression/Role of herbs and flower essences /Biochemical support for energetic experiences of glands/chakras

Appendix: Resources

For Physical Challenges: glandular, herbal, and movement support for some specific health issues/ Further Somatic Resources: DE-SMT/PremaSoma/BMCA/ISMETA

Yoga Resources/Sources of Glandular support in nature and beyond.

 

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Martha EDDY

Martha Eddy is the Founding Director of Moving For Life (non-profit); Founder and Director of Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training; and Founding Director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education.

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Shakti Andrea SMITH

Shakti Andrea Smith, RSMT, LMT, RYE, APP is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist,

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A Dynamic Embodiment Approach to the Sun Salutation

NeuroDevelopmental Pathways for Balancing the Glands and Chakras

£25.00 GBP / $30.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

A Dynamic Embodiment Approach to the Sun Salutation: NeuroDevelopmental Pathways for Balancing the Glands and Chakras guides you to do the Sun Salutation with more ease by integrating awareness of glandular and chakral embodiment cues and neuro-developmental movement. Everything in this book can be applied to your personal practice and overall health, or to teaching others. It offers a soft, organic yet powerful approach to being in the poses and transitioning between them. What you will learn is effective and surprising. There is tangible mystery in accessing this ability, which we all have, to embody the endocrine system and the related energy fields.

By working with the endocrine system and their correlations with the chakras we are grounding the subtle within the physical body. Learn about the dynamic combination of the specific electrical and systemic circulatory nature of the neuroendocrine system.  Discover how the anatomical placement of the glands and the spatial tensions (or tensegrity) surrounding them are the natural bridge to activating the energy needed for a fulfilling life.

One access route to these dynamic stimuli is through Body Mind Centering’s developmental approach, conveyed through the lens of Dynamic Embodiment by BMC® Master teacher Dr Martha Eddy. This approach includes an understanding of careful skeletal positioning, brain-activating movement and hormonal balancing as well as integrating broader social somatic contexts such as the impact of lifestyle, cultural and intergenerational influences.  In an age when, most likely, at least one person you know is struggling with thyroid, adrenal, or reproductive glandular imbalance, this book will provide information on the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of attuning with the glands and early childhood development imprints while practising the Sun Salutation. It includes clues for what to do when yoga or endocrine work brings on chaos – from trauma triggers, kundalini overwhelm, to basic life confusion.  It gives you the tools to help ground yourself and others, and to take centered action in a dynamic world.

 

Chapter 1:  Book Overview: Personal Stories on Why the Sun Salutation as a Lens/ Goals of the Sun Salutation and Why a Neuro-Endocrine Approach Helps/A Neuro-Motor Developmental Lens with Organ Support/How reader’s focus can be organized for either personal practice or for attending or teaching class

Chapter 2:  History of Yoga and Chakras and of Sun Salutation:Yoga and the Glands, Cultural context India vs. United States/Sun Salutation history/Overview of Chakras, Physiological view of Chakras as blend of Glands and Nervous system/Yoga and DE/BMC® definitions of Chakras/Kundalini

Chapter 3: Underlying Principles and Guidelines for Your Practice: Introducing Glands. Introductory Concepts in preparation for doing the YOGA and specifically the Sun Salutation with ease/Glands Chart/Gland physiology-hormones, related joints, touch and vibration for each/Guided experiential description for each gland

Chapter 4: Layering in the Chakras: Images/Chart/Description of each Chakra/Guided meditation for each/Chakras in and out of balance/Chakra yantras and relationship to nervous system/Tips for practicing with Chakras and Glands

Chapter 5 Practising The Sun Salutation heart of the book: The Ritual: the Sun Salutation, Applying Glandular awareness to Yoga practice/Actions of the Sun Salutation/Preparations that can support easy practice/Pose by pose-integration of glandular and chakra support

Chapter 6 Developmental Movement and the Sun Salutation: Overview of Neuro-Motor Development and various approaches to Embryological and primal movement/14 Developmental Movement Patterns, Body-Mind Centering®/Neuro-Developmental Patterns for each pose/ Efficient implementation of the Sun Salutation with Neuroendocrine support/ Tips for Adapting for differently abled bodies/ Ideas from Bartenieff Fundamentals

Chapter 7 Managing Challenges: Syndromes of our Times: Glandular Imbalances & the need for Balance/ Common issues: Exhaustion and the Adrenals/Thymus-autoimmune issues/Thyroid-metabolism issues/Pineal Imbalance

Chapter 8 Considerations in Practising Sun Salutation: Teaching or Taking Classes. Organizing and Designing/Variations and Cautions-Restorative and Dynamic/How to work with Chakras/Tips for Teaching/Lesson plans/Address different health imbalances/ Laban’s Space Harmony for activation of glands/Variations, recuperative poses, and adaptations for different students

Chapter 9 Concluding thoughts: Integrating Health, Awakening to Controversies: Living with Complexity and Mystery/Stories of dealing with Anxiety, Lyme and Depression/Role of herbs and flower essences /Biochemical support for energetic experiences of glands/chakras

Appendix: Resources

For Physical Challenges: glandular, herbal, and movement support for some specific health issues/ Further Somatic Resources: DE-SMT/PremaSoma/BMCA/ISMETA

Yoga Resources/Sources of Glandular support in nature and beyond.

 

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-99-6
1
160
About 60 line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
25 May 2021
Handspring Publishing

£25.00 GBP / $30.00 USD

Yoga, Movement, Somatics

Find out when this publication becomes available to order

We will use this data to notify you when this publication is available, and for no other purpose.
Martha EDDY

Martha Eddy is the Founding Director of Moving For Life (non-profit); Founder and Director of Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training; and Founding Director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education.

Read More ›

Shakti Andrea SMITH

Shakti Andrea Smith, RSMT, LMT, RYE, APP is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist,

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

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