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Your Springboard for Learning in Bodywork and Movement

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978-1-909141-86-5
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100 line drawings and 20 black& white photos
5 videos

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27 April 2021
Handspring Publishing

£25.00 GBP / $40.00 USD

Movement, Mind-body Therapies, Massage Therapy

Breathing, Mudras and Meridians

Direct Experience of Embodiment

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This book covers the three pathways of awareness that are built into our bodies, and that can help us to improve the beneficial aspects of our breathing. It is suitable for all body workers, yoga teachers, other movement facilitators and anyone who works with chronic pain. The scientific literature on attachment, Polyvagal Theory, interoception, autonomic feedback loops and heart rate variability, point to the crucial importance of the breath.

These pathways can be characterized as 1) the Breathing Bodymap of the Fingers; 2) the Breathing Interrelationships of our Functional Diaphragms; and 3) Skin Breathing, or bringing blood to our capillary beds in precise locations throughout the body.

The benefits of learning these approaches are as follows:

  • Accessing these pathways can greatly increase our options as we work to improve the functioning of our bodies.
  • These approaches also deepen our understanding of the inherent wisdom of ancient body awareness systems such as mudras, yoga and chi kung, and how these systems can have such profound affects on our physiologies.
  • They offer immediate solutions to inefficient and dysfunctional movement patterns and can be immediately brought into use by professional musicians and athletes as they perform.
  • By breathing deliberately, we can;
  • interrupt the upsurge of our sympathetic nervous systems;
  • interact with our parasympathetic nervous systems to take ourselves out of a state of “runaway mind” to relax or put ourselves to sleep;
  • re-route or repattern pre-existing breathing patterns and fixations in the respiratory diaphragm itself that have not served us well;
  • bring extra blood to areas of chronic discomfort, helping us to endure adverse circumstances.

This book includes links to voice recordings of three meditations on the three pathways, as well as a video on breathing and the autonomic nervous system.

 

 

Introduction

Chapter 1- Anatomy as an organizing principle

Chapter 2 – Health and vitality

Chapter 3 – Placing the breath

Chapter 4 – The organs

Chapter 5 – Skin breathing

Chapter 6- Ujjayi breathing

Chapter 7 – Mudras for supporting diaphragms and organs

Chapter 8 – Mudras for chakras and the central channel

Chapter 9 – Diaphragms revisited

Chapter 10 – Vayus

Chapter 11 – Five elements revisited

Chapter 12 – Using mudras to experience meridians

Chapter 13- A tour of the meridians

Chapter 14 – Samana vayu and primary respiration

Chapter 15 – Walking past middle age

Chapter 16 – Embodying transcendence

Bibliography

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Bill HARVEY

Bill Harvey has been a Certified Rolfer since 1984, Certified Advanced Rolfer since 1990, Rolf Movement Practitioner since 1999, and Biodynamic Craniosacral practitioner since 1984.

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Breathing, Mudras and Meridians

Direct Experience of Embodiment

£25.00 GBP / $40.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

This book covers the three pathways of awareness that are built into our bodies, and that can help us to improve the beneficial aspects of our breathing. It is suitable for all body workers, yoga teachers, other movement facilitators and anyone who works with chronic pain. The scientific literature on attachment, Polyvagal Theory, interoception, autonomic feedback loops and heart rate variability, point to the crucial importance of the breath.

These pathways can be characterized as 1) the Breathing Bodymap of the Fingers; 2) the Breathing Interrelationships of our Functional Diaphragms; and 3) Skin Breathing, or bringing blood to our capillary beds in precise locations throughout the body.

The benefits of learning these approaches are as follows:

  • Accessing these pathways can greatly increase our options as we work to improve the functioning of our bodies.
  • These approaches also deepen our understanding of the inherent wisdom of ancient body awareness systems such as mudras, yoga and chi kung, and how these systems can have such profound affects on our physiologies.
  • They offer immediate solutions to inefficient and dysfunctional movement patterns and can be immediately brought into use by professional musicians and athletes as they perform.
  • By breathing deliberately, we can;
  • interrupt the upsurge of our sympathetic nervous systems;
  • interact with our parasympathetic nervous systems to take ourselves out of a state of “runaway mind” to relax or put ourselves to sleep;
  • re-route or repattern pre-existing breathing patterns and fixations in the respiratory diaphragm itself that have not served us well;
  • bring extra blood to areas of chronic discomfort, helping us to endure adverse circumstances.

This book includes links to voice recordings of three meditations on the three pathways, as well as a video on breathing and the autonomic nervous system.

 

 

Introduction

Chapter 1- Anatomy as an organizing principle

Chapter 2 – Health and vitality

Chapter 3 – Placing the breath

Chapter 4 – The organs

Chapter 5 – Skin breathing

Chapter 6- Ujjayi breathing

Chapter 7 – Mudras for supporting diaphragms and organs

Chapter 8 – Mudras for chakras and the central channel

Chapter 9 – Diaphragms revisited

Chapter 10 – Vayus

Chapter 11 – Five elements revisited

Chapter 12 – Using mudras to experience meridians

Chapter 13- A tour of the meridians

Chapter 14 – Samana vayu and primary respiration

Chapter 15 – Walking past middle age

Chapter 16 – Embodying transcendence

Bibliography

Paperback, eBook
978-1-909141-86-5
1
192
100 line drawings and 20 black& white photos
5 videos

246x189
Not yet published
27 April 2021
Handspring Publishing

£25.00 GBP / $40.00 USD

Movement, Mind-body Therapies, Massage Therapy

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.
Bill HARVEY

Bill Harvey has been a Certified Rolfer since 1984, Certified Advanced Rolfer since 1990, Rolf Movement Practitioner since 1999, and Biodynamic Craniosacral practitioner since 1984.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >