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Your Springboard for Learning in Bodywork and Movement

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978-1-913426-51-4
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Over 90 black and white line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
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28 March 2023
Handspring Publishing

£35.00 GBP / $45.00 USD

Yoga, Movement, Mind-body Therapies

Somatic Practice in Yoga Therapy

Explorations of body, movement, mind and self

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One value of yoga therapy is its ability to bring us to our senses—figuratively and literally. Inner body sensing and the knowing it evokes is a large part of how we become aware of what we need to attend to and work on in our growth as individuals. In Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy—the yoga therapy method from which this work arises—embodiment practices are as vital to the process of self-understanding as they are to understanding anatomy, anatomical concepts, and physiological processes. This book shares a host of somatic practices that can readily be used in teaching, therapy, yoga practice and other avenues of personal exploration at the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. A wealth of illustrated step-by-step directions are given for somatic practice at each koshic level. The practices shared have been in use in clinical yoga therapy, in workshops and in classes for the past thirty years. They’ve resulted in greater knowledge, insight, and awareness of the body and the wisdom it can reveal.

Introduction

Section I: Somatic Practices for an Embodied Understanding of the Body

Introduction to The Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 1:   Somatic Practices for Understanding the Body’s “Geography”: Experiencing Anatomy and Anatomical Concepts

Chapter 2:   Somatic Practices for Experientially Exploring and Illustrating Physiological

Processes

Section II: Somatic Practices for Improving Movement Efficiency

Introduction on the Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 3:   Embodying Static and Dynamic Alignment

Chapter 4:   Embodying the Use of Space

Chapter 5:   Embodying Body Organization

Chapter 6:   Embodying Movement Quality

Section III: Somatic Practices for Self-Inquiry and Reflection

Introduction on the Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 7:   Dreaming in Movement

Chapter 8:   Spanda® Myofascial ActivationTM

Chapter 9:   Spanda® Somatic Accessing TechniqueTM

Section IV: Somatic Practices for Union: Yoga

Introduction on the Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 10: Classical Yoga Practices as Somatic Systems of Self-Realization

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Jaime Stover SCHMITT

As the founding director of Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy’s accredited yoga therapist and teacher trainings, Jaime Stover Schmitt EdD, CMA, SME, IDME, E-RYT500, C-IAYT is devoted to the education and mentoring of yoga therapists and teachers in somatic practice. She believes safe embodiment to be the ground for insight and positive change.

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Somatic Practice in Yoga Therapy

Explorations of body, movement, mind and self

£35.00 GBP / $45.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

One value of yoga therapy is its ability to bring us to our senses—figuratively and literally. Inner body sensing and the knowing it evokes is a large part of how we become aware of what we need to attend to and work on in our growth as individuals. In Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy—the yoga therapy method from which this work arises—embodiment practices are as vital to the process of self-understanding as they are to understanding anatomy, anatomical concepts, and physiological processes. This book shares a host of somatic practices that can readily be used in teaching, therapy, yoga practice and other avenues of personal exploration at the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. A wealth of illustrated step-by-step directions are given for somatic practice at each koshic level. The practices shared have been in use in clinical yoga therapy, in workshops and in classes for the past thirty years. They’ve resulted in greater knowledge, insight, and awareness of the body and the wisdom it can reveal.

Introduction

Section I: Somatic Practices for an Embodied Understanding of the Body

Introduction to The Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 1:   Somatic Practices for Understanding the Body’s “Geography”: Experiencing Anatomy and Anatomical Concepts

Chapter 2:   Somatic Practices for Experientially Exploring and Illustrating Physiological

Processes

Section II: Somatic Practices for Improving Movement Efficiency

Introduction on the Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 3:   Embodying Static and Dynamic Alignment

Chapter 4:   Embodying the Use of Space

Chapter 5:   Embodying Body Organization

Chapter 6:   Embodying Movement Quality

Section III: Somatic Practices for Self-Inquiry and Reflection

Introduction on the Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 7:   Dreaming in Movement

Chapter 8:   Spanda® Myofascial ActivationTM

Chapter 9:   Spanda® Somatic Accessing TechniqueTM

Section IV: Somatic Practices for Union: Yoga

Introduction on the Purpose of This Section and How to Use These Practices

Chapter 10: Classical Yoga Practices as Somatic Systems of Self-Realization

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-51-4
1
192
Over 90 black and white line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
28 March 2023
Handspring Publishing

£35.00 GBP / $45.00 USD

Yoga, Movement, Mind-body Therapies

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Jaime Stover SCHMITT

As the founding director of Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy’s accredited yoga therapist and teacher trainings, Jaime Stover Schmitt EdD, CMA, SME, IDME, E-RYT500, C-IAYT is devoted to the education and mentoring of yoga therapists and teachers in somatic practice. She believes safe embodiment to be the ground for insight and positive change.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

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for course
instructors
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Get in touch >