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Body Stories Paperback – 31 Mar 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Barrytown Ltd ,U.S.; Expanded edition edition (31 Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581770235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581770230
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.7 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 802,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is the perfect gift for anyone who wishes to be enticed into understanding more about themselves within the contect of their body, and anyone who wishes to understand anatomy in more dept through their own inner journeying."-- Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Co-Director and Founder of The School for Body-Mind Centering --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Andrea Olsen is Professor of Dance and faculty member in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. Author of Body and Earth, An Experiential Guide (UPNE 2002), she is on the faculty for the teacher training program of the Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Caryn Mchose has taught movement and anatomy for over thirty years and initiated the experiential anatomy curriculum for Middlebury College. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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in this book the body is like a myth - the parts and organs are like people who have stories to tell and are in relationship to each other and to the world.
If you are set on facts and statistics, the book might on first glance seem a bit airy-fairy to you - but if you are a kinaesthetic or experiential person, or if you want to go deeper in knowledge than just accumulating facts, then give yourself permission to experience the poetry of this approach to the body - and you might be amazed how much you have learnt.
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I'm pleased i bought this book. It took me a while to get into it - i bought it intending to work through it systematically, but soon gave that up. I've found it far more enjoyable and educational to refer to it when i'm curious about a particular area of the body. It'd be fun to work through in a group or with a partner but is still good for soloists.

So i'd thoroughly recommend it as a way to get a deeper feeling for the body. The only reason i don't give 5 stars is because i like to save 5 stars for books that i think are beautiful objects, whereas the presentation here is fairly standard.
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HASH(0x9994dfb4) out of 5 stars fantastic! 9 Aug. 2004
By A. Kenneally - Published on
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this book really amazed me. the title alone drew me to it. i am a Pilates instructor and i wanted to learn as much as i could about the body and mind working together. this book breaks down the body into different areas, gives you a little anatomy lesson, and gives activities to connect with that body part. some are meditations and some are hands-on. it gives you a better idea of your own relationship to your body as well as a sense of gratitude for all it does for us. truly a gem!
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HASH(0x9c2e81e0) out of 5 stars Thinking through the body! 9 Aug. 2007
By FoxxyNerd - Published on
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This is a very good book. It is an excellent how to guide for growing to understand your body one part at a time. However, in the end the process seems truly integrative. I can see how it would be a very good book for bodywork beginners or pros. Enjoy!
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HASH(0x98c72834) out of 5 stars Truly enjoyable 14 April 2013
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Bought this book to explore further after several somatic n similar classes in feldenkrais, wave works continuum , Nia and body mind centering. I travel with this book n use it to learn about myself and also experience wellbeing from it - its nice to b 'working' on many of the short experiential 'exercises' in the book and later finding that i m more in touch with my body - - sure beats pacing around or staring at the tv when in some hotel room and missing home when working overseas.
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HASH(0x98c7284c) out of 5 stars Good book, easy to read. 11 Oct. 2013
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Easy to read and understand. Explained anatomy in a whole different way, less clinical. Learned a lot from the "to do" sections.
HASH(0x98c727c8) out of 5 stars Fascinating ! 24 Jan. 2015
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This is a fascinating study ! Thank You !
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