An established classic in its field, Ken Dychtwald's Bodymind has been updated in this latest edition to reflect the author's ongoing exploration of the vital body and mind connection. Integrating ancient Eastern knowledge with the pioneering contemporary work of Wilheim Reich, Moshe Feldenkrais, Fritz Perls, and with his own intuitive observations, Dychtwald presents a co...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1986 by Tarcher
(first published 1977)
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One of the classic manuals to come out of the human potential movement of the '70s. It's a great introduction to the concept of bodymind, the ceaseless feedback mechanism between our emotions/feelings/thoughts and the structure and health of our physical bodies. It's a common concept these days, thanks to the popularity of things like biofeedback in the '80s and of course yoga. Dychtwald's writing itself is clear and easy to comprehend, even for the layperson. He uses his own experience as the m...more
The correlation between the mind and body has always been facinating to me. This book sheds light on all the little things your body can tell you that your mind hasn't yet been able to. I re-read this every few years and always seem to pull something new from it. Great read! To understand and learn to recognize the body & mind connection is the only way to really understand yourself fully.
A wonderful perspective on observing the structure of the human body and is correlation with our psyche and emotions. Helps to understand an alternative perspective on why our bodies have aches and pains and how our very own body carries the pain/suffering the we have endure in our lifetime, and then how to address it. take a look -a real look at your body.
An interesting read. This book helped me to read not only my own body, but those bodies which surround me. The correlation between the body and mind has always been an interest of mine. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in how emotions effect the body, not only in aches and pains, but how your body is physically built.
This book was required reading for the yoga therapy course I took this summer. What an eye opener it is to see how much of what happens in our minds is carried in our bodies. It is a fascinating read and quickly became a go-to book to help identify what I see in the bodies I work with.
Definitely a keeper!
Definitely a keeper!
May 22, 2008 Jennifer rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jennifer by: BodyTalk reference
Explains how your body forms itself due to the mind/body emotions/psychology. Ever wondered why your butt was so big, your arms so thin, your pelvis so tipped, or why you have flat feet? Fascinating read that will make you aware of how you developed yourself and that you can change your phsiognomy.