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The Intuitive Body: Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment and Aikido
The Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the non-aggressive Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a fresh approach to cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Author Wendy Palmer shows readers through basic practice and partner exercises how to become more aware of the body and trust its innate wisdom. She introduces exercises from the Co ...more
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published March 2nd 2009 by North Atlantic Books
(first published January 1st 2009)
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In this stunning work, Wendy Palmer lays out a network of thoughts, experiences, and exercises you can try yourself, to come to a deeper understanding of yourself and the role your body plays in who you are and how you experience the world. The book was well worth reading slowly, and this certainly won't be my last pass through it. Although Palmer's experience base draws heavily on her lifelong practice of Aikido, anyone who has a strong base of experience in a martial art will be able to see th ...more