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The Body Has Its Reasons

The Body Has Its Reasons
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Thérèse Bertherat and Carol Bernstein
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 176
Pub. Date: 1989
ISBN-10: 0892812982
ISBN-13: 9780892812981
About the Book:

In this revolutionary and highly readable book, Thérèse Bertherat and Carol Bernstein shatter myths about traditional exercise and health. They introduce movement that is based on a profound self-awareness, freeing us from our limiting attitudes about ourselves and our bodies. Strangers to our own bodies, many of us spend our adult lives suffering from tensions and chronic aches and pains - problems that no apparent genesis or solution. In repeating habitual patterns of movement, we ignore the range of possibilities available to us, so that the body suppresses and eventually forgets its natural grace and integration.

Employing traditional exercises to alleviate the symptoms of a round stomach, a bad back, and muscles that ache after sports, we often force the body to act against itself and perpetuate our discomfort. A physical therapist and teacher of movement in Europe, Bertherat takes the reader through a series of precise, gentle, organic movements. These "anti-exercises" develop the body's range and freedom of movement, releasing constraints and reawakening dormant muscles. By using the appropriate energy for each gesture, they bring relief to conventional body work that can help you become more efficient, creative, and self-confident. It can increase your intellectual capacity as well as your athletic ability and free you of sexual problems including frigidity and impotence. No matter what your age, the information in these pages can help you release the beautiful and well-made individual that your were meant to be.

What people say:

"A compelling, often personal, account of the ways in which movement affects well-being and can literally transform lives." - Deborah Hutton, Vogue

About the Authors:

Thérèse Bertherat practices the Mézières method of physical therapy and teaches "anti-gymnastics" in Paris. Her collaborator, Carol Bernstein, is an American copywriter.