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Use awareness to take control of your muscular health,
This review is from: Somatics: Reawakening The Mind's Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health (Paperback)
This book really changed my life. I used to suffer from shoulder tendinitis and other muscular ailments, but by using the material in this book I'm now 99% pain free. In addition, "Somatics" taught me about the causes and cures of muscular tension, "aging", and poor posture. By applying what I learned in "Somatics", my body has become much more supple and relaxed, making activities from walking to playing tennis to doing the dishes much more enjoyable.
But what is the catch? As Thomas Hanna explains, once you learn how your body really works, its up to you to learn how to improve its function. The bad news is that it takes time and persistance to effectively apply the knowledge in "Somatics" to your own body. The good news, however, is that by applying this knowledge you'll gain control over your own muscular (and thereby skeletal) health, now and for the rest of your life!
I also like this book because even though the material is fairly scientific, the book's occasional humor and its case study format make it an enjoyable read.
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Initial post: Jun 24, 2008 3:57:39 PM PDT
db bookman says:
Love the review, I do the "cat stretch" every day(almost) and have for the last 10 years and love the way I feel -David
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2011 5:44:42 PM PST
P. Bonitz says:
Me too! I do the cat stretch every morning after getting up and every night before going to bed (for the last 5 years). That way I move properly throughout the day and fall into a deep and relaxed sleep as soon as I get in the bed.
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