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Balancing Your Body: A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing Movement Paperback – July 1, 1996
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One of the most interesting and useful self-help books available.
"Meticulous instructions for exploring how you hold and move every part of your body. The rewards aren't to be underestimated. Rolfing Movement goes to the core of why many people feel stiff and disjointed." (Natural Health)
"A do-it-yourself program of balancing the body through a series of structural awareness exercises that focus on balance in how we walk, breathe, sit, and do simple movements, taking us on a fascinating and vital journey into the blueprint of our structure." (Yoga Journal)
"One of the most interesting and useful self-help books available." (Massage Magazine)
Top Customer Reviews
Anita Boser, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner and author of Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young Again with Undulation
Some Tai-Chi masters say that you should strive to do Tai-Chi so well that you don't do it anymore. Mary Bond's book BALANCING YOUR BODY is a western approach to this ideal. This is a method of exploration, discovery and action to achieve dynamic balance and harmony in a constantly changing internal/external environment. My personal situation precludes formal exercise in definite locations or with groups. Of the extensive search that I've made, her methods are the most interesting and potentially the most useful. However it goes in practice, I will always thank her for educating me to the difference between symmetry and balance.
The only thing is that it doesn't come with a CD (or perhaps cassette in the days that it was published), thus the 4 stars. It is not very practical to use the book without aural guidance, e.g. a friend reading it, or making a recording yourself.
I've also read her newer book "The New Rules of Posture" (which I read first.) I also highly recommend that book, which has more up-to-date formatting, and has images. I love that book so much I "went back" to buy this older publication. I am very glad I did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very informative book. I learned a lot from Mary's expertise about body mechanics and how we can implement the Rolfing Technique in our daily lives.Published 9 months ago by D.J. Nelson
I really appreciate the body explorations that Mary Bond sets out in her book, Balancing Your Body, to help the reader/students,etc. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by lori
This may be an excellent book for professional Rolfers, but not for people wanting to heal themselves. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by KODAMA CHRISTINE