Zen Body-Being

Zen Body-Being

An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace, and Power

Author: Peter Ralston, Laura Ralston Read by: Toby Sheets

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Description

A Zen-inspired “physical education” program for martial arts practitioners and anyone interested in mind-body transformation

Using simple, clear language to demystify the Zen mindset, Ralston draws on more than three decades of experience teaching students and apprentices worldwide who have applied his body-being approach.

More of a transformative guide than a specific list of exercises devoted to any particular physical approach, Zen Body-Being explains how to create a state of mental control, enhanced feeling-awareness, correct structural alignment, increased spatial acuity, and even a greater interactive presence.

Exercises are simple, often involving feeling-imagery and meditative awareness, which have a profound and sometimes instant effect. Areas of exploration include:

• Beginner’s Body-Being
• Three aspects of body awareness
• Five principles for an effortlessly effective body
• Opening a door–five steps to transformation
• Fourteen points on structural alignment

Where similar guides teach readers what to do, this book teaches readers how to be.

Additional information

Weight 0.675 lbs
Dimensions 8.990 × 5.980 × 0.590 in
Format

ebook, audiobook, paperback

Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 200
Release Date: 2006-07-27
ISBN
Paperback 9781583941591
Ebook 9781583944325
Audiobook 9781623174590

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