1. Introduction. 2. Summary Views. 3. Lessons. 4. Manipulations. 5. Questions & Answers. 6. Epilogue.
Introduces the wide-ranging benefits of somatic practices, showing the complementary benefits of the Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method and Hatha Yoga
Graeme Lynn has studied and practiced the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method for more than thirty years. He has trained as well in Hatha yoga and Ida Rolf's structural bodywork and is among a handful of individuals who studied intensively with Thomas Hanna. His continued commitment to the practice of somatic methodology has resulted in successful client-based and personal work in the resolution of functional issues.
I have known Graeme Lynn for over 35 years and his lifetime's study of somatic methodology shines through in this volume, "Awakening Somatic Intelligence". Graeme has brought together three unique streams of thought and practice in an exemplary fashion. A treasure chest for the neophyte but equally valuable to the experienced practitioner. An important book to include on one's journey toward conscious awareness. -- Marta Hunter, senior Alexander Technique teacher and trainer, Vancouver, BC
Through his uncommonly broad experience and practice with the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Hatha yoga, Rolfing and Hanna Somatics, Graeme Lynn has clarified the underlying principles that unify them. In this thoughtful and insightful analysis, Graeme effectively highlights their similarities and differences and provides the reader with interesting and practical exploratory exercises to deepen self-understanding . His book is a 'must read' for both experienced practitioners and also for those interested in improving the quality of functional life. -- Al Wadleigh, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, owner of TheFeldenkraisStore.com
Graeme Lynn is a somatic integrationist, melding the ideas of Moshe Feldenkrais, F.M. Alexander and Hatha Yoga into a valuable resource for both the knowledgeable and the initiates among us. At the centre of this book lies learning, awareness and the basic principles of good self-organization. Enjoy this book and improve your health -- David Zemach-Bersin, senior Feldenkrais practitioner and trainer, Feldenkrais Institute of New York, and original student of Dr Moshe Feldenkrais
Informative and insightful. If you are interested in how you move, breathe and think, this is the book for you. Lynn's wide ranging experience and years of explorative study is clearly presented and delivered. Read it and learn more about yourself. -- Carolyn Nicholls, AT teacher, head of training at Brighton Alexander Technique College, and author of Body Breath and Being, and The Posture Workbook