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Structural Energetics in Zero Balancing Bodywork


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A guide to Zero Balancing, energy and qi for bodyworkers and complementary medicine practitioners

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Dedication; Acknowledgements; Disclosure;Contents; Listing of illustrations and photographs; Foreword; Introduction; 1. What is Zero Balancing; 2. A description of a Zero Balancing Session; 3. Learning Zero Balancing; 4. Working with the Body's Structure & Energy; 5. Distinguishing ways of touching Structure & Energy; 6. Signs of response and change; 7. An anatomy of the energy body; 8. The dorsal hinge; 9. Zero Balancing the pelvic and shoulder girdles; 10. Our key centres of gravity; 11. Qi energy; 12. Understanding energy through the Five Elements; 13. Zero Balancing touches the body-mind; 14. Zero Balancing as a bodywork meditation; 15. The value of learning Zero Balancing for Acupuncture practitioners; 16. Zero Balancing - Building Bridges; Appendix - The influence of JR Worsley's teaching in Fritz Smith's development of Zero Balancing; Selected Bibliography; Index

About the Author

Alan Hext is the recent former Chair of the Zero Balancing Association UK, and is a lecturer and practitioner of both Traditional Acupuncture and Zero Balancing. He has studied with Zero Balancing founder Fritz Frederick Smith for 35 years.


Alan Hext draws on his years of experience as both practitioner and teacher to guide the reader through a step-by-step account of the Zero Balancing process. His deep knowledge of classical Chinese medicine allows for a rich melding of East/West, providing insight into the structural and energetic patterning of the body-mind. An essential read for all body-workers! -- Sandra Hill - acupuncturist, author, teacher, author of Reclaiming the Wisdom of the Body and Chinese Medicine from the Classics

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