Dancing Molecules is poetry to inspire a love affair with the self. This intimate collection will lead the reader inwards to discover the source of his or her own divine music. This book is an invitation to listen to this ectatic music, to join the sacred dance of connection, and to invite others to dance along.
The Western approach to dance is largely focused on control and mastery of technique, both of which are certainly necessary skills for improving performance. But mindful attention, despite its critical role in high performance, has gotten short shrift—until now. Attention and Focus in Dance, a how-to book rooted in the 20 years of attentional focus findings of researcher Gabriele Wulf, will help dancers unlock their power and stamina reserves, enabling efficient movement, heightening their sensory perception and releasing their dance potential. Author Clare Guss-West—a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher and holistic practitioner—presents a systematic, science-based approach to the mental work of dance. Her approach helps dancers hone the skills of attention, focus and self-cueing to replenish energy and enhance their physical and artistic performance. A Unique, Research-Based Approach Here is what Attention and Focus in Dance offers readers: A unique approach, connecting the foundations of Eastern movement with Western movement forms Research-based teaching practices in diverse contexts, including professional dance companies, private studios, and programmes for dancers with special needs or movement challenges Testimonies and tips from international professional dancers and dance educators who use the book’s approach in their training and teaching A dance-centric focus that can be easily integrated into existing training and teaching practice, in rehearsal, or in rehabilitation contexts to provide immediate and long-term benefits Guss-West explores attentional focus techniques for dancers, teachers and dance health care practitioners, making practical connections between research, movement theory and day-to-day dance practice. “Many dancers are using excessive energy deployment and significant counterproductive effort, and that can lead to a global movement dysfunction, lack of stamina and an increased risk of injury,” says Guss-West. “Attentional focus training is the most relevant study that sport science and Eastern-movement practice can bring to dance.” Book Organisation The text is organised into two parts. Part I guides dancers in looking at the attentional challenges and information overload that many professional dancers suffer from. It outlines the need for a systematic attention and focus strategy, and it explains how scientific research on attentional focus relates to dance practice. This part also examines the ways in which Eastern-movement principles intersect with and complement scientific findings, and it examines how the Eastern and scientific concepts can breathe new life into basic dance elements such as posture, turnout and port de bras. Attention and focus techniques are included for replenishing energy and protecting against energy depletion and exhaustion. Part II presents attention and focus strategies for teaching, self-coaching and cueing. It addresses attentional focus cues for beginners and for more advanced dancers and professionals, and it places attentional focus in the broader context of holistic teaching strategies. Maximising Dance Potential “Whether cueing others or yourself, cueing for high performance is an art,” Guss-West says. “Readers will discover how to format cues and feedback to facilitate effective neuromuscular response and enhance dancer recall of information and accessibility while dancing.” Attention and Focus in Dance offers an abundance of research-backed concepts and inspirational ideas that can help dancers in their learning and performance. This book aids readers in filtering information and directing their focus for optimal physical effect. Ultimately, it guides dancers and teachers in being the best version of themselves and maximising their potential in dance.
From the host of the History channel’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: the laws of the universe like you’ve never experienced them before. This approachable book explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Rock Stars is not a weighty treatise on science, but a personal tour of physics from a quirky friend. Anyone who’s ever wondered why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, or how to jump off a moving train or do a perfect stage dive will find answers and a few laughs too. No equations, numbers, or tricky concepts—just an inspiring and comical romp through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe.
A communication from a gentle and loving Spirit Personality
Author: H M Porteous
Publisher: Balboa Press
A Warrior of Light does not lead a peaceful life, but he or she does lead a magical life. The opening up of Spiritual communications brings another dimension into play, a most-enlightened, exciting dimension that stimulates and encourages you to extend your horizons. Hope is the essence of believing in your ability to understand and brighten your Life Path. Hope is the switch that turns on the Light. Light is the Divine Spark that is the Inner Core of You. The Divine Spark is God. Therefore you are God in Action! Is this blasphemy? Never. You are God in Action and you can easily prove this to be so without resorting to tricks or slights of hand. You only need to know and believe that you are a part of the Divine Energy. It’s as simple as that. I am Mara, the Beloved of Jezus. I am coming to you from the Energy of God. I come to you in the Spirit of Love, the Spirit of Hope, in the Spirit of Family. Listen to my words, for they are your words also!
Contents: The Plant: A General External View, The Plant: A General Internal View, Not Altogether About Plants, Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits and Seeds, The Non-Vascular Plants, The Vascular Plants.
Based on the Theory of Energy Harmony developed in the first two volumes of the series, this book builds bridges between physical and life sciences. It tackles fundamental questions that are considered the main riddles of biology. How do four elements of non-living matter form basic structures of living matter? What is the physical mechanism that binds them into biochemical molecules? The proposed model proceeds from the assumption that there are no special biophysical laws and the mechanism of energy interactions is universal for all types of matter. The elements that form organic compounds have characteristics that allow them to create the Music of Life using this mechanism. Starting from a detailed account of how notes of this music arise, the book takes the reader step by step into the intricacies of the complex melodies, harmonies and rhythms of living matter. This foundation brings us to the central theme of the study. Living systems have one main feature distinguishing them from inanimate things. They have an internal process that allows them to purposefully adapt to the surrounding world and sustain integrity. We call it the Mind. There is a paradox: the Mind is an obvious concept, but it remains a mystery. Everyone understands what it is about, but when it comes to explaining what it is physically and how it works, we cannot say anything definite. The absence of a physical explanation led to the idea about the immaterial nature of the Mind and, therefore, its inaccessibility for study and understanding. Even in the materialistic approach, attempts to define the Mind vanished in a fog of uncertainty. The author offers a way out of this vicious circle by giving a clear physical definition of the Mind. This bold attempt that does not leave any room for pathetic excuses about elusive intangibility allows us to take an entirely new look at the functional, physiological and technological aspects of the process, which will be revealed in subsequent parts of the study.