Dancing with Yin and Yang: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Psychotherapy and Randolph Stone's Polarity Therapy. This new approach to mental wellness shows how the universal principles of nature, known as Yin and Yang in the wisdom traditions, can be applied to psychology. General principles and specific applications are provided, including a fresh view of Fritz Perls' famous two-chair Gestalt method and a concise illustrated summary of Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory.
This is the first book to show how feng shui developed from the Taoist systems of astrology, yin and yang, and the five elements. The author provides examples from her own feng shui practice to help you harmonize your own space.
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times This book takes a radical look at why wealthiest society in history is producing a culture where degenerative disease, emotional stress and social discord are the norm. It explores how our modern enchantment with technology and unlimited economic growth creates a gap between our everyday actions and our true human potential. By focusing on the relationships between Humanity to Nature and Health to Culture, Food to Health and Health to Emotion Mr. Tara presents a vision of how daily actions can create a world that works for everyone. Natural Body / Natural Mind challenges the values of science, religion and the marketplace with a passionate appeal to compassion, common sense and the wisdom of the heart.
For touch therapists and birthing professionals, this book describes how to help newborns and infants improve general wellness and resolve specific problems. Author John Chitty emphasizes recognizing babies as spiritual beings who have much more consciousness than is normally appreciated. The approach combines multiple modalities including osteopathic principles, Polarity Therapy and especially Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
ROOTS OF WISDOM, Seventh Edition, invites students to explore universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of perspectives including the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. No other book offers such breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise, and approachable writing style. Mitchell presents striking images to illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance, using fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, current events, and popular music to bring the issues of philosophy to life for students. This edition includes a new discussion of logos and mythos as laid out by Karen Armstrong, material on calculative vs. meditative thinking from Heidegger, expanded treatment of sovereignty and citizenship with new discussion on the so-called Arab Spring, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Most people tend to idealize artists, writers, and others of the “creative class” as uniquely gifted. But the capacity to create is part of being human–whether that means writing, making art, cooking, gardening, sewing, dancing, acting, singing, or virtually any activity. In Chi and Creativity, Kaleo Ching and Elise Dirlam Ching show readers how to use a wide range of strategies to harness the energy of chi to uncover, and cultivate, that often elusive inner artist.Based on their popular workshops, the authors offer an integrative process to generate the joy, wonder, and sense of well-being necessary for artistic self-expression. Specific exercises draw on everything from acupressure and breathing techniques to Chi Kung movement and meditation. Through Chi Awareness, the body, mind, emotions, and spirit come into greater harmony. Through guided imagery, they dialogue. Through journaling, they speak. Through art, they join in creative expression of the inner discoveries along the path to greater balance and integration. Chi and Creativity is the authors’ way of sharing this magical transformative process and can be used by anyone who wants to add fuel to their creative fires.
Carmen Nguyen never knew her father, Langston Blue, an army sergeant presumably killed in Vietnam. Enlisting the help of Denver's CJ Floyd, a streetwise African American bail bondsman and Vietnam vet, and Flora Jean Benson, CJ's new partner, Carmen charts a course to find her father—a complex, dangerous course that untangles a decades-old mystery involving the disappearance of Amerasian war babies, illegal U.S. paramilitary operations, yellow journalism, and governmental double crosses. In the process of resurrecting and reconstructing her father's past, Carmen, CJ, and Flora Jean find themselves facing a treacherous, life-threatening assignment as they follow a trail of double deals, blueprints for genetic cleansing, Vietnamese racism, political corruption, and power grabs that leads all the way to the halls of the U.S. Senate.
Since the 1950s the prevalence of the so-called 'diseases of civilisation¿¿cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, autism, and so on¿has continued to skyrocket in Western countries. Today, as the same story is beginning to be repeated in newly industrialised nations, modern diseases are reaching pandemic proportions.Why has this happened? The medical profession¿s spin is that the culprit is the aging of the population. But, as Cry for Health (Vol 1) reveals, there is overwhelming evidence for why our populations are ailing, evidence health authorities and governments have chosen to ignore, or have refused to acknowledge, or have kept hidden from the public to keep them clueless to the real culprits: many modern technologies and our modern lifestyles.In unravelling this story, the book firstly identifies the extent of the modern pandemic, the saga of death by doctoring, and the many reasons for iatrogenic disease; secondly it exposes the failure of medical science to fully understand life, health and disease because of its denial of the existence of the vital force; and thirdly it explores the impact of man-made chemicals, electropollution, and modern farming and food processing practices on our health.
In her remarkable book, Sondra Horton Fraleigh examines and describes dance through her consciousness of dance as an art, through the experience of dancing, and through the existential and phenomenological literature on the lived body. She describes, with performance photographs, specific imagery in dance masterworks by Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Viola Farber, Nina Weiner, and Garth Fagan.