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Humanual

A Manual for Being Human
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Waterside Productions
 | 
June, 2020
ISBN:
9781949003789
Quantity: 
3
$26.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Betsy Polatin is a dancer by training; a student of movement, music, breath, and meditation; as well as an Alexander Technique Practitioner (among the many disciplines that she has mastered). In Humanual, she shows us how to listen to the signals of our bodies, and guides us to shift out of habitual patterns that keep us stuck. Her book is a trustworthy guide to learn to feel at home within yourself.

Each of us has an everyday self that we assume our self to be. But what if there is more to us than meets the eye? What if there is an expanded version of our self that includes not only the habitual patterns, the lost parts, and the innate organization but also a connection to the grand, scintillating space of the universe and the possibilities it offers us? 

HUMANUAL  offers a clear, concise, and rather simple set of explanations and exercises to facilitate understanding and unity of body, mind, and spirit. Many of us have lost our connection to each other, the planet, ourselves, and our bodies, causing distress and discomfort. But in actuality, we have a wealth of resources inside of us that we can learn to enliven and use to our advantage to access health and well-being.

Anyone can use the exercises in this book for personal exploration and growth. You will learn: 

  • How to become aware of habitual thought and movement patterns that prevent you from embodying your full sense of Self in body, mind, and spirit. 
  • How to breathe to full capacity, with maximum efficiency and minimal effort, according to our inherent design, which fully oxygenates your system to feel more awake and alive in the present moment. 
  • How to cope with and resolve overwhelming experiences, and handle stress that can hinder enjoyment of a rich, positive experience of life. 
  • How to awaken your inherent potential by finding the support from the ground that can lead to full stature and expansion, while noting how trauma and overwhelm can interfere with this process. 

HUMANUAL will help you learn to use what you already have within you… and expand your full potential! Learn to do whatever you do with just a bit more presence in every minute.

By exploring the tangible role of “embodied expansion,” she shows how poorly most of us use our bodies and our being. Here I am referring not only to the physical, anatomical body, but to the living, sensing, and yes, knowing body… Moving the body properly carries multiple opportunities for how we feel, our levels of health and energy, and the equanimity of our emotions. Properly observing ourselves and moving our body efficiently has a bearing on everything we do. Read, experience, and learn what it means to be fully human. —Peter Levine, from the foreword

Publisher’s Description: 

Each of us has an everyday self that we assume our self to be. But what if there is more to us than meets the eye? What if there is an expanded version of our self that includes not only the habitual patterns, the lost parts, and the innate organization but also a connection to the grand, scintillating space of the universe and the possibilities it offers us? 

HUMANUAL is a unique and comprehensive approach to self-knowledge and self-improvement, offering a clear, concise, and rather simple set of explanations and exercises to facilitate understanding and unity of body, mind, and spirit. Many of us have lost our connection to each other, the planet, ourselves, and our bodies, causing distress and discomfort. But in actuality, we have a wealth of resources inside of us that we can learn to enliven and use to our advantage to access health and well-being. Anyone can use the exercises in this book for personal exploration and growth. You will learn: 

  • How to become aware of habitual thought and movement patterns that prevent you from embodying your full sense of Self in body, mind, and spirit. 
  • How to breathe to full capacity, with maximum efficiency and minimal effort, according to our inherent design, which fully oxygenates your system to feel more awake and alive in the present moment. 
  • How to cope with and resolve overwhelming experiences, and handle stress that can hinder enjoyment of a rich, positive experience of life. 
  • How to awaken your inherent potential by finding the support from the ground that can lead to full stature and expansion, while noting how trauma and overwhelm can interfere with this process. 

HUMANUAL will help you learn to use what you already have within you . . . and expand your full potential! Learn to do whatever you do with just a bit more presence in every minute. The book is both instructional and inspirational.

 

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