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The Intuitive Body

Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment and Aikido
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic/Frog
 | 
April, 2008
ISBN:
9781583942123
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$21.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the non-aggressive Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a fresh approach to cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Author Wendy Palmer shows readers through basic practice and partner exercises how to become more aware of the body and trust its innate wisdom. She introduces exercises from the Conscious Embodiment and Intuition Training program she pioneered, connection movement, meditation, and breathing. These exercises form a daily practice that can help the process of integration, of deepening and unifying the self, and learning to deal with fear and anger.

Written in a direct yet nurturing style and based on the author’s many years of practice and teaching, this revised edition of The Intuitive Body contains new material on Conscious Embodiment movement and meditation practices. Also here are new chapters on advocating without aggressing and the wisdom of not knowing—embodying the qualities of dignity and integrity in everyday life. The book is ideal for readers who are already engaged in the process of becoming, as well as for those who are looking for ways to find the courage to begin.

Looking at the world with interest, openness, and curiosity may sound like a wonderful idea, but the actual doing of it is based on strength: the strength of spirit, which develops our concentration through discipline and practice. Strength of spirit enables us to keep our heart soft while we tolerate and accept the intensity of feelings and sensations…  We develop a simple straightforward sense of self through basic practice by using the elements of breath, awareness of our field, and sensations of gravity. This sense of self is our base, our reference point or platform from which we can leap into the pool of not-knowing.

A sixth-degree black belt in aikido, Wendy Palmer developed Conscious Embodiment over 25 years ago. 

The Intuitive Body is by no means just for martial artists, but rather for all those who want to rediscover, in her words, a part of ourselves that is wise, kind, and capable of clear and powerful embodied action.” —George Leonard

More info: consciousembodiment.com

 

 

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

The Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the non-aggressive Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a fresh approach to cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Author Wendy Palmer shows readers through basic practice and partner exercises how to become more aware of the body and trust its innate wisdom. She introduces exercises from the Conscious Embodiment and Intuition Training program she pioneered, connection movement, meditation, and breathing. These exercises form a daily practice that can help the process of integration, of deepening and unifying the self, and learning to deal with fear and anger. Written in a direct yet nurturing style and based on the authors many years of practice and teaching, this revised edition of The Intuitive Body contains new material on Conscious Embodiment movement and meditation practices. Also here are new chapters on advocating without aggressing and the wisdom of not knowing embodying the qualities of dignity and integrity in everyday life. The book is ideal for readers who are already engaged in the process of becoming, as well as for those who are looking for ways to find the courage to begin.Drawing on the principles of meditation and the Japanese martial art Aikido, Palmer presents a unique method of cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Through basic practice and partner exercises drawn from her Conscious Embodiment and Intuition Training program, she demonstrates how we can become more aware of the body and trust its wisdom. These exercises connect movement, meditation, and breathing in a daily practice which can help our process of integration, deepening and unifying ourselves and learning to deal with our fear and aggression. 224 pp.

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