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John Stirk Book: The Original Body

John Stirk, Original, Body, Primal, Movement, Yoga Teachers, Book

John Stirk Book
The Original Body - Primal Movement For Yoga Teachers

The Original Body by John Stirk addresses the physiological experience of yoga.  The soft tissue, skeletal, fluid and spatial sensations experienced in practice are considered in sequence and collectively as the reader becomes drawn into a depth of feeling and understanding that lies beyond practice.

Yoga teachers are shown how to use a deeper ‘feeling’ to unveil an innate powerful physical wisdom. This includes bringing together anatomical visualisation and imagination, the development of awareness as a movement, and the management of sensation. This book focuses on honing and harnessing the practitioner’s essential experience in order reveal a more profound style of teaching from within. Teachers are invited to consider the impediments to a deeper practice and will be taken through the common factors inhibiting sensory pathways. These include conditioning, habit, trauma, anxiety, non-essential thought and the effect of technique and methodology in teaching.

Teachers will learn about the principles of mechanical freedom in postures and movement and they will find out about the parallels and differences between yoga practice and the osteopathic approach to biomechanics.

The Original Body invites the reader to put aside Sanskrit terminology and well-trodden paths and dig deeply into themselves and discover the unconditioned body at its deepest level.

This book supports its reader through the understanding that group work thrives on their inspiration. This book inspires and provides an essential addition to the library of all teachers of yoga, movement and bodywork.


Product Details

  • Author:    John Stirk
  • Paperback:    224 pages
  • Publisher:    Handspring Publishing Limited (30 Sept. 2015)
  • Language:    English
  • Illustrations:    About 80 illustrations
  • Trim Size:    246 x 189 mm
  • ISBN-10:    1909141259
  • ISBN-13:    978-1909141254

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BOOK: Table of Contents

Section One

1.        The Original Body by John Stirk
2.        Reduction
3.        Unfolding from the Ground
4.        Tension: The First Feeling
5.        Common Denominators
6.        Integration, Expression and Feeling
7.        Exploratory Tools
8.        Impediments to Feeling Deeply
9        Doors
10      Breathing: The Ultimate Tool

Section Two

11.        The Skeletal Experience
12.        The Soft Tissue Experience
13.        The Fluid Experience
14.        The Energy Experience

Section Three

15.        The Original Spine
16.        Your Research

Section Four        An Original Self

17.        What Lies Beneath?
18.        A Body of Love
19.        Behaviour
20.        Beyond Practice
21.        Communication

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