John Stirk’s NEW Book: The Original Body ~ Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers

John Stirk is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of his NEW book ~  The Original Body: Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers which will be available for purchase from 30 September 2015.

The Original Body: Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers

John Stirk, The Original Body, Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers, Book, Scaravelli, NEWThe Original Body 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

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

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