Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736067892

Category: Medical

Page: 429

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Franklin shows readers how to use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment, and to release excess tension. The illustrations help explain the images and exercises, and show how to use them in a variety of contexts.
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Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 9780873224758

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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Destined to become a classic text and reference, Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery explains how you can use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment and release excess tension. Written for teachers, dancers, performance artists, and movement specialists at all levels, this book can be used as a general reference or as a guide for systematic study. The 195 illustrations help you visualize the images and exercises and show you how to use them in a variety of contexts. With Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, you'll explore the importance of posture and dynamic alignment, learn how to use imagery to affect body movement, gain an understanding of the biomechanical and anatomical principles behind imagery, discover how to use basic physics to create a strong yet fluid balance in your muscles and joints, practice 315 anatomical imagery exercises to help you fine tune alignments and increase body awareness, and learn 26 holistic exercises to sculpt and improve alignment. Practice the techniques presented in Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, tap into the power of imagery, and create better movement.
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Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, Second Edition

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0873229436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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Franklin provides 583 imagery exercises to improve dance technique, artistic expression and performance. More than 160 illustrations highlight the images, and the exercises can be put to use in dance movement and choreography.
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Conditioning for Dance

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780736041560

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

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Conditioning for Dance features 170 imagery illustrations paired with 160 dance-specific exercises to help you maximize body-mind conditioning. The book culminates with a 20-minute, full-body workout routine designed to help you warm up, condition, and refine your dance technique.
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Grow Younger Daily

The Power of Imagery for Healthy Cells and Timeless Beauty

Author: Eric Franklin

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457547066

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

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Grow Younger Daily: An Insider’s Guide to the Life-Changing Use of Imagery The phrase “Mind over matter” takes on new significance when linked to research into the undeniable connection between imagery and physical and mental health. In other words, if you can imagine it, you can become it. Athletes, dancers and fitness experts have used sophisticated mental imagery to enhance their performance, and now you can too. The Franklin Method, developed by author Eric Franklin, combines movement and Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ to harness the transforming power of the mind to move efficiently and keep the physical body young and energized. With the power to change the body from the inside out, imagery can influence and rejuvenate everything from individual cells to the immune system and organs, showing that remaining young is largely a question of attitude. Grow Younger Daily provides a roadmap to creating lasting positive physical and mental changes by describing how to harness the plasticity and transformative power of the mind, thanks to the author’s decades of firsthand experience and practice. Acknowledging the power of change is the first step to a younger, healthier you.
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Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance

Author: Eric Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736067881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

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Gives dancers a deep understanding of how imagery works and its importance in developing dance technique and artistry. Teaches how to combine technical expertise with imagery skills to enrich expressive repertoire. Improves improvisation, dance technique, and performance. Guides the use of imagery to clarify intent and content of movement. Original.
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A Tai Chi Imagery Workbook

Spirit, Intent, and Motion

Author: Martin Mellish

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857010131

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images that apply not only to movement practices of all kinds but to daily life. The book does not assume any knowledge of Tai Chi forms. The images in this book - drawn from a wide variety of sources, both Chinese and Western, ancient and modern - are easy to understand, fun to work with, and embody the true inner spirit of Tai Chi's timeless tradition. The book contains hundreds of photos and line drawings illustrating the images, detailed explanations of the biomechanical realities that underlie the images, and a summary of the latest scientific research on the benefits of Tai Chi.
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Dynamic systems theory and embodiment in psychotherapy research. A new look at process and outcome

Author: Sergio Salvatore,Wolfgang Tschacher,Omar Carlo Gioacchino Gelo,Sabine C Koch

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889197808

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Page: N.A

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In an attempt to cease from reducing the world and its (emergent) phenomena to linear modeling and analytic dissection, Dynamic Systems Theories (DST) and Embodiment theories and methods aim at accounting for the complex, dynamic, and non-linear phenomena that we constantly deal with in psychology. For instance, DST and Embodiment can enrich psychology’s understanding of the communicative process both in clinical and non-clinical settings. In psychotherapy, an important amount of research has shown that – next to other ingredients – the therapeutic relationship is the most important active factor contributing to psychotherapy outcome. These findings give communication a central role in the psychotherapy process. In the traditional view, the underlying model of understanding psychotherapy processes is that of a number of components summatively coming together enabling us to make a linear causal prediction. Yet, communication is inherently dynamic. A shift to viewing the communication process in psychotherapy as a field dynamic phenomenon helps us to take into account nonlinear phenomena, such as feedback processes within and between persons. We thus propose an embodied enactive dynamic systems view as a new theoretical and methodological perspective that can more realistically capture what happens among and between two persons in psychotherapy. This view reaches beyond the current narrow model of psychotherapy research. DST and Embodied Enactive Approaches can offer solutions to the loss of non-linear phenomena, the complex dynamics of reality, and the holistic level of analysis. DST and Embodied Enactive Approaches have developed not in a single discipline but in a joined movement based on various fields such as physics, biology, robotics, anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, and psychology, and have only recently entered clinical theorizing. The two new paradigms have already triggered a rethinking of the therapeutic exchange by recognizing the embodied nature of psychological and communicative phenomena. Their integration opens up a promising scenario in the field of psychotherapy research, developing new, profoundly transdisciplinary, theoretical concepts, methodologies, and standards of knowledge. The notion of field dynamics enables us to account for the role of the communicational context in the regulation of intra-psychological processes, while at the same time avoiding the pitfalls of an ontologization of the hierarchy of systemic organization. Moreover, the new approach implements methodological strategies that can transcend the conventional opposition between idiographic and nomothetic sciences.
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Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind

The Power of Positive Imagery: With Over 80 Exercises and a 10-Day Beauty Program

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780871273093

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

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Emphasizing lifestyle and mental attitude rather than surgery, creams, or pills, this fantastic manual is the key to staying young through mental stimulation, self-talk, setting of goals, motivation, and relaxation. The revolutionary Franklin Method of health proposes that living healthily is mostly a question of habits and that these habits are mirrored in the quality of our thoughts and in our daily life. Focusing on methods of concentration, measured breathing, and the power of imagination, this program provides a selection of different mental techniques from the Franklin Method designed to produce results that can be seen and felt in only 10 days. More importantly, when combined with a balanced diet, these exercises can awaken even the sleepiest of minds to the possibility of a longer and more fulfilling life.
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Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body - E-Book

The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy

Author: Robert Schleip,Thomas W. Findley,Leon Chaitow,Peter Huijing

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052280

Category: Medical

Page: 566

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This book is the product of an important collaboration between clinicians of the manual therapies and scientists in several disciplines that grew out of the three recent International Fascia Research Congresses (Boston, Amsterdam, and Vancouver). The book editors, Thomas Findley MD PhD, Robert Schleip PhD, Peter Huijing PhD and Leon Chaitow DO, were major organizers of these congresses and used their extensive experience to select chapters and contributors for this book. This volume therefore brings together contributors from diverse backgrounds who share the desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice in our current knowledge of the fascia and goes beyond the 2007, 2009 and 2012 congresses to define the state-of-the-art, from both the clinical and scientific perspective. Prepared by over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the world, Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body will be ideal for all professionals who have an interest in fascia and human movement - physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integration practitioners, manual therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, yoga or Pilates instructors, exercise scientists and personal trainers - as well as physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation, and basic scientists working in the field. Reflects the efforts of almost 100 scientists and clinicians from throughout the world Offers comprehensive coverage ranging from anatomy and physiology, clinical conditions and associated therapies, to recently developed research techniques Explores the role of fascia as a bodywide communication system Presents the latest information available on myofascial force transmission which helps establish a scientific basis for given clinical experiences Explores the importance of fascia as a sensory organ - for example, its important proprioceptive and nociceptive functions which have implications for the generation of low back pain Describes new imaging methods which confirm the connectivity of organs and tissues Designed to organize relevant information for professionals involved in the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s connective tissue matrix (fascia) as well as for scientists involved in basic science research Reflects the increasing need for information about the properties of fascia, particularly for osteopaths, massage therapists, physiotherapists and other complementary health care professionals Offers new insights on the fascial related foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians and the fascial effects of acupuncture
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