An established classic in its field, Bodymind presents a comprehensive study on the body and mind relationship. Articulating the complex relationship between body type, personality and experience, Dychtwald suggests methods for obtaining deeper self-knowledge and relates techniques for releasing repressed feelings, as well as self-healing and increased energy.
In Bodymind, Ken Dychtwald demonstrates how our body can often be a perfect reflection of our own life’s history, present state of being, and potential for continued growth and development. Drawing upon the ideas of Wilhelm Reich, Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, Fritz Perls, Will Schutz, Alexander Lowen, and several of the yoga schools, he blends their insights with a variety of Eastern and Western approaches to bodymind development. He also gives an honest and candid glimpse into his personal gropings and discoveries as he attempts to understand his own bodymind. This, then, is the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand bodymind awareness and diagnosis system available. In viewing the relationship between body and mind as it can be read and translated directly from the flows and form of the body, Dr. Dychtwald offers new and exciting possibilities to all of us concerned with realizing our human potential