Mind & Body: Mental Exercises for Physical Wellbeing; Physical Exercises for Mental Wellbeing (Hardcover)

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Mind & Body: Mental Exercises for Physical Wellbeing; Physical Exercises for Mental Wellbeing (Hardcover)


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A practical and playful guide to balancing and maintaining physical and mental harmony.

The modern world can present the body as a machine that just needs to be regularly exercised. However, it is a remarkably sensitive organ in which a lot of our pain and hope is stored and that we need to interpret and handle with subtlety. This impact of our body upon our mind is something which needs to be explored as it is easy to pay attention to one more than the other and to ignore the crucial balance between the two.

This is a book filled with reflections and exercises designed to help us live more harmoniously and maturely within both mind and body. It gives guidance on how to calm our minds with bodily exercises that work on the real sources of our anxieties. It suggests how to be less rigid in, and timid about, our bodies and how to relax into them in a way we might not have done for far too long. It offers ideas on how to accept the way we look, and how to treat the body in order for it to assist the mind in yielding its very best ideas. The impacts of activities such as singing, dancing and art are explored along with the liberation of spirit that these might offer.

This is a book, both theoretical and practical, that will improve our relationship between our physical and mental selves and allow us a route to a life of greater self-assurance, wisdom, and freedom to be ourselves.

*Contains explicit/adult content

  • BLENDING THE PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL with playful exercises backed by research.
  • A RANGE OF EXERCISES you can do anytime, anywhere.
  • DISCOVER THE POWER OF THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION and tap into your body's innate wisdom.
  • CULTIVATE CALM by connecting to your body and surroundings.
  • BODY NEUTRALITY learn to accept and feel comfortable with how you look.

The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Through our range of books, gifts and stationery we aim to prompt more thoughtful natures and help everyone to find fulfillment.The School of Life is a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socializing, finding calm, and enjoying culture through content, community, and conversation. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world offering classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions. The School of Life is a rapidly growing global brand, with over 7 million YouTube subscribers, 389,000 Facebook followers, 174,000 Instagram followers and 166,000 Twitter followers. The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.
Product Details ISBN: 9781912891467
ISBN-10: 1912891468
Publisher: School of Life
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English