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The Body Has Its Reasons: Anti-Exercises and Self-Awareness [Hardcover ed.]
 039441134X, 9780394411347

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THE FRENCH BESTSELLER HLETIC REVOLGTION

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HAS ITS REASONS ANTI-EXERCISES

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AND SELF-AWARENESS THERESE B'"" Free yourself if.

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FREE YOURSELF FROM TRADITIONAL EXERCISES

AND DISCOVER: •

how the front much flabbier

body tends to be than the back half, because our half of the

backs are overexercised. • how to use acupressure massage to treat various parts of the body. • how swimming, instead of exercising every muscle in the body, actually shortens some

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muscles. how foot massage can be used to detect the body's warning signals. • how a simple rubber ball can be used to relieve tension.

THE BODY HAS

ITS

REASONS,

Th6r^se

Bertherat recounts her own personal and professional journey from standard physical therapy to the creation of her

new

philosophy, which in-

corporates elements of other systems including the revolutionary Mezieres method, Feldenkrais exercises, rolfing,

Most

and the Alexander technique.

of us spend our lives in houses in which

are strangers: our

imprisonment,

own

bodies.

To end

Th6r^se Bertherat

we

this self-

offers

"anti-

body regain its natural grace and achieve release from both tension and time. exercises" designed to help your

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THE oODi H/^ITS

REASONS Arm-EXERCISES

AND SELFAWARENESS THERteE BERTHERAT and CAROL BERNSTCW

Translated from the French

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AVON PUBLISHERS OF BARD, CAMELOT, DISCUS AND FLARE BOOKS

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BODY HAS

ITS

REASONS

published in France 1976

Le Corps A Ses Raisons by Editions du Seuil, Paris. Copyright