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Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Sondra Fraleigh

Abstract

The popularity of yoga and Zen meditation has heightened awareness of somatic practices. Individuals develop the conscious embodiment central to somatics work via movement and dance, or through touch from a skilled teacher or therapist often called a somatic bodyworker. Methods of touch and movement foster generative processes of consciousness in order to create a fluid interconnection between sensation, thought, movement, and expression. This book probes ideas surrounding embodied knowledge and the conscious embodiment of movement and dance. Using a variety of perspectives on movement and dan ... More

Keywords: yoga, Zen meditation, somatic practices, movement, dance, somatics, touch, sensation, consciousness, sensory awareness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039409
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sondra Fraleigh, editor

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