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  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:188
  • eBook ISBN:9781667861531
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667861524

You’ve Got the Power! Four Paths to Awaken Your Body’s Archetypal Energies

by Lavinia Plonka

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Overview
There are so many paths towards realizing our dreams, towards untangling the web of sabotaging habits that keep us from being our best selves. However, very few approaches look at how you literally move through life. Every breath, gesture and facial expression are (usually unconscious) choices that influence how we navigate life's challenges. While talk can often lead to paralysis by analysis, listening to the body is a direct line to the instant messages being sent every second by the brain and nervous system. The saying "we contain multitudes," while true, can disempower us from the possibility of ever attaining satisfaction. You've Got The Power! offers readers four paths: the way of the warrior, teacher, healer and visionary. These four cornerstone archetypes live in mythology, history and in our own stories. Using her lifetime of research in movement, this book offers a revolutionary approach to getting out of your way by utilizing humanity's forgotten sixth sense - the power of sensation and embodiment.
Description
There are so many paths towards realizing our dreams, towards untangling the web of sabotaging habits that keep us from being our best selves. However, very few approaches look at how you literally move through life. Every breath, gesture and facial expression are (usually unconscious) choices that influence how we navigate life's challenges. While talk can often lead to paralysis by analysis, listening to the body is a direct line to the instant messages being sent every second by the brain and nervous system. The saying "we contain multitudes," while true, can disempower us from the possibility of ever attaining satisfaction. You've Got The Power! offers readers four paths: the way of the warrior, teacher, healer and visionary. These four cornerstone archetypes live in mythology, history and in our own stories. Using her lifetime of research in movement, this book offers a revolutionary approach to getting out of your way by utilizing humanity's forgotten sixth sense - the power of sensation and embodiment. Using pleasurable movement explorations, self-inquiry and practical life exercises, You've Got the Power! introduces readers the the wisdom of the body. Each archetype has a physical "center of presence." Readers will learn how to use these centers: The Warrior: pelvis, Teacher: chest, Healer: hands and Visionary: eyes to develop embodied presence and use it for personal mastery. Each archetype also has a "superpower" and a "kryptonite." Learning to develop the superpower, while acknowledging the potential pitfalls are part of the journey towards realizing our dreams - whether it's for healing, learning or achieving. The four archetypes embody our potential to be the change we want to see in the world. By reconnecting with the intelligent nervous system and developing our kinesthetic sense, we become more aware of ourselves, how we impact others and how others influence our actions. The ability to stand our ground, connect with compassion, heal old wounds and envision our possibilities will be the takeaway from this ground breaking look at body/mind connections.
About the author
Lavinia's lifelong passion for understanding human expression, and how we can develop emotional resilience and maturity, began while growing up as the daughter of traumatized Holocaust survivors attempting to navigate the American dream. From a career in theater, her research took her towards the new field of somatic movement. She has taught the Feldenkrais Method® internationally for over 30 years, besides studying dozens of movement technologies from the healing, martial and performing arts. Immersing herself deeply in the work of somatic psychology, the power of mythology and the neuroscience of emotional expression, Lavinia has developed a somatic learning process called Kinēsa(TM) which synthesizes her mind/body/emotion/spirit approach to deep personal healing and practical applications to life challenges. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, two cats and a flourishing garden of weeds.
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