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Bodystories
A Guide to Experiential Anatomy
Andrea Olsen; Caryn McHose, contrib.




UPNE
2004 • 176 pp. 110 illus. 8 1/2 x 11"
Health & Fitness / Dance / Bodywork

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-354-7



An innovative guide to anatomy that uses techniques from yoga and dance to increase awareness of the body.

BodyStories is a book that engages the general reader as well as the serious student of anatomy. Thirty-one days of learning sessions heighten awareness about each bone and body system and provide self-guided studies. The book draws on Ms. Olsen’s thirty years as a dancer and teacher of anatomy to show how our attitudes and approaches to our body affect us day to day. Amusing and insightful personal stories enliven the text and provide ways of working with the body for efficiency and for healing. BodyStories is used as a primary text in college dance departments, massage schools, and yoga training programs internationally.

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"This is the perfect gift for anyone who wishes to be enticed into understanding more about themselves within the contect of their body, and anyone who wishes to understand anatomy in more dept through their own inner journeying."—Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Co-Director and Founder of The School for Body-Mind Centering

BodyStories presents a much needed approach to human anatomy. . . This is a book to be done, not merely read; as you engage in Olsen’s programmed sequence of lessons, you become the text and illustrations.”Deane Juhan, author of Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork



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ANDREA OLSEN, author, is Professor of Dance and faculty member in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Author of Body and Earth, An Experiential Guide (UPNE 2002), she performs and teaches internationally and is on the faculty for the teacher training program of the Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was recently a Fulbright Senior Scholar to New Zealand, and is working on her third book, The Place of Dance. CARYN MCHOSE, collaborator, has taught movement and anatomy for over 30 years and initiated the experiential anatomy curriculum for Middlebury College. She collaborated with Susan Borg to create the Resonant Kinesiology Training Program in Burlington, Vermont and wrote "The Evolutionary Sequence, An Integrative Model for Movement Study," published in Rolf Lines. Caryn teaches classes and offers private sessions in perceptual bodywork and is working on her first book, The Evolutionary Sequence, Explorations in Movement and Meaning.



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