Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide (Middlebury Bicentennial Series in Environmental Studies)
|Rating||:||4.71 (565 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
Body and Earth Andrea Olsen's book wakes up your conscious being and brings back your connectedness to earth. It makes you grateful for gravity and the nature that surrounds you and you might begin to be in awe of yourself and others. As Bebe Miller already said, this book will be with you for a long time. Body and Earth touche. `L said Five Stars. Sweet, Informing, Deeply Nourishing. I will keep this in my library for years to come.. Not what I hoped for One of the problems with online purchasing, as against hard copy shop purchase is that you do not get the chance to hold and skim through the book. If I had this chance I would not have purchased this book.
“It is the medium through which we know the earth.” In a remarkable integration of environmental science, biology, meditation, and creative expression, Olsen, a dancer who teaches in the environmental studies program at Middlebury College, offers a guide to a holistic understanding of person and place. Part workbook, part exploration, Body and Earth considers the question of how we can best, most responsibly inhabit both our bodies and our planet.Olsen displays an easy command of fields as diverse as geology, biochemistry, ecology, and anatomy as she explores the ways in which our bodies are derived from and connected to the natural world. “Body is our first environment,” writes Andrea Olsen. Through hard data, reflection, exercises, and inspiration, Body and Earth offers a guide to responsible stewardship of both our planet and our persons.. But Body and Earth is not just a lesson, it is also an investigation. Arranged as a 31-day program, the book offers not only a wealth of scientific information, but also exercises for both exploring the body and connecting with place; illustrations and works of art that illuminate each chapter’s themes; and Olsen’s own meditations and reflections, connecting the topics to her personal history and experience.Olsen insists that neither body nor landscape are separ
Author of Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy, she also performs, teaches yoga and creative writing, and offers workshops worldwide. ANDREA OLSEN is Professor of Dance and faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program at Middlebury College. CARYN McHOSE has a private practice in somat
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