Mindful Movement

The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action

Martha Eddy

Mindful Movement

Martha Eddy

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

265 pages | 10 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781783208432 Published July 2017
Cloth $57.00 ISBN: 9781783205837 Published October 2016
In Mindful Movement, exercise physiologist, somatic therapist, and advocate Martha Eddy uses original interviews, case studies, and practice-led research to define the origins of a new holistic field—somatic movement education and therapy­—and its impact on fitness, ecology, politics, and performance. The book reveals the role dance has played in informing and inspiring the historical and cultural narrative of somatic arts. Providing an overview of the antecedents and recent advances in somatic study and with contributions by diverse experts, Eddy highlights the role of Asian movement, the European physical culture movement and its relationship to the performing arts, and female perspectives in developing somatic movement, somatic dance, social somatics, somatic fitness, somatic dance and spirituality, and ecosomatics. Mindful Movement unpacks and helps to popularize awareness of both the body and the mind.

Part 1: Influences and Development of Somatic Education
Chapter 1:       Introduction and Overview – The What and Why of Somatic Education
Chapter 2:       The First Generation – Founders of Somatic Education Technique
Chapter 3:       Second Generation – Set One: The Influence of Dance on Somatic Education
Chapter 4:       European Antecedents to Somatic Movement
                        Kelly Jean Mullan
Chapter 5:       Global Roots of Somatic Movement: Asian and African Influences
                        Sangeet Duchane

Part 2: The Emergence of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy
Chapter 6:       Second Generation – Set Two: Dynamic Approaches to Well-Being in Dance and Fitness
Chapter 7:       Third Generation – The Amalgams: Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Today
Chapter 8:       The Universities and Somatic Inquiry: The Growth of Somatic Movement Dance Education in Britain
                        Sara Reed and Sarah Whatley
Chapter 9:       How Dance Has Helped Situate Academic Fields of Somatic Inquiry: Case Study University of Illinois-Urbana
                        Rebecca Nettl-Fiol
Chapter 10:     Somatic Movement and Dance Education in pre-K-12 Education
                        Kate Tarlow Morgan, Eve Selver-Kassell, Lauren Lipman and Mary Ann Brehm

Part 3: Current Trends in Somatic Thinking and Being
Chapter 11:     Healthy Movement, Healthy Mind: Neuroscience Connections to Somatic Healing and Action
Chapter 12:     Conscious Action and Social Change: “Social Somatics”
Chapter 13:     Somatic Dance and Environmental Activism: Is this Spirituality?
Chapter 14:     Concluding Thoughts: Does Somatic Awareness Interplay with Genetics, Ecstasy and Space?

Appendix 1:    Elaine Summers: Skytime 2014/Moon Rainbow
Appendix 2:    Emilie Conrad in Memoriam
Appendix 3:    Ruth Doing’s Rhythms Fundamentals Compared with Body-Mind Centering BNP as presented by Kate Tarlow Morgan

Notes on Contributors
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