Ebook - Body Cognition: The Method Review








I received a free copy of Body Cognition:The Method by Josepha Michaeli to review.

Book Description:

Since the development of "Body Cognition" in the 1960s and 1970s, thousands of people have experienced it. However, when we ask: What is "Body Cognition", some of the answers are given in the negative form: this is not gymnastics in the usual sense; this is not a treatment for back pains only, and so on. How, then, can we define the "Body Cognition" method: education for a proper body movement? Training and preparing the body? Healthy gymnastics? These are titles which indicate several aspects of the method. The fundamental assumption of "Body Cognition" is that the right movement is beneficial to our physical and mental well-being and learning the right movement can considerably facilitate the solution of a long series of prevalent bodily problems. 
The present book constitutes an ID of the method: an attempt to explain extensively, present reasons arguments and demonstrate its theoretical aspect as well as display its practical implementation. The description of bodily occurrences ranges from the unique and individual to the general, from the personal to the comprehension of the common as well as vice versa – from generalizations to the individual case. Each chapter illustrates the approach from a different perspective but all of them emphasize the method's principal and unique trait: observing solid and general anatomical facts and, based on them, understanding their practical implications for the physical conduct from a health starting point. Moreover, the book shows the way the method relates to issues not usually associated with movement: physical therapy, personal development, learning, thinking and behavior. 
The order of the chapters invites a linear reading, evolving according to their structural logic, and enabling the reader to benefit from the support given by each chapter to those that follow it. However, each chapter can stand by itself and refers to the others as the need may arise. Thus, the book can be read in any order, browsing freely between the chapters. 
The book is designed for two main reader groups. The first group comprises all those interested in their body and health and want to delve deeper into the body out of personal and intellectual inquisitiveness. The second consists of professionals dealing with all the body therapy disciplines. The chapter topics and level of thoroughness are adjusted to both groups. Hence, all readers can find in the book what they are looking for in accordance with their level of interest and depth.

My thoughts:
From my understanding of this book,Body Cognition helps you retrain your body to help you have better posture and movement. This way,you are putting less stress on your joints and hopefully the techniques will improve your health. 

 As a person that suffers from Arthritis Pain,I found some of the tips to be useful. Like the description,this book can be a little wordy. However it does offer some good tips and advice on self improvement by better body posture and movement. 

I thought the illustrations in this book were quite comical. In a way they were like looking in a mirror to remind me of how bad my posture has become. This book does make you think of what we do to our bodies on a daily basis just by incorrect movement and posture.

If you would like to read a copy of this book,you can find it on Kindle Edition at Amazon.com

Thanks for reading.

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