The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines
by Nancy Allison, CMA
As alternative medicine is gaining recognition in traditional health care, this timely volume is a welcome and essential resource. The 500-page, one-volume encyclopedia features practical details as well as historical and theoretical information about body-mind practices within all of the major disciplines, from the familiar martial arts, meditation and massage to lesser-known therapies and techniques. While the approaches of the different practices often vary widely, their purpose of incorporating the body with the thinking and feeling processes of the mind is universal -- to enable a person to live a long, meaningful, and healthy life.
Written by over 125 experts in their respective fields, the lavishly-illustrated encyclopedia includes boxed insets highlighting important facts about each discipline, annotated resource lists, and sources for further reading.
Editor Nancy Allison, CMA, currently teaches Laban movement analysis and Bartenief Fundamentals at New York University School of Education. She is also on the faculty at the Lincoln Center Institute and the Laban-Bartenief Institute of Movement Studies.