Selected Articles on Movement Shiatsu

The Anatomy of the Self Working with the Mind through the Three Burners
Physical Democracy Seeing the Body as a Community and working to make it democratic.
The Tiger in the Grove Kyo and Jitsu in Movement Shiatsu
Muscles Have Feelings Too Dealing with Change
Body Buddhism Shiatsu as a way of Personal Development
Riding the Will The Development of the Tai Yang and Shao Yin
Embodiment of Energy Energy needs to be embodied before change takes place. Sometimes working with meridians is not enough to help someone to embody their energy. This article describes how Experiential Anatomy can be used to help.
Working With Elders This article introduces a method of training for ageing people, which can be started before old age, which develops three Yin capacities: Radiance, Equanimity and Benevolence. These capacities are aspects of the Tai Yin, Shao Yin and Jue Yin energies and do not decline with age. With their development, the ageing person not only is rescued from many of the physical conditions of old age but also grows into a state which is still valued, still useful and still attractive to other people.
The Body-Mind Connection Babies learn to inhabit their bodies and at the same time develop consciousness. So the physical development provides the foundation for emotional and mental experience. This article descibes the historical development of Movement Shiatsu as an exploration of the body-mind connection.
The Six Channels The Six Channels are maps of whole body coordination. Each channel is made up of two meridians but they perform an holistic function that is greater than the sum of their parts.
Health is a Dirty Word How concepts such as balance and health can actually interrupt the process of an individual therapy
The Six Divisions and the Gestalt Cycle How the Six Divisions represent dynamics in the personality as well as the physical movement development
Working with a Family with Cerebral Palsy A case history about working with a child with cerebral palsy, and thence working with the parents as well
Movement Shiatsu as Developmental Process Another case history which describes the process of Movement Shiatsu working on something which would normally be the province of psychotherapy. This case history also explains the principles behind the work and is the first time I gave a satisifactory answer to the question 'What is Energy?'
Energy and Qi A review of the scientific research into biological organisation and it's reflection on the oriental idea of Qi
Kyo and Jitsu A look at the etymology of these much used words and a deeper look at their meaning
Experiential Shiatsu What does Experiential Work mean and how can it enliven and enrich Shiatsu and teaching.
The Sadist on Honeymoon An exploration of the role of the Liver Energy in therapy and an explanation of the HUN
What is Movement Shiatsu An old article published in the describing Movement Shiatsu

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