Centered: Organizing the Body through Kinesiology, Movement Theory
w. forewords by Blandine-Calais Germain and Andry Vleeming
- Verlag: Handspring
- ISBN: 9781909141155
- 2015, 360 pages
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This book provides a complete picture demonstrating the complex interconnectedness
of the musculature, fascia, and joints, and the implication of these deeply
intertwined systems for movement through Pilates, yoga, and other fitness disciplines.
Madeline Blacks richly illustrated presentation style will allow the instructor to grasp
the biomechanics underlying posture and dysfunction and hence to enable change and improvement.
Blacks first extensive book covering the range of her work focus on biomechanics
combined with personal stories and solutions through movement.
Her book will be a source for all movement teachers and non-teachers,
who will find its use invaluable in understanding their own body and for improving personal practice.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Starting at the Base: Sole to Spine
Chapter 1: Our Base
Chapter 2: Motion of the Leg
Chapter 3: Whole Lower Chain
Part 2: Pivotal Point: Where the ribs meet the lower spine
Chapter 4: Trunk Connection
Chapter 5: Ribs Inspired: The diaphragm as a breathing and postural muscle
Part 3: Resilient Shoulders to Head
Chapter 6: Resilient Shoulders
Chapter 7: Weight Bearing on the Hands
Chapter 8: Movement of the Head and Neck
Part 4: The Whole Body Conclusion
Chapter 9: Perception and Felt Sense.
Categories: Pilates, Yoga, Movement, Sport and Fitness, Mind-body Therapies.
Madeline Black her pursuit in pursuit is the discovery of how the human body moves. This encompasses the creation of movement techniques based on Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic; the integration of manual work into the movement experience; and through her training of other teachers, helping others to sustain movement capacity throughout their lives. Her extensive study and widely respected accomplishments in the field of movement and fitness have fueled her rise as an international leader in training and certification of Pilates instructors. Worldwide, her name is synonymous with the highest level of professional pursuit in the teaching and practice of Pilates. She has authored certification training manuals and many articles for industry magazines and online.