The Relaxed Body Book: A High-Energy Anti-Tension Program

Daniel P. Goleman, Other Doubleday Books $22.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-385-19983-4
Tense bodies can unwind with this practical, first-rate guide to physical repair and prevention. Straightforward, well-illustrated stretches, massages and soothers culled from a variety of therapiesSwedish massage, acupressure, yoga, ideokinesis, the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniquesare prescribed for the ailing head, face, jaw, neck, back and feet in this companion volume to the PBS-TV series Bodywatch. Special attention is paid to alleviating stress in such habitual activities as walking, eating, sex, sleep, reading, office work and housework. Best of all, this lively book is so well written that the intricacies of the bodywhether through a discussion of facial muscles or headachesare made accessible and interesting to the lay reader. Psychologist Goleman (Vital Lies, Simple Truths writes about behavior for the New York Times; Bennett-Goleman, a psychotherapist, co-directs a stress-management clinic in Massachusetts; Groch is an editor at American Health. BOMC and QPBC alternates; author tour. (May 2)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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