The Joy of Physical Freedom

The Joy of Physical Freedom by Gertrude Enelow is more than the usual series of exercises. It is more than a device to enable you to feel good for a few hours. It presents a new method of rhythmic exercises describing a method to help achieve body balance for better health and appearance.

“Body Dynamics is a beauty treatment, inside and out. It teaches us how to avoid feeling and moving like machines. The demands of tense city living have so far removed us from a sense of oneness with nature that even the natural movements of a graceful. walk have become a lost art.” says Gertrude Enelow

Enelow’s book helps you to regain the “lost art.” It does so by enabling you to achieve complete relaxation and develop new vigor through a series of rhythmic exercises which stress the relation of breathing to movement.

Body Dynamics involves a folding and unfolding of the body, a flow of motion, with each movement growing out of the one before until the most difficult movements become simple.

There is a connection between the underlying principles of Body Dynamics and the Zen doctrine. The basic idea of Zen is to catch life as it flows, move with it, and feel at one with. it. Through Body Dynamics, you acquire a body flow which exemplifies the very spirit of Zen moving with life.

You need no outside apparatus to receive the benefits from Body Dynamics. You have all that you need, built within yourself, As you learn to use your body as a complete whole, you gain immediate beneficial results.

Now, in response to widespread demand, Mrs. Enelow has written this book. With the aid of scores of drawings by Ivan Whitkov, a distinguished Chicago artist, she presents the fundamental concepts of Body Dynamics.

As you read this fascinating book and begin to apply its principles, you will be astonished at what your body can do for you without effort. You will quickly come to agree with the great Ruth St. Denis that

“Gertrude Enelow is a modern prophet. Her Body Dynamics is a must right now, when we all need it.”

The Function of the Orgasm

The Function of the Orgasm by Wilhelm Reich is a book that will challenge your preconceived ideas on sex and sexuality. A taboo, that many people vigourously hold on to and unknowingly allow to hold themselves back in life, love, health and happiness.

This book is not perverse or smutty or pornographic as some might imagine from the title of the book and it’s subject matter, but a serious, wholesome, clinical look at an all important phenomena of life and love that most people are too afraid to acknowledge or discuss.

The language reflects the period in which it was written (1920s-40s) and there is a lot of scientific jargon and historical background which may put off some readers, but stick to it through to the end and absorb the principles laid down with an open mind and hopefully, Wilhelm Reich would have helped another reader cast aside their fear of their own sexuality and capacity for love.

Over twenty years Wilhelm Reich, a psychologist and doctor of medicine, studied the relationship between the emotional, physiological and physical functions of biological energy.

He saw the orgasm as the key to the body’s energy metabolism, discovering that the biological emotions governing the psychic processes are themselves the immediate expression of strictly physical energy – which he named the cosmic orgone.

Initially derided, Reich’s theories are now seen as crucial to our understanding of ourselves and our fellow men. In appreciating why the orgasm brings a feeling of physical and emotional well-being, we can also gain insight into the physical and emotional ills that result from a thwarting of this bioenergetic function.

Many researches into psychic energy believe that the aura recorded by Kirlian photography is nothing less than the manifestation of Reich’s orgone energy.

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi for Health by Edward Maisel is the classic text that introduced Yang Style Tai Chi to an American audience a generation ago.

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“One of the best books on the subject. . . . Practical throughout and stripped of mysticism.” — New York Times

“A tranquil, graceful way of keeping fit.” — Harper’s Bazaar

“You will have to consult Mr. Maisel’s book. . . . Tai Chi could become that all-important exercise factor that stands between you and health problems.” — Prevention

“It is Chinese, old, comfortable, deeply pleasurable. It helps the figure and skin and tranquilizes. It is done in a small space in ordinary clothes without music. It is good for the young, for the old.” — Vogue

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Edward Maisel

Edward Maisel wrote the first Western manual of the classic Yang form of t’ai chi using the title Tai Chi for Health. This classic was published in the early 60s.

He was Director of the American Physical Fitness Research Institute and a consultant to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

Edward Maisel (August 16, 1937 – March 21, 2008) He was born in Buffalo, New York. He went to Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude; he was also Phi Beta Kappa.

He was an internationally known writer on music and t’ai chi.

He lived in New York City for most of his life.

He wrote Charles T. Griffes: the Life of an American Composer, the first definitive and still influential biography of this major early American composer. The CD The Songs of Charles T. Griffes was produced by Mr. Maisel. The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater presented Mr. Maisel’s production of Griffes’ final but unfinished masterpiece Salut au Monde.

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