A Primer on how the Human Body works
This book was written for people involved in Martial Arts, Yoga, Pilates, or other physical disciplines that are designed to move people to a higher level of existence. Those exercises will change a person’s body dramatically, causing many new and unfamiliar sensations.
The body views contained in this book provide a way to verbalize or conceptualize the new physical sensations the practitioner may be feeling. This is not trivial. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the physical sensations that the practice of Yoga, martial arts, Pilates, or a similar practice can produce. The exercises are also designed to cause emotional upheaval and intellectual confusion as part of the process of uplifting the practitioner. Those are normal and expected effects.
For various reasons, the normal emotional upheaval and intellectual confusion can be too much for the practitioner to deal with. Excessive training, a weak constitution unable to handle the training, illness that changes or interferes with the effects of the training, a natural sensitivity to the exercises, or performing the exercises incorrectly, are all reasons that the normal positive changing effects of Yoga, martial arts, etc, can cause the practitioner problems in their life.
The body views presented in this book offer a way to alleviate any confusion or emotional overload the practitioner may be feeling. The simple act of putting words and pictures to the complex physical sensations the practitioner is feeling will calm the mind. The calm mind can then deal with the emotional upheaval more effectively.
The body views in this book also have a concrete and practical use. They can be employed in everyday life to evaluate the body of another person for strength or weakness. They can be used to diagnose health problems in people. They can be used to explain various legends and ideas from human cultures around the world. They also offer insight into the properties of the human body that are the basis for martial arts, Yoga, Pilates, and other body changing disciplines.
This book is interesting and useful to anyone. Not just people who are currently training in one of the arts listed, or people experiencing problems from that training. There are ideas in this book that should make a person’s eyes open in wonder. The ideas in this book could spur the curiosity of the casual reader enough that they may decide to do some serious investigation of these body changing disciplines for themselves. That is a life changing decision to make.