Body Brilliance: Mastering Your Five Vital Intelligences

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This book is a warm, funny, encouraging, compassionate and deeply personal guide to waking your spirit fully in your body. It engages your “five essential intelligences”—physical, mental, emotional, moral and spiritual—and develops them fully. You feel a high level of energy when your potential is being fully expressed in one of these areas; it’s important to your happiness to identify and improve the areas in which your energy feels low or weak.

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This book is a warm, funny, encouraging, compassionate and deeply personal guide to waking your spirit fully in your body. It engages your “five essential intelligences”—physical, mental, emotional, moral and spiritual—and develops them fully. You feel a high level of energy when your potential is being fully expressed in one of these areas; it’s important to your happiness to identify and improve the areas in which your energy feels low or weak.

Body Brilliance is filled with inspiring stories. It tells the surprising details of people who exemplified peak development in one form or another: Olympians Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph for physical intelligence; Albert Einstein for mental intelligence, and Rumi and his teacher Shams for spiritual intelligence. It provides powerful yet simple ways in which you can fully engage each level, by finding the wisdom that your body is trying to communicate with you—and then living that wisdom in powerful experience through your body. It teaches you to pay attention to your unique individual patterns, listening deeply to your body’s messages.

Body Brilliance is also full of practical exercises to awaken each level, and to encourage you to find your personal levels of peak expression in that domain. When you wake up fully in your body, and harmonize all five layers, you discover a result that is more than the sum of the parts; you fall deeply in love with being alive, and infatuated with being fully present in your life.

About the Author
Alan Davidson, RMT, is the owner and director of Essential Touch Therapies in Houston, Texas. He has a B.S. from University of Houston, with an emphasis on psychology, sociology, philosophy, and religion. Alan is fascinated with the intersection of bodywork, psychology, ritual, and spiritual practice. He has taught massage, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and human transformation since 1990 and is a certified Nia White Belt. Alan is currently on the teaching staff at Source Vital College of Holistic Studies and NiaMoves Studio. You can see more about him, and subscribe to his health newsletter, at www.throughyourbody.com.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781600700255
  • Publisher: Elite Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Alan Davidson, RMT, owner/director of Essential Touch Therapies in Houston, Texas, works at the intersection of bodywork, psychology, ritual, and spiritual practice. He has taught massage, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and human transformation since 1990. A co-author of the award-winning Healing the Heart of the World (Elite, 2006), Alan also teaches at Source Vital College of Holistic Studies and NiaMoves Studio.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

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    Alan Davidson is an inspirational writer as well as a keenly tuned guide to better health (physical and mental) through his detailed and well-illustrated exercises and modes of meditation. What sets Davidson apart starts in his introduction: he shares a moment from 1987 when he sat in a waiting room for the results of his HIV test. His thoughts and observations of the others in that frightening room set the stage for his discovery that, even though he had every reason to believe that he would be 'positive', his test results were negative - a moment of reality testing that forged his path to work with himself and with others through discipline and training to celebrate the body and the joy of being completely alive. What followed is culminated in this very fine book BODY BRILLIANCE. Combining philosophy with physical dexterity Davidson leads the reader through all manner of exercises and positions. As the subtitle of the book suggests, these contemplations or attitudes are based on the FIVE VITAL INTELLIGENCES: The Physical, The Emotional, The Mental, The Moral and The Spiritual. Accompanying Davidson's path to wellness are excerpts from famous minds, drawing upon ancient as well as contemporary wisdom. In this setting he invites the reader to participate in a series of exercises that when combined have as a goal to wed all five Intelligences, the result being a state of Harmony. Davidson even makes this an art book by using photographer Victoria Davis to demonstrate each of the verbally described positions and movements. Davis has selected extraordinarily beautiful male and female models, placed them in near negative space so that the 'brilliance' of each body is celebrated. The combination of caring, intelligent thinking and writing, sound physical judgment in approaching exercise, and beautiful photography make this book far more than just a another self help book (though it certainly is that!). This is a book that treats the body and mind and soul and life as art. Highly recommended. Grady Harp

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