Love, Sex, and Your Heart: The Health-Happiness Connection

Love, Sex, and Your Heart: The Health-Happiness Connection

by Alexander Lowen
     
 
For centuries the heart has been a symbol of love and sexual desire. But as Dr. Alexander Lowen shows in this bold study, the connection between love and the heart is far more than symbolic - it's real. Repressed emotions - especially unresolved sexual conflicts - and deep psychic hurts can actually rigidify the chest, so it becomes like an armored breastplate. In

Overview

For centuries the heart has been a symbol of love and sexual desire. But as Dr. Alexander Lowen shows in this bold study, the connection between love and the heart is far more than symbolic - it's real. Repressed emotions - especially unresolved sexual conflicts - and deep psychic hurts can actually rigidify the chest, so it becomes like an armored breastplate. In this way trapped emotional energy can literally constrict your heart.

Lowen traces his revolutionary thesis through poignant case histories, applying the principles of his mentor, the great Wilhelm Reich, to analyze the effects of emotional trauma on the body. Diagrams show how we experience pain at various points in life and how pain can damage our overall health as well as inhibit our ability to express and receive love. Lowen's physical and psychological exercises teach you how to release the pain of the past to become more flexible, more sensual, and more personally fulfilled. The results are a softening of your bodily "armour," an expansive feeling in the chest, the exhilarating discovery of sexual pleasure, and a stronger, healthier heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140194784
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.46(d)

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