Writing and the Body in Motion

Awakening Voice through Somatic Practice


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About the Book

Based upon the author’s lifetime practices as a dancer, poet and teacher, this innovative approach to developing body awareness focuses on achieving self-discovery and well-being through movement, mindfulness and writing. Written from a holistic (rather than dualistic) view of the mind-body duality, discussion and exercises draw on dance, psychology, neuroscience and meditation to guide personal exploration and creative expression.

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About the Author(s)

Cheryl Pallant is a dancer, dance critic, writer, energy practitioner, somatic coach and teacher at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Cheryl Pallant

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 188
Bibliographic Info: 22 photos, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6824-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3171-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface 1
Introduction 5

1. The Subjective Body 15
2. The Perceiving Body 38
3. The Kinesthetic Body 61
4. The Verbal Body 88
5. The Imagining Body 113
6. The Evolutionary Body 137
7. The Practicing Body 159

Glossary 171
Chapter Notes 173
Bibliography 176
Index 179

Book Reviews & Awards

“The positivity, peace, and joy in Pallant’s words congeal into a somatic wonderland. I am delighted by it…. Writing and the Body in Motion is a book one can return to often. There are many exercises that can and should be repeated.”—Thinking Dance

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