Pioneering movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's innovative approach to embodiment, movement analysis and reeducation, Body-Mind Centering®, is the subject of this book of collected essays, interviews, and exercises written for Contact Quarterly dance journal between 1980 and 2009. Drawing from both Western and Eastern scientific knowledge, BMC™ is an experiential study of the body systems and the evolutionary developmental patterns that underlie human movement. Her unique viewpoint is made evident in twenty-one chapters addressing specific systems, including the organs, neuroendocrine system, fluids, developmental movement, reflexes, perceptual system, embryology, cellular, and autonomic nervous system.
Over the last thirty years, BMC™ has engaged the interest of a wide range of people involved in dance, performing arts, athletics, therapy, healthcare, child development, meditation, and other body/mind disciplines.
The third edition includes sixteen additional pages with new articles on inspiration, expiration, and dancing through the transitional fluid, a subject index and List of Explorations.
"For anyone involved In the practice of healing, meditation, or teaching movement, this book is a ground-breaker. Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen is one of the handful of people who are carrying work with touch and movement awareness to a significant new lave/ of understanding. She has managed to shape the most intuitive and imaginative experience into the clear and accessible forms of Western biological science."~Don Hanlon Johnson, author of The Protean Body