Foreward by Dr. Peter A. Levine:
“What it means to be a human being is a subject that has engaged, enraged and perplexed psychologists, anthropologists and philosophers; for thousands of years. So, what can anyone possibly add to this well-worn topic in a meaningful way? I believe that Betsy Polatin has given us a new lens into this subject. By exploring the tangible role of “embodied expansion,” she shows how poorly most of us use our bodies and our being. Here I am referring not only to the physical, anatomical body, but to the living, sensing, and yes, Knowing Body.
This premise, of an innate wisdom, is explored in depth and with competence. Polatin draws on her decades-long work with actors, singers, musicians and athletes; helping them (and all of us) achieve peak performance and to realize our unique potentials.
Moving the body properly carries multiple opportunities for how we feel, our levels of health and energy, and the equanimity of our emotions. Properly observing ourselves and moving our body efficiently has bearing on everything we do. Read, experience and learn what it means to be fully human.”
—Peter A. Levine, PhD, Author of Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma, and In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness