This page is for links to articles, videos, and sites I find useful for the work of Soma or for understanding Soma, or for exploring movement or the body. It also contains a book list. This page may eventually include personal reflections on the work or other relevant material. On occasion, it may include whimsy, inspiration, imagery, and fancy. Disclaimer: I have not read all the books listed, yet. Books without hyperlinks indicate those that may be found through the used market and will require a bit of searching on your part to find a price you like. The lists will grow with time.
A short, simple, animated video explaining SOMA: here.
Karen Bolesky talks about integration in this video.
Fascial Research video (German with English subtitles). Features Dr. Robert Schleip, delves deeper into the science of fascia. Thirty-three minutes long.
Basic Concepts in the Theory of Hubert Godard by Aline C. Newton.
Reading the Body in Dance: A Model by Hubert Godard (translated by Aline C. Newton with the help of Ruth Bames)
Interview with Serge Gracovetsky (author of The Spinal Engine) by A. Templier
A link to many articles by Godard, Newton, et al., including the three above
Bony Landmarks: Making Somatic Connections by Karen Bolesky
The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality by R. Louis Schultz
Isogai Dynamic Therapy by Kimiyoshi Isogai
The Spinal Engine by Serge Gracovetsky
Job’s Body by Deane Juhan
Bodies in Revolt: A Primer in Somatic Thinking by Thomas Hanna
Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body: The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy, 1e by Robert Schleip
Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body: The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy (Kindle Edition)
Sensing, Feeling, and Action, 3rd Ed., 2012, by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Movement)
Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy by Andrea Olsen (Movement)
The Second Brain : The Scientific Basis of Gut Instinct and a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines by Michael Gershon, M.D. (The Enteric Nervous System: the nervous system of the gut.)
The Otogenetic Basis of Human Anatomy by Erich Blechschmidt (2004, English Translation)
Making Connections by Peggy Hackney
Touch for Health – paperback edition by John Thie
Basic Concepts in Embryology: A Student’s Survival Guide by Lauren J. Sweeney (Basic but accessible)
An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain by Diane Ackerman
An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain (Kindle Edition)
How Life Moves: Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness by Caryn McHose, Kevin Frank (Foreword by Hubert Godard)
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