Resources

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.

Videos:

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.

Articles:

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

Books:

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 New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World by Mary Bond
The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World (Kindle Edition)

Balancing Your Body: A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing Movement by Mary Bond

The Spinal Engine by Serge Gracovetsky

Job’s Body by Deane Juhan

Somatics: Reawakening The Mind’s Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health by Thomas Hanna
Somatics: Reawakening The Mind’s Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health (Kindle Edition)

The Body of Life: Creating New Pathways for Sensory Awareness and Fluid Movement by Thomas Hanna

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

Body Encyclopedia: A Guide to the Psychological Functions of the Muscular System by Lisbeth March

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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