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Your innate power

Subtitle: 
To achieve health, integration, freedom
Material type: 
AT Focus: 
Related to the A.T.
1967
July
1
Format: 
Hardback
Language: 
English
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
ISBN 0041300041 / 978-0041300048
Mouritz Bibliography
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Later edition flag: 
This has later editions
Biblio ID: 
BRO967HE9
Base ID: 
BRO967HE9
Short Description: 
A synthesis of the three methods of Roger Vittoz, William H. Bates, and F. Matthias Alexander.
Mouritz description: 

Vittoz used a non-intellectualized sensory awareness to regain unity and equilibrium of mind and body. Bates discovered the connection between mental attitude and eyesight, and how to consciously retrain the use of one's eyes. Alexander developed a technique for the conscious, integrated use of oneself in all activities of living.

Olive Lyle Brown here draws upon the principles of these methods to provide fundamental techniques for de-tensing and developing a restful but alert state of mind and body. Her method is one of eliminating thought through pure sensation - a state of 'wordless receptivity' - in order to restore greater psychophysical stability and control. She argues that by learning how to become receptive to reality - how develop a state of effortless awareness - we free outselves from misleading emotions and thought patterns.

Publisher Description: 

Our thinking patterns are of our own design. We shape the world we live in by our inner intentions and dispositions. By using our conscious mind we can direct our thoughts and reconstruct our world.

This book presents a synthesis of the three great methods of Roger Vittoz, William H. Bates, and F. Matthias Alexander. Vittoz used a non-intellectualized sensory awareness to regain unity and equilibrium of mind and body. Bates discovered the connection between mental attitude and eyesight, and how to consciously retrain the use of one's eyes. Alexander developed a technique for the conscious, integrated use of oneself in all activities of living.

Olive Lyle Brown here draws upon the common principles of these methods to provide the most fundamental techniques for de-tensing and developing a restful but alert state of mind and body. Her method is one of eliminating thought through pure sensation - a state of 'wordless receptivity' - in order to restore greater psychophysical stability and control. By learning how to become receptive to reality - how develop a state of effortless awareness - we free outselves from misleading emotions and thought patterns. Self-deception, nervousness, inertia and 'egocentric' thinking give way to a dynamic repose, to a harmonious state of mind and body as intended by nature.

Aldous Huxley was a pupil of Olive Brown. He greatly admired her work and after receiving instruction from her said: 'She has the key to everything. Until now they've all told us to be aware, but no one has shown us how. This method does.'