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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2010 Jul;14(3):227-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2008.12.001. Epub 2009 Feb 1.

Qi Gong exercises and Feldenkrais method from the perspective of Gestalt concept and humanistic psychology.

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School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK. p.posadzki@uea.ac.uk

Abstract

This study describes two similar approaches to human movement: Qi Gong exercises and the Feldenkrais method. These systems are investigated in terms of Gestalt concepts and humanistic psychology. Moshe Feldenkrais created the concept known as Awareness Through Movement. This concept assumes that by becoming more aware of one's movements, one functions at a higher level. In similar ways to those using the Feldenkrais method, individuals may become more aware of their own movements by performing Qi Gong exercises: A therapeutic modality that facilitates mind-body integration. Qi Gong exercises commonly lead to increased personal awareness accompained by enhanced quality, fluency and smoothness of movement. These two methods of movement therapies are explored in terms of their relations with Gestalt concept and humanistic psychology.

PMID:
20538219
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbmt.2008.12.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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