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There are so many paths toward realizing our dreams, toward untangling the web of sabotaging habits that keep us from being our best selves. However, very few approaches look at how you literally move through life. Every breath, gesture and facial expression are (usually unconscious) choices that influence how we navigate life’s challenges. While talk can often lead to paralysis by analysis, listening to the body is a direct line to the instant messages being sent every second by the brain and nervous system.
Drawing from Feldenkrais bodywork, powerful archetypes, contemplative spirituality, the Gurdjieff Work and more — and with QR codes linking directly to somatic lessons you can experience yourself — You’ve Got The Power! is a refreshing manual for change...from the inside-out.
The saying “we contain multitudes,” while true, can disempower us from the possibility of ever attaining satisfaction. You’ve Got The Power! offers readers four paths: the way of the warrior, teacher, healer and visionary. These four cornerstone archetypes live in mythology, history and in our own stories. Using her lifetime of research in movement, Lavinia Plonka offers a revolutionary approach to getting out of your way by utilizing humanity’s forgotten sixth sense—the power of sensation and embodiment.
Using pleasurable movement explorations, self-inquiry and practical life exercises, You’ve Got the Power! introduces readers the the wisdom of the body. Each archetype has a physical “center of presence.” Readers will learn how to use these centers: The Warrior: pelvis, Teacher: chest, Healer: hands and Visionary: eyes to develop embodied presence and use it for personal mastery. Each archetype also has a “superpower” and a “kryptonite.” Learning to develop the superpower, while acknowledging the potential pitfalls are part of the journey towards realizing our dreams—whether it’s for healing, learning or achieving.
The four archetypes embody our potential to be the change we want to see in the world. By reconnecting with the intelligent nervous system and developing our kinesthetic sense, we become more aware of ourselves, how we impact others and how others influence our actions. The ability to stand our ground, connect with compassion, heal old wounds and envision our possibilities will be the takeaway from this ground breaking look at body/mind connections.