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Structural Energetics in Zero Balancing Bodywork

by Alan Hext Singing Dragon
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Pbk 208 pages
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Written by a well-established teacher of the practice, this guide to the mind-body therapy
Zero Balancing is aimed at bodyworkers and all complementary medicine practitioners
who work with qi. Zero Balancing uses hands-on conscious touch to address the
relationship between energy and the structures of the body and clears blocks in energy
flow to allow greater postural alignment and vitality. Rooting the esoteric aspects of qi and
energy in a practical bodywork approach, the book is essential reading for any
practitioner wishing to develop their awareness skills and access the world of energy

Dedication; Acknowledgements; Disclosure;Contents; Listing of illustrations and photographs; Foreword; Introduction; 1. What is Zero Balancing; 2. A description of a Zero Balancing Session; 3. Learning Zero Balancing; 4. Working with the Body's Structure & Energy; 5. Distinguishing ways of touching Structure & Energy; 6. Signs of response and change; 7. An anatomy of the energy body; 8. The dorsal hinge; 9. Zero Balancing the pelvic and shoulder girdles; 10. Our key centres of gravity; 11. Qi energy; 12. Understanding energy through the Five Elements; 13. Zero Balancing touches the body-mind; 14. Zero Balancing as a bodywork meditation; 15. The value of learning Zero Balancing for Acupuncture practitioners; 16. Zero Balancing - Building Bridges; Appendix - The influence of JR Worsley's teaching in Fritz Smith's development of Zero Balancing; Selected Bibliography; Index

Alan Hext draws on his years of experience as both practitioner and teacher to guide the reader through a step-by-step account of the Zero Balancing process. His deep knowledge of classical Chinese medicine allows for a rich melding of East/West, providing insight into the structural and energetic patterning of the body-mind. An essential read for all body-workers!
Alan Hext is the recent former Chair of the Zero Balancing Association UK, and is a lecturer and practitioner of both Traditional Acupuncture and Zero Balancing. He has studied with Zero Balancing founder Fritz Frederick Smith for 35 years.