Author(s): Barbara Tapfer
It has long been recognised that we can direct powerful physical and mental changes within ourselves through specific movements of our bodies, as stated by advocates of yoga and tai chi. Eurythmy therapy is a compelling method of restoring balance and harmony to the human body, and stimulating self-healing, through healthy movement. In eurythmy therapy, bodily movements, or 'gestures', are living and rhythmic. Their power is drawn out by combining them into movement which positively influences body, soul and spirit. In this unique book, the movements of basic eurythmy therapy are captured for the first time with dynamic photographs. The authors, who are experienced eurythmists, describe and illustrate the core speech-sound exercises: vowel exercises, consonant exercises and soul exercises, which include love, hope and sympathy. This book is not a replacement for a qualified eurythmy therapist, but is intended as guidance and orientation for patients practising on their own, perhaps after a few initial sessions with a therapist, or for more experienced eurythmists.