The Spirituality of the Body – Bioenergetics for Grace and Harmony
Reviewed By: Zuza Engler
Written toward the end of Lowen’s life, it deepens the understanding of the split between mind and body and the role of spirituality in our returning to wholeness. A must read to start growing, evolving, and developing grace. Zuza Engler, San Francisco, California, USA
Recommended Reading Program: Therapy In Motion
Author: Alexander Lowen
Language availability: English, Spanish
In The Spirituality of the Body, Alexander Lowen provides a unique perspective about the nature of spirituality. Lowen views the body as the outer manifestation of the spirit and defines grace as the divine spirit acting within the body. For the healthy individual the divine spirit is experienced as the natural gracefulness of the body and is reflected in the person’s behavior. In a healthy body, movement, feeling, and thinking are integrated in grace and harmony. This book includes body-psychotherapy techniques and exercises aimed at alleviating muscular tension and restoring the body’s natural grace. This spiritual grace involves a sense of connectedness to a higher order. In this state of grace we feel a kinship with all living creatures, and recognize our connection to our environment and to the world.