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About the book
  • Published: 15 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781583941591
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $27.99
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Zen Body-Being


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In this inspiring guide, Peter Ralston presents a program of "physical education" for anyone interested in body improvement. Using simple, clear language to demystify the Zen mindset, he draws on more than three decades of experience teaching students and apprentices worldwide who have applied his body-being approach. More of a transformative guide than a specific list of exercises devoted to any particular physical approach, Zen Body-Being explains how to create a state of mental control, enhanced feeling-awareness, correct structural alignment, increased spatial acuity, and even a greater interactive presence. Exercises are simple, often involving feeling-imagery and meditative awareness, which have a profound and sometimes instant effect. Where similar guides teach readers what to do, this book teaches readers how to be.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781583941591
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Authors

Peter Ralston

In 1975, Peter Ralston founded Cheng Hsin, a dogma-free approach to using direct experience in body/mind training, and two years later opened The Cheng Hsin School of Internal Martial Arts and Center for Ontological Research in Oakland, California. The first non-Asian ever to win the World Championship full-contact martial arts tournament, Ralston is author of Zen Body-Being, Cheng Hsin: Principles of Effortless Power, and other books.


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