n a somatic education learning approach developed by Elsa Gindler in Germany around 1910 which emphasizes inward focus during external movements, thus resulting in greater self-control.
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Kaserande historik over Stockholms Kvinnliga Gymnastik Forening", Foreningen GCI: s arsbok (Stockholm: 1927).
The roots of somatics can be traced back to the late 19th-century European Gymnastik movement, which used breath, movement, and touch to direct awareness.
He created the modern-day gymnastic ball in 1963, which was sold primarily in Europe as the Gymnastik, and during the late 60s, invented a jumping ball called Pon Pon for use in play and exercise.