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body awareness

internal sense of body structures and their relationships to each other.

alternative medicine

a heterogeneous set of practices 'that are offered as an alternative to conventional medicine, for the preservation of health and the diagnosis and treatment of health-related problems; its practitioners are often called healers'; alternative health care practices constitute a vast array of treatments and ideologies, which may be well-known, exotic, mysterious, or even dangerous, and are based on no common or consistent philosophy; the practitioners range from being sincere, well-educated, and committed to their form of healing, to charlatans, deprecatingly known as 'quacks'. See Fringe medicine, Holistic medicine, Integrative medicine, Office of Alternative Medicine. Cf Unproven methods for cancer management.
Alternaive therapies, types of
Alternative (formal) systems
Acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy
Body awareness
Exercise and movement therapies, eg dance therapy, martial arts, yoga
Manipulative therapies
Chiropractic, Hellerwork, Rolfing®
Mental therapies
Humanistic psychology, hypnosis
Natural remedies
Diet, eg macrobiotics, naturopathy
Sensory therapies
Art, color, and music therapy

body awareness,

n the felt sense of embodiment; consciousness of our somatic feelings.
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Any of these methods may help singers increase body awareness so they realize the entire body's alignment and movement are essential for efficient and healthy singing.
M still struggles to fully release muscle tension after activation, but her improved body awareness helps her recognize the residual tension, and she uses diaphragm breathing to quickly reduce it to within normal range.
She said Spin360 is different from other dance schools in Lebanon because the teachers work together as a team and share a philosophy of comprehensive body awareness and training.
From body awareness and thoughtful speaking and listening to cultivating a balanced view of emotions, this teaches readers how to understand how their ADHD brain works-and then, how to use mindful awareness to address these challenges.
The longest chapter, "The Koan of Breathing," includes what readers would commonly expect as the "how-to" details of breathing, meditation, and body awareness, with specific practices to encourage subtle body movements, like "The Breath of the Unfolding Fern," as a way that "the spine stays in constant resilient motion.
For example, electronic devices could assess nerve-stimulation activity before and after tactile-imaging procedures have been initiated, and the movement of the focal point of body awareness tracked.
The increased risk of falling for children is not simply because their bodies are different, it is also attributed to their limited proprioception and body awareness.
Kids with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), SPDs, and more, who need the benefits of deep pressure--such as posture bolstering, alertness, mental focus, body awareness, etc.
Sean severely lacks body awareness and, despite his well developed VMO, is moving with very little lower extremity control.
4) Body awareness exercises, such as tai chi and yoga, for improved posture, balance, coordination and relaxation.
s (Peer Educators Empowering RWU) go into the campus community throughout the year, covering, among other things, body awareness and eating disorder issues.