Wendy Palmer / 1st edition, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California (1994)
Summary: Wendy Palmer's model of conscious embodiment builds on simple, deep techniques to bring awareness of our mental and physical reactions to pressure. The book draws on meditation and the principles of Aikido to present a unique method for cultivation awareness, attention and self-acceptance.
Wendy Palmer / 1st edition, Rodmell Press, Berkeley, California (2002)
Summary: Drawing on the poetic wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, American sensei Wendy Palmer translates the powerful teachings of aikido for use in everyday life—all without practicing the vigorous exercises of this martial art itself. With poignant reflections on her own life, including her Conscious Embodiment work and teaching inmates in a woman's federal prison, she describes how we can lose our sense of freedom, vitality, and integrity when under the duress of life's "attacks." She explores a process that responds to the question How? How do we transform our negativity into budo, or love, and how do we move from reactivity to freedom?