Table of contents for Zen body-being : an enlightened approach to physical skill, grace, and power / by Peter Ralston ; with Laura Ralston.

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Table of Contents
Preface
Foreword
Chapter One: Being a Body
	What is Physical Ability?
	Cultural Influences
	The Source of Improvement
	Accessing Body Intelligence
	Beginner's Body-Being
Chapter Two: Origins and Influences
	Mind Training
	Creating Insight
	Zen
	The Basics of Perception
	Three Aspects of Body Awareness
Chapter Three: Feeling-Awareness
	Awareness
	Feeling is Foremost
	Intent, Impulse, and Feedback
	Feeling-Awareness
	Body-Being Basics
	Opening a Door - Five Steps to Transformation
	Enhancing Feeling-Awareness
	Barriers to Feeling
Chapter Four: Learning, Being, and Creating
	Learning to Investigate What's True
Some Key Elements of Learning
Questioning Self
	Being Your Body 
	Body and Identity
	Two Domains of Feeling
	Creating Feeling
Chapter Five: The Principles of an Effective Body-Being
	A More Conscious Experience
Student-on-a-Stick
What is a Principle? 
	Insight 
	An Object in Space . . .
	Five Principles for an Effortlessly Effective Body
		Relaxing
		Feeling the Whole Body
		Moving From the Center
		Being Grounded
		Being Calm
	Body Basics
Chapter Six: Structural Alignment
	What is Alignment?
	Body Design
	Fourteen Points on Structural Alignment
Being Aware of Structural Alignments
Chapter Seven: Seeking an Effortless Power
	Using the Body Effortlessly and Effectively
	What is Intrinsic Strength?
	A Discovery of Effortless Power
Chapter Eight: Mind and Perception
	Changing Our Minds
	Noticing Perception
	Perception and Response
	Controlling the Mind
	Turning Perception into Feeling
The Creative Aspect of Mind and Perception
	Mind, Perception, and Relationship
Chapter Nine: Relationship and Consciousness
	Awareness, Relationship, and Interaction
	The Principle of Effective Interaction
	Increasing Relational Awareness
	Inclusive Awareness
	More Than You Need to Know About Consciousness
	Getting in Our Own Way
	Body-Being and Interaction
Chapter Ten: Life Practice
	Study and Training
	Training
	The Body and Exercise
	The Body at the Office
	The Body at Labor
	The Body and Athletics
	Stretching the Body
	Body-Being for the Body-Worker
	T'ai Chi for Every Body
	Sex and Body Feel
	The Body and the Arts
	A Practice for Life

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Martial arts -- Psychological aspects.
Martial arts -- Philosophy.