There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This book is a long-time favourite, I refer to it quite often. A must-read for anyone who loves creating dances, and/or performing on a stage. The Art of… Read More The Art of Making Dances
I adore this book. I first stumbled upon it in the library of a Tibetan tea house in the heart of the Belgian(!) Ardennes. I decided to find a copy as soon as I got home. The life of Milarepa It tells the story of a troubled youth, who with the help of generous mentors found… Read More Life of Milarepa
Self-doubt can be an ally. This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, desire to do it. I enjoyed this read more than I anticipated. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. My current read, a lovely little book about vocation: Let your life speak by Parker J. Palmer The title says it all. And you? What are you reading right now?
Because we’re up early today.. Why we Sleep by Matthew Walker One of the books I’m reading right now. A manifesto on the importance of sleep. Insightful, compelling, a must read. PS: You can listen to an interview with the author in this episode of Michael Gervais’ excellent ‘Finding Mastery’ podcast: https://findingmastery.net/matthew-walker Bonus geekery: did you… Read More Why we Sleep
This book (and the simple, but deeply effective exercises in it) were a true eye opener for me in terms of body health, self-care and recovery work. I still go back to it regularly, especially in movement-intense times. The Roll Model by Jill Miller. Enjoy! PS: What are your favourite recovery tips?
I‘m a big fan of his films and series, and I love how this book reveals the origins of the deep inspiration, intuitive ideas and unbridled creativity behind his work. Also: a big up for the power of meditation! Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch
This beautiful book, written by EUHDGD Headmaster Sang Hyun Han, was published in April 2017. It vividly illustrates the essence of practicing Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword Art)
This little book, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons – The modern fundamentals of golf(!), is written so well that it transcends the subject. A great read for anyone interested in deep learning, improving motor skills and mastering the mind through effective practice. What are you reading right now?
This book is one of the best investments I’ve made in the past few years. Anatomy Trains by Thomas W. Meyers It illustrates movement patterns across our bodies beautifully, which is extremely helpful for spotting and re-balancing postural and movement imbalances. I heartily recommend it for students and teachers of all movement arts. What about you?… Read More Anatomy Trains