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The Way to Vibrant Health

A Manual of Bioenergetic Exercises

Published by The Alexander Lowen Foundation
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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The Way to Vibrant Health, now in its 3rd printing, represents over 20 years of Bioenergetic body-psychotherapy techniques.

These unique exercises are designed to reduce muscular tension and promote well-being, allowing you to feel more joy and vibrancy. Bioenergetics is a way of understanding the human personality in terms of the body and its energetic processes. Bioenergetic Analysis is a form of psychotherapy that combines work with the mind and the body to help people resolve their emotional problems, and realize their potential for vibrant health and pleasure in all aspects of their lives. Bioenergetic Exercises help you experience:

• Natural breathing as a total body respiratory wave.

• Unblocking of the body's holding patterns that restrict your energetic potential.

• Increasing your capacity for pleasure and feeling.

A student of Wilhelm Reich in the 1940s and early '50s in New York, Lowen developed bioenergetic analysis, a form of mind-body psychotherapy, with his then-colleague, John Pierrakos (February 8, 1921 – February 1, 2001). He is also noted for developing the concept of bioenergetic grounding, one of the foundational principles of bioenergetic therapy. Lowen was the founder and former executive director of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis in New York City. The IIBA now has over 1500 members and 54 training institutes worldwide.

Born in New York City to Jewish immigrants, Lowen received a bachelor's degree in science and business from City College of New York, an LL.B and a J.S.D (a doctorate in law) from Brooklyn Law School. His interest in the link between the mind and the body developed during this time. He enrolled in a class on character analysis with Wilhelm Reich. After training to be a therapist himself, Lowen moved to Switzerland to attend the University of Geneva.

Lowen lived and practiced for the majority of his life in New Canaan, Connecticut. He suffered a stroke in July 2006. The Alexander Lowen Foundation was founded in April 2007 to continue his legacy. Lowen died on October 28, 2008 at the age of 97.

In 2007, Dr. Lowen established the Alexander Lowen Foundation, which is now directed by his son, Frederic Lowen.

  • Publisher: The Alexander Lowen Foundation (December 12, 2012)
  • Length: 180 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781938485152

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