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Trager for Self-Healing: A Practical Guide for Living in the Present Moment  - by Audrey Mairi, Trager Practitioner, Tutor and Electives Teacher

Audrey Mairi views enlightenment not as a philosophical puzzle to solve or a spiritual epiphany but instead as an everyday experience grounded in ordinary physical movements. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, Trager for Self-Healing presents simple ways to increase awareness of the present moment. While many books offer advice about being in the "Now", few point out practical ways to experience what that actually feels like. The exercises in this book are designed to anchor the feeling of presence in the body/mind.

Based on the work of Dr. Milton Trager, this book will guide you to release holding patterns, open to the Life Force, and make healthy choices, bringing love and light into your life.  

To read an excerpt from the book, click here. May be ordered online from Amazon or New World Library.

 

Movement as a Way to Agelessness: A Guide to Trager Mentastics - by Cathy Hammond, Ph.D. 

This book is an introduction to the movement work of Milton Trager, M.D. It contains both theory and practical movements as well as photos of Dr. Trager as a young man and a very active older man. Easy to read, this book was not actually spoken by Dr. Trager and written down by his students over a number of years.

Used copies may be ordered online from Amazon. This book was re-printed in 2003, but is currently unavailable; check http://www.amazon.ca for updates of this status.

 

Moving Medicine: The Life and Work of Milton Trager, M.D. - by Jack Liskin

Dr. Milton Trager is the creator of Trager, an approach to bodywork that cannot easily be defined. He developed his concepts rhythmic harmonization and Mentastics out of his experiences with acrobatics, boxing, and massage. In this biography, Liskin, a Trager practitioner and assistant professor of clinical family medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, describes Dr. Trager's struggle in getting his method accepted by mainstream medicine. Liskin makes no sensational claims about this approach and describes Trager in his opening chapter as a man in his mid-eighties using a walker in a retirement facility. This book tells a fascinating story.

To read an excerpt from the book, click here. May be ordered online from Amazon. (Note: this book is out of print, and prices for used copies start at $99US.)