Reading the Body

Reading the Body : Ohashi's Book of Oriental Diagnosis

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  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 213 x 279 x 14mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 01 Nov 1991
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Imprint: Penguin USA
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Revised ed.
  • ISBN10: 0140193626
  • ISBN13: 9780140193626
  • Bestsellers rank: 121,621

"People are always asking me, how can I be happy? Or, how can I find the thing I really want to do in life? I tell them: you are standing on your answer. The secrets of your life are written on your body" -Ohashi

Ohashi helps you learn these secrets by showing you how to "read your body" to determine both your physical and spiritual condition as revealed in the physical self. Because, as Ohashi notes, "the body is the physical manifestation of the soul," your posture, your features, and the texture of your skin can tell you who you are.

This is not just a book about health and shiatsu; it is a guide to living well. The goal is to find unity of body, mind, and spirit, emphasizing that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and that accommodating one's weaknesses is as important as utilizing one's strengths.

Filled with diagrams, drawings, and sample diagnoses, this is not only a practical guidebook-by "reading the body" one can tell what shiatsu techniques apply to the various energy meridians of the body-but also a fascinating meditation on how to live.