Author: C. Caldwell
Bodyfulness is essentially a contemplative practice that starts from an idea of the body as a source of identity and knowledge. By coining this neologism (which naturally recalls the now widespread 'mindfulness') the author intends to fill a terminological void and overcome the prejudice in favor of the mental that dominates the eternal mind-body dualism in Western culture. Bodyfulness is an 'attention' during action, movement and body processes that arises from a state of contemplative concentration and generates a profound reflection on body movement and processes. The book offers a series of exercises that explore the four aspects of breathing, perception, movement and relationship, intended as a means to make actions more aware and participatory.