Between Breath and Pain

Creating Sensory Awareness with Gentle Movement for Healing

by Margaret J. Pittenger MSPT


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Softcover
$61.95
Hardcover
$70.95
Softcover
$61.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/7/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665724357
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665724340

About the Book

In Between Breath and Pain, author Margaret J. Pittenger integrates breath work with movement patterns that open channels of communication with pain. Whether your pain comes from tension or from injury, you can restore balance within your body through guided practice. Pittenger offers a practicum of movement working with breath to: • change breath rhythms and movement patterns to experience less pain; • demonstrate specific information showing how the body works to heal from pain; • use movement to restore balance within the body; • demonstrate how normal movement patterns can become restricted by painful tissue; • relieve stress and pain during pregnancy, as the baby changes the mother’s center of gravity; • build awareness of neuroplasticity (brain communication); and • gain permanent changes in the awareness of movement patterns. With a unique blend of written and video-demonstrated movement patterns, Between Breath and Pain offers over fifty videos accessed through QR codes to demonstrate the exercises designed to improve breath and release pain across the body. Praise for Between Breath and Pain “Margaret’s gentle, thoughtful humanity infuses her work. She approaches each client as a uniquely suffering individual. Her unobtrusive gentleness supports trust in therapy and self-acceptance. As a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I refer my patients to Margaret. With relief of muscular tension, they begin a recall process that allows healing.” —Elizabeth Trawick, MD


About the Author

Margaret J. Pittenger, MSPT and Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner has more than fifty years of experience working with thousands of clients using a unique blend of physical therapy, Feldenkrais Method®, yoga, and meditative breath work to address and acknowledge trauma and painful movement patterns. These skills allow her to map workable pathways toward relief and healing. Through work in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, private homes, and universities, Pittenger has refined and taught her blended method.