Book Reviews of Body Mind Balancing : Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body

Body Mind Balancing : Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body
Body Mind Balancing Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body
Author: Osho
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ISBN-13: 9780312334444
ISBN-10: 0312334443
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 192
Edition: Book CD
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Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

The concept of BODY MIND BALANCING is that our thoughts and ideas have been trained to be one way, while our bodies operate naturally, which generally puts the two at odds. The harder you try to force them together, the more they fight each other. This book hopes to help you find a way to balance them, so that you can function at your highest level mentally, physically, and emotionally. It only follows naturally that if each person could reach their best level, the world as a whole would be better.

This book requires that you keep an open mind. I also found that you have to be willing to take the author with a large grain of salt. There are times when he seems to be overly impressed with his own intelligence and message. He seems to have some issues with major religions in general. Also, not all of his ideas are completely real world practical.

If you can get past those things you'll find that the author makes some very good points in this book. Many of them seem so simple and obvious it's hard to imagine that we don't automatically behave that way. I especially liked the idea/realization that your body knows what it wants and when it wants it. To give it different things when it doesn't want them seems absurd, yet we all do it every day.

Included with the book is a meditation CD. I'm not sure I can review it for you. All guided meditation attempts seem to put me to sleep. Unless it was actually just a really deep state of meditation, in which case, it worked!