COMING SOON! The Thinking Body:  A Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man


by Mabel Elsworth Todd

Mabel Todd’s The Thinking Body (1937) still stands today as the classic study of human anatomy and kinesiology that introduces many of the founding principles of somatic movement education. TBI Media is developing a Special Edition of the book which will replicate the style of the original cover, typography, and drawings. The publication will be available in 2021.

About the Author

Mabel Elsworth Todd (1880-1956) developed a system of education called Natural Posture in the early 20th century to help students discover improved “postural patterns.” Her approach was taught privately in Boston and New York as well as in the physical education departments of east coast colleges and universities. Professional performing artists became interested in Todd’s ideas in the 1930s.   Two of her best-known protégés, Barbara Clark and Lulu Sweigard, advanced the approach among dancers and actors in the mid-twentieth century. Their students continued to develop the teaching in the postmodern era.  Currently, the term “Ideokinesis” is the best-known title for Todd’s educational legacy.

Special Edition Product Details
ISBN:  9781881914051
Publisher: Thinking Body Institute Media LLC
Publication Date: Original 1937, Reprint to be announced
Product Description: Softcover, 6 x 9
Language: English
Number of pages: 350
Number of illustrations: 91

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