Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body
Meditations and Strategies for Deeper Understanding and Enhanced Communication
In this fascinating book, dancer, choreographer, and visual artist Paula Josa-Jones combines her two greatest passions — movement and horses — in order to help us develop somatic awareness: Consciousness of breath, integrated and coherent motion, and development of movements and touch into sensitive channels of communication.
Reviews for Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body
An essential bible for equestrians, artists, and spiritual seekers alike. Her poetic aspirations to develop authentic relationships with equine partners provides a heartfelt road map for each of us to connect more deeply to others, and ultimately to ourselves.
Through stories, strategies, and over 65 meditations and gentle exercises, Josa-Jones shows how we can develop greater somatic awareness away from the horse, as well as how being with the horse can help this consciousness continue to evolve.
Mid-South Horse Review
What Paula Josa-Jones has done…is to bring each aspect of the combined arts of equitation and dance into new and sublime focus.
A breath of fresh air…where any one of us with a true desire to really be with horses, to partner with them in work, pleasure, or competition, should begin.