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Beautiful Practice - Frank Forencich


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I want to recommend a book:

Beautiful Practice: A Whole-Life Approach to Health, Performance and the Human Predicament

Frank Forencich

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0985126302/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1406556092&sr=8-2π=SY200_QL40

I just finished reading this...while not anything radically new for me...it was a fantastic aggregation/consolidation of the concepts, thoughts and practices that have been maturing in my own mind and funny enough...what I've been calling my practice for the last 8 months.

Really puts into context our biological past and our urban and social reality.

Also consolidates evidence, arguments and thinking around the "life style", training, life, practice that many here are developing/practicing.

Frank's just been on this journey longer then I and so his thoughts are nicely matured and distilled.

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Frank does great stuff with his Exuberant Animal concept. I haven't read this book, but I did read stresscraft. It was basic but fundamental, and a light read for people not quite ready to get fully into it!

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Frank does great stuff with his Exuberant Animal concept. I haven't read this book, but I did read stresscraft. It was basic but fundamental, and a light read for people not quite ready to get fully into it!

I'd agree with this...it is the thin edge, accessible entry point.

What I found must helpful was the language to explain simply the basics.

I'm dealing daily with trying to explain this stuff to people who last week thought exercise/training health could be achieved with 39 minutes on the tread mill reading New Idea.

As much if this is a new and evolving concept in my own mind...I often make it more complex then required.

This book has helped me simplified my language and distill to the key concepts.

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It is an excellent book. It is mostly a meta book, and not specific about methods, exercises and techniques. (And do we not have enough of those already?)

The ideas presented (as mentioned above) simple, but also profound. He has some refreshing perspectives and new ways to think about ideas of how to create and maintain a practice. Though of course much of it will be familiar for anyone who has been on this or a similar path for a longer duration.

I have always liked Franks writing, and one can definitely do worse than to pick up either Exuberant Animal or now Beautiful Practice.

regards,

Frederik

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