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Teach us to sit still

Autor: Tim Parks
Editora: Bath : AudioGO, ©2010.
Séries: RH Audio
Edição/Formato   Audiobook em CD : Áudio em CD : Inglês : Complete & unabridgedVer todas as edições e formatos
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Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a  Ler mais...
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Pessoa Denominada: Tim Parks; Tim Parks
Tipo de Material: Audiobook, etc.
Tipo de Documento: Gravação de Som
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Tim Parks
ISBN: 9781448122400 1448122406
Número OCLC: 796952999
Notas: Chivers Audiobooks: CCD 2894.
Executor(es): Read by the author.
Descrição: 10 sound discs (CD) (10 hr., 59 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Título da Série: RH Audio
Responsabilidade: Tim Parks ; read by the author.

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Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a breathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks anticipated finding answers; he was about as far from New Age as you can get. As everything that he once held true is called into question, Parks confronts the relationship between his mind and body, the hectic modern world that seems to demand all our focus, and his chosen life as an intellectual and writer. He is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religion in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sports and art on our attitudes toward health and well-being. Most of us will fall ill at some point; few will describe that journey with the same verve, insight, and radiant intelligence as Tim Parks.

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