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    DescriptionMindful work with horses, says neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton, can enlighten the human handler as much as it benefits the horse. Evolving over 30 million years to become the quintessential prey animal, equines have developed acute right-brain survival skills, such as leadership, awareness, empathy, and cooperation. In particular, the horse has finely honed abilities to lead, communicate, and connect not with words, but with the vital emotional energy described in the Buddhist tradition as chi. When we learn the language of chi, we become more effective as leaders, more attuned to others, and more joyful as human beings. "Zen Mind, Zen Horse" begins by examining how the equine and human brains function, often related to their respective roles as prey and predator. Going on to draw insights and wisdom from spiritual traditions such as Zen Buddhism, Ayurvedic healing, and Yaqui shamanism and from the great horse cultures of the Mongolians, Bedouins, and Native Americans, Dr. Hamilton shows the importance of developing right-brain awareness and quieting the left-brain dominance of our Western brains.


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    Title
    Zen Mind, Zen Horse
    Subtitle
    The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allan J. Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603425650
    ISBN 10: 1603425659
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNGH
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    BISAC V2.8: SPO057000, PHI025000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PET006000, NAT016000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A63430000, A13322480
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 636.10835
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 636.1/0835
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SF281 .H36 2011
    DC23: 636.10835
    Thema V1.0: WNGH, SK
    Illustrations note
    full colour photographs & illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Imprint name
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Publication date
    14 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    North Adams
    Review quote
    These deceptively simple techniques embody a powerful set of spiritual techniques.
    Back cover copy
    Horse training presents unique opportunities to explore powerful spiritual truths. The exercises in "Zen Mind, Zen Horse "offer everyone who works with horses -- novice or expert -- a new understanding of how humans train and interact with horses and why these two species, one a master predator and the other the ultimate prey animal, have such a deep, natural connection. Horses have evolved to understand and respond to the flow of vital energy -- "chi "-- around them, using it in their body language to communicate with members of their herd, to express dominance, and to sense danger from nearby predators. Being quietly present and receptive to your horse's energy opens the potential of your emotional, intuitive right brain. These simple, safe groundwork techniques reveal a pathway to awakening your deep sensitivity, calm leadership, intuition, and mindfulness.