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Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks

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Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing
Title
Teach us to sit still
Title remainder
a skeptic's search for health and healing
Statement of responsibility
Tim Parks
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Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Provided by publisher
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks
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Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing, Tim Parks
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
1st US ed.
Extent
xiii, 322 p.
Isbn
9781609614485
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(pbk)
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ill.

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      148 Main St., Greenwich, NY, 12834-1343, US
      43.091746 -73.502011
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