Teach us to sit still: A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing

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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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subject_facet Authors, English -- Health and hygiene, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Chronic pain -- Alternative treatment, Electronic books, HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management, Mind and body therapies, Parks, Tim -- Health, Personal Memoirs
title_display Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing
title_full Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing / Tim Parks, Teach us to sit still. A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing [electronic resource] / Tim Parks
title_short Teach us to sit still :
title_sub A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing
topic_facet Alternative treatment, Authors, English, Chronic pain, Electronic books, Health, Health and hygiene, Mind and body therapies, Parks, Tim, Personal Memoirs