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EmbodiedThe psychology of physical sensation$
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Christopher Eccleston

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198727903

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727903.001.0001

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(p.55) Chapter 4 Pressure

Christopher Eccleston

Oxford University Press

We live in gravity and the effects of gravity are experienced as a brake on our movements. Four pairs of physical senses are explored: flexibility and stiffness, physical strength and weakness, bodily heaviness and lightness, feeling swollen or reduced. Two people help narrate the various experiences of living in gravitational pressure: a yoga teacher who is expert at exploring flexibility, and someone who has a systemic disease—lupus—who lives with a changes in pressure senses.

Keywords:   pressure, flexibility, stiffness, strength, weakness, heaviness, lightness, tumescence, yoga, lupus

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