Zen in the Art of Archery

Zen in the Art of Archery

by Eugen Herrigel

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Overview

The book sets forth theories about motor learning and control that provide lessons for learning any sport or physical activity. For example, a central idea in the book is that through years of practice, a physical activity becomes effortless both mentally and physically, as if the body executes complex and difficult movements without conscious control from the mind.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148926047
Publisher: Luneta Press LLC (www.LunetaPress.com)
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 90
File size: 102 KB

About the Author

Herrigel (1884–1955) was a German professor of philosophy, with a special interest in mysticism. From 1924 to 1929 he taught philosophy in Japan, and studied Kyūdō (the art of the Japanese bow) under a master named Awa Kenzô. Awa taught kyūdō in a way that was regarded by some as a mystical religion, called Daishadokyo. Daishadokyo was an approach to kyūdō that placed great emphasis on the spiritual aspect and differed from much of the mainstream practice at the time.

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