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exuberant animals
     at play
philosophy and practice of natural fitness




  change your body, change the world
"Know, first, who you are; and
then adorn yourself accordingly."
Epictetus
“…I see that
everything in nature
arises from the
power of free play
sloshing against the
power of limits.”

Stephen
Nachm...
"Man is most nearly
himself when he
achieves the
seriousness of a
child at play."

Herodotus, Greek
historian
"Life begets life. Energy creates energy.
It is by spending oneself that one
becomes rich."
Sarah Bernhardt
"Creators ultimately don't care about genres or
techniques or disciplines except as these things can
be used as instrument...
"Pleasure is power."
Kay Redfield Jamison
Exuberance
“There is more wisdom in your body
   than in your deepest philosophy.”
                         Nietzsche:
“Coordination is the quality
which enables the individual
to integrate all the powers
and capabilities of his whole
organi...
"Each day, and the living of it, has to be a
conscious creation in which discipline and
order are relieved with some play ...
"Play is the exultation of the possible."
                           Martin Buber
"The Universe is constituted to maximize play. The best games are not
those in which all goes smoothly to conclusion, but ...
"Genius is childhood
recalled at will."
Charles Baudelaire
"The supreme accomplishment is to
blur the line between work and play."

Arnold Toynbee
Concentration is the secret of strength.
R.W. Emerson
There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised.
A.S. LaVey
“We play because we have an exuberance of spirits and energy,
but we are also exuberant because we play.”
Kay Redfield Jami...
"A creature that once knows the
pleasure of play will derive
satisfaction from it even when
youth is gone."

  Karl Groos
...
"We are all sculptors and painters, and our material
     is our own flesh and blood and bones."
               Henry David...
"I played with an idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air;
transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it...
“Whatever you can do, or think you can, begin it.
Boldness has power, and genius,and magic in it.”
                       ...
Join our tribe!
Exuberant Animal is an innovative health philosophy
that promotes performance, vitality and physical
happi...
“Animals that play together
tend to stay together.”

Mark Bekhoff
Produced by the primal scholar with special thanks to
                          Lauren Muney, Kwame Brown, Sebastien Alary...
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Exuberant Animals in action: philosophy and practice of natural fitness

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Exuberant Animals in action: philosophy and practice of natural fitness

  1. 1. exuberant animals at play philosophy and practice of natural fitness change your body, change the world
  2. 2. "Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly." Epictetus
  3. 3. “…I see that everything in nature arises from the power of free play sloshing against the power of limits.” Stephen Nachmanovitch Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art
  4. 4. "Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play." Herodotus, Greek historian
  5. 5. "Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." Sarah Bernhardt
  6. 6. "Creators ultimately don't care about genres or techniques or disciplines except as these things can be used as instruments of vision." John Briggs
  7. 7. "Pleasure is power." Kay Redfield Jamison Exuberance
  8. 8. “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” Nietzsche:
  9. 9. “Coordination is the quality which enables the individual to integrate all the powers and capabilities of his whole organism into an effective doing of an act.” Bruce Lee
  10. 10. "Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness." May Sarton photo courtesy Stuart Brown MD, National Institute for Play
  11. 11. "Play is the exultation of the possible." Martin Buber
  12. 12. "The Universe is constituted to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly to conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. The geometry of life is designed to keep us on the crux between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos." George Leonard
  13. 13. "Genius is childhood recalled at will." Charles Baudelaire
  14. 14. "The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play." Arnold Toynbee
  15. 15. Concentration is the secret of strength. R.W. Emerson
  16. 16. There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised. A.S. LaVey
  17. 17. “We play because we have an exuberance of spirits and energy, but we are also exuberant because we play.” Kay Redfield Jamison wild dogs: Kruger National Park, South Africa
  18. 18. "A creature that once knows the pleasure of play will derive satisfaction from it even when youth is gone." Karl Groos The Play of Animals
  19. 19. "We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones." Henry David Thoreau
  20. 20. "I played with an idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air; transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox." Oscar Wilde
  21. 21. “Whatever you can do, or think you can, begin it. Boldness has power, and genius,and magic in it.” Goethe
  22. 22. Join our tribe! Exuberant Animal is an innovative health philosophy that promotes performance, vitality and physical happiness. We offer a comprehensive, multi- disciplinary approach that's invigorating, liberating and life-changing. Exuberant Animal seminars will transform your body, your organization and your community. By combining the study of health with play-based movement training, Exuberant Animal provides an experience that's exciting, inspirational and intensely meaningful. For books, seminars and ideas, visit www.exuberantanimal.com Also see our blog www.blog.exuberantanimal.com
  23. 23. “Animals that play together tend to stay together.” Mark Bekhoff
  24. 24. Produced by the primal scholar with special thanks to Lauren Muney, Kwame Brown, Sebastien Alary and the Barefoot Sensei. For more information, contact Frank Forencich at frank@exuberantanimal.com In partnership with The National Institute for Play

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