The Franklin Method uses Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)  as an imagery-based codified method for movement and postural control retraining. DNI uses progressive movement exercises combined with various methods of imagery to draw participants’ attention to anatomical structures and locations, body biomechanics, as well as spatial and functional relationships between body segments during movement. The below books incorporate Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)with other movement tools to change your body, by first changing your mind!

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery
by Eric Franklin

This book from Eric Franklin shows you how to use imagery, touch, and movement exercises to improve your coordination and alignment. These exercises will also help you relieve tension, enhance the health of your spine and back, and prevent back injury. This book will help you discover your natural flexibility and quickly increase your power to move. You’ll learn elements of body design. You’ll explore how to use imagery to improve your confidence, and you’ll discover imagery conditioning programs that will lead you toward better alignment, safer movement, increased fitness, and greater joy.

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Grow Younger Daily: The Power of Imagery for Healthy Cells & Timeless Beauty

The phrase “Mind over matter” takes on new significance when linked to research into the undeniable connection between imagery and physical and mental health. In other words, if you can imagine it, you can become it. Athletes, dancers and fitness experts have used sophisticated mental imagery to enhance their performance, and now you can too.

The Franklin Method, developed by author Eric Franklin, combines movement and Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery (DNI)™ to harness the transforming power of the mind to move efficiently and keep the physical body young and energized. With the power to change the body from the inside out, imagery can influence and rejuvenate everything from individual cells to the immune system and organs, showing that remaining young is largely a question of attitude.

Grow Younger Daily provides a roadmap to creating lasting positive physical and mental changes by describing how to harness the plasticity and transformative power of the mind, thanks to the author’s decades of firsthand experience and practice. Acknowledging the power of change is the first step to a younger, healthier you.

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Fascia Release and Balance: Franklin Method Ball and Imagery Exercises
by Eric Franklin

Adding fascia to your imagery exercises lets you experience and train your body in a whole new way. Fascia envelopes your entire body and is involved with every movement. Fascia can become restricted and immobile, limiting your movement and causing tension.

Eric Franklin teaches you what fascia is and explores how it affects your movement. Then he introduces Franklin Method® ball and Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery (DNI)™ exercises to liberate your fascia, wash away tension and cultivate a fundamental improvement of how you move your body.


The Psoas – Integrating Your Inner Core
by Eric Franklin

Learn to balance and condition the psoas with renowned dancer and movement educator Eric Franklin in his new book, THE PSOAS: INTEGRATING YOUR INNER CORE. This book combines the Franklin Method™Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ with essential exercises for the psoas, a core muscle that embraces the lower spine. The Franklin Method™ draws on Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ to guide movement and drive body posture.


Happy Feet – Dynamic Base, Effortless Posture
by Eric Franklin

The Franklin Method teaches the practical elements of body design, emphasizing Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery (DNI)™ for maximum efficiency.  By using imagery, we are working directly with the nervous system which has been scientifically proven to be the fastest route to change the way we use our bodies.


Breathing for Peak Performance
by Eric Franklin

Presents detailed anatomical information related to optimal breathing function and offers 35 breathing exercises. This text uses the famed Franklin Method, which combines movement, imagery, and touch to improve functional breathing technique.


Franklin Method Ball and Imagery Exercises Booklet
by Eric Franklin

Body posture and movement are Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery (DNI)™ driven. If the image doesn’t correspond to the way the body is designed, the result will be a steady decline in function.
Franklin Ball exercises help you to discover your movement patterns, restrictions and tension.


Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind
by Eric Franklin

Mind-Body expert Eric Franklin emphasizes lifestyle and positive mental attitude rather than surgery, creams or pills, in this guide to staying young throughDynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™, self-talk, setting of goals, motivation, and relaxation. The program provides a selection of different mental and physical techniques designed to produce noticeable results in 10 days.


Conditioning for Dance, Second Edition
by Eric Franklin

Offers over 100 new conditioning exercises, for all parts of the body. It features two new chapters and a new web resource with video clips showing correct execution of the exercises, two 20-minute workouts, and a personal conditioning program.


Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, Second Edition
by Eric Franklin

Provides dancers and dance educators with a deep understanding of how they can use imagery to improve artistry in dance. It offers hundreds of imagery exercises to refine improvisation, technique, and choreography as well as 295 illustrations and photos that illustrate Franklin’s unique imagery concepts. The book includes imagery exercises that can restore and regenerate the body through massage, touch, and stretching.


Inner Focus Outer Strength
by Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin combines anatomy withDynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery (DNI)™ techniques to explore the body and help the reader become aware of movement patterns.
Using imagery in your daily life (gym, office, walking, airplane, or housework) will build mental awareness, kinesthetic sense, overcome stiffness, and increase relaxation.
Good posture, flexibility, economy of movement and use of imagery can improve physical performance.


Pelvic Power
by Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin combines scientific principles with movement and Dynamic Neuro-cognitive Imagery (DNI)™ exercises. Pelvic Power demonstrates how to create a stronger body by toning the pelvic floor.
This book will address the importance of the pelvic floor on posture, vitality, sexual function and preventing incontinence for both men and women. Many back, knee and foot problems can be relieved through conscious training of the pelvic floor.

Relax Your Neck Liberate Your Shoulders
by Eric Franklin

This book explores exercises developed by Eric Franklin. Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ and touch are the keys to these simple exercises that can be done at home, on the job or while traveling. Understand the connection between emotional states and tension. Discover how improving the alignment of the head, neck and shoulder will ease strain on the muscles and joints. Softcover, 108 pages.

Understanding the Pelvis: A Functional Approach to Yoga
by Eric Franklin and Alison Wesley

Through this book, teachers will be able to provide more anatomically accurate cues, and they will learn to use mental imagery effectively to inform movement. “Imagery activates brain areas that overlap with the areas activated during the physical execution of the movement,” Franklin says. “Imagery has a training effect on the brain, just as movement does on the body.” It is the marriage of correct anatomical functioning and the practice of mental imagery that makes the Franklin Method so powerful.

Understanding the Pelvis: A Functional Approach to Yoga will help instructors and practitioners—including athletes, dancers, and other artists—safely and effectively use the pelvis in yoga. The ability to correctly use anatomical cues and guide yogis through their movements will provide instructors with a new level of confidence and expertise in their workshops and classes, and it will give practitioners the knowledge they need to avoid injury and fully enjoy the benefits of yoga.

The Art & Science of Cueing
by Eric Franklin

Renowned movement educator Eric Franklin reveals his cueing secrets for successfully teaching yoga, Pilates, dance and fitness.

In The Art & Science of Cueing, Eric Franklin demonstrates creative cueing techniques that movement and fitness instructors can use to ensure students train with precise, tension-free movement.
From basic concepts such as understanding the movement modality and assessing the comprehension level of students, to more elaborate techniques such as using anatomical imagery and metaphorical cues, Franklin covers a wide range of teaching topics.

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