The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy

The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy
Elke von Laue By (author)
David Macgregor Translated by
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Eurythmy is a modern art of movement, and eurythmists work in the realms of art, healing and education. The benefits as a healing social art, for both children and adults, are well known. 

Rudolf Steiner gave a course on eurythmy therapy in which he described the process of “re-enlivening the whole physiology.” The authors of this book have researched eurythmy therapy for many years and this book is a comprehensive overview of their work.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 
2. The Processes of the Etheric Body Between the Upper and Lower Human Being 
3. The Polar Effects of Consonants and Vowels 25 
4. The Three Elements of Eurythmy 
5. Eurythmy Therapy and Other Movement Therapies 
6. The Consonants 
7. The Vowels 
8. Vowels and the Upper Human Being; Consonants and the Lower Human Being 
9. The Soul Exercises 
10. Transforming Eurythmy into Eurythmy Therapy 
11. Harmonizing Speaking and Moving 
12. The of Spatial Relationships 
13. Embryological Formative Gestures and their Reflection in Eurythmy Therapy 
14. Examples of Therapeutic Words 
15. Future Tasks of Physicians and Eurythmy Therapists 
16. Outline of a Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy 
17. Epilogue


“This study furthers the relevance and accessibility of eurythmy therapy, initially by developing means of describing what the therapeutic tools are and how they work. Therapists and doctors need a common language in which to discuss etheric processes and here we find concrete suggestions of how to structure it. The beauty of the suggestions is that they can be tried out.... It is certainly a weighty contribution. It invites scrutiny and will be a stimulating, enriching study for all anthroposophical health professionals curious about etheric dynamics. It is to be highly recommended for eurythmy therapists and doctors in particular.”Ingrid Hermansen, Eurythmy Association Newsletter, summer 2010

Author Bio

Hans-Broder von Laue was born in North Germany in 1937. He is a doctor specializing in anthroposophic medicine. He lectures on cancer treatment and teaches therapeutic eurythmy and has been widely published.
Elke von Laue was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1938. She trained as a nurse and has worked as an anthroposophical therapist for many years. She teaches eurythmy therapy and has published several papers on the subject.