Trager for Self-Healing

A Practical Guide for Living in the Present Moment

Lightness of Being Through Your Physical Body

Audrey Mairi views enlightenment not as a philosophical puzzle to solve or a spiritual epiphany but instead as an everyday experience grounded in ordinary physical movements. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, Trager for Self-Healing presents simple ways to increase awareness of the present moment. While many books offer advice about being in the “Now”, few point out practical ways to experience what that actually feels like. The exercises in this book are designed to anchor the feeling of presence in the body/mind.


The successful use of this book will require active engagement on the part of  the reader. It will be to no avail if you simply read it, close it, and say, “I got it.” Let your reading be an opening to a doing, to a practice and refinement of the simple but powerfully effective meditations in awareness and movement you will find here. And why not? The engagement called for here is with yourself–the most accessible and most important person in your life. So take this book home not as a weekend read but as a long-term companion. As they say in Alcoholics Anonymous, “Keep coming back; it works if you work it.” Here is a guide out of the cul-de-sac of impotence and debilitation. Work it. Lighten up.

Deane Juhan, Senior Trager Instructor and author of Job’s Body and Touched by the Goddess

Trager for Self-Healing provides readers with education and insights into the holistic approach of Dr. Milton Trager. The experiential context offers guidance toward accessing a state of integration and relaxation. The awareness tools promote developing freedom in the body and mind.

Cathy Hammond, PhD, Senior Trager Instructor and co-author of Movement as a Way to Agelessness