Award winning dancer, choreographer and best-selling author Twyla Tharp shares her secrets for maintaining mental and physical agility in this groundbreaking, always entertaining book.
Forwardness is the new mindfulness. Now seventy-three, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she creates for Broadway, the American Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet and others--but for her astounding regimen of exercise and engagement. She is famed for religiously hitting the gym at daybreak, undergoing rigorous exercises with her trainer and utilizing those drills to propel her breakneck schedule as a teacher, creator and lecturer.
In Forwardness, Tharp explores the variety of steps anyone can take to forestall the aging process, and more important, to convince one's own mind that it is truly only as old as it feels. Drawing on a variety of physical techniques, mental acuity exercises and spiritual tricks of the psyche, Forwardness will prove to be as innovative and novel as its creator.