While working as a physical therapist in Oakland in the fifties, Marion Rosen was asked by several clients how they could prevent aches and pains and avoid physical therapy treatments. This question inspired Rosen to begin teaching movement classes in 1956. The Rosen Method of Movement describes these preventative exercises in detail. Marion Rosen continued in the next four decades to become, alongside Moshe Feldenkrais, Milton Trager, Ida Rolf, and Alfred Lowen, one of the makor progenitors of a system of bodywork, which connects breathing, emotional responses and body functioning.
"Marion Rosen’s ‘power of gentleness’ expresses what we’ve all felt in this universally loved woman. Marion shares with C.G. Jung a deep respect for the wisdom and self-healing tendencies of both psyche and body, which is perhaps why so many Jungian analysts seek her help for their bad backs. This book describes her methods and reflects her insights." -Kay Bradway, Jungian analyst, co-founder, C.J. Jung Institute, San Francisco