HUMANATURE, is an invitation to honoring and embodying nature’s rhythms and cycles as a healing path, personally and planetarily. The essential nature of the earth and cosmos move through our vessels, meridians, diagnostic areas and pressure points. This user-friendly guide brings useful, powerful hands-on tools to everyone, through the embodied integration of Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu. This exquisite book has over 80 color pages of original art, including paintings, photographs and calligraphy.
Nini Melvin is an energy-poet. Her photography and diligent articulation of both the Chinese and Japanese meridian channels displays an integrated mastery and vital necessity for qi to be a real, cultural relationship…now! In the West. In our lives, our breath, our bodies, our heart-minds, and our environment.
Terri Nash, M.S., CPM Retired homebirth midwife, Qi Gong teacher, long-term Tibetan Medicine student
Nini Melvin helps us to understand the body’s meridians, acupressure points and the Five Element theory through an artistically- crafted embodied experience. Hers is a rare and elegant choreography that weaves together beautiful photographs, inspiring thoughts, gorgeous calligraphy, and the reminder of the sacred ground of Mother Earth that connects us all to the greater cosmos. With each turn of the page, we are drawn into our own healing, but also to the healing of our planet that is necessary for our human survival. HUMANATURE is more than a work of art – it is a work of heart. You will want to return to this book again and again for the deep healing wisdom that lies within its pages.
Daisy Lee, Radiant Lotus Qigong
Nini Melvin is one of the most respected Shiatsu teachers in the world. She has dedicated her entire life to the Five natural cycles of life. Nini is a true shiatsu energetic life coach, and a most remarkable human being. This is a must-read book for not only shiatsu people, but for all.
Kumiko Kanayama, Five Lights Center of Shiatsu, Global Shiatsu Community for All
This beautiful collaborative project makes the five elements some alive!
Ken Cohen, author of The Way of Qigong
Inspirational, insightful, and easy to read. I love the creativity and expression of this book. A unique combination of ancient wisdom and practicality for modern life.
Lee Holden, Holden Qigong, Acupuncturist, Author