The Books

Quebec book fair 2017

Salon du livre de Québec

Montreal Book Fair 2017

Salon du livre Montréal

This book has been translated into Polish and Spanish

Firs edition 2007
premier livre sur la gymnastique émotionnelle
New french edition
Livre sur la Gymnastique Émotionnelle
Polish edition
livre sur la gymnastique émotionnelle en polonais
Spanish edition
La gymnasia emocional


Emotional Gymnastics invites you to undertake a journey into your body in order to know it better and to learn how to fully experience your emotions and feelings. Our body tells the story of our life. It takes shape according to the ways we experience our existence.

Our difficulties and ordeals leave their marks, notably in the form of muscular tensions. Thus, we sometimes develop deformations and inhabit our bodies in a fragmented way. We tend to say that ‘’the weight of the years’’ is doing its work.

This heritage of our life experience is capable of causing various physical and psychological ailments, for example feelings of depression. It would be difficult to change our personal history. However, if we wish to, by practising Emotional Gymnastics, we can free ourselves of the traumas of the past and the wounds inscribed in our body.

This book proves that we are all able to recover a sense of plenitude and establish a new balance in our lives, at the same time, on the physical, emotional and psychological levels.


This book, dedicated to Emotional Gymnastics, proposes that you discover «the body that you are» the body claimed by your inner reality, distinct from the «body object» much valued by society in general. By experiencing the slow and easy movements presented in this book, you will be able to explore in a new way certain parts of your body, that is, by working from «inside to outside».

Thus, the hitherto ignored anesthesized zones of the body will be exposed such as migraines, backaches, insomnia, poor digestion, arthrosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even states of depression – all amplified by the rhythm of our modern lives.

By working with the proposed movements, you will find beneficial relief from many of these ailments. The author’s suggestions will help you to loosen and provide flexibility to your stiff muscles.

By re-establishing the osteo-articular and muscular balance, the sensorial dimension will be refined and the oppressive emotional memories will disappear quite naturally. Becoming conscious of «the body that we are» is possible at any age, and allows us to re-own our innate joy of living

Some testimonials

Contact the author

Le Centre Martine Veilleux

C.P. 283 Succ. Westmount, Westmount H3Z 2T2


Phone: 514-231-4459

About us

The Martine Veilleux Center was created in the early 1990 by Martine Veilleux, graduate in Somatic Educator from Québec University (UQAM) and founder of EG®.

This center provides ÉG® sessions and trains practitioners in this body method.
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