For more information and further study


Bridget Jankowski's first book is an easy-to-read, pastoral introduction to Body Mapping that will interest musicians of all abilities and experience.  Like the popular What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body by Barbara Conable, this book offers principles that will protect a pastoral musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety.

This book also offers a deeper understanding of the connectedness between the pastoral music minister and the assembly, the shared purpose of celebrating the Mass together, and the complete awareness necessary to be fully present to oneself, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord. As author Bridget Jankowski states, “we can’t be fully present to the Lord until we are fully present to ourselves.”


An extensive list can be found 

at, the website for the

Association for Body Mapping Education.

Should understandng the body be a priority in music education? 

Podcast with

Vanessa Mulvey,

Licensed Body Mapping Educator

Vanessa Mulvey, LBME

by Dr. Richard Nichols

Chair of Applied Physiology at Georgia Tech

Feeling a little stiff?