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Body Awareness in Action: Study of the Alexander Technique [Hardcover]

Frank Pierce Jones


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An introduction to the life and ideas of F. M. Alexander, describing and assessing the essential features of his technique of consciously controlling one's body and mind. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Now available in a new edition entitled Freedom To Change 18 Jan 1999
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This book has been available for about a year in an edition entitled Freedom to Change, published by Mouritz in the U.K. It has all of the (present) older edition, a few corrections, and additional material Jones had begun to prepare for an additional chapter. This remains one of the best books on the Alexander Technique.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent explanation of Alexander 25 May 2013
By John Marsilia - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful book on the Technique with some interesting science helping to support the argument. Good intro and ideas explained well
5.0 out of 5 stars Important book on The Alexander Technique 16 Mar 2013
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a classic book on the Alexander Technique. I think the book is for anyone who wants to learn about the technique, and it is especially useful for dedicated students and Alexander Teachers. The author was trained by F.M. Alexander and his brother A.R., so he was able to give a first-hand account of what the two brothers were like and he has an in depth understanding of the technique. The book provides a lot of insight into what the Alexander Technique really is, what makes it unique, and why it is effective in helping people. The author also conducted a series of scientific experiments to explore what happens in the body when using the Alexander Technique. The description of some of the experiments provides for some dense reading for those who aren't scientifically inclined, but the experiments are still valuable and worth reading about, especially since the author was the first person to conduct a scientific investigation into the Alexander Technique. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the technique, I enjoyed reading the chapters about some of the history surrounding the technique, such as the Trial in Johannesburg and the relationship that F.M. Alexander had with the famous philosopher John Dewey. Overall I'm really glad I purchased this book because I plan to refer back to it and re-read certain parts as my learning continues.
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