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The Alexander Principle: How to Use Your Body Without Stress [Paperback]

Wilfred Barlow
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1 Nov 2001
F. M. Alexander's technique to heal without medical aid, but by the correct use of posture and movement, has a worldwide following, and has done ever since it was first pioneered over a century ago. The Alexander Principle is a method of mind and body re-education that reduces stress and muscle tension and revitalises all who practise it. Dr Wilfred Barlow studied under F. M. Alexander himself, and this pioneering book, The Alexander Principle, is now a classic. Recently updated, it is essential reading for everyone interested in the technique.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New edition edition (1 Nov 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752843907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752843902
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alexander 17 Oct 2013
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I can learn from this book as i teach body movement. I would recommend it to other teachers as it's explained simply with lots of pictures to back it up. Although it is an old book it stills feels current.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite scientific and old style 14 May 2010
The Alexander Principle: How to Use Your Body Without Stress

I bought this book on a recommendation from my Alexander teacher. It's written by a doctor who actually worked with Alexander in the early 1900's so has good provenance.

It wasn't the easiest read - quite technical and scientific/medical language used, although I suppose it is technically more accurate for this.

It is useful to dip in and and out of to keep refreshed of the technique.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any one 18 Jun 2013
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As a college student in the late 70s, I was exposed to the Alexander Technique in England.

This book will give any reader, whether they are in the arts or not, a clear idea of how they should respect and treat their body.

Wilfred Barlow shows factually and clinically the benefits of the Alexander Technique. As a music teacher, I apply the principles of body alignment to my students: how they are sitting; how are they holding the instrument; how can they adapt their bodies to the demands of their particular instrument.
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