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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I love this book. As a yoga teacher and teacher trainer I find the techniques he uses invaluable for helping students work into postures, and for offering teachers ways to think about the energy movement within posture. For personal use the text is also helpful in guiding more delicate alignment and in engaging the mind with the body's work. I'd strongly recommend this...
Published on 17 May 2005

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Franklin strongly based on Sweigard
Franklin offers a second version on Sweigard's (1974) ideokinesis. Especially useful are his illustrations and psychological mentionings from child psychology.
He fails to mention important scientific reserach by Hanrahan on this topic. After thorough explanations I desired often a summary and guidance what to do with the presented knowledge and why it was...
Published on 10 Dec. 2001


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 17 May 2005
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This review is from: Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery (Paperback)
I love this book. As a yoga teacher and teacher trainer I find the techniques he uses invaluable for helping students work into postures, and for offering teachers ways to think about the energy movement within posture. For personal use the text is also helpful in guiding more delicate alignment and in engaging the mind with the body's work. I'd strongly recommend this book to anyone working with yoga, pilates or similar body alignment techniques.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, 18 Nov. 2009
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I have purchased over 10 copies of this book. The first was for myself and the rest have been gifts for other people.

My Pilates teacher recommended this book. I particularly used the visualisation exercises for alignment of the knee. A few months later my life-long knee problem had evaporated. Sounds simple, but it was not. The exercises were the starting point, and required real persistence to keep on using them together with Pilates all the time I was walking, standing or running.

Each part of the body is reviewed from the perspective of movement. Joints are explained with good clear diagrams. Visualisations are introduced with many practical exercises in step by step detail.

This book is NOT the solution to all problems with body movement, but it is a good book and I recommend it.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Franklin strongly based on Sweigard, 10 Dec. 2001
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Franklin offers a second version on Sweigard's (1974) ideokinesis. Especially useful are his illustrations and psychological mentionings from child psychology.
He fails to mention important scientific reserach by Hanrahan on this topic. After thorough explanations I desired often a summary and guidance what to do with the presented knowledge and why it was important, eg. exercises are often given without explaining their practical usage.
I find his approach quite based in Western dance tradition and Western philosophical context.
Nevertheless his book is an essential introduction to a revolutionary way of thinking through instruction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic Alignment through imagery., 12 Jan. 2014
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Excellent purchase dealt with the subject in an intelligent and informative way. Well worth buying if you are interested in body mechanics and alignments.
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