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Well-tuned body - acheivable with this book
on 25 February 2009
I don't have this book in front of me, having lent it to someone. Perhaps reviewing it in its absence will somehow hasten its return. (Otherwise I will have to buy it again). There appear to be many fine books on the Alexander Technique out at present. However, I have recently had a couple of Alexander lessons, and this is the book my teacher suggested that I might like to read at home. I can see why; it is easy to grasp the important concepts from this book, and to understand how to improve one's body "use", leading to less stress on the joints and muscles, better breathing habits, less tension and more calm and purposeful movement. I like books with plenty of photographs, and lots of colour; this book has neither, but the many line-drawings convey exactly what the author wants you to know, with humour, and great clarity. Very well written - you never get bogged down, and can make progress in a very satisfying way. (Also, the typeface and setting is so clear that I can manage without my glasses!) An unpretentious book, good value, will quite simply take you a long way on the road to improvement by the direct route.