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4.0 out of 5 stars A very worthwhile introductory text, 14 May 2009
This review is from: Let Your Life Flow: The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Benefits of the Alexander Technique (Paperback)
Over 100 years ago F.M. Alexander pioneered his concept of mind / body unity, what we now know as the Alexander technique. So what is this technique ? Well basically it's a means of movement and posture that uses the minimum amount of energy and helps to release muscular tension and realign the posture as we go about our everyday business.

The author of this book is a fully qualified Alexander technique teacher and presents a very ethical and coherent approach to this technique. The book is written clearly with no apparent ramblings or self indulgences on the authors part. However my one quibble is the sketches contained are rather unclear and .... well .... sketchy ! In my opinion it would be difficult to learn the Alexander technique from this book making it useless as a manual. This point seems to be backed up by Maunder himself as he constantly reiterates throughout the book that there is no substitute for the personal guidance of a qualified instructor. As everyone is a unique individual I would worry about the consequences of a novice doing more harm than good using unmastered techniques while unsupervised.

For information purposes this is an excellent book but if you need to learn this technique maybe consider approaching a reputable, qualified and experienced teacher. But if not then please proceed with caution. Best of luck !!
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