The Alexander Technique Manual Paperback – 28 Jan 2005
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practical and informative... Great for newcomers as well as established students of the Technique, the manual is guaranteed to put you in touch with your body and help you rediscover its full potential. (HERE'S HEALTH)
The Alexander Technique is a simple, yet effective way of releasing muscular tension throughout the body. (YOU AND YOUR BABY)
Guaranteed to put you in touch with your body and help you rediscover its full potential...practical and informative. (HERE'S HEALTH MAGAZINE)
I can vouch for the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique...THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE MANUAL offers a clear, step-by-step introduction to the technique. (YOU MAGAZINE) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
'What lifts The Alexander Technique Manual way out of the ruck of other self-help books is the exceptionally good colour photography - including multi-exposure ones to express movement. It is a pleasure to look at and amply justifies the big format, making the book both attractive and remarkably good value.' Books Ireland This book is illustrated with tons of glorious full-colour step-by-step photographs on nearly every page. Each one successfully communicating the subtle movements visually, which means the reader can actually understand how the technique works. This manual is guaranteed to put you in touch will your body and help you to discover its full potential." Here's HealthSee all Product Description
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The Alexander Technique Manual is a good basic resource that literally shows us how awkwardly the majority of us sit, stand, and walk. The key to making changes is pretty straightforward, beginning with awareness. We can't change what we don't know exists. A few mindful exercises and some minor modifications can really make a difference.
On this one, I do highly suggest seeing a professional trained in The Alexander Technique. He or she will see things that you won't necessarily notice. Still, simply by paying attention to body pain, strain, stiffness, or awkward movements and then making small changes, you can make a world of difference even on your own.
If other reviewers bemoan the fact that lessons from a certified teacher are still required, they will have missed the point of the technique. Whilst a book can provide much useful information, nothing can substitute for the experience of a teacher. Teachers qualify after a rigorous 3 year course and it would be unlikely that a single book could ever be a substitute for some lessons. What this book does admirably is to explain what the technique is and how it works and to motivate the reader to take the technique further with one-to-one lessons or group workshops.
I'm learning Alexander Technique and have shown this book to my teacher.
She's looked at it and is getting a copy for herself.
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Didn't find this book very useful. Lack of illustrations and lack of exercises.Published 9 months ago by Stripes, Scotland
Richard Brennan has written an excellent introduction to the Alexander Technique, which I heartily recommend to anybody who wants to improve their health and posture, particularly... Read morePublished 12 months ago by book lover
An excellent book if you want to follow the Alexander Technique, easy to follow and to dip into now and again. Recommended by my Alexander teacher.Published 22 months ago by Mrs S Davies
Although, I've taken some Alexander Techique classes this book has allowed me a little further investigation and provided me with reminders of what I've been learning in the one to... Read morePublished on 27 Jan. 2013 by D. Rose
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