Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

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by Eric Franklin
     
 

Destined to become a classic text and reference, Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery shows you how to use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment and release excess tension. The book's 195 illustrations will help you visualize the images and exercises and show you how to use them in a variety of contexts.

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Destined to become a classic text and reference, Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery shows you how to use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment and release excess tension. The book's 195 illustrations will help you visualize the images and exercises and show you how to use them in a variety of contexts.

Part I of Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery discusses the origins and uses of imagery and includes 36 exercises that demonstrate dynamic alignment in practice. You'll explore the importance of posture and dynamic alignment and discover how to use imagery to affect body movement.

Part II explains the biomechanical and anatomical principles behind complex imagery and illustrates 52 exercises to bring these principles to life. You'll learn how to use basic physics to create a strong yet fluid balance in your muscles and joints.

Part III provides 250 anatomical imagery exercises to help you fine-tune alignments and increase body awareness. The exercises focus on different regions of the body--the pelvis, hips, knees, lower legs, spine, shoulders, arms, hands, head, and neck--as well as on breathing. You can select specific images to address individual needs or follow the sequence presented in the book.

And Part IV provides 23 holistic exercises to sculpt and improve alignment in various positions--standing, supine, and sitting. These exercises will help you establish a body image that facilitates dynamic alignment and releases excess tension.

By practicing the techniques described in Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, you'll tap into the power of imagery and create better movement.

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Shows how to use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment and release tension, offering exercises illustrated with b&w drawings and photos. Discusses the origins and uses of imagery, explains the biomechanical and anatomical principles behind complex imagery, and presents anatomical imagery exercises for specific regions of the body, for breathing, and for sculpting and improving alignment in various positions. For dancers, teachers, performance artists, and movement specialists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873224758
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/1996
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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"The use of imagery to improve human alignment and movement has been practiced by relatively few adherents, most of them professionals. Now, with Eric Franklin's book Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, the technique of using imagery is made clear for the general public as well for professionals. Franklin is to be commended for bringing this important work to a wider audience."
Andre Bernard
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dance Education
New York University

"This is a charming and humorous synthesis of ideas contained in the writings of Mabel Todd, Lulu Sweigard, Barbara Clark, and their students."
Irene Dowd
Faculty, The Juilliard School
Guest Faculty, The National Ballet School of Canada

"The main purpose of body alignment in dance is to create efficient control of movement. Eric Franklin's book Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery equips readers with the basic knowledge and exercises to achieve a clear and useful alignment."
Zvi Gotheiner
Choreographer and Teacher, New York City

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