The Alexander Technique: How to Use Your Body without Stress

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The Alexander Technique, a revolutionary method of bodywork pioneered by the late F.M. Alexander, provides the key to successful body dynamics. Now, in this updated and revised edition, Wilfred Barlow's classic guide to Alexander's work explores every phase of the technique.

Today, the Alexander Technique has a world-wide following and is respected as a major contribution to the fields of medicine, education, and psychiatry. Barlow, the foremost exponent and teacher of ...

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Overview

The Alexander Technique, a revolutionary method of bodywork pioneered by the late F.M. Alexander, provides the key to successful body dynamics. Now, in this updated and revised edition, Wilfred Barlow's classic guide to Alexander's work explores every phase of the technique.

Today, the Alexander Technique has a world-wide following and is respected as a major contribution to the fields of medicine, education, and psychiatry. Barlow, the foremost exponent and teacher of Alexander's work, explains how your mental, physical, and sexual well-being are affected by the way you use—or misuse—your body. He shows you how to reduce mental stress and muscular tension by becoming more aware of balance, posture, and movement in everyday activities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892813858
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1st Healing Arts Press ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 726,630
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Barlow has taught and practiced the Alexander Technique for forty years. He is the founder of the Alexander Institute (in existence for the past 35 years) and the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. His book has become an invaluable aid to bodyworkers, athletes, performing artists, and all those who wish to maximize poise and efficiency in their creative ventures and daily lives.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition

Introduction to The Alexander Technique

Part I—Principles

1.  The Alexander Principle
2.  Use and Mis-use
3.  Balance and Rest
4.  Use and Disease
5.  Mental Health
6.  The Psycho-Mechanics of Sex

Part II— Practice

7.  Teaching the Principle
8.  Learning the Principle
9.  Applying the Principle

A Short Biography of Alexander

Source Notes 
References
Index

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