The Alexander Technique Workbook: The Complete Guide to Health, Poise and Fitness

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The Alexander Technique is a simple, effective, and equipment-free method of training your body that alleviates backaches, headaches, and other spine/brain-related signs of stress and tension. It increases your awareness of how you move and helps correct bad habits developed over time. This workbook helps you choose special techniques to fit your own personal lifestyle, and select movements and exercises to regain youthful grace and energy.
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Overview

The Alexander Technique is a simple, effective, and equipment-free method of training your body that alleviates backaches, headaches, and other spine/brain-related signs of stress and tension. It increases your awareness of how you move and helps correct bad habits developed over time. This workbook helps you choose special techniques to fit your own personal lifestyle, and select movements and exercises to regain youthful grace and energy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843405948
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 583,417
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Introducing the Alexander Technique 8

1 What is the Alexander Technique? 10

2 How it Evolved 20

3 The Benefits of the Alexander Technique 32

Part 2 Understanding the Alexander Technique 46

4 Inhibition 48

5 Directions 56

6 Faulty Sensory Appreciation 64

7 Primary Control 76

8 Goal Orientation 100

9 The Force of Habit 104

10 Body, Mind and Emotional Unity 112

Part 3 How to Help Yourself 120

11 Awareness and Observation 122

12 Give Your Back a Rest 132

13 Improve Your Breathing Naturally 142

14 What to Expect in an Alexander Lesson 148

Understanding the Terminology 154

Useful Websites 155

Further Reading 157

References/Acknowledgements 158

Index 159

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

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    Look and Feel Better The last time I tried to get into the Alex

    Look and Feel Better

    The last time I tried to get into the Alexander Technique it was from a book I found in a free-box at an alternative restaurant in Denver that was so old and uninviting that I put the topic out of mind. It wasn't until my friend gave me Human Movement Potential that I started to reconsider the healing technique as something to try for my frequent headaches --- and WHAT A RELIEF this book has been!!!!

    It's beautiful and inviting, not just because of its silky smooth cover model or aesthetic book design but because Richard Brennan gives straight-forward, easy to follow advice on improving the alignment of your body. I have noticed less headaches at work and people have even commented that I look slimmer and taller!

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Disappointing, but good photos and background info.

    I kept wanted more concrete descriptions and activities. Only a few were suggested throughout the book which included a lot of repetitive information about the philosophy and founder. A good background/introductory book, but not a workbook.

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