Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

by Michael J. Gelb

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Overview

Michael J. Gelb reveals the methods behind Frederick Matthias Alexander’s groundbreaking health exercise regimen in Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique.

The Alexander Technique is now recognized the world over as the most revolutionary and far-reaching method developed for maintaining the health and efficiency of the body. Essentially a type of therapy that aims to treat and prevent a range of disorders through a system of postural changes, the Technique stresses the importance of reeducating the muscular system as a means to achieve physical and mental well-being. By unlearning common bad postural habits and ways of using the body, people can alleviate tension, fatigue, back pain, neck stiffness, asthma, headaches, depression, and many other ailments.

Body Learning also shows how the Technique can be applied to every kind of learning experience, from children’s education and the acquiring of basic skills to the most advanced needs of musicians, entertainers, professionals, and athletes.

This revised and updated edition features:

* Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Technique

* Further adventures in learning how to learn

* The Balanced Resting State procedure: an aid to dynamic relaxation

* Glossary of significant terms

* And much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805042061
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/1996
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 164,553
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Michael Gelb is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. he is the director of the High Performance Learning Center in Washington, DC, and international leadership consultancy to business and professional groups worldwide. he is also the author of Lessons from the Art of Juggling and Thinking for a Change.

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