The Alexander Technique

How to Use Your Body without Stress
By (author) Wilfred Barlow, M.D.
The Alexander Technique
How to Use Your Body without Stress
By (author) Wilfred Barlow, M.D.

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Pages : 256

Book Size : 5.38 x 8.25

ISBN-13 : 9780892813858

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : February 01, 1991

Format : Paperback Book

F. M. Alexander was the first to master and teach the secret of successful body dynamics--balanced physical use with minimum stress and tension. This book is by his foremost student.
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About The Alexander Technique

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.
Table of Contents

Table of content


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

Author Bio
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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