Principles of the Alexander Technique
200 pages, 5 x 7 1/2
71 black and white
Release Date:01 Feb 2013

Principles of the Alexander Technique

2nd Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon
Since its beginnings in Australia in the 1890s, the Alexander Techniquehas become renowned as a powerful and effective antidote to thestresses and strains that modern life places upon our bodies.
This introductory guide presents readers with a definitive overview ofthe Alexander technique which teaches us how to co-ordinate mind andbody effectively so that our thinking is clarified and our movementsbecome naturally lighter. Encompassing everything from teachinglineages to how the method works to how to find a practitioner, thebook provides all the key information on the topic. It also includes achapter on how to practise the technique at home as well as a usefulresources section.
RELATED TOPICS: Health & Well-Being
Jeremy Chance started his training as a teacher in London in 1976.Since that time, he has established himself as an internationally knownand respected teacher of Alexander Technique. He has published manypapers on the work, has been a featured teacher at severalInternational Congresses of Alexander Technique, and has madeinnumerable appearances as a speaker in Australia, New Zealand andthroughout Europe, USA and Japan. From 1985 to 2001, Jeremy founded,published and edited DIRECTION, an International Journal on theAlexander Technique which is still in publication. In 2005 he foundedhis company BodyChance, which now runs the largest Alexander TechniqueTeacher Education college in the world, with studios in Tokyo andOsaka. Jeremy currently divides his time between Australia, where histwo daughters live, and Japan, where BodyChance currently operates.
Acknowledgements. Foreword by Dr David Garlick. Preface to the NewEdition. 1. Introduction. 2. Alexander's Story. 3. Physiology ofMovement. 4. An Alexander Lesson. 5. Teaching Lineages. 6. Working withYour Self Alone. 7. The Anatomy of Moving. About the Author. ResourcesPage.
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