Alexander Technique

Named after its creator, Fredrick Mathias Alexander, the Alexander Technique is a process designed to retrain your posture and habitual ways of moving your body. The idea is that we have trained ourselves to move in inefficient and potentially harmful ways, and this technique re-trains your body to move more efficiently and in alignment with your joints, muscles, and overall health. This technique has been found to lower blood pressure, improve voice issues and clear the throat, improve coordination, help you stand taller, and create better balance.

The Alexander Technique for Musicians

Based on the work of Frederick Matthias Alexander, this book is a thorough and practical approach to the issues of musicians' health and wellbeing.

The Use of the Self: Its Conscious Direction in Relation to Diagnosis Functioning and the Control of Reaction

The world-famous classic by the originator of the Alexander Technique. Frederick Matthias Alexander was born in Tasmania in 1869. In his twenties, he became a professional reciter of dramatic pieces.

How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live: Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self-Mastery

Missy Vineyard enlightens both the teacher and the student with her original thesis bridging the working principles of the Alexander Technique with current knowledge in areas of neuroscience, human behavior, performance and medical rehabilitation while bringing new meaning to the self-help book.

What Every Dancer Needs to Know About the Body: A Workbook of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique

Dancers may have more consciously learned movement patterns than any other profession. Among the many forms and techniques of dance there are often conflicting instructions, and the dancer must translate these ideas into movement and artistry.

The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a proven process of mind and body reeducation that reduces stress and muscle tension, and revitalization those who practice it. Used by many actors, athletes, and dancers, the technique can help anyone increase his or her energy and achieve a more dynamic presence.

The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life

The challenges of modern life are best met with poise, alertness, and nimbleness of mind and body. These attributes are our birthright, as demonstrated by every child at play. As adults, however, we tend instead to be hurried, inattentive, and stiff of mind and body.

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

"Body Learning" supplies answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Alexander Technique and a glossary of significant terms, as well as a guide to dynamic relaxation.

How to Learn the Alexander Technique: A Manual for Students

A primer for students of the Alexander Technique, a well-known method for improving freedom and ease of movement and physical coordination.

Body, Breath and Being: A New Guide to the Alexander Technique

Developed over a period of 100 years the Alexander Technique has helped people to successfully manage a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, stress, anxiety, ME, and asthma. The Alexander Technique is not a therapy or an exercise program.


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