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Illustrated elements of Alexander technique / Glynn MacDonald.

By: Macdonald, Glynn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Illustrated elements: Publisher: London : Element, 2002Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0007133855(pbk.) :.Subject(s): Alexander techniqueDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This is a practical programme for health, poise and fitness. Modern life is hard on our bodies. Stress and tension lead to backaches, headaches, stiff necks and other common ailments, and all too often we accept them as being part of the normal wear and tear of life. The Alexander Technique shows it need not be that way. By using conscious control we can change old patterns of misuse and give our minds and bodies a chance to work more freely. This guide includes: the history and evolution of the Alexander Technique; practical prodedures involving mind and body; real case studies showing the range of applications of the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique can change the vitality of the body and mind - this book offers expert guidance to those both familiar and unfamiliar with the technique.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • How to Use This Book (p. 7)
  • Historical Background and Biography (p. 8)
  • Scientific Verification (p. 12)
  • The Use of the Self (p. 20)
  • Anatomy: The Structure (p. 29)
  • Physiology: How It Works (p. 36)
  • The Procedures: Thinking in Activity (p. 42)
  • The Procedures of Professor Dart (p. 68)
  • Education (p. 70)
  • Performance Skills in the Arts (p. 80)
  • Sport and Recreation: Conscious Exercise (p. 104)
  • Alexander Technique and Medicine (p. 128)
  • Know Thyself (p. 134)
  • Become Yourself (p. 138)
  • Further Reading/Useful Addresses (p. 140)
  • Glossary (p. 142)
  • Index (p. 143)