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The Alexander Technique Resource Book

Author : John B. Harer
ISBN : 9780810863927
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The Alexander Technique is a hands-on educational method that helps individuals learn how to eliminate tension in the body caused by habitual limitations in the way they move and think. The health benefits of the Alexander Technique are both physical and emotional. It improves balance, posture, and stamina, and has been shown to improve cognitive functions. And it was practiced and endorsed by renowned philosopher and educator John Dewey. The Alexander Technique Resource Book provides guidance and information that aids in studying the technique and locating sources for further research in the field. It contains information on print, audio, video, and web-based resources, and includes a description of the basic principles and benefits of the Alexander Technique. This book benefits students, scholars, and researchers, as well as musicians, actors, and athletes looking to enhance performance in physical activities. It is a helpful resource for anyone seeking information on alternative and complementary medicines like the Alexander Technique.

The Alexander Technique Manual

Author : Richard Brennan
ISBN : 185906163X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The Alexander Technique Manual explains how to reduce stress levels to achieve a happier and more fulfilling lifestyle and reveals how Alexander made his unique discoveries. Simple step-by-step instructions aided by specially commissioned color photographs will enhance your understanding of the underlying principles of the technique. Special sections covering a wide range of sports as well as pregnancy and childbirth make this simple yet comprehensive book a must for anyone wishing to improve their lifestyle.

The Alexander Technique

Author : Pedro de Alcantara
ISBN : 9781785008399
Genre : Health & Fitness
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To live is to face problems and to find solutions for them. We do so consciously or unconsciously, using intuition, reason, imagination and many other faculties. We notice a situation, we draw conclusions from what we see, hear and feel, and we act on our conclusions in a constant process of observation, analysis and remedy. 'My shoulders are tight, because I am under a lot of stress, I need a good massage.' We observe a problem (tight shoulders), analyse the cause (stress) and seek a remedy for it (the massage). But what if we have misunderstood the problem? What if our description of the problem is based on false perceptions, or our analysis on false assumptions? What if the solution aggravates the problem? This book is about our suppositions, habits and behaviours. It is about posture and attitude, tension and relaxation, movement and rest. It is about interpersonal relationships, sports and performing arts. Above all, it is about embodied emotions and the body that thinks and feels. In this fully revised new edition, Pedro de Alcantara invites you to redefine the meaning of health and wellbeing, using the insights and tools developed by a man of genius: F.M Alexander.

Teaching The Alexander Technique

Author : Cathy Madden
ISBN : 9780857013460
Genre : Medical
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Thoughtful and accessible, this guidebook unpacks the teaching process of the Alexander Technique for new and more experienced practitioners. By demonstrating the pathway from learning the Alexander Technique for oneself to teaching it, Madden identifies the skill sets required for excellence in teaching the Alexander Technique, and shows readers how they can acquire and develop these skills themselves. Observation, communication and tactile skills are all covered, and particular attention is paid to group teaching, which is neglected in current literature. This is combined with discussion of current research on education and neuroscience, enabling the reader to build a truly informed and effective practice. Featuring a variety of examples and stories, it will prove a valuable resource to any teacher of the Alexander Technique, both active and prospective, and to practitioners of other modalities exploring ways to deepen their practice.

Living The Alexander Technique Volume Ii

Author : Ruth Rootberg
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Eleven Alexander Technique teachers speak with Ruth Rootberg about their lives, their work, and their approach to using their Alexander skills as they face the challenges of aging with vitality, curiosity, poise, and passion.

Living The Alexander Technique

Author : Ruth Rootberg
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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Nine distinguished teachers of the Alexander Technique speak with Ruth Rootberg about their lives, their work, and their approach to using their Alexander skills as they face aging, loss of loved ones, and the challenges of illness and injury. With over 400 years of combined teaching experience, they reveal how the Alexander Technique provides a dependable pathway to meet the ongoing challenges of daily living. This book is a wonderful resource for Alexander Technique students, teachers, and anyone who seeks models of aging with dignity and passion. “Students and teachers of the Alexander Technique will gain valuable and thought-provoking insights from these personal stories and life lessons, generously shared by master teachers of the profession.” — Missy Vineyard Ehrgood, Teacher of the Alexander Technique and author of How you Stand, How you Move, How you Live “In an age that ‘worships youth’ it is important to learn to overcome our fear of growing older and, ultimately, of death. This is an important book because it gives you a template for aging gracefully. The spirit of enjoying whatever each day brings and of continual learning at every stage of life infuses each of these master teachers as they discuss the Alexander Technique as a practical tool that allows life to be ‘just a little easier.’” — Michael Frederick, Alexander Technique Teacher, training director, and founding director of the International Congresses on the Alexander Technique. “I think it would be wonderful if, when a person turns 65 and receives a Medicare card, eligibility for the card would require lessons in the Alexander Technique.” — Sarnie Ogus Alexander Technique teacher

The Alexander Technique For Actors

Author : Kelly McEvenue
ISBN : 9781474279123
Genre : Performing Arts
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This practical book with illustrations links Alexander technique to acting, dancing and singing by the trainer of performers on The Lion King The Alexander Technique is a method of physical relaxation that reduces tension and strain throughout the body. It promotes a beneficial use of movement that is stress-free by learning to free-up the body. It teaches an individual to use their body efficiently in order to avoid damage or loss of control. Kelly McEvenue has been teaching the Alexander Technique to performers for nearly twenty years and is a world expert on the system. In this book she draws on her considerable experience and sets up a series of set-by-step warm-ups and exercises that anybody can follow. The exercises are linked to accurate anatomical drawings, showing where stress is most pronounced in the body. The Foreword is by Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice for the Royal National Theatre and author of Methuen titles The Right to Speak and The Actor Speaks.

Dance And The Alexander Technique

Author : Rebecca Nettl-Fiol
ISBN : 9780252077937
Genre : Education
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"Two experienced dance teachers and professionals, one from the world of modern dance and the other from ballet explore the movement system developed by F.M. Alexander in the early 20th century. Alexander Technique is a method that teaches people to move with a greater degree of ease and coordination. The technique is applicable to all people, not just dancers and performers, and involves becoming aware of habitual patterns of movement which interfere with optimal movement efficiency. The expected outcome of learning the Alexander Technique is an increased level of psychomotor coordination, and ease and efficiency of motion in both everyday activities and specific movement practices such as dancing. In this study of the authors incorporate of what is known as the Dart Procedures which the authors believe help illustrate the application of Alexander techniques. Of primary interest to dance educators this book will also be useful to practitioners in music education, dance therapy, Yoga, Pilates, and other bodywork fields. More than 150 photos and an accompanying DVD with film clips illustrate movement examples"--Provided by publisher.

Marjorie Barstow And The Alexander Technique

Author : Amanda Cole
ISBN : 9789811652561
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book focuses on the teaching and philosophy of the pioneering performing arts teacher and educator Marjorie Barstow. She is one of the best and brightest exponents of the Alexander Technique (AT), an approach to awareness and movement widely deployed and valued in the performing arts and outside artistic circles. By comparing her approach to the educational philosophy of John Dewey, this book resurrects Marjorie Barstow’s name, and gives her pedagogy and legacy the attention it deserves.

Principles Of The Alexander Technique

Author : Jeremy Chance
ISBN : 9780857011053
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Since its beginnings in Australia in the 1890s, the Alexander Technique has become renowned as a powerful and effective antidote to the stresses and strains that modern life places upon our bodies. This introductory guide presents readers with a definitive overview of the Alexander technique which teaches us how to co-ordinate mind and body effectively so that our thinking is clarified and our movements become naturally lighter. Encompassing everything from teaching lineages to how the method works to how to find a practitioner, the book provides all the key information on the topic. It also includes a chapter on how to practise the technique at home as well as a useful resources section. Written in an engaging style and full of illustrations and photographs that demonstrate the technique, this book will be of interest to anyone considering options for treatment, as well as anyone wanting to know more about the Alexander Technique.

Introduction To The Alexander Technique

Author : Bill Connington
ISBN : 9781350052932
Genre : Performing Arts
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Introduction to the Alexander Technique, part of the brand-new Acting Essentials series, is the first textbook about the Alexander Technique written specially for undergraduates. This eight-week program can be taught over the course of half a semester, a full semester, or dipped into as needed to address students' issues with physicality, movement, breathing, voice and performance habits. The Alexander Technique has been a vital part of training for performers since the early 20th century. It is a core part of the curriculum at most acting conservatories and in many BFA programs. Sometimes considered purely a movement discipline, the Alexander Technique in fact takes into consideration the entire person-mind, body, voice, emotions, and imagination. Introduction to the Alexander Technique addresses the student's self as a whole and is suitable for beginning acting students in any academic setting, including those who take performance classes as an elective. The book also includes more than 150 practical, easy-to-follow exercises that help students reduce tension and improve their alignment, flexibility, and poise. The textbook is supported by a range of online videos demonstrating key exercises described throughout the book.

Beat Back Pain With The Alexander Technique

Author : Richard Craze
ISBN : 9781444129168
Genre : Self-Help
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The Alexander Technique is now proven to overcome back pain, and is recommended by the NHS to sufferers. Buying this book might save you a visit to your doctor, but more importantly will give you a simple, no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to how to use this technique. It makes the physical facts easy to understand and the spiritual aspect straightforward with simple language, making sure that you benefit from better mental health as well as a pain-free life. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the Alexander Technique. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it

The Alexander Technique For Musicians

Author : Judith Kleinman
ISBN : 9781408176832
Genre : Music
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The Alexander Technique for Musicians is a unique guide for all musicians, providing a practical, informative approach to being a successful and comfortable performer. Perfect as an introduction to the Alexander Technique, or to supplement the reader's lessons, the book looks at daily and last-minute practice, breathing, performance and performance anxiety, teacher–pupil relationships, ensemble skills, and the application of the Alexander Technique to instrumental and vocal work. Complete with diagrams and photographs to aid the learning process, as well as step-by-step procedures and diary entries written by participating students, The Alexander Technique for Musicians gives tried-and-tested advice, drawn from the authors' twenty-plus years of experience working with musicians, providing an essential handbook for musicians seeking the most from themselves and their art.

Back In Balance Use The Alexander Technique To Combat Neck Shoulder And Back Pain

Author : Richard Brennan Author
ISBN : 9781780286198
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Helping you to discover how your posture and movements may be having a detrimental effect on your health, this guide draws on the Alexander Technique to give you new ways of performing daily activities to reduce back and joint pain, and make your life pain free. According to recent figures, back pain has now reached epidemic proportions with millions of people across the globe experiencing severe muscular pain every year. But help is at hand with Back in Balance, an easy-to-understand practical book designed to help readers discover the cause of their own individual back problem and offer them an effective and lasting solution to their suffering.

Integrative Alexander Technique Practice For Performing Artists

Author : Catherine Madden
ISBN : 9781783202201
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An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress. Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists brings together the empirical research of Cathy Madden, a teacher and coach with more than thirty-five years of experience with the technique. She addresses common concerns, such as concentration, relaxation, disciplinespecific techniques, warm-ups, performer/audience relationships, stage fright, and critical responses, and explores the role of the senses, emotions, learned behavior, human consciousness studies, and neuroscience in the application of the techniques.

The Actor And The Alexander Technique

Author : Kelly McEvenue
ISBN : 9780312295158
Genre : Drama
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F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique, Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can help actors feel more natural on the stage. She provides warm-up exercises, "balance" and "center" exercises, spatial awareness exercises. She talks about imitation, the use of masks, nudity on the stage, dealing with injury and aging. She talks about specific productions that have successfully used the Alexander Technique, such as "The Lion King". With a foreword by Patsy Rodenburg of our own phenomenal The Actor Speaks this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every working and studying actor.

The Alexander Technique In Daily Life

Author : Jim Scarano
ISBN : PSU:000033147963
Genre : Alexander technique
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The Alexander Technique For Actors

Author : Kelly McEvenue
ISBN : 9781474279116
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 29. 65 MB
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This practical book with illustrations links Alexander technique to acting, dancing and singing by the trainer of performers on The Lion King The Alexander Technique is a method of physical relaxation that reduces tension and strain throughout the body. It promotes a beneficial use of movement that is stress-free by learning to free-up the body. It teaches an individual to use their body efficiently in order to avoid damage or loss of control. Kelly McEvenue has been teaching the Alexander Technique to performers for nearly twenty years and is a world expert on the system. In this book she draws on her considerable experience and sets up a series of set-by-step warm-ups and exercises that anybody can follow. The exercises are linked to accurate anatomical drawings, showing where stress is most pronounced in the body. The Foreword is by Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice for the Royal National Theatre and author of Methuen titles The Right to Speak and The Actor Speaks.

A New Approach To The Alexander Technique

Author : Glen Park
ISBN : IND:30000067732986
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The Alexander Technique has long been recognized throughout the world as a powerful method for unlearning unconscious, habitual behavior, alleviating physical and mental stress, and encouraging personal growth and transformation. In The Alexander Technique and Beyond, Glen Park makes it available to us in exciting new ways.In the first part of the book, Glen Park reviews Alexander's basic techniques, how they differentiate between the use and misuse of the physical body. In the second part, she applies these principles to the emotional and spiritual dimensions. She examines the human being in terms of its energy system, surrounded by an aura and organized by the seven chakras. The Alexander Technique and Beyond offers fascinating insights into how we function, with a methodology for allowing change to happen.

Principles Of The Alexander Technique

Author : Jeremy Chance
ISBN : 9781848191280
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Each book offers an overview of a particular type of alternative medicine in a concise format that will not overwhelm readers new to the subject. Original.

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