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The Alexander Technique is the discovery by F. Matthias Alexander of the natural rhythm within the human body. This essential rhythm has become distorted in many people, and such distortion is the principal cause of ill-health.
The technique sets out to re-educate the sensory and motivating nerve circuits of the whole body by means of simple limb and body manipulations by a teacher, which allows the pupil to become aware of the correct sensory awareness in how to use the whole body. This sensory awareness grows stronger and stronger until the pupil is able to use his or her body correctly and to put the body into the best position of advantage in all daily activity so that any lapse into old habits of use is avoided.
This book explains Alexander's discovery, discusses how the Technique is taught, and describes the steps necessary to learning and mastering the Technique, including: "Direction and Movement", "Getting a Pupil's Head to Go Forward and Up", and "Giving Directions, Doing and Non-Doing". It is essential reading for teachers and students alike.
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Macdonald's book comprises his notebook; five chapters on learning and teaching the Alexander Technique; and an easy to use index.About the Author:
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Book Description The Alpha Press, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110951507206