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Book details
  • SubGenre:Alternative Therapies
  • Language:English
  • Pages:112
  • eBook ISBN:9781624888298

Alexander Technique: Natural Poise for Health

by Richard Brennan

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The Alexander Technique, devised by F M Alexander, helps to make the body more supple, responsive and healthy by encouraging a more natural and suitable posture - a way of carrying yourself that is right for you. This practical introduction includes information on how to: * free your joints and muscles from aches and tension * improve your body's performance in all respects - from sports to driving * gain more vitality by using your body properly * achieve a more relaxed state of mind and improve your mental abilities.
What do John Cleese, Roald Dahl, Aldous Huxley, Paul Newman, George Bernard Shaw, the Duchess of York and Sting all have in common? They have all spoken of the great benefits that they have received from practising the Alexander Technique. But why do people of such varied backgrounds and lifestyles all praise the Technique so highly? What are the benefits that they have gained? I will endeavour to answer these questions at a later stage. Many people today have heard of the Alexander Technique and more and more articles in magazines and newspapers discuss it. 'But what is the Alexander Technique exactly?' I hear many people say. There seems to be an air of mystery surrounding it and this is the very reason why I have written this book. I hope to present the Technique in such a way that it can be understood by anyone, because I feel that it is everyone's right as a human being to understand themselves more fully. The Alexander Technique has far-reaching consequences in our lives, not only on a physical level; it can greatly change our mental and emotional outlook on life.
About the author
Richard Brennan is an Alexander Technique teacher, author and Director of Training at the Alexander Technique Centre based in Galway, Ireland. Richard is the author of five books on the Alexander Technique which are translated into eight languages, and a further two books on the topic of stress. His new book on back pain, Back in Balance, is due for publication in 2013.