Alexander Technique in Everyday Activity
Improve how you sit, stand, walk, work and run
by Seán Carey.
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Seán Carey PhD, a world-renowned authority on the Alexander Technique, writes in an accessible style. Key sections are summarised and illustrated, and he uses insights from social and cultural anthropology, evolutionary biology and social neuroscience to provide a modern and uniquely applicable context for understanding and bringing to life the practice of the Alexander Technique in everyday life activities.
Ideal for Alexander Technique trainees and teachers to read for themselves and to recommend to students.
This groundbreaking book Alexander Technique
in Everyday Activity goes well beyond the
subject matter of simple introductory texts
and provides you with detailed information
on what world-renowned American
philosopher and educationalist John
Dewey aptly called ‘thinking in activity’.
After introductory chapters, on Alexander’s
discovery and on inhibition and direction,
those that follow analyse a sequence of
basic human movements of the sort that all
able-bodied people in any society perform.
So you will learn in detail about everyday
activities including standing, walking,
running sitting, bending, using the arms
and hands, lying down, and breathing,
including the reasons why most of us do
So that you have a handy
reference key procedures in the Alexander
Technique are summarised in relevant
chapters. The book concludes with an
insightful section on answers to
frequently asked questions from new
and experienced students.