How the power of the Alexander Technique can combat back pain, tension and stress-by Richard Brennan
A leading teacher of the Alexander Technique, shows how changing your posture can turn your life around - strengthening your mind and body. Promoting self-esteem and well-being, and helping to protect you against illness.
This book reveals unique information and insights about FM Alexander, the first Alexander training course established in 1931, and what Marjory Barlow considered to be the ground rules of the Alexander Technique, including monkey, squatting, hands over the back of a chair, going up on the toes, going back from the ankles, the lunge, the whispered ah, and lying down.
This is the first book published by F M Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique. Published in 1910, Alexander sets the stage for his work in three main sections: 'Man's Supreme Inheritance', 'Conscious Guidance and Control' and 'The Theory and Practice of a New Method of Respiratory Re-education'.
Whilst not 'easy reading', it remains essential reading for any serious student of the Alexander Technique...
This is the second book published by F M Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique. Published in 1923, Alexander writes of his work, the Alexander Technique from the basis of Sensory Appreciation in four sections:
1 Sensory Appreciation in it's Relation to Man's Evolutionary Development
2 Sensory Appreciation in it's Relation to Learning and Learning to Do
3 Sensory Appreciation in it's Relation to Man's Needs
4 Sensory Appreciation in it's Relation to Happiness
This is the third and shortest book published by F M Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique. Published in 1932, the same year that Alexander started his first Teacher Training Course, the first chapter contains a detailed description of how he discovered and evolved what has come to be known as 'The Alexander Technique'.
Though old fashioned in it's language, it is a must read for those interested in the evolution of the Technique and it's place within medicine and education.
The Universal Constant in Living
by F M Alexander
This is the fourth and final book, published by F M Alexander, the originator of the Alexander Technique when he was 76 years old. Published first in 1941, with subsequent editions published in 1943 and 1946, this edition contains all prefaces and significant detailed historical and contextual notes by Jean Fischer.
Dedicated to those who lost their lives fighting for the allied forces in WW1 and WW2, Alexander provides ample testimonials, insights and significant food for thought which is still extremely relevant today.
Articles and Lectures
by F M Alexander
This is book of writings published posthumously in 1995 and contains a compilation of fascinating material by Alexander not included in his four books. It contains:
all known early articles from 1895 to 1910 including much on breathing, vocal use, and cancer
all of Alexander's known lectures including the infamous Bedford Physical Training College Lesson where one can get the sense of Alexander in action, as well as anautobiographical sketch by Alexander..