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Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Body Learning<br>2nd Edition <em>An Introduction to the Alexander Technique</em> by  Michael J. Gelb Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Your Price: $18.99 CDN
Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 192
Pub. Date: 1996
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 0805042067
ISBN-13: 9780805042061

About this book:

Body Learning is classic work. First published in 1981 in London, this book answers in simple terms the question “What is the Alexander Technique and how can it help me?” Body Learning includes a reader-friendly introduction to the seven operational ideas of the Alexander Technique and emphasizes the usefulness of Alexander’s approach in easing the path of lifelong learning.

Essentially a type of therapy that aims to treat and prevent a range of disorders through a system of postural changes, the Alexander Technique stresses the importance of reeducating the muscular system as a means to achieve physical and mental well-being. By unlearning common bad postural habits and ways of using the body, people can alleviate tension, fatigue, back pain, neck stiffness, asthma, headaches, depression, and many other ailments. The book also shows how the Alexander Technique can be applied to every kind of learning experience, from children’s education and the acquiring of basic skills to the most advanced needs of musicians, entertainers, professionals, and athletes.

What people say:
This book is to be welcomed. It shows the best way of returning to better and more healthy use of our equipment-for-motion. Mr. Gelb seems to me uniquely qualified to speak with authority.” — Professor Nikolaas Tinbergen, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology

About the Author:

Michael Gelb is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He is the director of the High Performance Learning Center in Washington, DC, and international leadership consultancy to business and professional groups worldwide. He is also the author of Lessons from the Art of Juggling, Thinking for a Change and How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci.

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