||I. Welcome to the study of the Alexander Technique -- II. Downward pull -- III. The laws of the spine -- IV. Learning the Alexander Technique: a model -- V. How Alexander teachers use their hands -- VI. Your kinesthetic sense and how to use it in learning the technique -- VII. Your body map and how to correct it -- VIII. Breathing free -- IX. Alexander and the art of speaking -- X. While you're at it, map the brain -- XI. Common mapping errors -- XII. For teachers: how to help your students with their maps -- XIII. If you exercise -- XIV. Sleep and rest -- XV. The technique and common maladies -- XVI. Stage-fright and the Alexander Technique -- XVII. If you have suffered abuse of violence -- XVIII. The relationship of the Alexander Technique to somatic techniques -- XIX. How to choose your Alexander teachers.
||"A primer for students of the Alexander Technique, a well-known method for improving freedom and ease of movement and physical coordination. This book provides the first authoritative account of William Conable's concept, Body Mapping, the study of how our ideas about our bodies affect our experience and movement. This concept is integrated with a lucid explanation of the Alexander Technique that clarifies and simplifies the task of teaching and learning the Technique."--Publisher's description.
|General note||Additional distributor: Chicago, IL : GIA Publications, Inc.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-153).|