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The Use of the Self

The Alexander Technique
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Hachette
 | 
April, 2019
ISBN:
9781409182955
Quantity: 
1
$19.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here’s the world famous classic by the originator of the Alexander Technique, with a new perspective by expert teacher Anthony Kingsley, in which he writes:

Initially conceived as a tool for dealing with Alexander’s own voice problems, the Alexander Technique developed into a system that spanned posture, pain and performance. Now, beyond its origins, the Technique offers an inspirational method of direct transmission. It is an education in the art of living and a transformation of the human condition toward bodymind health, healing and vitality. It reconditions the mind, awakens the body and nurtures the soul.

Frederick Matthias Alexander was born in Tasmania in 1869. After almost completely losing his voice he pioneered a method of improving the 'use' of his body musculature in all positions and movements and cured his vocal problems without medical aid.

Alexander then realised that most people stood, sat and moved in a defective manner and that incorrect 'use of the self' might be the cause of much human suffering. He moved to London and established a school, publishing several books and achieving success, with recommendations from famous contemporaries such as Aldous Huxley and Sir Stafford Cripps. Alexander died in 1955 but his 'principle' lives on through the work of many teachers of his method, which is now practiced around the world and is renowned for its wide-ranging benefits, from easing back pain, to enhancing performance in music and drama.

Publisher’s Description: 

The world famous classic by the originator of the Alexander Technique, with a new perspective by Anthony Kingsley.

Frederick Matthias Alexander was born in Tasmania in 1869. In his twenties, he became a professional reciter of dramatic pieces. After almost completely losing his voice he pioneered a method of improving the 'use' of his body musculature in all positions and movements and cured his vocal problems without medical aid.

Alexander then realised that most people stood, sat and moved in a defective manner and that incorrect 'use of the self' might be the cause of much human suffering. He moved to London and established a school, publishing several books and achieving success, with recommendations from famous contemporaries such as Aldous Huxley and Sir Stafford Cripps. Alexander died in 1955 but his 'principle' lives on through the work of many teachers of his method.

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