The Alexander Technique Resource Book: A Reference GuidePaperback
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- Publisher: Scarecrow Press
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 15mm | 272g
- Publication date: 25 January 2009
- Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
- ISBN 10: 0810854317
- ISBN 13: 9780810854314
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,633,636
The Alexander Technique is a hands-on educational method that helps individuals learn how to eliminate tension in the body caused by habitual limitations in the way they move and think. The health benefits of the Alexander Technique are both physical and emotional. It improves balance, posture, and stamina, and has been shown to improve cognitive functions. And it was practiced and endorsed by renowned philosopher and educator John Dewey. The Alexander Technique Resource Book provides guidance and information that aids in studying the technique and locating sources for further research in the field. It contains information on print, audio, video, and web-based resources, and includes a description of the basic principles and benefits of the Alexander Technique. This book benefits students, scholars, and researchers, as well as musicians, actors, and athletes looking to enhance performance in physical activities. It is a helpful resource for anyone seeking information on alternative and complementary medicines like the Alexander Technique.
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John B. Harer is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. He is the author of several books and articles, including Intellectual Freedom: A Reference Handbook. Sharon Munden is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Vocal Studies at East Carolina University.
The Alexander Technique Resource Book is more than a guide to the literature. The text offers an overview and history of the method, and serves as an excellent introduction to the work of Alexander. Many pedagogues will recall the dearth of information when the Alexander Technique was first embraced by voice teachers. Fortunately, that is no longer the case, and singers interested in learning about the work of Alexander, or expanding their knowledge about the technique, will find this book a richly detailed road map for the journey. Journal of Singing