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    DescriptionDeveloped over a period of 100 years the Alexander Technique has helped people to successfully manage a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, stress, anxiety, ME, and asthma. The Alexander Technique is not a therapy or an exercise program. It is an in-depth study of how human reaction, co-ordination and movement play a part in everything we do. It has enhanced the performance of athletes, actors, singers and musicians. "Body, Breath and Being" explores the Alexander Technique through the experiences of those who have studied it and benefited from it. These include: * A keen amateur sportsman who was 'reborn' after being resigned to a lifetime of pain * A photographer who overcame a debilitating back problem that was interfering with his professional work * A pregnant woman who used the technique to relieve indigestion and handle her changing posture * A musician who managed an asthmatic problem that was affecting her playing. "Body, Breath and Being": Is ideal for both beginner and expert; includes over 100 full colour photographs and diagrams; provides practical experiments in every chapter. This book offers a new view of the way we use our bodies and the consequences not only on our health, but also our approach to life.

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    Body, Breath and Being
    A New Guide to the Alexander Technique
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carolyn Nicholls
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9781904468424
    ISBN 10: 190446842X

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.4
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    BIC subject category V2: VFM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: R
    B&T General Subject: 420
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26970
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E4N79
    DC22: 613.7
    Abridged Dewey: 615
    BIC subject category V2: VXHA
    BISAC V2.8: HEA032000, HEA007000
    B&T Approval Code: A65803000
    DC22: 613.78
    Thema V1.0: VXH, VFMG
    Illustrations note
    Full colour photos throughout
    D&B Publishing
    Imprint name
    D&B Publishing
    Publication date
    05 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Carolyn Nicholls is one of the UK's leading exponents of the Alexander Technique and has been teaching for over 25 years. She is the founder and Head of Training of The Alexander Technique College in Brighton (UK) and has taught in London, Melbourne (Australia) and Brighton. She presented the F. M. Alexander Memorial lecture in Edinburgh (Scotand), and Wellington (New Zealand).
    Review quote
    "Fantastic, great pictures, a very informative practical book. This goes on our reading list for BA and MA students."Chris Palmer, Head of Voice and Speech at GSA School of Acting and Musical Theatre"I have had Alexander lessons throughout my career, found them invaluable and recommended them to countless other singers. Congratulations to Carolyn Nicholls, who has distilled her many years of teaching into this lucid, down to earth and entertaining book; it will work well for newcomers and devotees alike (singers and normal folk!), whether as introduction to or reminder of this marvellous technique."Dame Emma Kirkby, Soprano"The author has managed successfully to distil many yearsA ' experience teaching and practising the Alexander Technique into this highly readable and well illustrated book. I warmly recommend this accessible volume."Professor Basant K. Puri
    Table of contents
    Section 1 Body: How we think translates immediately into what we do in our bodies, therefore let us examine how we thinkChapter 1 Our bodies, our selves Chapter 2 Postural Myths and legends Chapter 3 Gravity, gravity, gravity Chapter 4 How can it help me? Looking at back pain, ME and fybromyalgia SECTION 2 Breath: Whilst I have breath in my body.Chapter 5 Breathing; you can help it.Chapter 6 Uninterrupted breath Chapter 7 The Singing Body. Chapter 8 Just Play the Music SECTION 3 BeingChapter 9 Take a seatChapter 10 Feel Free to MoveChapter 11 Training and teachingChapter 12 Mindfulness and Creativity Glossary Unwrapped Index