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    DescriptionSwimming improves your flexibility, tones your body and can help to boost your self-esteem and produce a sense of well-being. It is the nation's most popular sporting activity with 11.9 million people swimming regularly. However, most people don't know how to swim properly. This book is based on a 35-year voyage of discovery into the art of swimming. Steven Shaw's method takes the Alexander Technique into the swimming pool - focusing on releasing tension from the head, neck and back. Steven has evolved a unique way of breaking down strokes into a series of therapeutic movements, which can be practised individually or with a partner, in a pool or on dry land. These provide the building blocks, which combine to make it possible for anyone to recraft their own strokes in a way that promote good body use and avoid injuries. Instead of performing physical actions in an automatic way, you begin to learn body awareness. This way of swimming not only feels freer and more open, it is graceful and has a sense of flow, often absent from the way many people swim. Shaw looks at the most popular strokes - front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly - focusing on maximum efficiency and minimum strain.

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    Master the Art of Swimming
    Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven Shaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843403494
    ISBN 10: 1843403498

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WSSC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VXH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 797.21
    BIC subject category V2: VXHA
    B&T Approval Code: A09304020
    BISAC V2.8: HEA007000
    DC22: 797.2/1
    BISAC V2.8: SPO043000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV837 .S53 2006
    Thema V1.0: VXH, SPC
    Illustrations note
    200 colour photographs
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    Publication date
    27 July 2006
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    Author Information
    Steven Shaw learned to swim at an early age and soon became a competitive swimmer. In 1990 he started the three-year Alexander Technique teacher training course and during this time he explored his relationship with the water which has led to his new and very successful teaching approach: The Shaw method. This method has had huge acclaim over the past 10 years and Steven holds workshops and courses all over the world. He lives in North London.