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Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

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"Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition", shows how to use imagery, touch and movement exercises to improve co-ordination and alignment. These exercises also help relieve tension, enhance the health of the spine and back and prevent back injury. This expanded new edition contains more than 600 imagery exercises along with nearly 500 illustrations to help visualize the exercises and use them in various contexts. "Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery" enables readers to experience the biomechanical and anatomical principles that are crucial to dancers, other performing artists, yoga and Pilates teachers and practitioners and athletes. The techniques and exercises presented in the book act as a guide to improving posture and will have a positive affect on thoughts and attitude about oneself and others. You can discover flexibility and increase the power to move.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 33.02mm | 1,202.02g
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 481 black & white illustrations, 24 black & white halftones
  • 0736067892
  • 9780736067898
  • 7,065

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Roots of Imagery for Alignment; Chapter 3. Body-Mind Interactions; Chapter 5. Imagery Categorization; Chapter 7. Location and Direction in the Body; Chapter 9. The Laws of Motion and Force Systems; Chapter 11. The Pelvis, Hip Joint, and Company; Chapter 13. The Spine.
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Review quote

"The Franklin Method training as outlined in this book is the most intelligent approach to learning about the workings of the body that I have ever attended. It is not just information but the experience of our design as we learn that is transforming."

Tom McCook-- Fitness Instructor, Founder and Director, Center of Balance

"In Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Eric Franklin offers an easy-to-read, practical, and educational resource, which I wholly recommend."

Dr. Emma Redding-- Head of Dance Science, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, President, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science

"Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery is a must-have resource. Eric Franklin creates a truly powerful tool for improving movement and function."

Marie-Jose Blom-- PMA Gold-Certified Master Pilates Teacher, Founder and Owner, Long Beach Dance Conditioning, Founder and Owner, Angel City Body Kinetics, Founder and Partner, SmartSpine Works

"The Franklin Method has had a profound influence on my personal and professional life. Eric Franklin's evolution of imagery and its application contain the knowledge and power to create a quantum leap in our understanding of human movement and our own potential."

Jan Dunn M.S.-- Past President, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
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About Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Franklin Institute in Uster, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years' experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986. Franklin has taught extensively throughout the United States and Europe at the Julliard School in New York, the Royal Ballet School in London, the Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, the Dance Academy of Rome and the Institute for Psychomotor Therapy in Zurich.
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