The Alexander Technique Resource Book: A Reference Guide

The Alexander Technique Resource Book: A Reference Guide

by John B. Harer, Sharon Munden

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810854314
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/24/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The History and Foundations of the Alexander Technique xi

Chapter 1 General Texts and Articles 1

Chapter 2 Resources for the Performing Arts, Especially Dance, Music, and Theater 27

Chapter 3 Resources for Sports, Fitness, and Recreation 65

Chapter 4 Resources for Health and Medicine 73

Chapter 5 Electronic Resources on the Alexander Technique 95

Chapter 6 Journals on the Alexander Technique and Body-Work Subjects 99

Chapter 7 Audiovisual Materials 115

Chapter 8 Directory of Alexander Technique Associations 121

A Brief Glossary of Significant Terms 127

Author Index 131

Subject Index 137

About the Authors 161

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