Principles of the Alexander Technique
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
- ISBN: 9781848191280
- 2nd ed. 2013, 200 pages
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Jeremy Chance demonstrates the principles of the Alexander Technique in his book.
Since its beginnings in Australia in the 1890s, the Alexander Technique has become renowned as a powerful and effective antidote to the stresses and strains that modern life places upon our bodies.
This book by Chance is an introductory guide and presents readers a definitive overview of the Alexander technique which teaches us how to coordinate mind and body effectively so that our thinking is clarified and our movements become naturally lighter. The principles of the Alexander Technique is encompassing everything from teaching lineages to how the method works to how to find a practitioner, and provides all the key information on the topic.
It also includes a chapter on how to practise the technique at home as well as a useful resources section.
It is written in an engaging style and full of illustrations and photographs that demonstrate the technique, this book will be of interest to anyone considering options for treatment, as well as anyone wanting to know more about the Alexander Technique.
Jeremy Chance started his training as a teacher in London in 1976. Since that time, he has established himself as an internationally known and respected teacher of Alexander Technique. He has published many papers on the work. He also has been a featured teacher at several International Congresses of and has made innumerable appearances as a speaker worldwide. From 1985 to 2001, Jeremy Chance founded, published and edited DIRECTION, an International Journal on the Alexander Technique which is still in publication. In 2005 he founded his company BodyChance, which now runs the largest Alexander Technique Teacher Education college in the world, with studios in Tokyo and Osaka.