Freedom to Change — The Development and Science of the Alexander Technique - Frank Pierce JonesMouritz, 1997, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans somewhat. Text complete, clean and tight.
3rd edition. [First Edition: Schocken Books, 1976, as ‘Body Awareness in Action’.] From the cover: “At one time or another, almost everyone suffers from backache and other ailments caused by tension and poor coordination. Because most of our complaints arise from our own unconscious bad habits, conventional treatment rarely brings more than temporary relief. Alexander discovered a practical way of coordinating mind and body in all activities of living. By relying on conscious choice instead of habit we can change the way we use our muscular system, thereby avoiding tension, strain and fatigue. Practising the Alexander Technique brings about lighter and freer movements as well as an expanded field of attention. In Freedom to Change, Frank Pierce Jones presents the essential features of the Alexander Technique. Drawing on his long association with Alexander, Jones also relates Alexander’s extraordinary life story and the development of the Technique. Besides relating his own teaching experiences Jones summarizes his 25 years of research into the Technique. By measuring the differences between “habitual” and “teacher-guided” movement patterns, and by studying the actual mechanics of the body in achieving awareness, Jones provides scientific support for Alexander’s ground-breaking discoveries.”
Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼")
Number of Pages: 222
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