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Body Learning An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Michael J. Gelb

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0805042067

9780805042061

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192 Pages

$16.99

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The Alexander Technique is now recognized the world over as the most revolutionary and far-reaching method developed for maintaining the health and efficiency of the body. Essentially a type of therapy that aims to treat and prevent a range of disorders through a system of postural changes, the Technique stresses the importance of reeducating the muscular system as a means to achieve physical and mental well-being. By unlearning common bad postural habits and ways of using the body, people can alleviate tension, fatigue, back pain, neck stiffness, asthma, headaches, depression, and many other ailments. The book, now in its second edition, also shows how the Technique can be applied to every kind of learning experience, from children's education and the acquiring of basic skills to the most advanced needs of musicians, entertainers, professionals, and athletes.

New in this edition:

—Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Technique

—Further adventures in learning how to learn

—Glossary of significant terms

—The Balanced Resting State procedure: an aid to dynamic relaxation

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"This book is to be welcomed . . . It showed the best way of returning to better and more healthy use of our 'equipment-for-motion.' Mr. Gelb seems to me uniquely qualified to speak with authority."—Professor Nikolaas Tinbergen, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology

"The approach to learning and the techniques outlined in Body Learning transformed my life. Read and practice, and Gelb's profound message will transform yours."—Tony Buzan, author of The Mind Map Book

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Michael Gelb is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. he is the director of the High Performance Learning Center in Washington, DC, and international leadership consultancy to business and professional groups worldwide. he is also the author of Lessons from the Art of Juggling and Thinking for a Change.
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  • Michael J. Gelb

  • Michael J. Gelb is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He is the director of the High Performance Learning Center in Washington, D.C., an international leadership consultancy to business and professional groups worldwide. He is also the author of the acclaimed Lessons from the Art of Juggling and Thinking for a Change.
  • Michael J. Gelb
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