Developed over a period of 100 years the Alexander Technique has helped people to successfully manage a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, stress, anxiety, ME, and asthma. The Alexander Technique is not a therapy or an exercise program. It is an in-depth study of how human reaction, co-ordination and movement play a part in everything we do. It has enhanced the performance of athletes, actors, singers and musicians.
Body, Breath and Being explores the Alexander Technique through the experiences of those who have studied it and benefited from it. These include:
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The book offers a new view of the way we use our bodies and the consequences not only on our health, but also our approach to life.
...the book is WONDERFUL! I've only finished chapter one and already I feel more confident. I used to get so confused I'd feel like giving up from time to time, but I don’t feel that way anymore. Things are explained in a language that I can understand, and suddenly make sense. Your book is much more accessible to me than others I had read and I can apply the information to myself immediately.
Fantastic, great pictures, a very informative practical book. This goes on our reading list for BA and MA students.
I have had Alexander lessons throughout my career, found them invaluable and recommended them to countless other singers. Congratulations to Carolyn Nicholls, who has distilled her many years of teaching into this lucid, down to earth and entertaining book; it will work well for newcomers and devotees alike (singers and normal folk!), whether as introduction to or reminder of this marvellous technique.
Carolyn Nicholls’ book is much more than a beginner’s introduction to the Alexander Technique. Teachers of the Technique will also find this book a useful manual for honing their communication skills and expanding their repertoire of handy hints and ideas. Carolyn’s expertise as a teacher shows through in her case studies and examples. Using personable, jargon-free language that is easy to follow, she progressively explains the concepts of the Alexander Technique and their value in our busy world. Her book is a pleasure to read.
We’ve all been waiting for a ‘good’ new book introducing the principles and practice of the Alexander Technique. Carolyn Nicholls has given us a ‘great’ new book on the subject. Highly recommended for beginners of all levels.
The author has managed successfully to distil many years’ experience teaching and practising the Alexander Technique into this highly readable and well illustrated book. I warmly recommend this accessible volume.
It's a terrific book on the Technique; clear, intelligent and accessible.
This book takes the Alexander Technique into the 21st Century.