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How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live: Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self-Mastery Mostly descriptive, with a handful of exercises The Alexander Technique AT Is A Remarkably Simple But Powerful Method For Learning To Skillfully Control How Your Brain And Body Interact, Allowing You To Better Coordinate Your Movements While Increasing The Accuracy Of Your Mind S Thoughts And Perceptions Now, In How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live, Leading Alexander Technique Master Teacher Missy Vineyard Sheds A Completely Fresh Light On This Revolutionary Method And, In The Process, Offers Path Breaking Insight Into The Mind Body Connection Vineyard Thoroughly Explains And Teaches The Central Skills Of The AT Through Simple Self Experiments, And She Offers Engaging Stories Of Students In Their Lessons To Show Its Effective Application Across A Range Of Disciplines, Including The Performing Arts, Athletics, Health, Psychology, And Education How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live Introduces Us To A World Within Ourselves That We Know Surprisingly Little About And Thereby Helps Us To Understand Why We Often Cannot Do What We Should Be Able To Do, Why We Harm Ourselves With Chronic Tension And Anxiety, And Why Our Thoughts Often Seem Beyond Our Control Vineyard Is Also The First AT Teacher To Draw On Cutting Edge Research In Neuroscience And To Synthesize Those Findings With AT Theories And Techniques She Fully Illuminates The Benefits To Be Reaped By Mastery Of The Alexander Technique, Which Include Release From Acute Or Chronic Physical Pain Enhanced Mental Attention And Focus Reduced Anxiety Improved Balance And Coordination Relief From Tension And Stress Increased Ease And Efficiency Performing Precise Movement Skills Recommended by David as an addition contrast to The Inner Game of Tennis after his rant Recommended by David as an addition contrast to The Inner Game of Tennis after his rant Junk I became interested in Alexander Technique through my musical study David Monette promotes the concepts and through my research I learned that Adolph Bud Herseth was a proponent as well It s hard for a trumpet player to ignore the advice of a couple guys like that The first part of the book lays down the basics of the technique Much is made of the changing orientation of the head and spine through human evolutionary history I took away an idea that human capacity for language has perhaps I became interested in Alexander Technique through my musical study David Monette promotes the concepts and through my research I learned that Adolph Bud Herseth was a proponent as well It s hard for a trumpet player to ignore the advice of a couple guys like that The first part of the book lays down the basics of the technique Much is made of the changing orientation of the head and spine through human evolutionary history I took away an idea that human capacity for language has perhaps diminished our ability to move naturally, i.e efficiently, in accordance with our physical structure If you want to make sense of that you ll just have to read the book.Also useful was the information presented about the amygdala and its role as our mental burglar alarm Vineyard connected these ideas with others findings in neuroscience regarding the stress reaction This stuff is just good to understand if you are a performer Heck it s good for every single person to understand because we all deal with stress, and I d say most of us deal poorly with it.Where the book lost me though, was in the second part, where it descends into woo There is a whole chapter on touch that reads to me just like a disposition on therapeutic touch Therapeutic touch has been thoroughly debunked.Further, while there are lots of good theories presented in the book, very little is actually backed up by evidence Based on my research into Zen mindfulness meditation I can definitely buy into some of the basics of Alexander Technique lying supine, semi supine, observing your thoughts, doing without doing to some extent , massage touch manipulation I ve personally experienced the positive effects of all those things outside the context of Alexander Technique But when Vineyard ascribes magical powers to the idea of thinking up , forward and wide and claims that we can change the nature of our being by thinking in three dimensions , I just don t see the evidence Vineyard provides anecdotal evidence from her practice, but that s not really sufficient remarkable claims require remarkable proof.Alexander Technique looks like an early 1900 s neurological theory based on a combination of science and belief Vineyards practice, as described in the book, has updated the theory by attempting to fit it to the past 100 years of additional neuroscience Vineyard has found many things that seem to fit, but ventures way too far on way too little hard evidence There are a few core concepts that to me, are viable, but as a whole I think Vineyards Alexander Technique, while perhaps a good source for neuroscience PhD thesis topics, belongs in the new age section of the library The Alexander technique is yet another way to becomeaware of your body in space and to control it for better health, presence, and even charisma It was started by an Australian actor whose posture, he noted, was damaging his voice That began a long process of self discovery, and finally teaching, in proper posture and movement And yes, his voice improved The book by Missy Vineyard, the head of the New England Alexander Technique school, is full of stories of people who hold themselves The Alexander technique is yet another way to becomeaware of your body in space and to control it for better health, presence, and even charisma It was started by an Australian actor whose posture, he noted, was damaging his voice That began a long process of self discovery, and finally teaching, in proper posture and movement And yes, his voice improved The book by Missy Vineyard, the head of the New England Alexander Technique school, is full of stories of people who hold themselves wrong and re learn how to do it right The stories themselves are often moving and are usually illustrative, but I could have wished fortechnique and fewer stories When I lay down on the floor to do the first technique, I promptly fell asleep I don t think that s supposed to be part of the plan I neededguidance from Vineyard about what I was supposed to be doing I found this book while browsing randomly at , looking for some base to improve my overall posture This book seemed like a good starting point to something called The Alexander Technique , which as I found out from my internet research, was a good way to solve body problems.Wow, was I shocked as I began reading this book Yes, this is a book about improving your posture, but it also delves intoprofound topics How your mind body connection is formed and can be retrained, how we oft I found this book while browsing randomly at , looking for some base to improve my overall posture This book seemed like a good starting point to something called The Alexander Technique , which as I found out from my internet research, was a good way to solve body problems.Wow, was I shocked as I began reading this book Yes, this is a book about improving your posture, but it also delves intoprofound topics How your mind body connection is formed and can be retrained, how we often confuse bodily inputs feelings and emotions with our outputs, the direction that our developed pre frontal cortex offers Its main tenents are that of inhbiting and directing, and their mission is to be able to move your body in a way that produces no tension I do not believe that it is equally useful for sports, music and walking, but it presented interesting ideas The other reviews and the write up are clear indications about the contents of the book I would like to add that I was able to do the Alexander Technique for about a year I purchased this book because I wanted to be able to continue it on my own That was precisely the audience of the book Clear instructions and a lot of the behind the scenes information that allows you to live aintegrated lifeand of course improve your posture Excellent book on the Alexander Technique The case study stories helped to explain different applications of the technique I was really amazed by many of the connections between the technique and the practice of Tai Chi The descriptions of the use of the mind to control the body and the ideas of effortless and free motion that result were enlightening I am sure I will be rereading this again in the future. I enjoyed the anecdotes of how Alexander Technique helped others, I liked some of the exercises, but for some reason I found it a little hard to follow in a linear way I ll hang on to it as a reference for a while.


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