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What if our description of the problem is based on false perceptions, or our analysis on false assumptions? What if the solution aggravates the problem? This book is about our suppositions, habits and behaviours.

Author: Pedro de Alcantara

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785008399

Category: Health & Fitness

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To live is to face problems and to find solutions for them. We do so consciously or unconsciously, using intuition, reason, imagination and many other faculties. We notice a situation, we draw conclusions from what we see, hear and feel, and we act on our conclusions in a constant process of observation, analysis and remedy. 'My shoulders are tight, because I am under a lot of stress, I need a good massage.' We observe a problem (tight shoulders), analyse the cause (stress) and seek a remedy for it (the massage). But what if we have misunderstood the problem? What if our description of the problem is based on false perceptions, or our analysis on false assumptions? What if the solution aggravates the problem? This book is about our suppositions, habits and behaviours. It is about posture and attitude, tension and relaxation, movement and rest. It is about interpersonal relationships, sports and performing arts. Above all, it is about embodied emotions and the body that thinks and feels. In this fully revised new edition, Pedro de Alcantara invites you to redefine the meaning of health and wellbeing, using the insights and tools developed by a man of genius: F.M Alexander.
2021-04-26 By Pedro de Alcantara

The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life explains the principles of the Technique and uses testimonials, case histories, photos, and line drawings to illustrate its applications to medicine, personal relationships, sports and exercise, and ...

Author: Pedro de Alcantara

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861262868

Category: Health & Fitness

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The challenges of modern life are best met with poise, alertness, and nimbleness of mind and body. These attributes are our birthright, as demonstrated by every child at play. As adults, however, we tend instead to be hurried, inattentive, and stiff of mind and body. The Alexander Technique is an effective way of re-discovering our natural freedom, which is characterized not so much by what we do but by what we refrain from doing, and its resulting health and well-being. The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life explains the principles of the Technique and uses testimonials, case histories, photos, and line drawings to illustrate its applications to medicine, personal relationships, sports and exercise, and the performing arts.

Dart are included, such as (1) “The Significance of Skill,” written in 1934, which discusses the skills Dart considered fundamental to humanity, including erect skills, coordinated eye-hand ... The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life.

Author: John B. Harer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863927

Category: Health & Fitness

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The Alexander Technique is a hands-on educational method that helps individuals learn how to eliminate tension in the body caused by habitual limitations in the way they move and think. The health benefits of the Alexander Technique are both physical and emotional. It improves balance, posture, and stamina, and has been shown to improve cognitive functions. And it was practiced and endorsed by renowned philosopher and educator John Dewey. The Alexander Technique Resource Book provides guidance and information that aids in studying the technique and locating sources for further research in the field. It contains information on print, audio, video, and web-based resources, and includes a description of the basic principles and benefits of the Alexander Technique. This book benefits students, scholars, and researchers, as well as musicians, actors, and athletes looking to enhance performance in physical activities. It is a helpful resource for anyone seeking information on alternative and complementary medicines like the Alexander Technique.
2008-12-24 By John B. Harer

A thorough revision of a classic and essential guide, Indirect Procedures in its second edition is a comprehensive and practical guide to a musician's health and wellbeing.

Author: Pedro de Alcantara

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195388602

Category: Music

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A thorough revision of a classic and essential guide, Indirect Procedures in its second edition is a comprehensive and practical guide to a musician's health and wellbeing.
2013-08-15 By Pedro de Alcantara

The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life. Marlborough: Crowood, 1999. ———. Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique. Oxford: Clarendon, 1997. Gelb, Michael. Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander ...

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810886568

Category: Music

Page: 318

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Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to technique, major works to key figures—a must-have for any musician’s personal library! A Dictionary for the Modern Singer is an indispensable guide for students of singing, voice pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing. In addition to classical singing, genres, and styles, musical theatre and popular and global styles are addressed. With an emphasis on contemporary practice, this work includes terms and figures that influenced modern singing styles. Topics include voice pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics. The dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Matthew Hoch’s book fills a gap in the singer’s library as the only one-volume general reference geared toward today’s student of singing. An extensive bibliography is invaluable for students seeking to explore a particular subject in greater depth. Illustrations and charts further illuminate particular concepts, while appendixes address stage fright, tips on practicing, repertoire selection, audio technology, and contemporary commercial music styles. A Dictionary for the Modern Singer will appeal to students of singing at all levels. For professionals, it will serve as a quick and handy reference guide, useful in the high school or college library and the home teaching studio alike; students and amateurs will find it accessible and full of fascinating information about the world of the singing.
2014-04-28 By Matthew Hoch

Malde, Melissa, Mary Jean Allen, and Kurt-Alexander Zeller. What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Plural, 2012. Alexander Technique Alcantara, Pedro de. The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life.

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442250260

Category: Music

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In Voice Secrets: 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Singer, Matthew Hoch and Linda Lister create order out of the chaotic world of singing. They examine all aspects of singing, including nontechnical matters, such as auditioning, performance anxiety, score preparation, practice performance tips, business etiquette, and many other important topics for the advanced singer. Voice Secrets provides singers with a quick and efficient path to significant improvement, both technically and musically. It is the perfect resource for advanced students of singing, professional performers, music educators, and avid amateur musicians. The Music Secrets for the Advanced Musician series is designed for instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, and other instructors and professionals seeking a quick set of pointers to improve their work as performers and producers of music. Easy to use and intended for the advanced musician, contributions to Music Secrets fill a niche for those who have moved beyond what beginners and intermediate practitioners need.
2016-05-31 By Matthew Hoch

Dart, Raymond A. Skill and Poise. London: STAT Books, 1996. DeAlcantara, Pedro. The Alexander Technique, A Skill for Life. Ramsbury, Marlborough: Crowood Press Ltd., 1999. ———. Indirect Procedures. New York: Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Melanie Bales

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252074899

Category: Performing Arts

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2008 By Melanie Bales

Alexander Technique Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life, by Pedro de Alcantara Body Learning by Michael Gelb Direction: A Journal on the Alexander Technique Expanding Self. How the Alexander Technique Changed My Life by Goddard ...

Author: David Moore

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623171421

Category: Health & Fitness

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David Moore draws on thirty years of teaching to bring fresh and practical insights into how the Alexander Technique can contribute to a safer and more effective yoga practice. With a wealth of illustrations that support the clear, precise explanations, this book offers comprehensive advice in modifying a yoga practice to take into account the huge variability in individual ranges of movement. Moore includes techniques to accommodate limitations imposed by injuries, structure, body type, strength, and flexibility. Smart Yoga offers an explanation of the Alexander Technique’s approach to posture and movement, suggestions for altering faulty breathing patterns, and information about how Hatha Yoga, Patanjali, and Buddhist insight practices relate to the Alexander Technique.
2017-06-06 By David Moore

The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life Pedro de Alcantara Crowood Press 1999 Also available in French Editions Dangles www.pedrodealcantara.com Drummers' Injuries ...

Author: Janet Horvath

Publisher: Playing (less) Hurt

ISBN: 0971373507

Category: Medical

Page: 297

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2002 By Janet Horvath

Alexander Technique International www.ati-net.com The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique ... of the Self by F. M. Alexander (Orion) The Alexander Technique:A Skill for Life by Pedro de Alcantara (The Crowood Press) DVDs Alexander ...

Author: Sarí Harrar

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781609617868

Category: Health & Fitness

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Chronic pain is something that no one should have to suffer from, yet 50 million Americans do. But new research can help put an end to that. Relief at Last! by Sari Harrar is a comprehensive guide that exposes the root causes of more than 60 common conditions—from tendinitis to heartburn to fibromyalgia—and helps readers find immediate relief from pain, in addition to everyday strategies to permanently alleviate ailments of the joints, muscles, and other achy body parts. So that readers don't need to wade through the staggering amount of contradictory information about what's safe and what's effective, Relief at Last presents the latest doctor-reviewed research to provide an overview of where and why pain begins, and then put that knowledge to use in determining the best way to say goodbye to it forever—using proven combinations of conventional and complementary therapies. Pain is different for every individual. With the knowledge provided in Relief at Last and an easy-to-use pain diary to track success, readers will equip themselves with all the tools needed to manage flare ups and find a customized solution to reduce their pain over the long term.
2012-03-13 By Sarí Harrar