How you stand, how you move, how you live : learning the Alexander technique to explore your mind-body connection and achieve self-mastery (eBook, 2007) []
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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

Author: Missy Vineyard
Publisher: New York : Marlowe & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A comprehensive new guide to The Alexander Technique: A simple yet powerful method for improving how the mind and body interact.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007000878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Missy Vineyard
ISBN: 9780738213057 0738213055
OCLC Number: 894800375
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2014. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 322 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Table of Illustrations; I. Introduction; II. Introduction to the Alexander Technique; III. Introduction to the Self-Experiments; PART 1: HOW DO YOU MOVE? Tales from the Beginning; 1. Surprising Observations; John, Part One; 2. A Malfunctioning Locomotor System; Erin, Part One; 3. How Did We Get This Way? From Fish to Horse to Biped; 4. Standing on Two Legs: The Biped's Challenge; SELF-EXPERIMENTS; A. Rest Your Back; Semisupine; Prone; B. Motion and Mind; How You Move; Can You Change?; Noticing Your Habit; Your Mind-Body Connection. PART 2: HOW DO YOU FEEL? The Mind-Body Link5. A Sense of Feeling; 6. Feelings Gone Wrong; Gary; Betty, Part One; 7. The Feeling of Fear; How We Perceive Danger; 8. Fear's Body-Mind; In the Grip of Fear; A Threatening Injury; The Shrinking World of Pain; 9. Anxiety and Performance; Bruce, Part One; 10. Attention, Awareness, and Conscious Inhibition; Bruce, Part Two; PART 3: HOW DO YOU THINK? The Mind Changes Everything; 11. A Fine Day in London with Nothing to Feel; 12. Discovering the Thinking Mind; The Attic; Surprises and Beliefs; 13. Believing Is Not Seeing. 14. The Difference that Inhibition MakesErin, Part Two; 15. You Have a Helper; SELF-EXPERIMENTS; C. How to Inhibit; Quiet Your Inner Conversation; Turn on Your Prefrontal Cortex; Think with Meaning; The Positive "No"; Conscious Inhibition; D. Acts of Inhibition; Stop Moving; Think of Not Doing; Let Your Helper Do It; Let Go of Belief; PART 4: SPACE AND DIRECTION: Our Hidden Sense; 16. Fewer Words, More Space; Cleo; Meghan; 17. More Problems with Feelings; Nathan; Nancy; 18. Balance and Coordination; 19. A New Way of Moving; Brian; Betty, Part Two; SELF-EXPERIMENTS; E. How to Direct. Think of a CubeUp-Down, Wide, Forward-Back; Putting Directions Together; Turning Your Head; Forward and Up; Thinking Names of Body Parts; Alexander's Directions; F. Moving with Inhibition and Direction; Bending Your Leg; Moving Forward and Back; Standing and Sitting; PART 5: TOUCH: Our Forgotten Sense; 20. Touching the Heart; Sam; What Is It about Touch?; 21. The Teacher's Hands; PART 6: CONSCIOUSNESS: Our Newest Sense; 22. Pain Free and Moving Again; John, Part Two; 23. An Incredible Lightness of Being; Erin, Part Three; 24. Speaking from My Self; Greg; 25. Self-Mastery: Connection. SELF-EXPERIMENTSG. How to Strengthen Your Back; Neck Extensors; Neck and Back Extensors; H. Self-Mastery Every Day; Exercise; Sports; Practice and Performance; Anxiety; Pain; How You Live; Appendix: How to Find a Teacher; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: Missy Vineyard ; with illustrations by Matthew Mitchell.
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