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How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live

How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live:
Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self-Mastery

by Missy Vineyard
Paperback/Published 2007
Includes a nice introduction to the Alexander Technique as well as practical suggestions for studying on your own.
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Body Learning

Body Learning:
An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

by Michael Gelb
Paperback/Published 1996
A good general introduction to the Alexander Technique. Covers the basic ideas of the technique, its history and a number of specific applications.
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The Alexander Technique Workbook

The Alexander Technique Workbook
By Richard Brennan
Paperback/Published 2011
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Guided Lessons for Students of the Alexander Technique

Guided Lessons
For Students of The Alexander Technique

By Nancy Dawley, Neil Schapera, and Vivien Schapera
Paperback/Published 2010
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How to Learn the Alexander Technique

How to Learn the Alexander Technique:
A Manual for Students

by Barbara and William Conable
Paperback/Published 1996
A good short introduction to the Alexander Technique is followed by specific suggestions for working on one's own using a process called "body mapping". Particularly useful for people with little or no access to an Alexander teacher.
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Body, Breath and Being

Body, Breath and Being: A New Guide to the Alexander Technique
by Carolyn Nicholls
Paperback/Published 2014
A practical introduction that explores the Alexander Technique through the experiences of those who have studied it and benefited from it.
Includes a CD.
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Mind and Muscle - An Owner's Handbook

Mind and Muscle - An Owner's Handbook
by Elizabeth Langford Paperback/Published 1999
An excellent practical explanation of the way our body functions by an experienced Alexander Technique teacher. A good resource for studying on your own. Useful exercises are included in each chapter.
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Freedom to Change

Freedom to Change - The Development and Science of the Alexander Technique
by Frank Pierce Jones
Paperback/Published in 1997
This Alexander classic was originally published as Body Awareness in Action in 1976. An excellent introduction to the Technique which emphasizes both its history and Jones' 25 years of research at Tufts University.
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Whatever You're Doing Now You Can Do It Better!

Whatever You're Doing Now You Can Do It Better!
Your Guide to the Alexander Technique

by Anthony James Taylor
Paperback/Published 2004
Basic principles of the Alexander Technique explained along with practical suggestions for applying them in your life. Includes photos.
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The Alexander Technique Manual

The Alexander Technique Manual
by Richard Brennan
Paperback/Published 1996
The first "coffee table" Alexander Technique book. A solid introduction with excellent photographs and clearly written text.
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Secrets of the Alexander Technique

Secrets of the Alexander Technique
by Rob Macdonald and Caro Ness
Paperback/Published 2001
Small, richly-illustrated, introductory book. Includes information about topics such as reading, walking, keyboarding etc.
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The Alexander Technique - How to Use Your Body Without Stress

The Alexander Technique - How to Use Your Body Without Stress
by Dr. Wilfred Barlow M.D.
Paperback/Published 1991
A good general description of the Alexander Technique by a medical doctor.
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Let Your Life Flow

Let Your Life Flow:
The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Benefits of the Alexander Technique

by Alexander Mauder
Paperback/Published 2002
Explanation of the Technique in terms of energy flow and how we can direct energy with our thoughts.
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The Alexander Technique: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Alexander Technique:
A Step-by-Step Guide (In a Nutshell Series)

by Aisla Masterson
Published 1998
A very short introduction to the Alexander Technique with a great many color photos. Includes three case histories.
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Your Guide to the Alexander Technique

Your Guide to the Alexander Technique
by John Gray
Paperback/Published 1990
Primarily intended for those who have had Alexander Technique lessons. Easy to read text and very well illustrated.
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Curiosity Recaptured

Curiosity Recaptured:
Exploring Ways We Think and Move

Edited by Jerry Sontag
Hardcover/Published 1996
A wide-ranging collection of accounts of how the Technique has helped in dealing with the knots we get ourselves into by the sheer fact of being alive. Excellent Preface by the late Robertson Davies.
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Fitness Without Stress

Fitness Without Stress:
A Guide to the Alexander Technique

by Robert Rickover
Hardcover/Published 1988
A good general introduction to the Alexander Technique. Contains a number of personal accounts and examples of how the Technique has been applied in fields such as yoga, physiotherapy, massage and osteopathy.
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DVDs and Videos

From Stress to Freedom with the Alexander Technique

From Stress to Freedom with the Alexander Technique
DVD, 2005
Introduction to the Alexander Technique.
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The Alexander Technique: First Lesson

The Alexander Technique: First Lesson
by Jane Kosminsky with William Hurt
DVD/Produced 1999
An introduction to the Alexander Technique, suitable for people who have never had a lesson.
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The Alexander Technique: Combo Pack

The Alexander Technique: Combo Pack
This package includes two video cassettes: The Alexander Technique: First Lesson (see listing above) and The Alexander Technique - Solutions for Back Troubles which is listed in this Bookstore under the category: Alexander Technique Applications. The price for the Combo Pack is a little less than the cost of the two videos purchased separately.
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