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There are many books, videos and DVDs about specific applications of the Alexander Technique.
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Backpain

Solutions for Back Trouble

The Alexander Technique:
Solutions for Back Trouble

by Deborah Caplan, PT
DVD/Produced 1999.
This DVD shows how the Alexander Technique can help people with back problems. (Deborah Caplan's book on this topic is described below.)
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Back Trouble

Back Trouble - A New Approach to Prevention and Recovery Based on the Alexander Technique
by Deborah Caplan, PT
Paperback/Published 1987
Describes how the Alexander Technique can help people with back problems. Includes preventative positions and gentle exercises. (Deborah Caplan's video on this topic is listed above.)
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Back Pain Solutions

Back Pain Solutions:
How to Help Yourself with Posture-Movement Therapy and Education

by Bruce I. Kodish
Paperback/Published 2001
Survey and self-care guide for dealing with back pain and other musculo- skeletal problems. Explains the Alexander Technique within the broader context of posture-movement therapy and education.
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Medicine

The Alexander Technique

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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Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Alexander Technique Birth Book

The Alexander Technique Birth Book
by Ilana Machover, Angela Drake and Jonathan Drake
Paperback/Published 1993
Good description of both the Alexander Technique and the history of childbirth and how the Technique can help with pregnancy and birth. A valuable resource for parents and parents-to-be.
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How Our Body Works

Mind and Muscle - An Owner's Manual

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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Stress Reduction

The Undivided Self

The Undivided Self:
Alexander Technique and the Control of Stress

by Theodore Dimon
Paperback/Published in 1998
A guide to preventing stress by changing the mental and muscular habits that cause it using the basic principles of the Alexander Technique.
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Swimming

The Art of Swimming

The Art of Swimming:
In a New Direction with the Alexander Technique

by Steven Shaw and Armand D'Angour
Paperback/Published 1996
Good information about how the Alexander Technique can be applied to swimming. Includes several practical exercises.
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Master the Art of Swimming

Master the Art of Swimming:
Raise Your Performance with the Alexander Technique

by Steven Shaw
Paperback/Published 2009
Steven Shaw's second book about on this subject. Good information, practical exercises and great photos.
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Running

Master the Art of Running

Master the Art of Running:
Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique

by Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields
Paperback/Published 2006
A practical guide for applying the principles of the Alexander Technique to running. Several personal accounts and a great many photos.
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Exercise

Zone Mind, Zone Body

Zone Mind, Zone Body
by Roy Palmer
Paperback/Published 2006
Primarily intended for those who have had Alexander Technique lessons. Easy to read text and very well illustrated.
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Master the Art of Working Out

Master the Art of Working Out:
Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique

by Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields
Paperback/Published 2007
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Golf

Golf Sense

Golf Sense:
Practical Tips On How To Play Golf In The Zone

by Roy E. Palmer
Paperback/Published 2010
The author explains how you can improve your golf game, play with less stress, and take greater control of your game using Alexander Technique principles.
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Voice

The Voice Book

The Voice Book
by Michael McCallion
Paperback/Revised 1998
This book is an invitation to become more aware of our voice, and how to learn how to improve it using the principles of the Alexander Technique.
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Voice and the Alexander Technique

Voice and the Alexander Technique
by Jane Ruby Heirich
Hardcover/Published 2004
A compehensive guide to good vocal use by an experienced Alexander Technique teacher. Includes a CD. A valuable resource for singers, public speakers and anyone who wants to improve the quality of their voice.
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The Thought Propels the Sound

The Thought Propels the Sound
by Janet M. Feindel
Paperback/Published 2008
An overview of basic voice and speech production principles and how the Alexander Technique can integrate these principles into the rehearsal process.
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Dance

Alexander Technique for Dancers

Alexander Technique for Dancers
by Jane Kominsky
DVD/2007
A 2-disc DVD set that explains what the Technique is and how dancers can use it to correct alignment, improve dance technique and artistry, and decrease the risk of injury.
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Efficient Breathing

Art of Breathing

Art of Breathing
Collected Articles

by Jessica Wolf
Paperback/Published 2013
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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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Jessica Wolf's Art of Breathing: Rib Animation DVD

Jessica Wolf's Art of Breathing:
Rib Animation

DVD/Produced 2013
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Horseback Riding

Revolutionize Your Riding with the Alexander Technique

BodySense:
Revolutionize Your Riding with the Alexander Technique

by Sally Tottle
Hardcover/Published 1998
A guide combining the Alexander Technique and the development of horseback skills. Filled with photos and detailed drawings.
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Riding without Stress

Riding Success without Stress - Book I:
Developing Self-Carriage in the Rider

by Joni Bentley
Hardcover/Published 1997
Contains a short introduction to the Alexander Technique and a great many practical suggestions and exercises to improve riding skills.
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Acting

The Actor's Secret

The Actor's Secret:
Techniques for Transforming Habitual Patterns and Improving Performance

by Betsy Polatin
Paperback/Published 2013
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The Actor and the Alexander Technique

The Actor and the Alexander Technique
by Kelly McEvenue, Foreword by Patsy Rodenburg
Paperback/Published 2002
A practical guide to the Technique for actors who desire a more efficient use of their body. Includes step-by-step warm-ups and exercises.
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Teaching the Alexander Technique

Thinking Aloud

Thinking Aloud:
Talks on Teaching the Alexander Technique

by Walter Carrington
Hardcover/Published 1994
A wealth of practical information for Alexander Teachers and serious students from one of the great master teachers of the Technique.
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The Act of Living

The Act of Living:
Talks on the Alexander Technique

by Walter Carrington
Hardcover/Published 1999
An excellent companion volume to Thinking Aloud, this volume contains an additional 25 talks on the Alexander Technique.
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The Alexander Technique As I See It

The Alexander Technique As I See It
by Patrick MacDonald
Paperback/Published 1989
A summation of the approach to the Alexander Technique by one of the most influencial teachers of the Technique.
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Dare to be Wrong

Dare to be Wrong
by Judith Liebowitz, edited by Kathryn Miranda
Hardcover/Published 2007
A series of talks by one of the formost teachers of the Alexander Technique. Ms Liebowitz was the teacher who first introduced the Technique to the Juilliard School in New York.
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Made to Stick

Made to Stick:
Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

by Dan and Chip Heath
Hardcover/Published 2007
An invaluable resource for Alexander Technique teachers who wish to convey the essential ideas of the Technique to the general public.
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Alexander Technique for Children

Befiddled
by Pedro De Alcantara
Paperback/Published 2005
A novel, written by an Alexander Technique teacher and musician, does a very nice job of conveying some basic Alexander concepts to its target audience, children aged 9-12.
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