An Alexander Technique Approach to Competitive Archery
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the competitive archer. It is the intention of this ebook to help the archer create a personal technique and posture on the bow that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to shoot the arrows with extraordinary precision. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in archery, and to assist you in finding a way to use the bow, so that archery is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Archers; Posture (Archery Oblique Stance); Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (how to be fully upright); Inhibition and Archery (letting go of bad habits); The Whole Body Draws the Bow in Opposition with Direction; Guided Whole Body Release before Using the Bow; Accuracy; Competing without Competing; When You’re not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; As a Gift (archery given as a gift to yourself and others); and Short Essays.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at www.ethankind.com and [email protected]
This book is 48 pages