An Alexander Technique Approach to Meditation (Sitting or Meditating)
This is an ebook that uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the meditator. It is the intention of this ebook to help the meditator create a personal technique and posture in sitting that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to meditate. It is also the purpose of this ebook to help you, as you sit for long periods of time, to be able to be pain-free and to release the effects of fear and tension out of your musculature. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually in meditation, and to assist you in finding a way to meditate that is easier and kinder to the body. The sections of this article are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Meditators; Posture: Chair or Full Lotus; Breathing; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Inhibition (letting go of habits that don’t work); Guided Whole Body Release before Meditating; Non-doing in Meditation (letting go of what isn’t being); Inhibition Applied to Everything; Meditation, Alexander Technique, and Enlightenment; Meditating as a Gift for God, Yourself, and Everyone; 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 .
This book is 37 pages