An Alexander Technique Approach to Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great body use to assist the person who has Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis to find a way to move with ease, and potentially greater coordination than they did before the diseases. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally as you move, and to assist you in finding a way to use your body, so that doing things is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Has to Offer the Person Who Has Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis; Inhibition (letting go of the habits that don’t work); Posture; Walking; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully upright decompressed posture); Pure Observation; Using a Stationary Bicycle to Enhance Posture and Movement; Regaining Strength with Coordination; Trusting Yourself in the Things You Do, Even When You Can’t Do Them as Well; Guided Whole Body Release First Thing in the Morning or before a Specialized Activity; and Moving Better as a Gift to Yourself.
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 38 pages