An Alexander Technique Approach to Soccer
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the soccer player. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Soccer Players; Posture; Lifting Your Legs in Running and Juggling the Ball; Running Described in Detail; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully decompressed spine); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Running and Ball Control Looking Down; Opposition to the Ball; Guided Whole Body Release before Playing Soccer; and Accuracy, in the Zone, and Seeing without Looking. It is the intention of this article to help the soccer player find a personal technique and posture in the game that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to play soccer. This article is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to play soccer, so that the game is easier to play and is kinder to your body.
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