An Alexander Technique Approach to Swimming
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the swimmer. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to make changes to how you swim in all four strokes, so that you can swim with mechanically advantageous body use. It describes how to swim without harming your body, whether you are competing or not. The sections of this article are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Swimmers; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Guided Whole Body Release before You Swim; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; Effortless Swimming, Orders of Allowance, and the Zone; The Four Swim Strokes in Detail: Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Backstroke; 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 45 pages