Tai Chi and the Alexander Technique Principles of Good Body Use
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the tai chi practitioner in moving in the mechanically most advantageous way. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers the Tai Chi Practitioner; Posture; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Hands, Arms, and Shoulders; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Inhibition and Moving (letting go of bad habits); Moving Incredibly Slowly with Balance and Release; Legs and Not Tucking the Pelvis; Guided Whole Body Release before Doing Tai Chi; As a Gift; and Short Essays. It is the intention of this ebook to help the tai chi practitioner find a personal technique and posture in doing tai chi that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to do tai chi. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you find a way to do tai chi, so that tai chi is easier to do 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 [email protected]
This book is 33 pages