Yoga 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 yoga student. It is the intention of this ebook to help the yoga student create a personal technique and posture in doing yoga that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to do the asanas. It is also the purpose of this ebook to help you, as you go into and sustain the asanas, to use them 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 technically and posturally in yoga, and to assist you in finding a way to do the poses, so that doing the asanas is easier and kinder to the body. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Students of Yoga; Posture: Standing and Lying Down; Breathing; Direction (head leading a lengthening spine); Inhibition (letting go of habits that don’t work); Accuracy (trusting yourself to do the asanas with precision); Sixteen Asanas Alexanderized in Descriptive Detail; Two Essays on Asanas with Spirit; 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 48 pages