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The use of the self

its conscious direction in relation to diagnosis functioning and the control of reaction

The use of the self
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The world famous classic by the originator of the Alexander Technique

Frederick Matthias Alexander was born in Tasmania in 1869. In his twenties, he became a professional reciter of dramatic pieces. After almost completely losing his voice he pioneered a method of improving the 'use' of his body musculature in all positions and movements and cured his vocal problems without medical aid.

Alexander then realised that most people stood, sat and moved in a defective manner and that incorrect 'use of the self' might be the cause of much human suffering. He moved to London and established a school, publishing several books and achieving success, with recommendations from famous contemporaries such as Aldous Huxley and Sir Stafford Cripps. Alexander died in 1955 but his 'principle' lives on through the work of many teachers of his method.

Product Details

Author:
F. Matthias Alexander

Publisher:
Orion Books

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
9780752843919

Publication Date:
01/11/2001

Pages:
123

Dimensions:
195 x 129 x 10 mm

Availability:
Not available other format available

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