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Sports and Fitness

Articles ‘Skiing and the Alexander Technique’ by Maggie Lamb relates of her experience of how the Alexander Technique transformed her skiing.[1] ‘The art of Alpine skiing and the Alexander Technique’ by Erik Bendix; having skied for 44 years the author stresses the importance of the head-neck-back relationship as balance is fundamental to skiing.[2] ‘The Alexander Technique and skiing’ by Liz Dodgson, Laura Manning, Korina Biggs recounts some experiences of a number of people of applying the Technique to skiing.[3] ‘From the teaching...
Books The Art of Swimming by Steven Shaw and Armand D’Angour.[1] Master the Art of Swimming by Steven Shaw.[2] Articles ‘Learning to swim without strain: An Alexander teacher’s perspective’ by Steven Shaw.[3] ‘Unchartered waters: The Alexander Technique and swimming’ by Steven Shaw considers a number of Alexander Technique inspired preparations for swimming, breathing, the aquatic monkey, the launch, the glide, finding the feet.[4] ‘Weightless directions: The Shaw way’ by Jane-Ann Purdy; on the history and development of...
The first training course students, as part of applying the Technique, experimented with playing tennis. Erika Whittaker reports: Then we decided we would try playing tennis with our left hands. This we did in Battersea Park: keep your length, use your left hand and do things differently. Break the habit.[1] Articles ‘Love-40’ by Barbara Kent relates to her experiences of learning tennis in her ‘later years’, incorporating the Technique.[2] ‘Mind tennis: Analysing the critical moment’ discusses the roles of biomechanical science,...
See ‘Walking’ in Teaching Procedures, as it includes walking as fitness and sport. See also Hiking.
History of Alexander Technique and yoga The first yoga teachers to train in the Alexander Technique in the UK were Ken Thompson (starting April 1976), Chris Stevens and Ray Evans (starting September 1976).[1] Writings – Books Yoga and the Alexander Technique by David Moore.[2] Smart Yoga, by David Moore.[3] Yoga and the Alexander Technique by Karyn Chapman, Kate Morris.[4] Yoga (Know the Game) by Chris Stevens, mentions the Alexander Technique and advocates the semi-supine.[5] Are you a Natural Hatha Yogi by Ken Thompson does not mention the Alexander Technique but...

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