Craze is a contract author; he has written more than 60 books and this is one of them.
The author, after having lessons, became ‘a devotee’ of the Technique and taught introductory classes himself. The Alexander Technique described here is simplified beyond recognition. The main procedure adopted is one of feeling; especially the attempt to ‘feel’ where every body part is, e.g. the author recommends filling out charts for everyday activities which record the position and activity of all body parts. Some misleading notions are 1) non-doing described as non-activity; 2) not end-gaining described as noticing things you havn’t seen before; 3) that in order to ‘correct your alignment’ you physically flatten the back against the wall; 4) that the exercise for ‘achieving primary control’ consists of imagining a string pulling you upwards. Some physiology is wrong. (This description refers to first edition.) Fourth edition quotes STATNews on the back: "Richard Craze's style is refreshing" but leaves out the second part of the sentence: "but sometimes tedious due to repetition of his several attempts at explanations."