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The Act of Living

Talks on the Alexander Technique
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Alexander Technique
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2021 Mouritz 2nd ed.
216 x 140 mm.
ISBN: 978-3950490763.
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This may be regarded as the second volume of Thinking Aloud. It contains talks given to trainees on the many aspects of teaching and living the Technique. Some of the 29 talks are titled: Thinking to do, General functioning, The primary wish, Forward and up, Knees forward and away, The length and the width, Walking, Yin and yang, Establishing a total pattern, Responsibility, Gravitation, and Saying and meaning no. Foreword by the "postural" physiologist Tristan Roberts, an introduction by Glynn Macdonald, and biographies.
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For almost 50 years, in his daily talks, Walter Carrington shared his thoughts, observations and experiences of the Alexander Technique with teachers and students at his teachers training course.

The 29 talks in The Act of Living range widely in subject - from breathing and the balance of the head on the neck to the process of change and the effect of gravity on our lives. Walter Carrington gives the reader an inside look at this practical technique for consciously changing habitual behaviour.

The Act of Living serves as a gentle reminder for teachers of some of the thoughts worth considering in a lesson; it helps students quicken their understanding of the fundamental principles of the Alexander Technique. And it will help all of us direct our energies towards a freer, more spontaneous exploration of the world in which we live.