aka The Alexander Regeneration
The Alexander Technique, is, at its heart, about posture. The idea is that when mindfulness is applied to one's posture this improvement snowballs into a broad range of health and well-being benefits.
A supplement to this is a mindfulness of breathing, relaxation and one's outlook in general.
The Alexander Technique was developed by Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869 - 1955).
- The Alexander Technique has a concept of "conscious de-control", performed through "central control". Basically, focusing on a general balance so as to stop bad habits and allow good ones to come. Focus, to allow instinct to come to the foreground.
- Aldous Huxley preached it.
George E. Coghill, of the Wistar Institute in the USA
- TODO - Coghill also wrote an (unpublished) essay on the teaching of Alexander in which he said that Alexander established reintegration of the organism-as-a-whole by teaching civilized man to let the total pattern of each reaction to a stimulus precede the faulty partial pattern reaction.
- Chairs, Posture, Ergonomics and the Alexander Technique, by Robert Rickover
TODO - research
- The Creative Advance of the Individual, by G. C. Bowden
The Universal Constant In Living, 1946
Personally Speaking by Walter Carrington
- (on the F. M. Alexander Technique in discussion with Seán Carey)
- ISBN-10 095255741X
The Philosopher's Stone Edited and introduced by Jean M. O. Fischer
- (Diaries of Lessons with F. Matthias Alexander)
- ISBN-10 0952557487
- Google Directory: Alexander Technique
Direction - A Journal on the Alexander Technique