If you would like to learn the Alexander Technique by yourself before seeing Fumi, here are some books, videos and web resources available.
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
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BOOKS & VIDEOS
Here is a short list of materials Fumi recommends in order to learn more about the Alexander Technique.
THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
This DVD combo includes The Alexander Technique: First Lesson and The Alexander Technique - Solutions for Back Troubles. The First Lesson is an introduction to the Alexander Technique, suitable for people who have never had a lesson.
MICHAEL J. GELB
Body Learning is a great introductory book with carefully selected photographs and very fine bibliography. It is considered a foundation literature for Alexander Technique.
THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
GLYNN & GLENN MACDONALD
This beautifully illustrated and photographed encyclopedia shows the applications of the technique to sports, arts, music, dance, theater and every day activities.
BACK TROUBLE: A NEW APPROACH TO PREVENTION AND RECOVERY
This easy-to-follow guide can help you overcome back, neck and shoulder pain by turning everyday movements into practical therapy. Based on the Alexander Technique, Caplan demonstrates applications toward spinal disc problems, arthritis, muscle pain, scoliosis and sciatica.
BODY AWARENESS IN ACTION: A STUDY OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
FRANK P. JONES
Frank Pierce Jones presents the essential features of Alexander's method. Drawing on his long association with Alexander and his brother, Jones supplements Alexander's findings with his own carefully designed research at Tufts University Institute for Psychological Research and provides scientific support for Alexander's ground-breaking discoveries.
HOW TO LEARN THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
A primer for students of the Alexander Technique, a well-known method for improving freedom and ease of movement and physical coordination. This book provides the first authoritative account of William Conable's concept, Body Mapping, the study of how our ideas about our bodies affect our experience and movement. Great for performance artists.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
THE SOCIETY OF TEACHERS OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (STAT)
JAPAN SOLIDARITY OF TEACHERS OF ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (JSTAT)
A.T. IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS NATIONWIDE
Musicians, dancers, actors, athletes, martial artists, pilates and yoga teachers/students can greatly benefited from learning the principles of the Alexander Technique to enhance their performances. The technique is taught in dozens of performing centers and training schools around the world which include:
The Julliard School
The Yale School of Drama
The New England Conservatory of Music
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
The Royal College of Music
UCLA School of Theater
Academy of Art University (San Francisco)