The Use of Self
|Author: || ||Alexander, F. Matthias |
|ISBN: || ||1572060034 |
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| Book-on-Tape: Reader John Barron |
"The Use of the Self", F. M. Alexander's most popular book, presents the core of his revolutionary technique of healing and self-actualization. Alexander observed that incorrect "use of the self" - our basic patterning of movement and expression - lies at the root of much human suffering. He sought the remedy in himself, and after years of investigation, introduced his system of training to the world.
F. M. Alexander (1869-1955) was a Shakespearean actor and reciter who, after periods of tension and "over-use" of his voice, lost his ability to speak. This sent him into an intense period of self-investigation which, after seven years, led to his groundbreaking discovery.
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|Based on the observation that we trap ourselves in habits that impede our functioning, Alexander's technique re-educates individuals to make the best use of their innate capacities - what he calls "The Use of the Self." |
Though developed nearly a century ago, the Alexander Technique continues to increase in popularity - because it works. People from all walks of life have benefited from the Alexander Technique, using it to decrease tension and overcome stress-related injuries. Musicians and perf...
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