Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Alexander Technique: The Essential Writings of F. Matthias Alexander Paperback – Nov 1 2000

4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 106.44 CDN$ 34.72

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel; Subsequent edition (Nov. 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0818405066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0818405068
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2 x 20.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,587,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Got a hurting back or evil golf or tennis swing you can't get rid of? F.M. Alexander found a way to change bad body use and this book describes what it means and how it was discovered.
No, reading the book won't cure you. You'll need Alexander lessons, but it will tell you what it's all about.
The editor wrote a fine background introduction as well as made an excellent selection from Alexander's books. Just as important, he included three prefaces by John Dewey, the famous educator and philosopher, and also scientific research on the technique.
The technique is more than some body process. It really teaches a Western Zen approach towards all kinds of life problems. Sound strange? Read this book. I'm very grateful I had Alexander lessons and the wisdom it teaches. Highly recommended.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Several years ago I discovered the Alexander Technique, found a teacher, and got rid of my chronic back pain. The man who dseveloped the Technique, F.M. Alexander, always seemed a mystery to me, particularly after I tried reading his books. This book is an edited version of Alexander's writing that makes them a lot easier to read. It also has a very informative introduction that puts Alexander and his Technique in historical perspective.
I'd suggest this book primarily for people who have some familiarity with the Technique. For a good short introduction I'd get Fitness Without Stress by Robert Rickover.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0xa0c56900) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7c975c) out of 5 stars Good introduction to the writings of F. M. Alexander July 16 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Several years ago I discovered the Alexander Technique, found a teacher, and got rid of my chronic back pain. The man who dseveloped the Technique, F.M. Alexander, always seemed a mystery to me, particularly after I tried reading his books. This book is an edited version of Alexander's writing that makes them a lot easier to read. It also has a very informative introduction that puts Alexander and his Technique in historical perspective.
I'd suggest this book primarily for people who have some familiarity with the Technique. For a good short introduction I'd get Fitness Without Stress by Robert Rickover.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7cc954) out of 5 stars The cream of 4 books on mind-body integration Aug. 17 1997
By bohdanh@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Got a hurting back or evil golf or tennis swing you can't get rid of? F.M. Alexander found a way to change bad body use and this book describes what it means and how it was discovered.
No, reading the book won't cure you. You'll need Alexander lessons, but it will tell you what it's all about.
The editor wrote a fine background introduction as well as made an excellent selection from Alexander's books. Just as important, he included three prefaces by John Dewey, the famous educator and philosopher, and also scientific research on the technique.
The technique is more than some body process. It really teaches a Western Zen approach towards all kinds of life problems. Sound strange? Read this book. I'm very grateful I had Alexander lessons and the wisdom it teaches. Highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7cc978) out of 5 stars Fascinating Oct. 2 2013
By Dorita S. Berger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very interesting concepts and philosophies about movement, body awareness, etc. But requires an instructor to assist with developing new movement strategies.


Feedback