DEFINING THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Tim Soar © 1999
This started out as a series of hand-outs for my pupils. When it outgrew that format I published it (1999) as a loose-leaf manual. Now it's a pdf e-book..
The illustrations are by Aron Czerveny
(Reformatted and reprinted here with permission, original pdf files can be downloaded from Tim's Articles page)
3 Non-Doing and Working on the Table
4 Pulling Down, Going Up and Appropriate Tension
5 The Startle Pattern and the Importance of the Relationship Between the Head, Neck and Back
Colour Plate: The Balance of the Head
10 Frederick Matthias Alexander
18 Antagonistic Pulls, Gravity and Positions of Mechanical Advantage
19 The Pelvis
Colour Plate: The Pelvis
21 The Shoulders, Arms and Hands
23 Spirals in Muscles and Movement
25 Secondary and Tertiary Directions
List of Illustrations
1 Drawing: Semi-Supine Position
3 Photo: Working on the Table
5 Drawing: The Startle Pattern
7 Photo: Working on the Chair
8 Colour Plate: The Balance of the Head
10 Photo: Portrait of FM Alexander*
AJ Busch, 1941
16 Drawing: Monkey
Photo: Child Performing Monkey
Linda Brassil, 1999
19 Colour Plate: The Pelvis
22 Calligraphy: Tada Ima “Only now is real”
23 Drawing: A Whole-body Spiralling Attitude
26 Photo: The Whispered Ah!
27 Drawing: Hands on the Back of the Chair
All drawings are by Aron Czerveny.
All photographs are by Siriol Jones,
except where otherwise credited.
Japanese calligraphy is by Hagino Hiroaki, 1999.
* Photographs of FM Alexander © 1999,
The Society of Teachers of the
Alexander Technique, London.
Published by the Author in the UK, 1999.
© Tim Soar and Aron Cserveny, 1999.
ISBN 0 9537393 0 9
© Copyright Tim Soar 2010