Be In Balance – a new book on the Alexander Technique

May 2, 2014 - Mike Dilke

Angela Bradshaw is an Alexander Technique teacher and has written a book that is an introduction to AT. I have read it and my review is below - I like it and recommend  it whether you have back pain and other niggles or not. Follow the link below to buy it.

Most people have heard about Alexander Technique but very few know what it is. I have had an AT lesson which I really enjoyed but I needed to read Angela's book before I could really tell you what AT is.
In particular it made me think about my children and how precious their movements and 'way of being' are when they are little. The book made me glad that they go to a school that employs movement in their learning and does not use computers, tablets and all the other 'stuff' that is often 'issued' by schools to young children.
There is sage advice for everyone on how to make the workplace more bearable and maybe even fun and pleasant. Tips on how to commute by train will make sure you start the day well. I took special note of AT tips on driving. Not only for posture but driving is something that can make me tense so practicing learning some new habits along with the 'whispered ah' will make me a better driver and hopefully, for my wife, better company in the car.