Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness

Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness
ISBN13: 9781623171414
Author: David Moore
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN10: 1623171415
Published: June 6th 2017 by North Atlantic Books
Genre: Nonfiction

David Moore draws on his thirty years of teaching the Alexander Technique and yoga to bring fresh and practical insights into how the Alexander Technique can contribute to a safer and more effective yoga practice. With a wealth of illustrations that support the clear, precise explanations, this book offers comprehensive advice in modifying a yoga practice to take into account the huge variability in individual ranges of movement. Moore includes techniques to accommodate limitations imposed by injuries, structure, body type, strength, and flexibility. For those new to yoga as well as longtime practitioners, Smart Yoga offers an explanation of the Alexander Technique's approach to posture and movement, suggestions for altering faulty breathing patterns, and information about how Hatha Yoga, Patanjali, and Buddhist insight practices relate to the Alexander Technique. Yoga instructors, Alexander Technique teachers, and anyone who is serious, curious, and open-minded about their yoga practice will also find tips for bringing the practice into daily life, balancing the autonomic nervous system, mindfulness and meditation, and changing unwanted habits.