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Introductory Books

Michael Gelb, Body Learning.

A good theoretical introduction to the Alexander Technique.

Richard Brennan, The Alexander Technique Workbook.

This book has a more “how-to” approach.

Frank Pierce Jones, Freedom to Change.

This book contains a biographical section about F. M. Alexander, the founder of the Alexander Technique.  It also has a section on the author’s scientific research into the benefits of the Alexander Technique.


General Books

Patrick MacDonald, The Alexander Technique As I See It.

This book was written by a well-known master teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Walter Carrington, Thinking Aloud: Talks on Teaching the Alexander Technique.

A wealth of practical information for teachers and serious students by one of the technique’s most influential teachers.


The Alexander Technique and Horseback Riding

Sally Tottle, BodySense: Revolutionize Your Riding with the Alexander Technique.

Joni Bentley, Riding Success Without Stress.


The Alexander Technique and Running

Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields, The Art of Running: With the Alexander Technique.


The Alexander Technique and Juggling

Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan, Lessons From the Art of Juggling.

This book teaches an approach to juggling based on the principles of the Alexander Technique.


Pregnancy and Childbirth

Ilana Machover and Angela and Jonathan Drake, The Alexander Technique Birthbook.

This book contains good descriptions of both the Alexander Technique and the history of childbirth.  It also explains how the Alexander Technique can help with childbirth.

Ilana Machover, Alexander Technique Birth Stories.

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