This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Swimming, is published on this website in a PDF format. It is very detailed and practical, and it will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to swim with ease, power, pain-free, and with speed without wearing out your shoulders.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
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There are a lot of books out there on swimming, but many of them treat swimming as if you were talking about a stationary body. They try to help you hold a specific position and place the parts of the body. Stationary alignment is never good enough, because even if you look better when you’re swimming, if you are trying to hold onto good alignment and technique, you will still injure yourself as you swim.
There is another big problem in defining good swimming technique in a static sense. When you align parts of the body with tension, you cause compression in all of the joints. This means as you swim, when you move through the water with too much tension and holding in your body, you will cause tense joints to rub against each other, and you will hurt and wear them out. You may look great as you swim across the pool, but you will feel bad, if you are doing too much muscular work.
This ebook goes into extraordinary detail on what the different parts of the body are doing as you swim, and it gives explicit directions on how to swim with ease, flow, and decompressed joints. Think about it. When you swim the water supports you, and it totally unnecessary to swim with the bones of your skeleton pressed together with excess tension.
I describe in detail the four major swim strokes: freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke and how to do them with power and grace without wear and tear. In this ebook I teach you how to monitor what is going on in your body as you swim, and to be in control of your body in an easeful powerful way.
The ability to swim with ease and balance and flow in the whole body in a fully aligned and lengthening body is how you get to swim with ease and grace and not cause any wear or tear to the body. This means that as you swim, there will be no compression in the joints. In fact you can learn through his ebook to have more space in your joints swimming, than when you’re sitting or lying down.
This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Swimming, describes in detail swimming consciously, by using the principles of the Alexander Technique to swim with as much ease and balance and grace as a natural dancer. I’m a certified Alexander Technique teacher, and I have used the principles of the Alexander Technique to change the way I do all of my activities, so that I move without causing pain and strain and injury to my body.
The Alexander Technique is unique because it asks you to do very specific things to help you swim without hurting yourself. But the Alexander Technique also does another thing that is unique to the technique. It helps you identify any misconceptions you have about swimming. So, the Alexander Technique helps you identify misconceptions about swimming, and this ebook will also help you let go of the tensions and habits and compressions that are so hard on the body when you swim.
In many ways, it is the letting go of what you don’t need to do when you swim that makes swimming effortless.