This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Bicycle Riding, is published on this website in a PDF format. It goes into extraordinary detail on how to ride a bicycle without paying a physical price by using an efficient riding technique.
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 riding, but many of them treat riding a bicycle 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 riding, if you are trying to hold good posture, you will still hurt.
There is another big problem in defining good bicycle riding posture 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 ride, if you move through space with too much tension and holding in your body, you will cause unnecessary wear and tear in joints, and you will hurt. When you ride a bicycle, the bicycle supports the weight of the body most of the time, so it makes no sense to create compression in the legs’ joints, when the legs aren’t supporting the body.
This ebook goes into extraordinary detail on what the different parts of the body are doing as you ride, and it gives explicit directions on how to ride with ease and balance. I also, go into great detail on how to support the upper body and steer the bike without locking the shoulders, arms, and collapsing your neck as you ride. In this ebook I teach you how to monitor what is going on in your body as you ride, and to be in control of your body in an easeful powerful way.
The ability to ride a bicycle with ease and balance and flow in the whole body in fully lengthening alignment is how you get to ride with ease and grace and not cause any wear or tear to the body. This means that as you ride, there will be no downwards compression into the joints. In fact you can learn through his ebook to have more space in your joints, than when you’re sitting or lying down.
This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Bicycle Riding, describes in detail riding a bicycle consciously, by using the principles of the Alexander Technique to ride with as much ease and balance and grace as a natural dancer. I’m a certified Alexander Technique teacher, and I used the principles of the Alexander Technique to change the way I did all of my activities, so that I stopped sacrificing my body and now move without causing pain, strain, and injury to my body.
The Alexander Technique is unique because it asks you to do very specific things to help you ride a bicycle long distances 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 riding.
Example: Many people believe the foot goes forward before the knee bends when you ride, but the knee always bends and leads the foot and lower leg in pedaling. It has been my experience as an Alexander Technique teacher that many people ride as if the foot precedes the knee, and this is very hard on the knees.