This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Using a Computer, is published on this website in a PDF format. It will give you the physical tools you need to take the limits off of your ability to create an effortless and accurate keyboard and mouse technique.
This ebook is also for sale on all AMAZON websites in a KINDLE format.
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It is written to help the computer user fine tune his or her posture and typing technique. The goal is to find the most effortless way to type and use the mouse, so that the computer user doesn’t pay a physical price when working at the computer for long periods.
Example: I describe in the ebook how to sit fully upright with the support of a truly ergonomic chair without straining the back by over-arching or slumping as you type. You can truly sit fully upright and not immobilize the torso. This really gives a powerful flexible base for the arms to move freely from. Many of the computer user’s physical problems are caused by not supporting the arms with the torso in a way that frees the arms up to move easily on the keyboard and mouse without pain, strain, and injury.
In this ebook I also look in detail at the arms at the computer, and I help you discover how to move and support the arms with ease – without tension and compression in the joints. I explain how the shoulder blades need to be free on the back, if you don’t want to strain the arms as you sit for long periods at a computer.
I also talk about typing with a free neck, and how to type without tensing the neck and the body. There is truly no need to lock a single muscle anywhere in the body as you use a computer. If you try to hold a static position, you will cause your neck, back, and shoulders to hurt. By using this ebook to find a way to make your technique continuously flow on a torso that is upright and available for using the computer, then the pain and injuries will begin to disappear. You’ll finally realize that you don’t have a pay a physical price to use a computer for hours.
I write from a background as a concert guitarist and as an Alexander Technique teacher of 20 years. When I went to an Alexander Technique teacher with carpal tunnel syndrome on the guitar, I wanted to get out of physical trouble as soon as I could. And I did! It is this experience as a hurting guitarist that I never forgot. After I finished my Alexander Technique training, it is this remembered pain and fear of having to stop playing and performing that I bring to my writing and teaching. It makes it possible for me to write clearly about the main physical problems that the computer user creates in his or her body.
This ebook, An Alexander Technique Approach to Using a Computer, is very concise and detailed about how to approach the computer in a way that makes typing and using the mouse kind to the body. I do not hold back any information that you could only get from an Alexander Technique teacher.
This ebook stands alone as a guide to healing your pain and strain and injuries, and it also enhances any work you do with an Alexander Technique teacher.