My best seller! Over 12K copies sold 2021! A book for anyone interested in what the Alexander Technique can do for them. With over 100 colour photos and illustrations, it will guide you through some new ways of thinking about your body, and your habits.
Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano“I have had Alexander lessons throughout my career, found them invaluable and recommended them to countless other singers. Congratulations to Carolyn Nicholls, who has distilled her many years of teaching into this lucid, down to earth and entertaining book; it will work well for newcomers and devotees alike (singers and normal folk!)”
Professor Basant K. Puri.“The author has managed successfully to distil many years’ experience teaching and practising the Alexander Technique into this highly readable and well illustrated book. I warmly recommend this accessible volume.”
Following the success of Body Breath & Being, I have written another book with lots of practical information, experiments to try out and more case stories.
” The author’s many years of experience shine through as she challenges commonly held beliefs about posture. There is a clear progression through the book, introducing Alexander Technique principles and always relating these to real-life examples. This kept me on board with the theory so that once I got to Section 2 (Postural 5-a-day exercises), I was confident to put the ideas into practice. In my experience, books about the Alexander Technique tend to shy away from suggesting ways of working alone – apart from suggesting lying down. What really sets this book apart is the author’s invitation to start applying Alexander thinking processes to a range of specially designed exercises to improve posture. I’m sure this is going to be one of those books I return to again and again.”
This is a record of the unique work Carolyn did with Dilys Carrington in teaching trainees how to acquire the subtle elastic use of the hands (and the whole body) so prised by those on the receiving hands. It documents a steady approach to this demanding and precise discipline. This work forms the basis of Carolyn’s approach to training Alexander Technique students and she continues to explore the subtleties of it all.