Alexander Technique and yoga

Books Master the Art of Working out, by Malcolm Balk This book is about applying the Alexander Technique to various exercises and it includes three case studies about yoga. The Art of Changing, by Glenn Park The first half of the book offers a great introduction to the Alexander Technique, and the meditations in the other half might appeal to some yoga students. Anatomy of the moving body, Theodore Dimon, Jr Written by an Alexander Teacher, this book emphasizes the connections between anatomical parts of the body. Links to Articles

  • The yoga issue of the Direction Journal
  • Yoga and the Alexander Technique, by Clare Maxwell
  • What has the Alexander Technique to offer the student of yoga? by Anne Finlay, IYTA and Martin Finnegan 
  • Why yoga and the Alexander Technique?
  • Tradition and Authority in Yoga and AT by David Moore
  • The Alexander Technique: A Tool For Dancers and Yoga Practitioners To Reclaim Full Use of Their Postural Reflexes by Cécile Raynor
  • Yoga, posture and the Alexander Technique by Mary Albro                                         A story about an Alexander pupil searching for a yoga book that doesn’t instruct to ”to lift, pull, push, knit, or tuck anything” 
  • How does the Alexander Technique differ from yoga and Pilates by Marcia Claesson
  • Somatics: Yogas of the West by Larry Sokoloff, Yoga Journal