Resources for Continued Exploration

Professional Organizations & Training Centers:

Alexander Technique International

American Society for the Alexander Technique

International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)

The Center for Mindfulness at UMass

The Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson University Hospital

Mindfulness Center at Brown University

The Center for Mindfulness at UC San Diego

Insight Meditation Society (Barre, MA)

Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Woodacre, CA)

Qigong Guidance:

Download a description of the 18 “movement pictures” of Shibashi Qigong.

For a website that also includes videos: http://taichi18.com/

Mindfulness & Meditation:

“Mindfulness: What It Is and Is Not,” Joseph Goldstein – video of a talk given at the CFM Guest Lecture Series – November 19, 2014 at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Shrewsbury, MA

Vipassana (Insight) Meditation – description and information from Insight Meditation Society

Mindfulness in Plain English by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana. This classic introduction to Vipassana meditation is now available as a free downloadable PDF.

Books, Articles, Videos:

For an extensive list of the many resources on the Alexander Technique, see The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial
and a less academic report on the study in Reuters Health.

A short video summary of a study published in the British Medical Journal about the Alexander Technique and back pain.

An 8-minute video describing the history and principles of the Alexander Technique by Marjorie Barstow, one of Alexander’s original teacher trainees.

A clear, accessible Huffington Post article about Alexander Technique by Betsy Polatin (March 20, 2014)

A concise yet thorough description of the Alexander Technique by master teacher Walter Carrington, trained by F.M. Alexander.

Learning How to Move — The Alexander Technique, interview with Amy Ward Brimmer (First Day Press, December 3, 2013)

“Bold, Balanced Bodywork” by Amy Ward Brimmer (Energy Times, 3/08)

“Personal Health” by Jane E. Brody (NY Times, 6/90)

“Self-Help Alexander” by Robert Rickover

“The Alexander Technique in Natural Childbirth” by Ilana Machover