Resources for Continued Exploration

Qigong Guidance:

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

For a website that also includes videos:

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-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):
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

Professional Organizations:

Alexander Technique International:

American Society for the Alexander Technique:

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

Body Learning by Michael Gelb

How to Learn the Alexander Technique by Barbara Conable and William Conabale

A New Approach to the Alexander Technique by Glen Park

Freedom to Change by Frank Pierce Jones

The Alexander Technique Manual by Richard Brennan