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Author Franklin, Eric N.

Title Dynamic alignment through imagery / Eric Franklin
Published Champaign, Ill. ; Leeds : Human Kinetics, [1996]


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 MELB  615.8 Fra/Dat  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  615.8 Fra/Dat  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: How I Came to Use Imagery -- Ch. 1. The Roots of Imagery for Alignment -- Ch. 2. Postural Models and Dynamic Alignment -- Ch. 3. Body-Mind Interactions -- Ch. 4. Individual Patterns of Habitual Movement -- Ch. 5. Imagery Categorization -- Ch. 6. General Guidelines Before Imaging -- Ch. 7. Location and Direction in the Body -- Ch. 8. Force, Gravity, and Mass -- Ch. 9. The Laws of Motion and Force Systems -- Ch. 10. Joint and Muscle Function -- Ch. 11. The Pelvis, Hip Joint, and Company -- Ch. 12. The Knee and Lower Leg -- Ch. 13. The Spine -- Ch. 14. The Shoulders, Arms, and Hands -- Ch. 15. The Head and Neck -- Ch. 16. Breathing -- Ch. 17. Alignment Revisited -- Ch. 18. Integrating Dynamic Alignment Exercises
Summary Practice the techniques presented in Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, tap into the power of imagery, and create better movement
Destined to become a classic text and reference, Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery explains how you can use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment and release excess tension. Written for teachers, dancers, performance artists, and movement specialists at all levels, this book can be used as a general reference or as a guide for systematic study. The 195 illustrations help you visualize the images and exercises and show you how to use them in a variety of contexts. With Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, you'll explore the importance of posture and dynamic alignment, learn how to use imagery to affect body movement, gain an understanding of the biomechanical and anatomical principles behind imagery, discover how to use basic physics to create a strong yet fluid balance in your muscles and joints, practice 315 anatomical imagery exercises to help you fine tune alignments and increase body awareness, and learn 26 holistic exercises to sculpt and improve alignment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-291) and index
Subject Body image.
Dance -- Physiological aspects.
Mind and body.
LC no. 95047857
ISBN 0873224752 (paperback)