The Art of Swimming

The Art of Swimming

Raising your Performance With the Alexander Technique

Paperback - 2016
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SPORTS TRAINING & COACHING. Based on a 35-year voyage of discovery into the art of swimming, this work looks at the most popular strokes - front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly - focusing on maximum efficiency and minimum strain. Swimming improves your flexibility, tones your body and can help to boost your self-esteem and produce a sense of well being. It is the nation's most popular sporting activity with 11.9 million people swimming regularly. However, most people don't know how to swim properly. Steven Shaw's method takes the Alexander Technique into the swimming pool - focusing on releasing tension from the head, neck and back. Steven has evolved a unique way of breaking down strokes into a series of therapeutic movements, which can be practised individually or with a partner, in a pool or on dry land. These provide the building blocks, which combine to make it possible for anyone to recraft their own strokes in a way that promote good body use and avoid injuries.
Publisher: London Collins & Brown, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781910231845
1910231843
Branch Call Number: GV837 .S43 2016x
Characteristics: 176 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm

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