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The Alexander Technique: First Lesson
The Alexander Technique First Lesson
Actors: William Hurt, Jane Kosminsky
NR     2007     1hr 25min

Studio: Victor Multimedia-05 Release Date: 05/15/2007


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Actors: William Hurt, Jane Kosminsky
Studio: Victory Multimedia
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/17/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Great start for people with back, neck or joint problems
R. P. Holmes | Wellington, New Zealand | 06/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this one out from the local library and was surprised there wasn't a review yet. I guess the Alexander Technique is not very well known. But this is great stuff - and I should have realised that my years of back problems were due to all the stresses placed on my back by bad posture and trying to stay propped up for long periods no matter what the cost.

There is a lot of material in this video - over two hours worth. A great intro to what it's all about and then a second part where they go into practical applications. Sitting at the office, reading in a chair, reading in bed, even eating at the table, etc - all things that have become a problem for me over the years.

All in all - I think the basic awareness of the specific problem postures will now be of immense value. Then coupled with some back exercises to get some more strength in there (which I'll have to get somewhere else) I think the chronic back pain will become a thing of the past."
The Best You Can Hope for Outside a Live Session
Fernando | Seattle, WA USA | 04/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To be blunt: in order to learn the Alexander technique you need to work with a qualified instructor, period. Jane Kosminsky is the first to admit this. Having said that, you can still learn LOTS from this DVD and the current score for this product does not do it justice (especially because of one silly review).

If you have no idea what the Alexander technique is and before you start shelling $40 for 30 minute sessions you might want to consider purchasing this. Even after having gone through sessions, the material here will serve as a good refresher and referencing tool that you could use for years to come. It makes you aware of proper posture, what to keep in mind when thinking of posture, the philosophy behind AT and has a relaxation exercise that is very helpful. I use it often.

There are many subtleties to AT and you'll likely not learn it from this DVD alone. The least you'd take away from it however, will be a very relaxed and better posture and the understanding and awareness of what it entails."
Personal experience tells the truth
Heather Paul | 04/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have this video, and I was lucky enough to take sessions with Jane Kosminsky and applaud her and am grateful that her video is sensitive, honest, instructive to the core of the way she works personally with individuals. The only reason I left her was the available time that she had was around 3-4 pm and believe me if work were near her I would never have left. This video with William Hurt is exactly the way it is when you are working with Jane, so that if you follow it and hear what she is saying and watch her you will more than benefit. She was recommended by a friend of my son's who had a back problem...and I said "had"..... Heather"