Mind and Muscle

an owner's handbook

Elizabeth Langford


In a school where the author used to teach, a pupil once remarked: "Oh, I see, God did a good job of making us, but forgot to put in the handbook." Here, at last, is the missing guide. Written in everyday language, it gives us the facts about the intimate links between thoughts, emotions and muscle behaviour, and shows us, in detail, just what principles really underpin good functioning.


All these facts, which Elizabeth Langford explains with such simplicity and clarity, have been known for many years, and are taken for granted by the true experts in this field. However, expressed in the technical language of specialist journals and scattered throughout volumes of reference, they have not been available to the public at large. Mind and Muscle performs the vital service of making this material accessible.

Progressively, the reader is invited to enter into the practical reality of this information, and to experience its benefits. This is a book that will be invaluable for anyone whose working tool is their body - whether athlete, musician, dancer, dentist or carpenter - and who is looking for improved performance or simply for less strain; for those who are convalescent or battling with a handicap; for the many people suffering from that ever-increasing problem: back pain; indeed for anybody keen to rediscover a sense of well-being.

Mind and Muscle: an owner's handbook / Elizabeth Langford. - Antwerpen (Belgium): Garant, 1999, 2008. - xv, 253 p.: ill. - ISBN 978-90-441-2267-1.  - 25,80 Euro. If your booksellers have not got Mind and Muscle in stock, ask them to order it from books@mtpress.com (USA) or from the distributor at info@alexandertechniekcentrum.be (Europe and rest of the world).

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