book of Shmuel Nelken
THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE,
a new edition of his only book, ca. 50 pages, will be published in fall 2022.
…I am an instrument that contains all: my body from head to toe; all my thoughts,sensations, feelings, wishes and desires; my successes and my failures. I am a self-directed instrument, with the ability to develop and to rehabilitate itself. I am also capable of harming myself – self- destruction. Sensitive and delicate with many possibilities – my potential to learn is immense. Hurt and in pain – I can heal myself and be renewed. But first and foremost, I have to learn the „Directions for Use“. For some reason, I was cast into the world, the instructions forgotten. Without them, I am a traveler without a compass. I lack the necessary direction…
(S. Nelken, from his book)
Shmuel Nelken was the first student certified by Patrick Macdonald and still had lesson(s) with F.M. Alexander himself. He taught the Alexander Technique in Israel since 1961 and founded the „Jerusalem School for Alexander Technique“ in 1974, which he directed until shortly before his death in 2015. He was the director of the Jerusalem Congress in 1996, which he and his wife Ora named „Back to Basics“. In his book he describes the basics of the Alexander Technique in a very simple, lively and precise way. This small book contains a wealth of experience drawn from his decades of teaching. We can all learn from his wide-ranging and compassionate perspective.
THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
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