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Gain expert instruction on improving alignment and posture with new enhanced edition of Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

Eric Franklin’s imagery and visualization techniques now available through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon Kindle store


Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Enhanced Edition, expands on the classic text and reference written by Eric Franklin, an internationally renowned teacher, dancer, and choreographer who has been sharing his imagery techniques for 25 years.

In the new enhanced edition, Franklin includes four embedded audio clips and shows you how to use imagery, touch, and movement exercises to improve your coordination and alignment. These exercises will also help you relieve tension, enhance the health of your spine and back, and prevent back injury.

This expanded new edition also includes

  • more than 600 imagery exercises along with nearly 500 illustrations to help you visualize the exercises and use them in various contexts;
  • audio files for dynamic imagery exercises set to music and posted online to the book’s product page; and
  • updated chapters throughout the book, including new material on integrated dynamic alignment exercises and dynamic alignment and imagery.

This book will help you discover your natural flexibility and quickly increase your power to move. You’ll learn elements of body design. You’ll explore how to use imagery to improve your confidence, and you’ll discover imagery conditioning programs that will lead you toward better alignment, safer movement, increased fitness, and greater joy. Further, you’ll examine how to apply this understanding to your discipline or training to improve your performance.

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Enhanced Edition, will help you experience the biomechanical and anatomical principles that are crucial to dancers, other performing artists, yoga and Pilates teachers and practitioners, and athletes. The techniques and exercises presented in the book will guide you in improving your posture—and they will positively affect your thoughts and attitude about yourself and others and help you feel and move better both mentally and physically.

This enhanced e-book with video is available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon’s Kindle store and is compatible with iOS devices –iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch – using the iBooks or Kindle app. It is also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet

 


“The Franklin Method training as outlined in this book is the most intelligent approach to learning about the workings of the body that I have ever attended. It is not just information but the experience of our design as we learn that is transforming.”

Tom McCook

Fitness Instructor

Founder and Director, Center of Balance

 

"In Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Eric Franklin offers an easy-to-read, practical, and educational resource, which I wholly recommend."
Dr. Emma Redding

Head of Dance Science, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

President, international Association for Dance Medicine & Science

 

"Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery empowers readers to master embodiment through various imagery and visualization techniques. Techniques and tools are presented that are imperative for any movement educator, dancer, or athlete.

The unsurpassed artistic illustration combined with in-depth explanation makes this text a must-have resource, a truly powerful tool for teaching as well as improving movement and function. Eric Franklin is a master at creating this delicate blend of visual and textual elements to educate and inspire.

When teaching, I want to feel what I say and say what I feel. The art of delivering the feeling of movement is most powerful when a pure infusion of precise imagery occurs.

It is from this embodiment that imagery is conceived. For students and educators, this imagery will lead to the motivation that propels changes in brain, thus generating transformation in the body and ultimately transformation in life.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1996, Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery continues to hold a place on my list of top 5 transformational resources.

Marie-Jose Blom
PMA Gold-Certified Master Pilates Teacher
Founder and Owner, Long Beach Dance Conditioning
Founder and Owner, Angel City Body Kinetics
Founder and Partner, SmartSpine Works

 

The Franklin Method has had a profound influence on my personal and professional life. Eric Franklin’s evolution of imagery and its application contain the knowledge and power to create a quantum leap in our understanding of human movement and our own potential.“

Jan Dunn MS
Past President, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science

 

 

CONTENTS

Part I: Posture and Dynamic Alignment

Chapter 1: Roots of Imagery for Alignment

Chapter 2: Postural Models and Dynamic Alignment

Chapter 3: Foundations of Mental Imagery

Chapter 4: Change Through Imagery

Chapter 5: Benefits and Types of Imagery

Chapter 6: General Guidelines Before Using Imagery

 

Part II: Biomechanical and Anatomical Principles and Exercises

Chapter 7: Finding Your Center and Befriending Gravity

Chapter 8: Laws of Motion and Force Systems

Chapter 9: Joint and Muscle Function

 

Part III: Exercises for Anatomical Imagery

Chapter 10: Pelvis, Hip Joint, and Company

Chapter 11: Knee, Lower Leg, and Foot

Chapter 12: Spine and Body Wall

Chapter 13: Shoulders, Arms, and Hands

Chapter 14: Head and Neck

Chapter 15: Rib Cage, Breath, and Organs

 

Part IV: Returning to Holistic Alignment

Chapter 16: Definitions of Dynamic Alignment

Chapter 17: Integrating Dynamic Alignment Exercises



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