Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Master the Art of Swimming: Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique
Foyalty 30

Master the Art of Swimming: Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique (Paperback)

£9.99
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

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.



















This book is based on a 35-year voyage of discovery into the art of swimming. 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. Instead of performing physical actions in an automatic way, you begin to learn body awareness. This way of swimming not only feels freer and more open, it is graceful and has a sense of flow, often absent from the way many people swim. Shaw looks at the most popular strokes - front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly - focusing on maximum efficiency and minimum strain.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesAlexander techniqueMind, Body & SpiritSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSwimming & diving Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 01/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9781843405429  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Steven Shaw is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and a former competitive swimmer. Over the past twenty years he has developed a revolutionary approach to swimming, The Shaw Method, which has helped thousands of people to find freedom in the water. Steven offers private lessons, group workshops and residential courses throughout the UK and abroad. Shaw's method is rapidly spreading throughout the world and is currently taught in over 10 countries.

More books by Steven Shaw

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Ayurveda
(Paperback)
Reenita Malhotra Hora
 
 
£9.99
 
Teaching the Alexander Technique:...
(Paperback)
Cathy Madden
 
 
£22.99
 
The Alexander Technique: Take control...
(Paperback)
Richard Brennan
 
 
£14.99
 
Galvanizing Performance: The ...
(Paperback)
Kathleen Juhl; Cathy Madden; Debi...
 
 
£27.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close