Book Description: Running is both a popular competitive sport and a highly effective form of exerciseâ€”a simple, inexpensive way to achieve a wide range of cardiovascular, muscular, and emotional benefits. Now, by combining running with the healthful body-awareness principles of the Alexander Technique, runners can improve their competitive performance while multiplying the health benefits of the sport and virtually eliminating its hazards. The proven methods of the Alexander Technique encourage good body use and greater awareness of the way the body functions and moves. Applied to running, the Technique teaches how to release tension and run without risk of injury. With special exercises for the head, eyes, torso, and legs, this unique approach radically improves results, both in training and competition.