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Rowing Technique from a Holistic Perspective is a personal insight into whole-body rowing from an expert Alexander Technique and Tai-chi teacher, Jonathan Drake.
If you have ever had an injury, you will know how challenging this was to recover from. Jonathan Drake shares his insights into how to make rowing “easier” on the body with a healthier approach to rowing technique. His careful observations about the spine and the self-test guides explain exactly how he achieves a balanced spine through the rowing stroke.
This little book is aimed at anyone who’s thought a little about rowing and wants more food for thought.
It introduces a way of making sense of rowing technique from a view of how we best move our bodies.
Jonathan Drake argues that this could contribute to a healthier approach to rowing, promoting wellbeing and reducing the risk of injury. He challenges some of the commonly-held ideas about the transitions in rowing, from drive to recovery and vice versa, and how the spine changes dynamically during the stroke.
Read this book if you want to:
This is an unique book which will aid the thoughtful sculler and rower to protect their body and to avoid unhelpful postures acquired on the erg and in the boat.
NOTE: this product is an e-book and is an electronic download.
Listen to the author Jonathan interviewed on the BodyLeaning podcast.