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Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery 3rd Edition Online CE Exam With Ebook

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery 3rd Edition Online CE Exam With Ebook

$96.95 CAD


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    This package includes the following:
    • Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Third Edition, ebook
    • Online continuing education exam
    In Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Third Edition, Eric Franklin—an internationally renowned teacher, dancer, and choreographer who has been sharing his imagery techniques for more than 35 years—teaches the use of imagery to increase self-awareness, improve body image, and apply anatomical and biomechanical principles for more efficient movement.

    Franklin expertly guides readers through foundational concepts of posture, dynamic alignment, and imagery; explores different types of imagery and guidelines for using them; and delves into biomechanical and anatomical principles, including the body’s center and gravity, the laws of motion and force systems, and joint and muscle function. More than 600 anatomical imagery exercises, covering every area of the body from head to toe, aid in improving posture and body alignment, releasing excess tension, and preventing injury. Over 500 full-color illustrations help with visualizing exercises and understanding contexts for use. Four supplemental audio files contain guided imagery exercises led by Franklin and set to music. The book closes with two critical chapters on defining dynamic alignment and on integrating dynamic alignment exercises into workouts and programs.

    Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Third Edition, allows professionals to help their athletes, dancers, and yoga and Pilates students better understand the biomechanical and anatomical principles that foster more efficient movement. After reading the book, certified professional can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Explore imagery through the context of biomechanics.
    • Summarize the mechanisms by which imagery enhances movement.
    • Differentiate postural model theories in terms of their principles.
    • Apply principles of neuroplasticity.
    • Create movement patterns in support of dynamic alignment.
    • Enable improved energy flow through development of imaging techniques.
    • Develop a template for effective cueing of imagery and kinesthetic awareness.
    • Explain biomechanics and anatomy.
    • Apply laws of physics as they relate to dynamic alignment.
    • Choreograph exercises cued through imagery.
    • Identify the mechanisms by which the lower body enables total body movement.
    • Explain integration of the upper body through movement.
    • Explore the concepts of stability as they relate to center of gravity.
    • Demonstrate competence in the application of holistic alignment principles.
    • Integrate exercise techniques aimed at lessening tension.
    • Practice and revise applied imagery tools.


    A continuing education course for certified fitness professionals working with dancers, athletes, and yoga and Pilates practitioners.
    Introduction. How I Came to Use Imagery
    Reinforcing What You Want
    Purpose and Will
    Using Imagery for Alignment
    Using the Audio Files

    Part I. Posture and Dynamic Alignment
    Chapter 1. Roots of Imagery for Alignment
    A Brief Look at Imagery Throughout History
    Alignment in History and Art
    Imagery and Ideas of Ideal Posture
    Somatic Disciplines

    Chapter 2. Postural Models and Dynamic Alignment
    Postural Habits
    Dynamically Aligning

    Chapter 3. Foundations of Mental Imagery
    Brain, Consciousness, and Imagery
    Nervous System
    The World in the Brain: Neuroplasticity and Imagery
    Developmental Patterns
    Developing Mind: The Role of Imagery

    Chapter 4. The Art of Change Through Imagery
    Four Steps in the Art of Change
    A Closer Look at the Four Steps for Change

    Chapter 5. Imagery’s Five Ws: What, Who, When, Where, and Why

    Chapter 6. General Guidelines for How to Use Imagery
    Factors That Influence Successful Imagery
    Modulating and Adapting Images and Metaphors
    Sequencing the Imagery
    Problems and Opportunities When Cuing Imagery
    Resting Positions for Imagery Practice

    Part II. Biomechanical and Anatomical Principles and Exercises
    Chapter 7. Befriending Gravity and Finding Your Center
    Anatomical Terminology for Location and Direction

    Chapter 8. Laws of Motion and Force Systems
    Newton’s Laws of Motion
    Force Systems
    Lever Systems
    Energy Conservation
    Ability of Materials to Resist Force
    Dynamic Stability

    Chapter 9. Joint, Bone, Muscle, and Fascia
    Joint Types
    Connective Tissue and Fascia

    Part III. Exercises for Anatomical Imagery
    Chapter 10. Pelvis, Hip Joint, and Company
    Pelvic Arches
    Balancing the Pelvis
    Motion of the Pelvic Halves
    Counterrotation and Three-Dimensional Alignment
    Pelvic Powerhouse
    Hip Joint and Femur
    Iliopsoas and Piriformis
    The Fascia of the Thigh and Leg

    Chapter 11. Knee, Lower Leg, and Foot
    Get to Know Your Knee
    Fascia of the Lower Limb
    Tibia, Fibula, and Ankle
    Interaction of Fasciae, Muscles, and Ligaments of the Leg and Foot

    Chapter 12. Spine and Body Wall
    Intervertebral Discs
    The Spine’s Curved Design
    Sacrum and Pelvis
    Spinal Ligaments
    Musculature of the Abdomen and Back
    Abdominal Wall
    Abdominal Muscles and the Concept of Core Stability

    Chapter 13. Shoulders, Arms, and Hands
    Suspension of the Shoulder Girdle
    Glenohumeral Joint
    Humeroscapular Rhythm
    Wrist and Hand

    Chapter 14. Head and Neck
    Atlas and Axis
    Fasciae of the Neck
    Fasciae of the Head and Face
    Hyoid and Tongue
    Nose and Mouth

    Chapter 15. Rib Cage, Breath, and Organs
    Rib Cage
    Support and Breathing for Abdominal Organs
    Skin as an Organ

    Part IV. Returning to Holistic Alignment
    Chapter 16. Definitions of Dynamic Alignment
    Plumb Line
    Median Alignment
    Defining Ideal Alignment
    Dynamic Versus Static Alignment
    Dynamic and Static Stability
    Pulling Up and Ideal Alignment

    Chapter 17. Integrating Dynamic Alignment Exercises
    Alignment in Supine Positions
    Alignment in Sitting Positions
    Standing and Walking Alignment
    Releasing Excess Tension
    Continuing Imagery Exercises
    Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Institute for Franklin Method in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He has more than 35 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer, and he has shared imagery techniques in his teaching since 1986.

    After earning his bachelor of science degree at the University of Zurich and his bachelor of fine arts degree at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Eric Franklin worked for many years as a dancer and choreographer. He developed his groundbreaking Franklin Method based on this training and his teaching experiences, and he has gone on to teach it at numerous universities and schools around the world, including the Juilliard School in New York, Rutgers University, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Dance Center in London, the Zurich Neurological Institute, New York University, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Ballet School of the Zurich Opera, and the American Dance Festival.

    Franklin has presented at numerous scientific conferences, including the Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain; the International Fascia Research Congress; the British Fascia Symposium; and the conferences of the Pilates Method Alliance, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, and the National Dance Education Organization. He is the author of numerous books, such as Conditioning for Dance; Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance; Inner Focus Outer Strength; Pelvic Power; Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders; Breathing for Peak Performance; and Fascia Release and Balance.

    Created in 1994, the Franklin Method combines dynamic science-based imagery, touch, anatomical embodiment, and educational skills to create lasting positive change in the body and mind as well as improvements in posture, movement, and focus. The Franklin Method uses the Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ method for movement and postural control retraining. Eric Franklin’s books and workshops are available in many languages, as are his teacher certifications.

    For more on how you can learn the Franklin Method, visit

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