Learning the Technique

Is it possible to learn the Alexander Technique from a book?

It may be helpful to read a book on the Technique so as to be acquainted with the principles but the hands on guidance received during lessons with a teacher are an essential part of the change and re-learning process and also ensures that we are not mislead by what we think and feel about ourselves.   As Alexander himself discovered when trying to explain his work words are not precise enough to convey the complex and subtle workings of the human organism.