Use The Alexander Technique

"How can I use the Alexander Technique in my life?" I hear this question, and versions of it, frequently at Alexander Technique lessons. It's really a great question and gets to the heart of the matter of the benefits of the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique is done as you think about it. If you're thinking about the principles of the Alexander Technique, you're using the Alexander Technique, or you're doing the technique, or you're practicing the technique, or you're performing the technique, or you're applying the technique, or you're incorporating the Alexander Technique into your life. As an Alexander Technique teacher I emphasize awareness of initiating movement; how you start actions like moving your hands, initiating walking, so...

Alexander Technique Benefits

When people ask me: "what are the benefits of the Alexander Technique?", or "how will the Alexander Technique benefit me?", I ask "what benefits do you want to get from the Alexander Technique?" I have to ask this because the number of benefits of the Alexander Technique are large, and different for everyone. The first, most important benefit of the Alexander Technique is... it works. The Alexander Technique works because...

Healing Back Pain And The Alexander Technique

Most Alexander Technique teachers avoid delving deeply into the psychological aspects of back pain and neck pain. As Alexander Technique teachers, we are usually more concerned with how we use ourselves, body and mind. Alexander teachers help their students replace harmful postural habits with beneficial ones, and teach how to use Alexander Technique principles in any circumstance. There are various causes of back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain, and it stands to reason that negative emotions could be one. Dr. John Sarno, in his book 'Healing Back Pain', indicates that "tension myositis syndrome, or TMS, is the major cause of the common syndromes of pain involving the neck, shoulders, back, buttocks and limbs.

Alexander Technique Bodywork

“Stand up straight!” “Pull your shoulders back!” As children, we were told to have good posture. Yet we were seldom taught effective ways to accomplish this. Indeed, we were often not even told just what “good posture” is. The consequences of this information gap can be seen all around us: stiff necks, shoulders hunched forward or pulled tightly back, restricted breathing, and tightness in the thighs, legs and ankles. Backaches, headaches, and other painful symptoms are often the unfortunate result...

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