Why Study the Alexander Technique?
"The Alexander Technique stresses unification in an era of greater and greater medical specialization. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain."
Jack Stern, MD, PHD
Neurosurgical Group of Westchester
White Plains, NY
What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is a subtle yet powerful hands-on learning method used for more than 100 years to help people resolve tension issues, improve posture, reduce chronic back and neck pain, and bring free movement back to the body. The Alexander Technique is a unique kind of learning model that enhances awareness in activity, and so affects virtually everything that you do. You will learn a vital process of self care that helps you stay relaxed and balanced in body and mind. It engages the whole person for greater control of the physical body and the emotional reactivity that we all experience in these stressful times. The Alexander Technique examines your habits, and your choices about movement.
Alexander Technique Video
The Alexander Technique is often used by performers but anyone can take advantage of the ease of movement that the Alexander Technique allows.
Alexander Technique Origin:
The Alexander Technique was developed more than a century ago by F.M. Alexander (1869-1955), an Australian actor who developed chronic vocal problems and often lost his voice while reciting. Alexander was a very gifted, thoughtful, and observant person, and the technique he discovered while correcting his own vocal problems went much farther than mere exercise or physical therapy. Alexander's principles are solidly based on the anatomy of the body, and of the precise interrelationships between bones, muscles and our innate uprighting mechanism. We have the ability to experience and coordinate the body as a whole, and in fact our freedom and poise is based upon this coordination.