The benefits of the Alexander Technique and who it is for
The benefits of the Alexander Technique are many. It is used to:
Improve poor posture (often the cause of many injuries and pain)
Reduce tension in everyday activities, especially those that are repetitive or strenuous such as bending, lifting or computer work
Relieve and prevent back, neck or limb pain, headaches and other musculoskeletal problems
Relieve occupational overuse syndrome (OOS)
Restore freedom of movement after an accident, chronic illness or operation
Improve mind/body awareness (mindfulness)
Improve breathing and vocal use
Enhance performance in skilled activities, such as playing an instrument, acting, dance or sports
Free us from harmful habits and reactions
Release unnecessary stress and tension
Improve hypertension problems
Improve coordination, feel lighter, taller, calmer and more confident.
Who is the Alexander Technique for?
The Alexander Technique is for individuals of any age and all walks of life. People who experience posture-related discomfort, such as back and neck pain, tension and stress, can learn to alleviate these conditions. Many health-conscious individuals take lessons to increase their awareness of, and improve, their everyday use of themselves.