Back pain, neck and shoulder tension, breathing difficulties and many stress-related disorders are often the consequences of misusing the body during activity. Over time, this misuse can turn into a habit, and we become so accustomed to the resulting tension that, unless we are in pain, we rarely notice it.
The Alexander Technique is a method for identifying and letting go of these unwanted habits. This allows you to use the appropriate amount of muscular effort for any activity you engage in whether simple such as walking or complex like playing a musical instrument or practicing a martial art. The technique is not yoga, massage or religion. It is a 130-year old proven neuromuscular re-education method, which is not limited to the workplace or medical rehabilitation.
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Musicians, dancers, actors, athletes, martial artists, pilates and yoga teachers/students can greatly benefited from learning the principles of the Alexander Technique to enhance their performances. The technique is taught in hundreds of performing centers and training schools around the world which include:
The Julliard School
The Yale School of Drama
The New England Conservatory of Music
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
The Royal College of Music
UCLA School of Theater
Academy of Art University (San Francisco)