The Alexander Technique is based on the notion that we as humans have the capacity to use our bodies with ease and gracefulness. Watching a toddler move we can see the freedom and ease in their bodies. The reality is, as we grow up we develop patterns in the way we carry ourselves. Examples include:
These behaviors are usually not even noticed in ourselves but they do slowly rob us of the freedom and ease we possessed as children. The Alexander Technique is a process that literally changes these interfering muscular patterns and behaviors that cause pain, limit movement, and diminish performance.
The Alexander Technique gives us the opportunity to reeducate our bodies and allow freedom in movement to return. With this, pain can subside, posture improves, and performance increases.
The Alexander Technique lengthens the spine and increases join mobility. This is achieved by lessening muscular tension or collapse that individuals carry within themselves.
Frequently the cause of back or joint pain is overuse of muscles or continuous muscular tension. The vertebrae or joints are held tightly against each other, with grinding occurring over time. Discs degenerate, arthritis occurs, and pain sets in. Specific issues that are aggravated by poor patterns of muscular use include: spinal, join, headache, and balance issues.
By interrupting the muscular patterns, a door is opened for change in the person. New pathways are established that do not include the tension. Importantly, pain is reduced and activity is restored.
The goal of the Alexander Technique is for optimal neuromuscular and motor coordination of the student's head, neck, back, and limbs.
The patient who is referred for Alexander Technique sessions received direct hands-on input that activates neuromuscular change. Alexander Technique can be employed as a primary treatment or as support to other medical regimen.
Harvard University recognizes Alexander Technique! Dr. Theodore Steinman, MD, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a pain management expert, has spoken about the effectiveness of Alexander Technique in relieving pain. Listen to find out more.
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