What are the potential benefits of using the Alexander technique?
Benefits of using the Alexander technique include:
freedom from harmful habits and improved control of human reaction
increased ability to manage stress and anxiety and an increasingly quietened nervous system
ability to manage and minimise or eliminate posture-, tension-, and movement-related (or 'use'-related) aches, pains, and injuries (ie, most neck, back, hip, and knee pain)
improved mobility, balance and body alignment, with enhancements to voice and breathing
greater poise and wellbeing
mind–body integration and increased mindfulness (or ‘constructive conscious control of the individual’ – the title of Alexander’s second book)
more efficient and economical body use
improved performance in a wide range of fields, including the performing arts, sports, and other activities requiring fine-motor skills
constructive tools for self-care.
Find out about the Alexander technique and scientific and medical research. Learn about the trials on Alexander technique and back pain and chronic neck pain published in the British Medical Journal and the Annuals of Internal Medicine.
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