Alexander For Health and Posture


The Alexander Technique is a practical education and practice in posture, movement, and mindfulness applied directly to your life.

Alexander Technique students are well known for balanced and upright posture, and today, research is discovering benefits of the Alexander Technique for health and well-being.

Sometimes stress, aches, and pains relate to how we move, posture ourselves, and carry tension in the way we perform the activities of our lives. The Alexander Technique helps you to understand and change these limiting patterns of excess physical and mental tension, to help you be more balanced, efficient, easeful, and poised in your life.

Lessons help you:

  • Reduce excess tension to discover a greater sense of ease in your body

  • Awaken and enhance your body’s natural ability for easeful, upright posture

  • Remove limiting obstacles in functional and movement difficulties

  • Refine perception and sensitivity to balance and movement

Lessons with Mark help you understand and encourage natural responses that underlie healthy posture, awareness, and ease in movement - so you can move better, improve your posture, and feel better as you live your life.

 

The Alexander Technique is a part of several well known healthcare programs including The Mayo Clinic; The Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York; and The Miller Health Care Institute for Performing Arts NYC.

Recent research on the effects of Alexander Technique lessons include a 2015 study in the Annal of Internal Medicine that found Alexander Technique lessons can lead to reductions in neck pain and associated disability.

A 2008 study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that “…one to one lessons in the Alexander Technique from registered teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain.”

Learn More: Article (3min) - Harvard University Health: 'Unwind' with the Alexander Technique.

Learn More: Article (2min) - Oprah endorses the Alexander Technique for back pain.


Research on The Alexander Technique:

Medical and Health‐Related Conditions Systematic Review - Evidence for the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons in medical and health-related conditions: a systematic review. International journal of clinical practice (2012).

Chronic and Recurrent Back Pain Randomized controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain. British Medical Journal (2008).

Parkinson's Lighten UpSpecific Postural Instructions Affect Axial Rigidity and Step Initiation in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease (Small study looking into the mechanism involved in Alexander Technique lesson. Journal of Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair (NNR) (2015).

MORE RESEARCH can be found here: A research directory on the UK Alexander Technique governing body’s website.

*For questions about if the Alexander Technique would be beneficial for you please feel free to get in touch directly