Alexander Technique For Health and Well-Being
Alexander Technique lessons help you discover and improve long-standing patterns of excess tension in movement, posture, and coordination.
You learn to change persistent aches, pains, and stresses that relate to the ways you move, posture yourself, and do your daily activities. You discover how to change these old patterns of physical and mental tension for the better, so you can feel and move with greater ease and poise in everything you do.
Lessons with Mark focus on learning to encourage natural responses that underlie healthy posture, movement, and balance - so you can reduce excess strain and tension, develop movement awareness, and enhance your physical and mental ease and balance in 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.
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