How can The Alexander Technique Improve me?
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The Alexander Technique benefits are so broad those I have listed here are not exhaustive.
The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change habits and improve our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy and skill in all your activities.
It is not a series of treatments or exercises but rather a re-education of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other activities like sports and playing instruments. The greater the physical challenge, the more relevant the technique becomes.
Alexander Technique Benefits
Back Pain, Neck & Joint pain
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal (www.bmj.com) found that the alexander technique, when considered against other practices, proved to be the most efficient method of dealing with this often debilitating condition. See the homepage for links.
Many people have started Alexander Technique suffering from insomnia, including myself. Due to the holistic approach of treating the whole person, there is a high chance you will solve this unnecessary ailment. See the article, Sleep Disorders-the Cure.
When considering panic attacks, it is necessary to understand that the effects are both psychological and physiological. However, a psychological approach is akin to curing a bee sting with a further sting. By addressing the physiological symptoms and improving them, we have a greater chance of success in curing this common ailment. Simply by releasing the tension and encouraging a consistent, deeper, calmer breathing pattern, the sufferer is able to avoid panic attacks completely.
The common cause of RSI is not a repetitive activity but the tension aligned with it. Therefore, by removing the tension associated with the job in hand, we can continue with the same job but without the problems associated with RSI.
Although Fibromyalgia is a disease of the muscles causing random tightening and constriction of the muscles, there is essentially little or no cure. The Alexander Technique has a tremendous influence over the state of muscle regardless of its condition. So it is, therefore, very helpful for sufferers of Fibromyalgia.
These kinds of headaches are related to the tightening of the muscles leading up from the top of the back through the neck and into the skull. Ostensibly, the Alexander Technique targets the muscles of the head, neck and back, improving the relationship between each part, thereby easing the tension associated with this kind of headache.
Officially it is difficult to say that the Alexander Technique cures migraine. However, 100% of the clientele I have worked with have reported an end to their migraines using the technique.
Even more Alexander Technique Benefits
- Rehabilitation after accidents
- Curing stress
- Muscle tension
- Meditation postures
- Sports injuries and performance
- Whiplash injuries
- Improve Postural Problems
- Problems in Childbirth (Back pain, breathing etc)
- Computer users
- Pins and Needles
- Childhood disorders
- Improve Public Speaking
- Singing and Musical instruments
In conclusion, once you have been to an Alexander Technique lesson a few times, you start to realise that you can improve your sense of well-being. If you ache, you can ease the pain. Greater calmness and self-confidence come with natural upright poise and will help you feel happier and more fulfilled. Alexander Technique benefits will just keep on improving your life.