Why Study The Alexander Technique? Form, Function & Flow...
Evidence indicates that AT is useful for individuals with chronic back pain, knee pain, hip stiffness, dynamic balance in elderly, postural control and self-reported symptoms of mood and self-efficacy in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Individuals have also taken AT lessons proactively for such things as:
Pain Prevention - Stress injuries, migraines, back, neck or shoulder pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia or tennis elbow.
Posture Improvement - For martial arts, Pilates or yoga students. Ideal for pregnant women, computer users, gardeners, asthma or scoliosis suffers. Please click here to view a 3 minute video and article from the BBC on better posture easing back pain: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7568948.stm
Performance Enhancement - Singers, musicians, actors and dancers; voice, movement and music educators; athletes, equestrians, golfers, runners or tennis players.
Personal or Professional Growth - Those people in physically demanding and/or mentally stressful occupations, public speakers and business professionals, psychologists and counselors, or physical, occupational and massage therapists.
Who has studied the Alexander Technique?
The Technique has been studied by a wide audience including Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sting, Terry Gross, Kevin Kline, Aldous Huxley, William Hurt, Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, Moshe Feldenkrais, Paul McCartney, John Dewy, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Brody, Arthur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Paul Newman and Nikolas Tinbergen - recipient of the Noble Prize for Physiology and Medicine.