The Benefits of Good Posture

Cute animation, and all true. Though from an Alexander Technique point of view, the concept of “stand up straight” — and even the concept of “posture” — often lead to misdirected effort.    

Effect of Alexander Technique on Ability to Move from Sitting to Standing

  Neuromechanical interference of posture on movement: evidence from Alexander technique teachers rising from a chair  Timothy W. Cacciatore , Omar S. Mian , Amy Peters , Brian L. Day Journal of NeurophysiologyPublished 1 August 2014Vol. 112no. 719-729DOI: 10.1152/jn.00617.2013 The study compared the ability of healthy untrained subjects against that of a group in rising from a seated position in a chair into a standing position. Quoting from […]

Erika Whittaker

Erika Whittaker talks about learning Alexander Technique from F.M. Alexander starting in the late 1920s.

Better Breathing through Alexander Technique

Here is another NPR story on Alexander Technique. This time it’s about breathing. An opera singer was listening to what her voice teachers had told her, but she felt tied up, and unable to let go. Alexander Technique enabled her to relax and improve her breath capacity and voice production.     Alexandra Phillips [is] […]

Alexander Technique featured on NPR

Alexander Technique was featured recently on NPR Morning Edition. Read and listent to “Alexander Technique: A Balm for the Back?” by Sarah Varney Includes video. If you are more curious to learn more about Alexander Technique after listening to the NPR story, contact me for a free demonstration.

Physical Ergonomics of Computer Use

A research study highlights physical strain points in typical body positions that adolescents take when using a laptop computer.

Changing The Way You Work: The Alexander Technique

Changing The Way You Work: The Alexander Technique is an interesting article from “Anvil” magazine about how Alexander Technique can apply to farriers – people who shoe horses. The photos & article are by Carol Prentice, the drawings are by David Gorman. Photos from the article excerpted below. Read the article in Anvil magazine. Before: […]

A Technique for Musicians

For some musicians, performance and even practice are exhausting. Their professional lives are cut short because they lose the mastery of the skills they have acquired. They put forth more effort in solving technical problems than the results warrant, and ultimately discover that they have used up their reserves of energy. If they understood the use of themselves as well as they understand the use of their instruments, such breakdowns would be far less frequent.

Video: (BMJ) Introduction to the Alexander Technique

This video was made to accompany an article on the Alexander Technique published in the British Medical Journal. In the video, Alexander teachers and their patients talk about the kinds of problems they had to start with before the study, and the value of the Alexander Technique for their recovery from injury, particularly from back […]

Video: Head, Neck, and Back Pattern

Eileen Troberman uses her forearm to demonstrate what happens when we unconsciously tighten the neck to pull the head back and down. She also demonstrates what happens when we stop pulling the head back and down — the head just pops back up.

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