I have been interested in health and well-being for a long time. I was a competitive runner for most of my life, and competed at the National level. I have had my share of injuries, and treatments. For me, studying the Alexander technique helped me address my injuries as a whole instead of just treating each issue individually. Now, I run for pleasure, enjoy horseback riding and swimming.
To help support you on your healing journey I offer this to get you started:
The following are the Principles of the Alexander Technique:
Recognition of the Force of Habit
Inhibition and Non-Doing
Recognition of Faulty Sensory Awareness
The Primary Control
You will learn more about what the principles mean and how they apply to the technique, as you come for lessons.
Students of the technique include: writers, actors, musicians, intellectuals, equestrian riders, artists, athletes, and everyday people.
Well known students of the technique;
George Bernard Shaw, Roald Dahl, Robertson Davies, John Cleese, Aldous Huxley, Paul Newman, William Hurt, Hugh Jackman, Kevin Kline, Nikolaas Tinbergen ( Nobel prize for Medicine ), Professor John Dewey( philosopher and educator), and many more.
“The Alexander Technique stresses unification in an era of greater and greater medical specialization. Its educational system teaches people how to best use their bodies in ordinary action to avoid or reduce unnecessary stress and pain. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain.”
-Jack Stern, MD, PhD, Neurological Group of Westchester, White Plains, NY
"Alexander established not only the beginnings of a far reaching science of the apparently involuntary movements that we call reflexes, but a technique of correction or self-control which forms a substantial addition to our very slender resources in personal education."
- George Bernard Shaw, writer and Nobel prize laureate
"The Alexander Technique works ... I recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who has neck pain or back pain."
- Roald Dahl, author
"It gives us all the things we have been looking for in a system of physical education: relief from strain due to maladjustment, and consequent improvement in physical and mental health, increased consciousness of the physical means to gain the ends proposed by the will and, along with this, a general heightening of consciousness on all levels...we cannot ask more from any system of physical education; nor, if we seriously desire to alter human beings in any desirable direction, can we ask any less."
- Aldous Huxley, author
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