On January 5th the New York Times Magazine published a provocative article called “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” by William J.Broad. Over my years of teaching many of my students (some of them Yoga teachers) have asked me what I think about Yoga, and I always respond with a common AT motto “It’s not what you do, but how you do it.” Indeed Yoga in certain environments and for certain people can be dangerous, but with appropriate knowledge and awareness of your body and of how it is designed to move, you can make intelligent and informed choices about which Yoga class is, or is not, right for you. The Alexander Technique is a wonderful complement to help students more safely study Yoga. I recommend this article by my colleague Joan Arnold for more information.
This article by Alexander Technique teacher Marta Curbelo discusses how the Technique has helped her with her Multiple Sclerosis. There is also a link to her interview with Robert Rickover about her experiences. Article in The Jewish Life.
Interesting TED talk by a neuroscientist who studies movement and the brain.
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Click to read the Dec. 7th Huffington Post article featuring the Alexander Technique: “Mix and Match Several Alternative Therapies to Ease Back Pain”
Johns Hopkins recently sited the Alexander Technique in their Health Alerts.
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In April 2009, following the BMJ study on the Alexander Technique, O magazine included this article about the Alexander Technique: http://www.oprah.com/health/A-Cure-for-Back-Pain-The-Alexander-Technique. Continue reading “Oprah magazine features the Alexander Technique”
In 2008 the British Medical Journal released this study that found the Alexander Technique to be effective in treating chronic and recurrent back-pain.
To see the full excerpt in the BMJ online: http://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a884.full
2008 article in the The Sunday Times on Alexander Technique as a supplement for other therapies in the treatment of mental illness:
The American Pregnancy Association recently sited the Alexander Technique as helpful in the natural birthing process.
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An informative video about the British Medical Journal Study, in two parts.
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