I found this study to be an interesting look at what could be part of the reason why the Alexander Technique and the Art of Breathing work has such a impact for so many with low back issues!
20 September, 2012 | By The Press Association
A study was carried out for 11 months, exploring an Alexander Technique teaching service that was time-limited.
Those who suffer with chronic pain may find some relief through learning the Alexander Technique in NHS outpatient clinics, research found.
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Amira was interviewed by Robert Rickover for BodyLearning Podcasts about her work as an Alexander teacher with performing artists and how she sees the Technique enhancing their work. Click below to listen!
Simon Spire is a singer/songwriter and has been a student of the Alexander Technique since 2007. He shares his journey out of “Air Hunger” (also known as hyperventilation syndrome) in this essay:
Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907-1988) won the Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine in 1973, and he devoted a portion of his acceptance speech to the Alexander Technique. This is the video of this section of his acceptance speech. I had heard about this for years and really enjoyed finally watching it, so thought I would post it here to share with you.
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In their March 7th article the London Evening Standard listed the Alexander Technique as an “iStrain Solution” for RSIs (repetitive strain injuries) that so many of us our encountering the more and more time we spend on our mobile devices and computers: iPad hand: the new RSIs
Here is the article as printed in the LES.
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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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