Named after its creator, Fredrick Mathias Alexander, the Alexander Technique is a process designed to retrain your posture and habitual ways of moving your body. The idea is that we have trained ourselves to move in inefficient and potentially harmful ways, and this technique re-trains your body to move more efficiently and in alignment with your joints, muscles, and overall health. This technique has been found to lower blood pressure, improve voice issues and clear the throat, improve coordination, help you stand taller, and create better balance.
Missy Vineyard enlightens both the teacher and the student with her original thesis bridging the working principles of the Alexander Technique with current knowledge in areas of neuroscience, human behavior, performance and medical rehabilitation while bringing new meaning to the self-help book.
Yoga, Pilates, tai chi, meditation. All are activities that can improve your health by enhancing the mind-body balance. Now you can add the Alexander technique to that list. It's a very gentle practice geared toward improving your movement, posture and quality of life.