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.
Dancers may have more consciously learned movement patterns than any other profession. Among the many forms and techniques of dance there are often conflicting instructions, and the dancer must translate these ideas into movement and artistry.
The Alexander Technique is a proven process of mind and body reeducation that reduces stress and muscle tension, and revitalization those who practice it. Used by many actors, athletes, and dancers, the technique can help anyone increase his or her energy and achieve a more dynamic presence.
The challenges of modern life are best met with poise, alertness, and nimbleness of mind and body. These attributes are our birthright, as demonstrated by every child at play. As adults, however, we tend instead to be hurried, inattentive, and stiff of mind and body.
Developed over a period of 100 years the Alexander Technique has helped people to successfully manage a wide variety of conditions, including back pain, stress, anxiety, ME, and asthma. The Alexander Technique is not a therapy or an exercise program.