Athletes, musicians, actors, equestrians, healthcare practitioners, massage therapists, computer users, teachers, parents, pregnant women, kids, active retirees…
Everyone and Anyone!
The four most common reasons for studying the Alexander Technique are: pain, posture, performance, and personal growth. The Technique is most useful for musculoskeletal and stress-related problems. More recently, people are realizing the value of preventative health care and consider Alexander lessons a valuable investment in a healthy future for themselves and their children.
Each person’s goal is different; some would like to have pain-free movement, others to perform at their best without anxiety. Many people want to improve their use to avoid surgeries or pain-killers. Musicians, actors, and dancers want to avoid repetitive strain injuries and enhance their performance. Equestrians want better communication and performance with their horses. Pregnant mothers learn how good postural habits help them to adapt to their changing bodies and eliminate back pain. Seniors learn better balance for walking; giving them renewed confidence and self-esteem. And adolescents are more able to move into adulthood with poise, dignity, and power. The applications are endless; just about everyone can benefit from learning the Alexander Technique.
- Headaches and neck pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- TMS (temporomandibular syndrome)
- Low back pain and sciatica
- Chronic pain (e.g. fibromyalgia)
- Postural problems
- Breathing problems
- Anxiety disorders
- Physical and mental stress
The Arts – voice, dance, music, theater, martial arts, public speaking
Sports – cycling, tennis, golf, skiing, horseback riding, paddling, climbing
Exercise – aerobics, weight training, walking/running, swimming, yoga
- Body awareness
- Mental clarity
- Integrates mind/body/spirit