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Richard Brennan Alexander Technique Change Your Posture, Change Your Life
What is the Alexander Technique?
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How can the Alexander Technique help you?
Benefits of the Technique Preserves Health Reduces Pain Reduces Stress Enhances Performance Increases Enjoyment of the Present Improves Posture
Preserves Health Experienced teacher Elisabeth Walker pulling another person out of a chair at the age of 90!
George Bernard Shaw took lessons from Alexander himself when he was 80! Alexander established not only the beginning of a far reaching science of the apparently involuntary movements we call reflexes, but a technique of connection and self control which forms a substantial addition to our very slender resources in personal education. George Bernard Shaw
Reduces Pain 97% of people with back pain could benefit by learning the Alexander Technique – it is only a very small minority of back pain sufferers that require medical intervention such as surgery. Dr Jack Stern, spinal neurosurgeon and founding partner of Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, USA Conclusion of Southampton University Research: One to one lessons in the Alexander technique have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain. British Medical Journal - 18 th August 2008
Improves Performance The following people have all benefited from Alexander lessons: Greg Chappell - cricket
Daley Thompson - decathlete
Linford Christie - running
Sally Swift - equestrian
Jeff Julian - golf
John McEnroe - tennis
Improves breathing and the voice Julie Andrews
Improving performance - Acting Paul Newman
Prevents Chronic Muscular Fatigue James Galway
Increase Enjoyment of the Present Moment
Improves Posture How would you define the word posture? The way you hold yourself? The way you carry yourself? The position or shape you are in? or The relation of one or more parts of your body to the rest? The outer expression of how you feel inside?
Dictionary definition of the word Posture is: the relationship of one or more parts of your body to the rest
Good posture happens when that relationship is free Poor posture happens when that relationship is fixed
Good posture is enjoyable
all of the above!
Posture is also an outward expression of how you feel inside
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