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WHO IS IT FOR?
The Alexander Technique can benefit people suffering from musculoskeletal disorders (muscle or joint pain, herniated disc, tendonitis, lower back pain, neck pain, etc). It can also help those suffering from stress, fatigue, respiratory problems, hoarseness, lack of vitality, and so on. Additionally, it is an excellent resource for pregnant women before, during and after childbirth.
The Alexander Technique helps artists (musicians, singers, actors, dancers, etc), to prevent injuries associated with their professional disciplines, to overcome stage fright and to develop their artistic potential. The Technique is part of the curriculum of numerous outstanding music conservatories, as well as of schools of acting, dance and singing in various countries around the world.
The Alexander Technique is taught in schools, vocational training centers and universities around the world, providing awareness, presence and attention to the body in any learning process; it is applicable to people of all ages. To see an international list of centers where it is taught, click here.
More and more athletes, both professional and amateur, are using the Alexander Technique to improve their results. For example, the British rowing team won the Olympic gold medal in 2004 after receiving Alexander Technique lessons as did the Dutch gold medal winner in Taekwondo. In the UK, runners, swimmers, skiers and shot putters have improved with lessons. There have also been many noteworthy examples of applying the technique to golf, swimming, surfing, cycling, gymnastics and athletics. Among the benefits are: improving one’s general physical condition, technique and dexterity; preventing injuries and facilitating recovery from injury.
The Business world
The Alexander Technique brings a new approach to occupational risk prevention. A business organization that decides to train its workers in the Alexander Technique, both on and off the job, can benefit from a reduction in sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders, a reduction in stress among employees, and improvements in communication and working atmosphere in the company.
When we have the desire to change and improve our quality of life, the Alexander Technique stimulates the creatioin of a profound process that brings about self-knowledge and transformation. It helps us to improve our communication skills, and to develop the potential, authenticity, awareness and evolution that we, as human beings, are capable of.