Alexander Technique Benefits
What are the benefits of the Alexander Technique?
When people ask: “what are the benefits of the Alexander Technique?”, or “how will the Alexander Technique benefit me?”, I ask “what benefits do you want to derive from the Alexander Technique?” The list of benefits of the Alexander Technique is large, because the Alexander Technique involves the whole person.
The first, most important benefit of the Alexander Technique is that it works. The Alexander Technique works because it has lots of uses, and you use it all day. You get better at anything by practicing, and that’s just what you do with the Alexander Technique. You practice the Alexander Technique in your daily life. The two most known benefits of the Alexander Technique are:
1. Improved Posture
2. Back Pain Relief
Other reasons include musicians wanting to improve their performance, people wanting relief from stress, injured people wanting to speed their recovery, and people wanting help with their breathing problems or with voice resonance.
People try to improve their posture on their own, but end up sitting and standing rigidly and uncomfortably straight, which is impossible to maintain and leads back to a familiar, habitual slump. The Alexander Technique benefits people by providing a clear, logical, practical way to improve their posture in an easeful, upright way. The Alexander Technique improves posture in a way that is sustainable over time.
Most people slump in front of the computer. Typical computer posture includes poking one’s neck towards the screen, which can compress the spine from top to bottom. By learning, through Alexander Technique lessons, how to release tension in your neck, your head will naturally move upwards. Let your head take your spine up as well. The exaggerated curves of your spine will be less so. You won’t be collapsed, and your shoulders will sit further back on your previously-collapsed ribcage without you having to ‘push your shoulders back’ military style.
Improved posture is a benefit of the Alexander Technique that does not stand alone. As people stop the postural habit of slumping hours per day, they often experience reduction or elimination of low back pain, upper back pain, and neck pain. Poor posture and back pain are intertwined.
Back Pain, Neck Pain
If you are lucky enough not to have neck pain or back pain, the Alexander Technique can help prevent it from occurring, which is a huge benefit of the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique benefits people by creating win, win, win situations.
Here are a few further benefits of the Alexander Technique:
Improved posture, improved breathing, decreased back pain and neck pain, increased poise, a stronger voice, better balance, a bigger presence, an overall sense of well-being, help with RSI, MS, TMJ, headache relief, enhanced performance, more ease, less tension.
Mark Josefsberg-Alexander Technique NYC
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