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The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The Alexander Technique focuses on teaching people to use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, thus giving an individual more energy for all of his or her activities. Rather than a series of treatments or exercises, the Alexander Technique focuses on re-educating the body and mind, helping and individual to discover a new balance in the body. This mental realignment can help relieve tension, which can disrupt physical (as well as mental) balance, and the approach may be well-suited to people with severe mobility issues, the ill, the overweight, or others for whom a fitness regimen might be difficult to start, as the method can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and throughout other daily activities.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|