Who can benefit from the Alexander Technique?

Below is a list of people who are helped by the Alexander Technique and the benefits they experience.

Musicians, Singers, Actors and Public Speakers

Dancers, Athletes and Movement Arts

Chronic Pain Suffers

Office Workers and Computer Users

Postural problems

Improve health and wellbeing

Everyone

I find the Alexander Technique to be very useful daily. I find I am continuously reminding myself of the AT principles and to this point have never felt better.

K - Trumpetist

Musicians, Singers, Actors and Public Speakers:

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  • Brings about the most efficient coordination for a required movement.
  • Improves awareness of how the whole body is working in relation to the music and instrument.
  • Helps to tone the neck, back and arm muscles which alleviate stiffness.
  • Improves respiratory function and vocal clarity and resonance.
  • Focuses on attending to the task at hand rather than the end result.
  • Teaches effective practicing techniques including when/how to take breaks.
  • Deepens connection between self and voice or instrument.
  • Intensifies stage presence by improving body awareness and posture.
  • Enhances mental clarity allowing performer to better engage with audience.
  • Refines sense of movement and so aids in character roles.
  • Teaches how to not react to feelings of nervousness, as well as calming techniques.

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Music

Singing

Acting

Dancers, Athletes and Movement Arts (Martial Arts, Yoga, etc.):

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  • Reduces excess tension which impedes flexibility, range of motion and balance.
  • Teaches how to utilize only the muscles necessary for a specific movement.
  • Improves awareness of how the whole body is working together.
  • Remedies postural abnormalities thereby improving alignment.
  • Improves respiratory function and stamina.
  • Improves coordination of head, neck and back which improves balance.
  • Teaches how to not use body in a way which imposes unnecessary stresses on joints or other tissue.
  • Refines kinesthetic sensitivity which allows for greater control.
  • Teaches how to direct the body spatially which improves balance and control.
  • Teaches how to not react to feelings of nervousness, as well as calming techniques.
  • Enhances mental clarity allowing performer/athlete to more engage in their performance.

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Dance

Yoga

Martial Arts

Sports

The Alexander Technique has been an enlightening and a useful tool for my yoga.

M - Yoga Teacher

Chronic Pain Suffers:

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  • Releases muscular tension that triggers and/or magnifies pain.
  • Teaches efficient body mechanics in everyday activities which reduces strain and stress on body.
  • Reduces stress/fear response to pain.
  • Improves coordination of head, neck and back which gives greater postural support.
  • Teaches self care.

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Pain

Back Pain

My back use to be sore at the end of everyday. Now I do semi-supine at the days end and my back feels so much better. I am taking so much less Tylenol, Advil, etc. - it is wonderful!!

J - Professional Landscaper

Office Workers and Computer Users:

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  • Improves sitting posture which decreases strain on neck, back and shoulders.
  • Helps to tone the neck, back and arm muscles which alleviate stiffness.
  • Changes movement habits that cause strain.
  • Teaches the appropriate amount of effort required for typing and mousing.
  • Enhances sensory awareness and sensitivity so that you can self correct poor posture sooner.
  • Allows you to be more tuned into body while involved in an activity.
  • Teaches self care and ways of resting the back.
  • Focuses on attending to the task at hand rather than the end result.
  • Improves spatial awareness which helps to keep the body open and expanding.
  • Teaches methods for calming the nervous system so that stressors can be handled easier.

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Computer Users

The Alexander Technique is life changing, truly! It gave me a whole new awareness on how to utilize and improve my body, and on my unawareness of what I was unconsciously doing to misuse it.

L - Business Professional

Persons with postural problems (scoliosis, lordosis or poor posture):

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  • Reduces habits of holding tension that contribute to poor posture.
  • Changes unhealthy movement habits that cause strain.
  • Improves sensory awareness.
  • Helps to tone the neck, back and arm muscles which give greater postural support.
  • Improves awareness of how the whole body is working together.
  • Reduces excess tension which impedes flexibility.
  • Teaches how to utilize only the muscles necessary for a specific movement.
  • Teaches how to redirect the body spatially which allows for greater tone and support from muscles.
  • Teaches self care methods.

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Posture

Improving Posture

My posture has improved! Also my understanding of walking, sitting and moving has increased so much. It is amazing that when I use the Alexander Technique I know how to move with the best interest of my back structure.

JZ

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Those wanting to improve overall health and wellbeing:

  • Improves coordination which aids in avoiding injury.
  • Reduces habits of holding tension.
  • Reduces excess tension which impedes circulation.
  • Changes unhealthy movement patterns.
  • Teaches efficient body mechanics in everyday activities which reduces strain and stress on the body.
  • Enhances sensory awareness and sensitivity.
  • Allows you to be more tuned into body while involved in an activity.
  • Teaches stress reduction and self care methods.
  • Reduces secondary effects of having or healing from an injury.

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It’s application to Medical Rehabilitation

Testimonials from Health Professionals

I came to the A.T. when the overall body tenseness I had live with forever began to feel like an armor preventing me from true connection to relationships in life. While learning and living the A.T. I have become more free and feel more a part of life. The patience, kindness and understanding of Sara smoothed the way into this transition. I am less tense, have more mobility and coordination, and better posture; all aiding to better self esteem. Thanks!

R- Energy Medicine Practitioner

Others who benefit from learning the Alexander Technique are:

  • Aging and Elderly
  • Horseback Riders
  • Pregnant women
  • Body Workers
  • Anyone looking to move better and feel better

Sara and Eric Miller

Certified Alexander Technique Teachers

860-561-1240

Email: info@millerAT.com

Located in Farmington

Serving the Connecticut & Massachusetts Area