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How Alexander Technique works…

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by alexandertech1, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. alexandertech1

    alexandertech1 Newcomer

    Habits such as stooping, slouching, general stiffening inevitably put us off balance and increases pressure on our joints and internal organs. This can lead to disorders relating to digestion, circulation and breathing as well as backache, sciatica, headaches and stress.
    Good poise is our birthright and does not require any special aptitude or skill. This natural instinct for healthy poise is with us all our lives and this is what we tap into with the Alexander Technique. As FM Alexander said, by preventing the wrong ‘use’ of our muscular co-ordination, the right thing will do itself. It takes no perceived effort and by learning to take conscious control over ourselves we can inhibit harmful postural habits and encourage a much improved overall use of ourselves that helps our posture, balance, movement and that enables us to function healthily without strain. We effectively eliminate the habitual tendencies that cause premature deterioration and ageing. By restoring healthy co-ordination that is both free and expansive in stature we bring about the conditions for improved healing and functioning.

    Our natural instinct can be revived by means of the Alexander Technique as the principles are based on nature and how we should ideally be. We address the root cause of majority of painful symptoms such as backache or neck tension, while also increasing our self confidence, our ability to concentrate, as well as our vitality, flexibility and athleticism.
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    It says in your profile that you are a doctor, are you an M.D.?

    Are you familiar with Dr. Sarno's TMS theory? Have you read any of his books?

    How much do you charge for your sessions? How many sessions do you recommend ?
  3. alexandertech1

    alexandertech1 Newcomer

  4. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    I'd rather see a post of you explaining why this technique fits the TMS theory instead. Since this is a forum about TMS, I feel it is more fair that you put in the effort instead of us.
    Personally I stick with the TMS approach, which is absolutely free to learn and to apply: Treat the mind and the body will follow.

    btw here's a link to a former discussion about this technique: http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/alexander-technique.11288/#post-89687 (Alexander technique)
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