Poise, ease, equilibrium, integrity...just don't call it posture; it's a lot more than that!
Alexander Technique can help you sing better, walk better, dance better, breathe better, think better.
Alexander lessons have been recognized as a valuable resource to performing artists, athletes, and people with chronic or incidental pain. (For an article about Alexander Technique and back pain go to http://elm.bmj.com/content/14/1/13.full)
The Alexander Technique is based on the discoveries of F.M. Alexander (1869-1955), an Australian actor who suffered from chronic hoarseness and respiratory ailments. He spend years studying himself, and subsequently established a teaching center in London, and traveled to New York and Boston where he had a large following.
The Alexander Technique helps us "unlearn" acquired unhealthy habits and reactions, allowing us to function more in harmony with our natural design. The unity of mind and body are recognized and the best outcomes are more a result of not doing than doing.
F. M. Alexander would say, "The right thing does itself."
Students of F. M. Alexander include the philosopher John Dewey, the writer Aldous Huxley, the Nobel prize winner Nikolaas Tinbergen.
Today there are thousands of Alexander Technique teachers in most parts of the world. (For a list of teachers world-wide go to www.ati-net.com.) Well-known students of The Alexander Technique today include Paul McCartney, Hilary Swank, Jeremy Irons, Sting, Victoria Beckham, and many more.
Anyone can learn the Alexander Technique regardless of age, profession or interests. It is a universally helpful modality.
Sara offers private Alexander Technique lessons at her studio in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge, MA, Tommy Thompson, director
Alexander workshops and teacher training at The Boston Conservatory, www.bostonconservatory.edu/alexander, Debi Adams, director
Articles and Alexander Technique resources worldwide, www.alexandertechnique.com