The Alexander Technique was developed over 100 years ago by F.M. Alexander as a method for improving breathing and physical coordination. It was quickly adopted by individuals in many different fields, such as music, education, philosophy, theater, and medicine.
Since that time, it has become a standard technique for working with performing artists, athletes, and pain sufferers. More recently, it has been used with individuals suffering from depression and Parkinson’s Disease. It is an effective method for working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum to develop sensory integration and physical coordination.
The Alexander Technique is an excellent tool for managing muscle and joint pain, such as repetitive stress injuries, as well as pain caused by nerve compression and sciatica. It has also been shown to alleviate pain caused by chronic disease, such as Parkinson’s Disease and Polycystic Kidney Disease.
The Alexander Technique was developed as a method for improving breathing and physical coordination. It was quickly adopted by actors, singers, musicians, and dancers as a way to improve their performance on stage. Since that time, it has become the standard technique for training performing artists in all disciplines.
The Alexander Technique is an effective educational method for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, such as Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and PDD-NOS. The Technique is ideally suited to helping people form sensory integration and body awareness, and comprises a system of physical and vocal training that is especially beneficial for people on the Spectrum. Expanding the use of the Technique to include people on the Spectrum is an area of ongoing research.
The Alexander Technique has also been shown to be an effective tool in combating both chronic and acute depression. It has been long understood that there is a deep connection between the condition of the body and the condition of the mind. The Alexander Technique is a mental process that trains an individual to release the stresses in their body, and so improve their overall well-being.