Benefits of Alexander Technique

 

Relief or elimination of:

- Neck, back and hip disorders
- Traumatic and repetitive stress injuries
- Chronic pain and arthritis
- Breathing and coordination disorders
- Stress related disorders and migraines
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic muscular tension
- insomnia

The Alexander Technique's benefits are widespread. For example, Actors, musicians, Dancers, Singers, Martial artists, Physical Therapists, Massage therapists, and Yogis use the Technique to not only prevent pain or injury, but to improve performance. For over 100 years, the Alexander Technique has been especially popular with performing artists who have found it effective in coping with stage fright.

Among today's artists who have used the Alexander Technique are are Julie Andrews, Sting, Sir Colin Davis, William Hurt, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Paul Newman, Lynn Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Mary Steenburgen, Robin Williams, Joanne Woodward, Kevin Kline, Paul McCartney, Madonna and members of the New York Philarmonic Orchestra.


The Technique is taught worldwide in universities and conservatories including the Juilliard school, the New England conservatory of music, Yale school of drama, UCLA school of theater, Film and Television, Royal Academy of dramatic Art, The Royal college of Music, and The Verbier Festival and Academy.

 

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The Technique's many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height! - Kevin Kline, Actor