In our effort to deal with life challenges, we get caught up in our daily activities and we unconsciously interfere with our natural balance, thus developing harmful habits which lead over time or during stressful times to fatigue, discomfort or pain.
“…The demands of modern life have fostered a virtual epidemic of neck, back, and other problems related to mis-aligned posture and improperly tensed muscles. Basically Alexander Technique helps people with chronic pain and tension shed long-established habits and relearn how to use their bodies with ease and grace.”Jane Brody, N. Y. Times
Lessons in the Alexander Technique taught me how to sit in a state of lumbosacral poise and my chronic low back pain gradually became cured. The technique is true education. Compared to surgery (e.g., for low back pain), a course of instruction is inexpensive.John H. M. Austin, MD
Chief, Division of Radiology, Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
No equipment is needed, just the skill and training of the teacher. This technique is very worthwhile as a primary preventative therapy… especially useful when posture is a key factor in back injuries while lifting and for workers who perform repetitive tasks while sitting.Robert D. Green, MD
Emergency Department, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT
A big leap for me personally is adding what I’ve learned from the Alexander lessons in Minnesota to my basic understanding of ergonomics. I sit differently; I move entirely differently. Alexander Technique has taken things to another level for me.Joyce Stenstrom
Independent Consultant in Ergonomics, Rochester, MN