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The Alexander technique is used in three main ways. Originally,
it was used to address the nuisance habits of actors and musicians.
As remedial movement education, it teaches freedom of movement,
improving specific self-imposed limitations brought about by
unconscious postural habits. It offers a means of self-observation
and holistic impulse control.
a result of poor posture or repetitive physical demands. The
Technique improves pain management for chronic disability. It
offers rehabilitation following surgery or injury where compensatory
habits were designed to avoid former pain that needs to be
eliminated after healing for complete recovery. The Alexander
technique has been proved to be an effective treatment for
chronic or recurrent back pain in a randomized study published
by the British Medical Journal Aug. 19, 2008.
used and taught by classically trained vocal coaches and musicians.
Its advocates claim that it allows for the free alignment of all
aspects of the vocal tract by consciously increasing air flow,
allowing improved vocal technique and tone. Because the
technique has allegedly been used to improve breathing and
stamina in general, advocates also claim that athletes, people
with asthma, tuberculosis, and panic attacks have also found
older adults. Some adults gain height.
technique suggest that it can eliminate stage fright, allow more
spontaneity, and to expand skill repertoire. It is suggested that
it can be an adjunct to psychotherapy for people with disabilities,
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, panic attacks, stuttering, and
chronic pain because using its principles can improve stress