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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is traditionally used by dancers, actors, and athletes--people whose professions depend on being able to move in a graceful, well-controlled way.

I started learning the Alexander Technique because I'd like to learn how to move in a more graceful, well-controlled way.

The Alexander Technique is basically about moving in a way that avoids unnecessary muscle tension--for example, many of us tense our necks while we are getting up from a chair, which serves no function besides making your neck feel sore at the end of the day.

Alexander Technique can be learned by reading books, taking classes, or both. I borrowed Teach Yourself Alexander Technique by Richard Craze from the library, and I'd recommend it.


  1. Alexander technique means focussing on making the body and its core muscles stronger. This technique is for all ages. Some do this if someone has lower back pain, neck pain, osteo-arthritis etc. It has many benefits.



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