The Alexander technique teaches people how to stop using unnecessary levels of muscular and mental tension during their everyday activities. It is an educational process rather than a relaxation technique or form of exercise. The Alexander technique has been shown to be helpful for back pain and Parkinson's. There is insufficient evidence to determine if it has any effect inasthma. Practictioners say such problems are often caused by people repeatedly mis-using their bodies over a long period of time, for example by standing or sitting with their weight unevenly distributed, holding their heads incorrectly, or walking or running inefficiently. The purpose of the Alexander technique is to help people unlearn bad physical habits and return to a balanced state of rest and poise in which the body is well-aligned.
The technique is named after actor Frederick Matthias Alexander, who developed its principles in the 1890s as a personal tool to alleviate breathing problems and hoarseness during public speaking. He credited the technique with allowing him to pursue his passion for Shakespearean acting.[cita
So how does this relate to YOU! As you may know we have been focusing more intensely at FTC clients' posture. Having functional muscles allows you to move around freely. You movement determines what you are able to do physically. If you have a multiple parts of your body that is out of alignment or if you don't have the necessary muscles engaging during the movement- pain and injury will follow. We recommend coming this Saturday and learning how to improve your overall posture and balance it would worthwhile to stop by.
Adam Bailey who will be coming in to talk about this technique. This seminar costs $15 for members and $30 for Non-Members. We hope to see you this Saturday at 12pm!!