Stuck with headaches, backaches or anxiety?
The Alexander Technique can make an enormous difference in our experience of day-to-day living. Muscular tension, headaches and neck aches are inextricably bound up with stress, as are anxiety and depression. Our mental and physical states are inseparable, they're all one! and there is a clear two-way street between states of mind and conditions in the body. The Alexander Technique gives us tools to release a positive flow within us that benefits us on many levels. The empirical evidence coming from Alexander teachers and their pupils suggests that courage, inner calm, mental clarity and a feeling of empowerment are common (if unexpected) benefits of working in this way.
Backache is a huge health problem that costs the British economy a vast amount of money and causes misery to thousands of people. An important trial published in 2008 showed the benefit of Alexander lessons to sufferers of backpain.
A trial at Southampton University in conjunction with teaching hospitals reported in 2015 on the benefits of Alexander Technique lessons in helping people overcome neck and shoulder pain.
Seen the STAT website for more details.