allisonfoley

certified teacher of the alexander technique

Resources

Download Instructions for Lying Down

Students often ask me what they can do, between lessons, to practice the Alexander Technique. Lying Down is a great way to develop awareness of your whole self, refine your sensory perception, and practice directing your body.  Lying Down (pdf)

Good Introductory Books on The Alexander Technique:

  • Body Learning by Michael Gelb
  • Back Trouble by Deborah Caplan
  • The Alexander Technique by Judith Liebowitz & Bill Connington
  • How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live by Missy Vineyard

Books can be purchased on the AmSAT website or on Amazon.

Alexander Technique in the NEWS!

imagesAccording to a study published in the British Medical Journal, “back pain is a common condition managed in primary care and one of the commonest causes of disability in Western societies.”  The study concluded that lessons in the Alexander Technique along with prescribed exercise had a beneficial effect on chronic back pain.

Read about the study and view an informative video

Read a follow-up in the New York Times

Read and listen to a story on the Morning Edition of NPR about how the Alexander Technique helps people, especially musicians, relieve back pain.

Alexander Technique: A Balm For Back Pain? by Sarah Varney

Links to websites that offer informative articles, videos, and podcasts:

The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT)
American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)   AmSAT has a great animation describing the Alexander Technique on their home page.
The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

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