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 your awareness of your whole self, mind and body, and to experiment with thinking into 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
These books as well as many others can be purchased on the AmSAT website.
Alexander Technique in the NEWS!
Check out a new website dedicated to a scientific understanding of The Alexander Technique with peer-reviewed research on mind, movement, and posture: Alexander Technique Science
According 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)
The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique