It has been found to alleviate stress and tension caused by regular activities such as sitting, walking, driving and standing. It allows us to focus on various forms of exercise that help with movement and mental restoration through activities such as Pilates and yoga. The technique also helps reduce pain in areas such as the shoulders, neck, lower back, knee and elbow, as well as prevent other injuries from occurring. Other benefits include an increase of energy, better posture, more self-awareness and clarity in the mind.
The Alexander Technique aims to restore our body to the state it should be in, if we were not to experience the daily factors that cause stress on our bodies. Many of those who decide to learn the Alexander Technique have pains that are related to every day activities, stiffness and reoccurring injuries. Many performers also adopt the Alexander Technique in order to increase their performance and get over issue such as stage fright.
This technique can be used by practically anyone, even without any existing injuries or problems. This is because it helps us get more out of life by feeling like the best version of ourselves, both in the mental and physical capacity. Those who take up the Alexander Technique before any problems arise tend to live a healthy, problem-free life, while those who adopt it after problems occur are alleviate of their ailment after some practice.
There are many aspects to learning the Alexander Technique and it is definitely a complex technique to understand and familiarize yourself with. One of the main concepts of the Alexander Technique is to un-do what has been done to your mind and body until the current stage of your life. It teaches methods of mental and physical release and relaxation in order to have a clear mind and body that is working at its optimal level.