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Teacher

Carlos Monteiro

Alexander                         Technique

 

"a powerful tool for personal

                              and professional growth"

The Balance Resting State

 

 

 

 

The Balance Resting State is one of the procedures used by the Alexander Technique to restore well-being and allow a person to come back to a neutral state of non-reaction or a chosen reaction. For that the pupil will allow herself to stay 15 to 20 minutes in the semi-supine position as showed on the picture without attempting to move or achieve anything in particular.

Performers and The Alexander Technique

 

 

When we were children, we used to move and act in a natural way, with a maximum equilibrium and with the minimal effort. However, when we grow up, we tend to accumulate tension and habits that interfere with our good use. Those habits are not obvious until we develop symptoms such as back pain or severe anxiety.

Alexander in the Workplace

 

 

 

 

Common ‘misuse’ habits, such as slumping at your desk, raising your shoulder when on the telephone, or gripping your computer mouse, can be the source of the problem. The Technique teaches you to address these habits and release tension, improve posture and promote body awareness.

The Technique can help you avoid strain and injury, whatever your occupation, be it heavy manual work or healthcare; office work or spending hours standing.

Quotes:

 

"​To talk about the individual character of an individual: is to mention the way he/she uses himself/herself” - F. M. Alexander

“Change happens when while in activity we contradict our habits” - F. M. Alexander

“Alexander’s work is of first class importance and investigation by the medical profession is imperative.” - British Medical Journal

"Approximately 80% of the population suffers from back pain at one stage of their lives and for some people that uncomfortableness becomes persistent and     severe."

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