Alexander technique


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Alexander technique

n
(Complementary Medicine) a technique for developing awareness of one's posture and movement in order to improve it
[C20: named after Frederick Matthias Alexander (died 1955), Australian actor who originated it]

Alexander technique

A method of retraining the body’s movements in order to improve posture, and named after its originator, Frederick Matthias Alexander.
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The Alexander Technique is fundamental to the training of actors, musicians and dancers, and it is an integral part of the curriculum of performing arts schools, universities, and conservatories in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
In the illustrated pages of "Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness", David Moore draws on thirty years of experience and expertise teaching the Alexander Technique to bring fresh and practical insights into how it can materially contribute to a safer and more effective yoga practice.
Yoga stretches and strengthens the muscles--I'm a firm believer that strong muscles can be key to avoiding chronic back pain--and like the Alexander Technique, it helps to improve posture, which often plays a role in musculoskeletal pain.
Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method are all popular body alignment and body awareness methods that may help singers and teachers improve mind-body connections.
Then she discovered the Alexander technique, which aims to improve your posture.
Since moving to Los Angeles, she has studied Alexander Technique at the Howard Fine Studio, audition technique with Risa Bramon Garcia and is currently taking scene work classes with Tim Conlon at The BGB Studio.
Otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, singing voice specialists, singing teachers, and performers from the US, Europe, and Brazil discuss the influence of music on brain development, the history of professional voice care, types of vocal styles and techniques, vocal anatomy and physiology, and the effects of age; the identification and diagnosis of voice problems; pharmacologic, behavioral, nonsurgical, and surgical treatments, including medications, complementary and alternative techniques, voice therapy, the Alexander technique, and treatment of performance anxiety; and building a professional voice practice.
Alexander Technique for Dancers Teacher Training, Classes, Workshops.
I turned to the Alexander Technique to help me deal with the tension, and this helped to a certain extent, but soon some of the things I was asked to do in Alexander lessons became just as confusing and ineffective as those in voice lessons.
I decided to throw everything I had into the Alexander Technique.
In our January '15 issue, contributor Michael Bloom reviewed two new books about the Alexander Technique under the headline "Alexander's Band.