Alexander Technique in Reseda
Shulamit Sendowski teaches the Alexander Technique in Reseda, CA
The Alexander Technique is an intelligent way to solve common movement situations that create harmful effects. With the Alexander Technique we restore our natural poise and coordination as we look at our postural habits and tension patterns, develop our sensory awareness, and discover new options for movement. From daily life activities like bending, walking, or standing in line, to artistic performance, like dancing, singing, or playing the piano, the Alexander Technique takes us to a deeper level of understanding body behavior, body design, balance, ease, and effortlessness. Through the Alexander Technique we become acquainted with new concepts, new perceptions, and new guidelines to move by and to live by.
According to a major scientific trial the Alexander Technique could dramatically reduce back pain symptoms. The research, lead by Professor Paul Little, found the Alexander Technique distinct from other approaches in it’s attention to the musculoskeletal use. The technique could potentially reduce back pain by limiting muscle spasm, strengthening postural muscles, improving coordination and flexibility, and decompressing the spine. The British Medical Journal published the results: 24 Alexander lessons reduced chronic or recurrent back pain from an average of 21 days per month to an average of 3 days per month. The lessons still had a beneficial effect on pain and functioning after 12 month.
The Alexander Technique practitioner
, a professional trained in the art of observation and expert guidance, leads you through a one-on-one learning process tailored to your needs. Over a course of sessions, your teacher helps you release muscular tension and restore your body's original poise. As you address your entire body — not just segments — you learn to improve your overall functioning.
Noted actors, musicians and athletes have used it for over 100 years
to enhance performance and stage presence. Among them are Sir Colin Davis, William Hurt, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, Paul McCartney, Kelly McGillis, Paul Newman, Lynn Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Mary Steenbergen, Sting, Robin Williams, Joanne Woodward and members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
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What are the Alexander Technique's benefits?
- Back problems - A study published in the British Medical Journal shows 86% reduction in low back pain through lessons in the Alexander Technique. See the accompanying film, below.
- Self care - As the premier form of self care, the Alexander Technique helps people prevent injury and recover from chronic back, hip and neck disorders, traumatic or repetitive strain injuries, balance and coordination disorders, arthritis and muscle spasms.
- Skill enhancement - Athletes use the Technique to help them improve strength, endurance, flexibility and responsiveness. Performing artists use it to lessen performance anxiety while improving concentration and stage presence. Public speakers use it to improve vocal projection and voice quality. Those in business find it enhances presentation skills and increases confidence.
- Mental health - As your posture and movement style improve, you look and feel better. As your breathing capacity expands, you have a greater resource of energy. Physicians recommend the Alexander Technique to lessen the depression and anxiety associated with chronic conditions.
Click below, to watch a great video about the Alexander Technique
The American Society for the Alexander Technique
is the largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States. The Alexander Technique is a proven, effective way to promote wellness and optimize functioning by eliminating body misuse in everyday activities. AmSAT's mission is to establish the Alexander Technique as a basic and recognized resource for health, productivity, and well-being.
Specialties: Alexander TechniqueHealth Conditions: Arthritis
, Back Pain
, Carpal tunnel syndrome
, Neck Pain
, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)