If you or someone you love suffers from cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, or the aftereffects of a stroke or spinal injury, you are looking for more than just ways to cope with these disorders – you want to establish greater control over the body’s movements on an ongoing basis.
The Alexander Technique can teach you conscious control that can actually change your unconscious functioning for lasting improvements in your condition.
For example, in a 2002 study, Alexander Technique lessons led to an increased ability of people with Parkinson’s disease to carry out everyday activities. This benefit remained in a follow up 6 months later. Participants also reported subjective improvements in balance, posture, and walking, as well as increased coping ability and reduced stress.
It’s based on scientifically sound principles that help people control and build improved patterns of movement and behavior in ordinary daily activities, as well as in more sophisticated endeavors such as speaking and singing.
Alexander students acquire a new ease and confidence through a release of restrictive tension to move replacing disabling contraction of muscles. They usually achieve a pleasant feeling of calm and balance during the lesson and leave with more tools for self-care.