Are you familiar with the ‘Alexander Technique? Sally Cronin has written an informative article on this procedure invented by Frederick Mathias Alexander to help correct posture. A wonderful read particularly for us writers who spend countless hours at our computers.
Last week I did an introduction to the Alexander Technique, which I have found very useful over many years.
Here is a link to the post:https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/smorgasbord-health-columns-alternative-healing-therapies-the-alexander-technique-part-one-backpain-headaches-posture/
The Alexander Technique.
The originator of this technique is Frederick Matthias Alexander, an Australian actor, who found that his career began to falter as he lost his voice on stage. He consulted doctors but they could find neither the cause nor the cure for the problem. Having developed a technique to correct his own posture and that resulted in the return of his voice… Alexander went on to teach his method in the UK and America to dancers, actors and singers.
It is not just performers who can benefit from this technique as most of us today are either in jobs that force our bodies into unnatural contortions, or we are sitting at a desk writing for many hours of the day!
Alexander’s first step was to stand in front of the mirror and observe his body and posture. The truth is that none of us are completely symmetrical. Over time, with bad sitting and standing posture, we can become even more out of line.
Identifying problem areas
Stand naturally in front of a full length mirror . . . continue reading