Resources

Resources

My blog

The idea for writing a blog came about after I decided to produce a document for my clients that would serve as a reminder of key aspects of the Alexander Technique. Once I started writing the document I realised a blog is a better option because it is easier to add to and allows for comments.

To keep my blog simple, I only plan to cover one aspect of the technique per post. This is somewhat challenging as in reality Alexander Technique is never a series of separate activities that occur in a predefined order, but something much more fluid that relies on responding to what comes up in each session. Also, the language I use changes depending on what works best for the person I am seeing at the time.

If you have had lessons with me, I hope my blog will remind you of different aspects of the Alexander Technique and motivate you to keep using it in your everyday life. If you haven’t had lessons with me I hope it will help you understand more about the Technique and how I work and inspire you to try it out

Research into the effectiveness of Alexander technique:

An overview of all completed research and possibilities for the future can be found here

Neck pain - Click here for a summary of the research demonstrating the effectiveness of Alexander Technique for releiving neck pain here for a jargon free article published in 'Talkback' journal.

Parkinson’s disease - Click here for details of research demonstrating the effectiveness of Alexander Technique for people with Parkinson's disease

Back pain - The British Medical Journal has published a major study about the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique for relieving back pain. More information about this can be found in the video below and the full BMJ article. A less technical description of the study can be found here

Books

There are many great books on the Alexander Technique.  These are some of the ones I like best:

Perfect Poise, Perfect Life: Bring Your Body Into Balance and Revolutionise Your Life by Noël Kingsley

Free Yourself from Back Pain: A guide to the Alexander Technique by Noël Kingsley

How you Stand, How you Move, How you Live: Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self Mastery by Missy Vineyard

Let Your Life Flow: The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Benefits of the Alexander Technique by Alex Maunder

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique by Michael Gelb

The Alexander Technique: A skill for Life by Pedro de Alcantara

Body, Breath and Being: A New Guide to the Alexander Technique by Carolyn Nicholls

Master the Art of Running: Raise Your Performance with the Alexander Technique by Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields

Master the Art of Working Out: Raise Your Performance with the Alexander Technique by Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields

Master the Art of Swimming: Raise Your Performance with the Alexander Technique by Steven Shaw