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New Course: Transform Your Riding with the Alexander Technique Mind-body-awareness are offering a half day introductory Alexander Technique course for horse-riders at the Fit4Life Pilates Studio in Knutsford on Saturday 23 June 2018 from 12.45-4.00pm, costing £35. This non-ridden course aims to help you learn new ways to refine your mind-body awareness and release unhelpful [...]
Author Sally Tottle helps riders to learn skills to enhance body-awareness and improve their connection with their horse in her book 'BodySense- Revolutionize Your Riding with the Alexander Technique'. Although this book has been around for a long time now, it is a great guide for horse-riders wanting to refine their sensitivity and develop a more [...]
Alexander Technique for pregnancy, childbirth and caring for your baby Learning the Alexander Technique can be helpful for all stages of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. It can help you physically, emotionally and mentally, enabling you to learn how to use your body more effectively when resting and in movement as well as helping you to [...]
There is clinical research evidence published in the British Medical Journal to show that the Alexander Technique can help to reduce chronic lower back pain. In this study, people with chronic lower back pain who had 24 Alexander Technique lessons experienced on average only 3 days per month of pain compared to 21 days of [...]
In a randomized, controlled clinical trial of people with chronic neck pain, results indicated that a course of 20 Alexander lessons led to a reduction in pain and incapacity compared to a control group receiving usual GP care. These benefits were maintained for a year after the lessons began, with participants taking Alexander lessons experiencing [...]
Lessons in the Alexander Technique can improve postural muscle tone, coordination, balance and flexibility. This can be beneficial to people with Parkinson’s disease. One study of individuals with Parkinson’s disease demonstrated that 24 lessons in the Alexander Technique led to improvements in balance, posture and walking, as well as reduced stress and an increased ability [...]
A small exploratory study was undertaken to look at the impact of 6 Alexander Technique lessons over 6 weeks on people with chronic pain attending a hospital outpatients NHS pain clinic. The key benefit reported was that the Alexander Technique improved pain-awareness and self-management skills, enabling participants to adjust their behaviours to reduce symptom flare-ups. [...]
Results from a small study of 21 people with knee osteoarthritis indicated that 20 lessons in the Alexander Technique led to a reduction in pain and disability. Following the lessons, knee pain on average decreased by 56% with benefits being maintained at the 15 month follow up assessment. An interesting discovery was that pain and [...]
A controlled study published in The Lancet revealed that mindfulness training helps to build resilience and improve mental health in university students. The study involved 600 Cambridge students assigned randomly to two groups. Both groups were offered counselling services and usual university or NHS support. One group was also offered an 8-week mindfulness course comprising [...]