Mind over Matter- A new way to age well

2018-09-22T14:03:39+00:00

David Robson reports in the New Scientist that our attitudes can have a major impact on how our bodies fare as we grow older. Overall people who view ageing positively live 7.5 years longer than those who associate it with fragility and senility. Becca Levy at the Yale School of Public Health studied the impact of [...]

Mind over Matter- A new way to age well 2018-09-22T14:03:39+00:00

Alexander Technique Course for Horse-riders in Knutsford on 23 June 2018

2018-04-19T16:45:38+00:00

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 [...]

Alexander Technique Course for Horse-riders in Knutsford on 23 June 2018 2018-04-19T16:45:38+00:00

Revolutionize Your Riding with the Alexander Technique

2018-03-13T15:32:15+00:00

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 [...]

Revolutionize Your Riding with the Alexander Technique 2018-03-13T15:32:15+00:00

Alexander Technique for pregnancy

2018-03-13T16:14:36+00:00

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 [...]

Alexander Technique for pregnancy 2018-03-13T16:14:36+00:00

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic lower back pain

2018-03-01T18:02:17+00:00

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 [...]

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic lower back pain 2018-03-01T18:02:17+00:00

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic neck pain

2018-03-01T16:45:01+00:00

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 [...]

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic neck pain 2018-03-01T16:45:01+00:00

How can the Alexander Technique help Parkinson’s disease?

2018-03-01T16:45:09+00:00

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 [...]

How can the Alexander Technique help Parkinson’s disease? 2018-03-01T16:45:09+00:00

Alexander Technique lessons- an approach for the self-management of chronic pain

2018-03-01T16:45:15+00:00

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. [...]

Alexander Technique lessons- an approach for the self-management of chronic pain 2018-03-01T16:45:15+00:00

Alexander Technique lessons- potential benefits for osteoarthritis pain reduction

2018-03-13T15:34:45+00:00

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 [...]

Alexander Technique lessons- potential benefits for osteoarthritis pain reduction 2018-03-13T15:34:45+00:00