I started the Alexander Technique due to slight scoliosis and a stretched nerve in my left lower back and I thought it would improve my posture which could only help my injury! I've got far more out of the technique than just improved posture! The first thing that I've learned is how to work with my Alexander Technique teacher and my body to control the pain! When the horrible muscle spasms start, I can now use breathing to help instead of lying on the floor helpless. Instead of focusing on what I can't do or do incorrectly, my teacher has helped me to understand what I do right and to do things that I didn't think that I could do. I found out that I have model hips rather than a twisted spine and that I can sit on an exercise ball without falling over! In short, the technique has made a huge difference to my life. I would recommend it to everyone and strongly believe that it should be on the NHS!
STAT is committed to furthering research in all fields into the effects of taking Alexander Technique lessons. For more details go to the aims of the STAT Research Group (SRG).
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STAT Research Group
STAT has an active Research Group that monitors and supports current and up and coming research. The SRG is keen to foster links with researchers and academic institutions to promote further research into the Alexander Technique. To contact the Group click here.