Alexander Technique Introduction

Achieve Better Posture, Poise, Performance, Breathing and less pain.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

The course is a simple and basic introductory to the Alexander Technique for anyone who wants to know more about it. The Alexander Technique is most popular amongst performers such as musicians, actors and professionals who would like to enhance performance and reduce, avoid and prevent injury, strain and pain. 

F.M Alexander's principles are explained and demonstrated in simple everyday language so the viewer/listener can understand how the technique works and can be applied to their lifestyle.

1. The course is about how you can improve your own Posture, Poise, Performance, Breathing and reduce excess muscle tension and pain. 

2. Learn a powerful, resourceful, innovative, skill you can use and develop for the rest of your life.

3. Tips and procedures on how to relive pain, improve posture and breathing quickly.

4. Under 1 hour to complete the introduction course.

5. To learn about the laws of natural coordination, poise, performance and pain-prevention.

6. Take this course if you're interested in performing at your best and being resistant to stress, fatigue and bad habits.

What are the requirements?

  • A pen and notepad to take notes and your undivided focused attention.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Achieve better Posture, Poise, Performance, Breathing, Voice production and less pain.
  • Acquire a powerful, resourceful, innovative skill you can use and develop for the rest of your life.
  • Recognize inefficient, detrimental habits in yourself and be able to change them.
  • Understand Alexander Technique principles and apply them to your lifestyle.
  • Learn about the natural laws of coordination and mechanical advantage that you possess.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone new to the Alexander Technique, anyone who would like to improve their posture, poise, voice, general health and performance, and anyone who would like to get rid of back-pain and many other painful health conditions.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Alexander Technique Introduction
02:07

This lecture introduces the course, facilitator and what to expect from taking it.

A-list celebrities who use the Alexander Technique

Madonna, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Joanna Lumley, Sir Paul McCartney, William Hurt, Pierce Brosnan, Sting, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, John Cleese, Robin Williams, Judi Dench,  Keanu Reeves. Queen Elizabeth II.


"Prevent the things you have been doing, and you're half way home" FM Alexander.

12:21

In this first Lecture I will explain F.M Alexander's story and what he discovered. Paying close attention to F.M Alexander's story will help you understand his technique faster and how deceptively simple and profound it can be.


"People don't decide their futures, they decide their habits, 

and their habits decide their futures" FM Alexander 

06:29

In this second lecture I will explain Alexander's term of primary control, demonstrate the principal and get you to join in the fun. Head movements govern vertebral coordination. 

" Use affects functioning " F.M Alexander 

04:57

Faulty Sensory Awareness and debauched kinaesthesia/proprioception will be explained with graphic examples and demonstration. 

" Every experience you have is transmitted into muscular tension."  F.M Alexander 

01:56

Stopping or changing an automatic or unconscious response to a stimulus is explained in this lecture.

" When you stop doing the wrong thing, the right thing does itself " F.M Alexander

01:53

How to give yourself conscious directions is explained in this lecture. Alexander directions are used to release unnecessary muscle tension, alleviate strain and refine your coordination. 

" Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life." F.M Alexander 

01:26

The detrimental habit of End-gaining is explained in this lecture. End-gaining is trying to achieve something without paying proper attention to the means-whereby of how you achieve it. 


" This end-gaining business has got to such a point - it's worse that a drug " F.M Alexander 

07:33

In this lecture two Alexander Technique procedures are given to help you start improving your Posture, Poise and Performance and help alleviate back-pain. Alexander recommended practicing these to help keep yourself in good condition.  



07:09

In this lecture I will give you practical tips on how to sit more comfortably without strain and tension while driving or 

sitting on chairs and show you how you can achieve and maintain this for yourself. F.M Alexander said " We need to educate ourselves, not our furniture" but better design can help. 

10 questions

Multiple choice questions to test your retention of the course. 

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Instructor Biography

Paul Barrett, Alexander Technique

Paul came to the Alexander technique out of curiosity and a musical background. He found it enhances (and removes strain from) any kind of motor performance; his general health, breathing and posture also dramatically improved unexpectedly.

Experiencing these benefits along with many many others, he decided to train to become a teacher. He was the 1st official teacher to complete the 1600 hours of training in Ireland to the STAT [UK] standard and responsible for bringing STAT certification to Ireland.(Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, est.1958) He's been working with the public and private companies since 2007.

Paul's also certified by ATI ( Alexander Technique International [US] ) and ISATT ( Irish society of Alexander Technique teachers ).

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