Alexander Technique Introduction
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Alexander Technique Introduction

Achieve Better Posture, Poise, Performance, Breathing and less pain.
3.8 (81 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,578 students enrolled
Created by Paul Barrett
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • A pen and notepad to take notes and your undivided focused attention.
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.

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Alexander Technique Introduction
9 Lectures 41:12

This lecture introduces the course, facilitator and introduces Alexander's main principle or law.

For more information or skype lessons contact me through my website: Theleadinghead.com

CAUTION: It is recommend to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher along with this 

course for thorough understanding of the Alexander Technique. 



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, Judi Dench,  Keanu Reeves. Queen Elizabeth II + many more ....


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

Recommended reading - Body learning by Michael J. Gelb 

Preview 02:32

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.

CAUTION: It is recommend to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher along with this 

course for thorough understanding of the Alexander Technique. 


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

and their habits decide their futures" FM Alexander 

Preview 06:47

In this lecture Alexander's term of Primary control will be explained and demonstrated. 


CAUTION: For best results it is recommended to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified 

teacher for thorough understanding and comprehension.



" The head leads and the body follows "  F.M Alexander 


Preview 08:16

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


CAUTION: It is recommend to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher along with this 

course for thorough understanding and comprehension of the Alexander Technique. 



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

Faulty Sensory Awareness - Faulty kinesthetic perception
04:32

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


CAUTION: It is recommended to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher for 

thorough understanding of the principles of the Alexander Technique because of the kinaesthetic nature

of the Technique.


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

Inhibition - Stopping unnecessary tension and reactions
02:56

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. 


CAUTION: It is recommend to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher along with this 

course for thorough understanding and comprehension of the Alexander Technique. 



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

Directions - Giving yourself conscious orders
01:55

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. 


CAUTION: It is recommend to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher along with this 

course for thorough understanding and comprehension of the Alexander Technique. 



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

End-gaining - The force of habit
01:13

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.  


CAUTION: It is recommend to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher along with this 

course for thorough understanding and comprehension of the Alexander Technique. 



When asked how one could keep in good condition if one had a sedentary lifestyle Alexander replied

without hesitation " The Whispered Ahh ". 



Tips to implement - Semi-supine and Whispered Ah
07:46

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. 


CAUTION: It is recommend to have one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher along with this 

course for thorough understanding and comprehension of the Alexander Technique. 


Car seats, Chairs and sitting - Tips to implement
05:15

Multiple choice questions to test your retention of the course. 

F.M. Alexander Technique Quiz
13 questions
About the Instructor
Paul Barrett
3.8 Average rating
81 Reviews
1,578 Students
1 Course
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 ).