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Alexander technique

a technique for developing awareness of one's posture and movement in order to improve it
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et al., "The Effects of Lessons in the Alexander Technique on Music Performance in High and Low Stress Situations," Psychology of Music 23, No.
The Alexander Technique teaches you how to relearn the natural poise you had as a child.
"The Alexander Technique is a way for Guy to learn to use his body properly, so that during contact sports he damages himself less," says Sabrina Kiefer, spokeswoman for the Society Of Teachers Of The Alexander Technique.
In the "Healing and Prevention" section are separate links to information about the Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method and the Pilates Method, as well as a section on warm-up stretches specifically for string players and differing views on the use of shoulder and chin rests.
You can learn more about the Alexander Technique online.
The author explains how to teach the Alexander Technique to performers, rather than knowing or learning it.
This tension can be relieved through the Alexander technique. Qualified teacher of this technique Liana Thrassou will explain how it empowers performers to become aware of the physical habits that impede performance and to transform those habits, thus improving breathing coordination, vocal production and concentration, managing stage fright and freeing up spontaneity to perform more freely and expressively while putting less stress and strain on their bodies.
Today, she keeps a discretionary budget for her young artists' physical training, which they may use for Pilates, sessions with nutritionists, and for body-alignment training like Alexander Technique.
In the illustrated pages of "Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness", David Moore draws on thirty years of experience and expertise teaching the Alexander Technique to bring fresh and practical insights into how it can materially contribute to a safer and more effective yoga practice.
We're looking at one option (the Alexander Technique) in this month's issue.
Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method are all popular body alignment and body awareness methods that may help singers and teachers improve mind-body connections.