In this week’s radio show for The Cyber Academy (Pardalis 101), I mentioned the importance of proper physical posture in singing and use Alexander Technique as an example. Proper...
In this week’s radio show for The Cyber Academy (Pardalis 101), I mentioned the importance of proper physical posture in singing and use Alexander Technique as an example. Proper physical posture is so important in singing or playing any instrument.
What is Alexander Technique and how can you find out more about it?
The Alexander Technique is a way to feel better, and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way… the way nature intended.
An Alexander Technique teacher helps you to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely.
The Alexander Technique is for you if you are ready to feel more comfortable in your own body.
The Alexander Technique can also help you if:
- You suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.
- You have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders.
- You become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time.
- You are a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you are not performing at your full potential.
Who Was Frederick Matthias Alexander?
F.M. Alexander (1869-1955) was an Australian actor who began to experience chronic laryngitis whenever he performed. When his doctors could not help him, Alexander discovered a solution on his own. He had not been aware that excess tension in his neck and body were causing his problems, and began to find new ways to speak and move with greater ease.
His health improved to such an extent that his friends and several of the doctors he had consulted earlier persuaded him to teach others what he had learned. Over a career span of more than fifty years, he refined his method of instruction. After teaching for over 35 years, he began to train teachers of what has now become known as the Alexander Technique.