What The? What is Alexander Technique and Why Do I Need it?

What The?

What is Alexander Technique?

– My 10 seconds with Mastaneh Nazarian AT practitioner

JC: What is AT in one sentence? MN: “The Alexander Technique teaches you, in simple, easy exercises, how the body is designed and supposed to move -like we did when we were children. JC: When would one need it? MN: “Persistent pain, anxiety and depression, to improve posture” JC: Why would they need it? MN: “If you are experiencing pain, want to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve confidence and performance. Hugely beneficial during pregnancy.”

JC: What is it similar to? MN: ‘It is similar to learning to move with the same ease, balance and poise that we did as young children. It is about how we do daily tasks, working, sitting, standing, walking, speaking, even playing music. It improves our body positioning and awareness to create the best results for us as individuals. Watch this quick video -AT in action here JC: Does it replace a therapy, exercise, treatment or addition to? MN: ‘It is complementary to exercise because it gives the learner a much improved sense of how they can function better during the activities of daily living and in during yoga, Pilates or sports activities’ MZ: Wide ranging benefits The Alexander Technique helps millions of people across the world to naturally overcome:

  • Back, neck and joint pain
  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Poor posture
  • Breathing and vocal problems
  • Anxiety and stress-related conditions