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Alexander Technique

A body technique developed by Frederick Alexander that focuses on proper posture, movement and breathing. It is an educational process in which students are taught to recognize and change habits that interfere with the body's functioning.

The teacher uses physical and verbal cues to help students consciously focus on their posture and relearn the natural alignments of the body's parts both when at rest and during movement. Students are taught to visualize and feel the correct postures and practice them in simple, efficient physical movements. Alexander technique is used to improve balance, posture and coordination and to relieve back pain, arthritis, rheumatism and gastrointestinal and breathing problems.

For further information

Canadian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (CANSTAT)
T 1-877-598-8879
http://www.canstat.ca

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