ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE REVIEW
CATEGORY: Body Awareness Posture Teaching/Training & Workouts, Personalized Posture Instruction; Alternative Therapy for Posture
TYPES: Studio, Classes, One-on-One Instruction, Books, Videos, DVDs, Guides, Books, Handouts, Workbooks, Gokhale Posture Correction Method, "Egoscue" Posture Therapy, "Bar" Method for Correcting Posture, Owas Method of Posture Anlayses, "Fradd's" Method of Recording Posture, "Bliss" Posture Improvement Method, Methods that Involve Desk Exercises, Assorted Various Commercialized Methods for Bodyform & Posture, Posture Cards (All brand names are trademarks of their respecitve owners)
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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE PROS:
- There are numerous positive customer reviews of the Alexander Technique online, along with some not so positive.
- Based on the solid scientific premise of restoring balance to muscles to achieve optimal functioning.
- Extremely beneficial for teaching movement awareness to ease tension in muscles & improve posture.
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CONS:
- Can be expensive to achieve maximum results.
- Requires an incredible amount of time & dedication.
- The expertise level of instructors & instructional material can vary greatly.
Why BODY-ALINE is Better for Your Posture:
If you've ever asked the question of whether the Alexander Technique works for posture... here's your answer: The Alexander Technique is one of the few posture solutions that is predicated on permanently restoring balance to muscles with targeted movement therapy AND increasing postural/movement awareness at the same time, which will ensure a lifetime of good posture. It's been proven highly effective in this regard.
However, it also ranks very high among posture products/treatments in terms of price, the amount of time required for optimal results and its degree of complexity. In order to achieve the most optimal results with the Alexander Technique, a very substantial time investment is required that usually needs to be accompanied by very expensive expert hands-on instruction. Although inevitable, positive results, , are usually a long-time coming (read below).
For a fraction of the cost and time of the Alexander Technique, the BODY-ALINE improves your postural alignment & movement awareness by retraining your postural muscles in one targeted exercise motion.
Plus, the positive results from the BODY-ALINE can be seen & felt immediately, and ONLY require minutes a day compared to the many hours a week required by professional Alexander Technique sessions (plus the hassle of travel). Many have asked the question about whether the Alexander Techniques work for better posture. This analysis summarizes why, in our opinion, the BODY-ALINE is a better overall posture solution compared to the Alexander Technique & other popular forms of body awareness posture teaching/training methods.
Most people find a series of at least 30 lessons, once or twice a week, for three to six months, to be what's needed for (the Alexander Tedchnique) to become incorporated into daily life (lessons are typically 30 - 60 minutes long).
- American Society for the Alexander Technique
A Personal Review of the Alexander Technique for Posture from Robert Gearhart JR., Co-Inventor of the BODY-ALINE...
"Admittedly, I have never attended any Alexander Technique classes or tried the programs offered in books & video. But, I have thoroughly researched & investigated the technique and it's principles, which I agree with. However, it doesn't take long to figure out that it requires an incredible volume of time and effort to learn the principles of the technique and then consistently practice the techniques & principes on your own. Also, in many cases, there is significant (and often times continuous) financial investment in order to maintain the posture corretion & increase in body awareness. The BODY-ALINE offers a much simpler approach that enables you to achieve similar results in a lot less time, and at a fraction of the cost - with much less effort. Before dedicating yourself to buying, learning and integrating the Alexander Technique into your life, I would try the BODY-ALINE first."