I would not say I am a fan of the technique – I am a disciple. For many years I suffered with chronic neck pain following a horse riding accident. When my HR manager recommended the Alexander Technique I was intrigued. Her father, a stroke victim, had experienced an incredible recovery from practising the Technique – to the point where he no longer needed a walking stick. After the first lesson I felt a dramatic difference; my neck felt long and free like a giraffe. Soon after that my teacher said I had learnt enough to incorporate the technique into my everyday life and manage my situation myself.
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The Congress is focused on learning and sharing practical information between colleagues and interested people to improve professional skills, as well as bringing in experts in their field who help to expand our understanding and communication of the Alexander Technique in the larger world. The Congress papers boast a wide variety of presenters who have varied approaches to the Alexander Technique.
This volume brings together 47 papers over 322 pages separated in five different parts: Part one – How we work, Part two – Touch, Direction, Working on Ourselves and Others, Part three – Creativity and Performance, Part four – Anatomy and Movement, Part five – Applications, New Directions.
The Papers present both practical and theoretical aspects of teaching and practising the Technique. They contain a wide variety of traditional and contemporary ideas and views, representing a wealth of experience and knowledge from all over the world, offering fresh insights into the Alexander Technique as it is taught today.