Postural Tone & Posture

Improvement in posture is one of the most well-known benefits of learning the Alexander Technique but it is difficult to objectively assess ‘posture’. Perhaps of more relevance is postural muscle tone and how it is regulated – this impacts on what may be perceived as ‘posture’ but also on such fundamental human features as movement coordination and balance.

Studies showing increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through Alexander Technique training:

1. Increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through Alexander Technique training

2. Neuromechanical interference of posture on movement: evidence from Alexander technique teachers rising from a chair

3. Improvement in automatic postural coordination following Alexander Technique lessons in a person with low back pain

Study exploring the impact on surgeons’ posture of attending Alexander lessons:

4. The impact of the Alexander Technique on improving posture and surgical ergonomics during minimally invasive surgery: pilot study

The Alexander Technique helped me release tension which I was previously unaware that I had, in particular when standing at the tee. In the past my mind would have been elsewhere and my thoughts made me more tense. Applying the Technique I discovered relaxing the jaw, feeling my socks in my shoes, sensing the ground beneath my feet and just being there really helped. My drive distance improved and I cut 5 shots in one game.

Annie Dillnutt, golfer
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