Tendonitis is a problem always lurking around the corner for string musicians. It can strike when you least expect it. It is an inflammatory condition of a tendon, often at a joint, especially the wrist, knee, or elbow.
Alexander Technique by Marian Goldberg We are often unaware of habits that cause us stress and interfere with our ability to respond effectively to the stimuli in our daily lives. How can we change our habits so that we can respond more effectively and achieve better functioning?
This fundamental problem is addressed and dealt with in the Alexander Technique, a method that has been recognized for over one-hundred years as a unique and remarkably-effective technique of mind-body reeducation.
Alexander teaching child s. Matthias Alexander was an Australian actor and teacher. He originally developed the Alexander Technique as a method of vocal training for singers and actors in the s. While Alexander was developing his method of voice training, he realized that the basis for all successful vocal education was an efficiently and naturally functioning respiratory mechanism.
So, in teaching voice, Alexander focused primarily on helping the breathing mechanism to function more effectively. These improvements were recognized by medical doctors who began referring their patients with respiratory ailments to Alexander for help.
In this way, F. Habitual breathing and vocal patterns are parts of habitual patterns of general coordination.
In fact, many problems we see as involving just one particular part of the body, e. Basically, Alexander had evolved a method for learning how to consciously change maladaptive habits of coordination.
Coordination includes movement, posture, breathing, and tension patterns. He had come to the understanding that the mind and body function as an integrated entity, a rather unusual realization for that time.
He observed that how we think about our activities determines how we coordinate ourselves to do those activities, and, equally, how long-held habits of excessive tension and inefficient coordination affect how we feel and think. In a relatively short period of time, Alexander evolved his technique from a method of vocal training into a method of breathing reeducation and then into a comprehensive technique of psychophysical reeducation.
Try to breathe from high up in your chest or from low down in your abdomen. Try walking or moving your arms while you breathe in one of these ways. Do you walk or move your arms differently when you change your breathing?
Or make a conscious effort to change the way you walk or the way you hold your neck, or try clenching your arms: Do these efforts affect your breathing or your voice?
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