Introduction: The Alexander Technique by Dr. Wilfred Barlow (05:01)
Dr. Barlow describes learning this technique from Mathias Alexander. It is beneficial for those suffering from back, neck, stress, and rheumatic disorders. Children become slumped and twisted when they get to school.
Basic Exercise (04:26)
Dr. Barlow demonstrates Alexander Technique exercises for the neck, shoulders, and back. The upper arm widens away from the chest.
Essence of Alexander Technique (02:26)
Tension occurs when stimulation happens. By programming a person to think "neck free, neck length, head forward" the individual will relearn proper posture. Thinking anatomically helps an individual focus on the movement.
Leg Work (05:40)
Dr. Barlow demonstrates Alexander Technique exercises for the pelvis and thighs. Clients need to be re-educated for proper posture. The central nervous system is comprised of nerves, the mid-brain, and the cortex.
Neck Exercises (06:46)
Dr. Barlow repeats initial exercises and continues upper back adjustments. Re-educating breathing patterns are advanced practice in the Alexander Technique. Breathing in is a back activity while breathing out is front.
Everyday Movement (08:29)
Dr. Barlow demonstrates how to sit down and stand up without slumping or collapsing. Focus on the steps instead of the ending. Alexander discovers a technique for releasing untapped energies within the body.
Credits: The Alexander Technique by Dr. Wilfred Barlow (00:38)
Credits: The Alexander Technique by Dr. Wilfred Barlow
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